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…

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…

My Experience at the 2019 SWAAG Conference

On October 10, 2019, I presented my research project, “Public Perceptions of Water Reuse in Norman, Oklahoma,” at the Southwest Division of American Association of Geographers (SWAAG) annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas. If you have not read my previous blog posts describing my project, check out my story map here! You can also view…

Reflections: Green Beauty Project

Check out the ESRI Story Map about my project here: The Beauty Industry is Not as Green as You Think Reflecting on this summer’s endeavors, I am glad I was given the opportunity to stay in Norman and work for OU. I have gained new, and useful knowledge with my time as a research intern. Independent research is a…

Reflections: Tar Creek Project

Check out an ESRI Story Map about my project here: An Examination of Environmental Injustice Story Map This summer, my research focused on environmental injustice as a theoretical lens for examining the international community, the United States, and then zooming into the Oklahoma superfund site known as Tar Creek in the far northeastern corner of…