A degree in environmental science and geology
In environmental science and geology, we aim to understand the earth, its complex ecosystems and the environmental issues it faces. This might mean looking at rocks, atmosphere, landscapes, plants and animals to discover more about patterns and processes to learn how they affect modern environmental and ecological systems. As students and scholars, our goal is to solve modern environmental problems and learn more about the interactions of organisms, including humans, on environmental systems.
From Puerto Rico to Detroit: Orlando Rios finds his research home
Even before Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico in September 2017, Orlando Rios felt his opportunities to continue his undergraduate research at the University of Puerto Rico were limited due to budget cuts at the institution. In the weeks after Maria made landfall, he knew those chances were even slimmer.