National Council for Science and the Environment Presentation
NCSE Executive Director Peter Saundry will talk about changes in environmental education at four-year institutions, trends in federal funding for environmental research and development, as well as innovations in online education.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Large conference room
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking. NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels. The organization works collectively to make science relevant to real world decisionmaking on critical environmental challenges.
About the Speaker
Peter Saundry, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). He provides day-to-day leadership to the organization and is responsible for overall program, financial and staff management, strategic planning and development. He has served as Executive Director of the organization since 1993 and has led the creation and implementation of many of NCSE's programs and initiatives. Dr. Saundry is an experienced leader in building coalitions of individuals and organizations to promote environmental science and its utility in addressing societal concerns. Dr. Saundry was instrumental in creating the Encyclopedia of Earth – a free online resource on the environment - and establishing the Environmental Information Coalition that oversees its implementation. Since 2000, he has spearheaded the establishment of the Science Solutions program, which supports the multi-year National Commission of Science for Sustainable Forestry and the Wildlife Habitat Policy Research Program. Under Dr. Saundry’s direction, NCSE continues to expand its outreach and programmatic activities with two new programs, EnvironMentors and Campus to Careers.