Environmental Science Practicum Presentations & Reception

Environmental Science seniors will present the findings of their capstone research experience.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CS50 Young Hall & Green roof of the Court of Sciences Student Center (Bombshelter)

The Environmental Science Practicum is a yearlong sequence of courses designed to introduce undergraduate students to the common tools and methodologies of environmental science—building on other classes in the major. Students form teams to focus on an environmental case study representing a real-life multi-disciplinary forward looking issue, usually in the Los Angeles area, and are required to produce original data and analysis. The case study is defined and conducted with the collaboration of a local agency, organization or non-profit institution. The final element of the Practicum is to prepare written materials and deliver a presentation. 

Come see what the Environmental Science majors have learned and discovered during this extensive experience and stay for a reception and refreshments on the rooftop of the new “Bombshelter” Court of Sciences Student Center afterward starting at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about the Practicum in Environmental Science here.

Check out student blogs from the Loud and Bright group and 3-Day Rule  group. 

Schedule of Presentations

4:00 P.M.
Welcome and Student Awards
Travis Longcore, Senior Practicum Coordinator, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

4:15 P.M.
Urban Agriculture
Jessica Ban, Heather Burdick, Jecca Canet, Dominic Nguyen, Thanh Nguyen, Sam Ramos-Perlberg, Ben Tam
Client:  Los Angeles County
Advisor:  Elizabeth Abrams, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

4:30 P.M.
Building for a Greener Future
Albert Park, Cassandra Trickett, Dane Worley, Jamie Tian, Julie Kelleher, Riley Cutner, Tinny Cheung
Client:  Gensler
Advisor:  Deepak Rajagopal, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

4:45 P.M.
Hermosa Beach Carbon Neutrality
Lauren Dickinson, Jessie Fan, Vanessa Goh, Amanda Maki, Sara Savarani, Tasnuva Shabnoor, Dana Trans
Client:  City of Hermosa Beach
Advisor:  Juan Matute, Luskin Center Climate Change Initiative

5:00 P.M.
Los Angeles and Orange County Beach Water Quality: A Re-evaluation of the 3-Day Rule
Alexis Arnold, Joel Slater, Kymberly Alvarez, Lily Tsukayama, Marlene Alvarado, Mitchell Anderson, Serena Lomonico
Client:  Heal the Bay
Advisor:  Mark Gold, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

5:15 P.M.
Amphibians and Water Quality
Ada Chan, Suzi Clark, Alyssa Duran, DD Garth, Candace Lee, Carolina Mendoza, Noor Teebi
Client:  National Park Service
Advisor:  Felicia Federico, La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

5:30 P.M.
Quantification of the Mass of PCE in Torrance Groundwater
Samantha Burke, Grace Chu, Johanna Heyer, Janna Lee, Xina Tang, Tiffany Tran, Lawrence Zhang
Client:  Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
Advisor:  Travis Brooks, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Reception to follow on the green roof of the Court of Sciences Student Center on June 5