News for EC/ENST students - 12/5/2022

1) E&C Thesis Defense, Dec. 6



2) Fall 2022 Ecoseries: "Humboldt Marten," Dec. 8

As part of the Fall 2022 EcoSeries speaker series, Dr. Katie Moriarty will speak on "Humboldt Marten (Martes caurina humboldtensis)." Dec. 8, 4pm. All in-person and virtual presentation will take place or be screened in WDFS 258. Sponsored by the Wildlife Graduate Student Society. Questions? Email


3) Yale Conservation Scholars info session, Dec. 8

Led by Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Program Director and Principal Investigator, the Yale Conservation Scholars – Early Leadership Initiative (YCS- ELI) is a paid summer opportunity for undergraduates interested in conservation. YCS-ELI is dedicated to creating a diverse environment that uplifts and supports students traditionally underrepresented in conservation and interested in careers in the sector. Candidates of any identity and background are welcome to apply.

The program is intended for undergraduates currently enrolled in college or university, including December 2022 graduates. To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, permanent resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA/DREAMers). International students are ineligible.

The program application deadline is Tuesday, January 10th, at 11:59 pm EST. Any questions can be directed to

We are holding an information session this Thursday, December 8th, from 6:00 pm EST to 7:00 pm EST. Registration is required. Register using this link. We will begin with a short presentation on the program and end with a Q&A session with staff, alums, and second-year scholars. Please forward this to any students who may be interested.

4) Spring 2023 elective option: WS 340 Ecofeminism
5) Spring 2023 election option: GEOL 308 Natural Disasters
6) Cal Poly Humboldt Sustainability Newsletter 
Browse the most recent newsletter to find information on events, campus sustainability projects, community happenings, and other useful tips. This newsletter is authored by Green Campus, a student group that operates under Cal Poly Humboldt's Office of Sustainability. Upcoming items of possible interest to ENST/EC students include:
  • Waste & Recycling student assistant position, applications due Nov. 18
  • Campus Center for Appropriate Technology co-director position, applications due Dec. 13
  • Ecotopia! Dec. 2. An interactive workshop for hands-on learning of repurposing items, proper waste disposal, and a social justice discussion. 
7) Graduate student opportunity:  John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
The Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

The program, which is sponsored by NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship.

Past fellows have developed successful careers in a variety of sectors, including government, academia, consulting, private companies and nonprofit.

To apply, please visit the California Sea Grant website (or your local Sea Grant program if not in California). Applications are due by February 16, 2023 5:00 PM PT.
8) Graduate student opportunity: Coastal Management Fellowship 
NOAA is recruiting candidates for the 2023 Coastal Management Fellowship Program. This program's mission is to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies. This two year fellowship starts in August 2023 and five positions are available with the coastal programs in Connecticut, Maine, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, and with the Coastal States Organization.

Eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, and guidance on how to apply can be found on our website.

For the 2023 fellowship, applicants must be U.S. citizens who will complete a master’s or other advanced degree at an accredited U.S. university between August 1, 2021, and July 31, 2023. A broad range of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are varied among the host organizations. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.  

Application packages must be submitted to California Sea Grant by Friday, January 27, 2023 11:59 PM PT. Only students who received their advanced degree in California are able to apply through California Sea Grant.