From mussel-beds in Maine to glaciers in Iceland to managing development in rural Pennsylvania, ES students and faculty members work side-by-side on research projects that lead to publications in scholarly journals and professional conference presentations.
Student-faculty collaboration is a priority not only in the ES department, but throughout Gettysburg College, which helps students obtain support undergraduate research and creative activities.
(Left) ES students Wendy Dow, Ben Grupe, and Ann Borowik worked with Prof. John Commito on seafloor ecology in Maine. Their project resulted in national and international conference presentations and publications in scientific journals. Dow went on to study marine mammals at Duke University, where she earned a master's. Grupe went on to investigate sea urchin ecology at the University of Oregon. Borowik joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to work on endangered marine species.