Jakob Nalley is an alum of Loyola University Chicago's Environmental Science program. He's now a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, studying the role algae can play in cleaning up brewery wastewater streams and turning them into sources for biofuels.
At the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with what they’ve learned in class – something an urban setting couldn’t provide. Read this article in the Northwest Herald about LUREC's farm and ecological restoration work.
Loyola assistant professor Ping Jing, PhD, deals with some pretty lofty topics: climate change, air quality, extreme weather events, and the movement of atmospheric waves, to name a few. And now, with a $171,000 grant from NASA, she’s working to help people understand how all of those areas interact.
IES Urban Agriculture Coordinator Kevin Erickson starts his day by biking to work at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability. His mornings are busy as he collaborates with Rogers Park community partners about sustainable agriculture ideas or assists with student projects in Loyola’s Ecodome. In the afternoon, he’ll oversee the production on each of Loyola’s four garden sites on campus.
Loyola University Chicago and the International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) launched Healing Earth, a free online environmental science textbook aimed at first year university students, fourth-year secondary school students, adult learners and those most marginalized worldwide. The textbook’s goal is to heighten awareness of our planet’s environmental issues through Ignatian Pedagogy—a method that challenges students to see scientifically, evaluate ethically, reflect spiritually and act effectively.