The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is a research and public outreach wing of Vassar’s Environmental Studies program. The ERI’s mission is to provide opportunities for faculty and students to conduct research on Earth’s environmental systems, to promote fieldwork, and to foster engagement with the local community. To meet these goals, the ERI promotes and funds multidisciplinary research and education, hosts educational events and conferences, and acts as a bridge to the larger Hudson Valley community on environmental concerns.
ERI Funding Opportunities
- ERI By-laws describing ERI functions and structure
- Steering Committee: Lynn Christensen (Biology), Ben Ho (Economics), Alison Keimowitz (Chemistry), Lisa Paravisini-Gebert (ENST Director), Jodi Schwarz (Biology), Jeffrey Walker (Earth Science and Geography)
- Co-coordinators for 2019-2020 Academic Year: Lynn Christensen and Alison Keimowitz
Affiliated Campus Groups
- Vassar College Office of Sustainability
- Environmental Management and Monitoring Alliance (EMMA)
- Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns
Affiliated Regional Groups
- Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities in the Hudson Valley
- Hudson River Estuary Program of the NY DEC
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