May 2023: Ms.Tracie Russo receives the Steve H. Cobb Staff Excellence Award
October 2022: Dr. El Masri and collaborator receive National Science Foundation (NSF)
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant to purchase gas fluxes and analyzers to
study the effects of changing climate on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in wetland
and upland ecosystems. Dr. El Masri receives Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant
May 2022: Ms. Jane Benson receives the Steve H. Cobb Staff Excellence Award
August 2021: Drs. El Masri, Stinchcomb, and Moon receives a grant from the Department
of Energy to study carbon dynamics of a temperate bald cypress, mineral soil wetland
and an adjacent bottomland hardwood stand.
April 2021: Dr. Marcie Venter receives an NSF research grant for her collaborative
research in Mexico entitled “Changes In Landscape, Labor And Livelihood In Long Chronological Context.”
Sep 2020: Dr. El Masri receives a NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development
grant for his research entitled Assessing the Impacts of Physiological and Environmental controls on the Accuracy
of WUE: Linking Field Observations, Satellite Imagery, and Land Surface Model.
August 2019: Murray State University receives $1 million NSF grant to promote strategic
equity initiatives for women faculty in STEM, where Dr. Robin Zhang serves as a member
of the MSU ADVANCE leadership team
June 2019: Earth and Environmental Sciences - Archaeology students study abroad in
Jamaica in search of evidence of the 1519 Spanish settlement of Oristan
May 2019: Dr. Neil and Mrs. Joan Weber creates the Neil and Joan Weber Endowed Scholarship
for incoming freshmen pursuing a degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Jan 2019: Graduate student Kevin Takashita-Bynum receives a $10,000 Early Career Grant
from National Geographic to conduct environmental research in Gona, Ethiopia.
Sep 2018: Several of our summer 2018 interns are featured in this #RacerInternships
Aug 2018: Dr. George Kipphut creates the Alice and George Kipphut Sr. Scholarship
in Earth and Environmental Sciences.