ESWG Researcher Wins SWAAG Poster Competition

Environmental Sustainability Working Group researcher Madeline Wade was recently honored for having the best student poster research presentation during the Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers’ annual meeting held October 9-12, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. Wade is a senior studying Psychology and Environmental Studies who is interested in research on sustainable community…

ESWG Researchers Honored for Environmental Scholarship, Advocacy

Student researchers from Dr. Angela Person and Dr. Randy Peppler‘s Environmental Sustainability Working Group’s (ESWG) 2017 and 2018 cohorts were recently honored with significant environmental and research awards. Maya Henderson, an OU junior, was named a 2019 Udall Scholar. This is a national award that recognizes sophomore or junior college students committed to careers related…

What we do…

In its first three years, the Environmental Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) has been awarded over $15,000 in support of undergraduate research opportunities. Each ESWG research intern is able to develop a project of their choosing that falls under the broad umbrella of environmental sustainability, including climate change risk perception, communication and organizational responses. ESWG interns…

Helpful Beginnings

Hi all!  What a chaotic time it has been this Spring already! Between transitioning into new courses, taking on a new leadership role, and maintaining a sense of balance, I think I can finally say that I have found the equilibrium I need.  I am pleased to say that the courses I am enrolled in have given me…

Spring Research Update

I am amazed we are already in the sixth week of the Spring semester! The time is flying by, and there is always much to do. Quite a lot has happened since my last update in the summertime. After some great encouragement from my mentors, Dr. Person and Dr. Peppler, I obtained funding through the…

Community Tour of Water Reclamation Facility

This semester, I am very glad to be continuing my research on public perceptions of water reuse in Norman, OK. The city of Norman was recently awarded a grant from the Department of the Interior to implement a pilot project for Indirect Potable Reuse. That means water recycling in Norman is no longer a hypothetical,…

Conservation History of The United States

Hello, My name is Jordan Fellwock and I am a Senior here at The University of Oklahoma. After a cascading event of changes to my major, seven to be exact, I landed on one of the most overarching, complex, and broad subjects known to man… Environmental Studies. With a lifetime of experience in nature ranging…

First Geography Conference at SWAAG 2019

Recently, I was given the opportunity to present my research at the Southwest Division of American Association of Geographers (SWAAG) in Fort Worth, Texas. On October 10th, 2019, I introduced geographers to my project, “Greenwashing in the Beauty Industry.” It was my first experience attending a geography conference, as well as being able to show…