Dane in the leaves of maui

Dane Dostert, ENVS Alum, Helps Make Maui Sustainable

Sept. 27, 2019

“I’m really thankful to CU, which game me this sort of cross-pollination and promotion of interdisciplinary skills,” he says. “I’m able to engage in these seemingly disconnected pursuits in one place. That’s kind of cool.”

students observing honeybees

Rachael Kaspar, ENVS Alum, Researches Honeybee Hive & Behavior

Aug. 2, 2018

ENVS undergraduates get the opportunity to do some pretty fabulous research! CU Boulder Today highlights ENVS alumn, Rachael Kaspar, who studied the secret lives and social behavior of honeybees. Kaspar graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) and Environmental Studies (ENVS) with a minor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC). She is the lead author of a scientific article in Animal Behavior based on her undergraduate honors thesis about honeybee behavior, which shows experienced fanner honey bees influence younger, inexperienced bees to fan their colony to cool it down.

CSTPR Alum, Joel Gratz. Photo: Megan Gilman

Joel Gratz, ENVS Alum, Creates 14er Forecast App

March 8, 2017

Meteorologist Joel Gratz takes weather prediction off the beaten path. Gratz, founder of the skier-beloved forecast company OpenSnow and alumnus of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently created a new app for iPhones that provides forecasts for hikers of Colorado’s...