Ashley – Environmental Science & Humanities

Galapagos Field Course: A Living Laboratory

Galapagos Field Course: A Living Laboratory

“Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of [...]

How to Pick the Right Major

How to Pick the Right Major

For some, picking a major is easy. You may already know what you want to do. For others, picking a major can be confusing and frustrating. It can be difficult trying to figure out what you [...]

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 [...]