Experience environmental science at the ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City


March 27, 2013

The ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City is hosting a two-day workshop for interested students to learn more about the field of environmental science.

As concern for the environment increases, environmental science careers are expected to grow and environmental scientists will be increasingly in demand. This event is a unique opportunity for interested high school and college transfer students to explore the life sciences degree field and get a sense of ASU in Lake Havasu City. Download Full Image

From May 2 through May 4, participants will gain hands-on experience and practical skills by performing water quality checks and conducting plant sampling at the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, and they will meet current environmental science students.

Those interested in the environmental science workshop can read more about it and register online at: https://visit.asu.edu/previewhavasu. The registration deadline is April 22 and a $75 registration fee includes all meals, activities and two nights lodging for students.

“ASU at Lake Havasu is a great place to study both terrestrial and aquatic ecology. Our local economy is dependent upon recreation, we are surrounded by protected lands, and the area supplies water to millions of Arizona and California residents. Our program focuses on environmental sustainability and practical skills necessary to manage unique resources like Lake Havasu,” said Kerrie Anne Loyd, an ASU life sciences faculty member in Lake Havasu.

The ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City opened in fall 2012 and offers four high-demand bachelor's degrees in addition to life sciences (environmental science). They are: communication, general studies, psychology and organizational leadership.

Students who enroll full time at the ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City are awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Havasu Foundation for Higher Education. When scholarship funding is applied, the Lake Havasu City location is an even more affordable college option. Tuition and fees (with scholarship) for 2013-2014 are estimated to be $5,400 per year (in-state) and $8,400 per year (out-of-state).

Anyone with questions about the environmental science event is encouraged to contact Kerrie Anne Loyd, Life Sciences Faculty at k.loyd@asu.edu or 928-854-9718.

Lisa Robbins

editor/publisher, Media Relations and Strategic Communications

480-965-9370

ASU hosts last Earth & Space Open House of the school year


March 27, 2013

ASU’s Earth & Space Open House is set to take place from 8 to 10 p.m., March 29, at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) on ASU’s Tempe campus. It is the last one of the 2012-2013 school year.

Visitors to the free event can explore the new interactive displays in ISTB 4, which is located at the corner of McAllister and Terrace. Students will be around to answer questions about astronomy and the exhibits. Download Full Image

Telescopes will be set up from 8 to 10 p.m. on the top level of the Rural Road parking structure next to ISTB 4. There will also be a 3D astronomy show at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater.

To get to the open house, go to the main entrance of ISTB 4, located on the building’s north side. Free parking is available after 7 p.m. in the Rural Road parking structure. ISTB IV is on the west side of the parking structure. The entrance is near the northwest corner of the parking structure.

The open house is partially sponsored by: The School of Earth and Space Exploration, GeoClub, and AstroDevils: ASU Astronomy Club.

For more information about the event, including parking, go to astopenhouse.com. Visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASUs-Earth-Space-Open-House/105938709443606.

Nikki Cassis

marketing and communications director, School of Earth and Space Exploration