Ashley – Environmental Science & Humanities

Get to Know the Florida Tech Environmental Club

Get to Know the Florida Tech Environmental Club

When I came in as a freshman, Florida Tech did not have an Environmental Club. During the fall semester of my freshman year, a friend of mine, Zach Eichholz, came to me with an idea to start [...]

Exploring New Worlds, Pt. 2

Exploring New Worlds, Pt. 2

(Cusco, Peru. Photo courtesy of classmate Pablo Juarbe) Most of you have probably already read about my adventures in Mexico. In addition to visiting Mexico for a week, I also had the chance to go down [...]

A Summer on the Lagoon

A Summer on the Lagoon

Cartoon used with permission from Florida Today Water. Sun. Dolphins. Manatees. Pelicans. As an environmental science major, these are some of the things I enjoyed every week while I interned with the St. Johns River Water [...]

Exploring New Worlds Pt. 1

Exploring New Worlds Pt. 1

(Manny and I at the Tenochtitlan excavation site, with modern-day Mexico City and the Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María behind it.) As I’ve said before, one of my favorite things about Florida Tech is [...]

Studying environmental science in Oregon

Studying environmental science in Oregon

(Standing behind the jaws of Carcharodon megalodon, the most awesome extinct animal ever) Last summer, I was afforded an opportunity to visit Oregon through a field course offered by Dr. Kevin Johnson from the Department of [...]

FRAS 2013: Resident Assistants go to Neverland.

FRAS 2013: Resident Assistants go to Neverland.

There are a lot of really awesome things about being a resident assistant at Florida Tech. You get to meet new people and there’s this instant sense of camaraderie between everyone. You gain real leadership and [...]

Malala Yousafzai: A True Heroine and Role Model

Malala Yousafzai: A True Heroine and Role Model

“I was getting ready for school and about to wear my uniform when I remembered that our principal had told us not to wear uniforms – and come to [...]

Vegetarian Awareness Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month

In addition to being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is also Vegetarian Awareness Month.  As a Resident Advisor (RA), one of the things we get to do is plan programs for our residents. One of my [...]

An Environmental Science Major Looks Back at the Deepwater Horizon

An Environmental Science Major Looks Back at the Deepwater Horizon

  It’s been two and a half years now since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 20, 2010. It was a shocking explosion at the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 [...]

Meet Ashley: Environmental Science and Humanities ‘15

Meet Ashley: Environmental Science and Humanities ‘15

My name is Ashley Philbeck and I am currently a sophomore transfer student majoring in environmental science and humanities (specifically history), with a minor in sustainability. I am the co-president of the Florida Tech Environmental Club, [...]