Form a Faculty/Staff Research Pod

Form a Faculty/Staff Research Pod

EnviroLab Asia started a new initiative called “Research Pods.” Created with the goal of sparking creative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-campus collaborations, Research Pods provide an opportunity for staff/faculty to explore the possibility of collaboration. Research Pods are given nominal funds to informally gather to explore a topic about environmental issues in East and/or Southeast Asia. Funds may… Continue Reading

Meet Dr. Kathryn Hargan, EnviroLab Asia’s Postdoctoral Fellow

Meet Dr. Kathryn Hargan, EnviroLab Asia’s Postdoctoral Fellow

Kathryn joined EnviroLab Asia in August 2017 as the Postdoctoral Fellow. “We are thrilled to have Kathryn on board. She holds a unique position at the Claremont Colleges as a 5C teaching and research postdoctoral fellow,” says Branwen Williams, Co-Principal Investigator of EnviroLab Asia. Kathryn teaches EA30L (Fall 2017) at Keck Science. In this Q&A,… Continue Reading

Announcing New Funding Support for Students & Faculty

Announcing New Funding Support for Students & Faculty

EnviroLab Asia is pleased to announce the following funds to support student and faculty research and network-building: Conference Travel Fund Manuscript Review Fund, and Subvention Fund The Conference Travel Fund Application features a rolling deadline, but applications for Manuscript Review and Subvention are due Nov. 3, 2017. Please see the Opportunities page for more information… Continue Reading

Apply to be an EnviroLab Asia Student Fellow- deadline extended to 10/12

Apply to be an EnviroLab Asia Student Fellow- deadline extended to 10/12

In photo above, Johann Lim (CMC ’18) conducts water tests during Clinic Trip to Malaysian Borneo with guidance from Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis Marc Los Huertos and Yale-NUS Professor Brian McAdoo. Deadline has been extended to Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. EnviroLab Asia is a dynamic 5C program that focuses on understanding environmental issues in… Continue Reading

#AsiaNow

#AsiaNow

EnviroLab Asia is excited to share information about our program with the Association of Asian Studies. Our article, “EnviroLab Asia: A Liberal Arts Approach to Studying Environmental Issues in Asia,” is featured on the Association’s blog, #AsiaNow. The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study… Continue Reading

Course Development/ Redevelopment Application 2017-2018

Course Development/ Redevelopment Application 2017-2018

EnviroLab Asia is a 5C initiative that seeks to advance scholarship on environmental issues in Asia. In May 2017, the Henry Luce Foundation awarded EnviroLab Asia a $1.4 million grant to expand its activities at the Claremont Colleges. This year, EnviroLab Asia invites 5C faculty to apply for an opportunity to develop a new course… Continue Reading

Recap of Regional LIASE Conference “Globalization & Sovereignty: Examining Environmental Issues in Asia”

Recap of Regional LIASE Conference “Globalization & Sovereignty: Examining Environmental Issues in Asia”

On March 4, 2016, the three Southern California Luce Foundation-funded programs at Whittier College, Occidental College, and the Claremont Colleges came together to examine the theme of “Globalization & Sovereignty: Examining Environmental Issues in Asia.” Although the regional programs are in different stages of their grants, utilize different approaches, and work in different countries, they came together to share their… Continue Reading

Landscape, cultural, and my personal transformation in Southeast Asia

Landscape, cultural, and my personal transformation in Southeast Asia

Pomona College Director of the Bernard Field Station and Assistant Profess of Biology Wallace “Marty” Meyer (standing in the back row with a hat and sunglasses) writes about bearing witness to environmental changes in Southeast Asia, meeting indigenous communities protesting the building of a dam that threatens their land, and observing the forests of Sarawak, Malaysia in… Continue Reading

Q&A with Madison Vorva

Q&A with Madison Vorva

Pomona College student Madison Vorva stands with Grace Stewart to her left and Ki’Amber Thompson to her right. Here she answers questions about her experience on the Clinic Trip. Madi has been on the forefront of raising awareness about the links between palm oil, deforestation, and loss of orangutan habitats. While serving in the Girl Scouts,… Continue Reading

Beyond Textbooks and Statistics

Beyond Textbooks and Statistics

Science and Management major Jahnavi Kocha (CMC ’19) discusses the ways she has been inspired by the people she met on the Clinic Trip. In January 2016, students and faculty from the Claremont Colleges and Yale-NUS went to Malaysian Borneo and Singapore to learn first-hand about environmental issues facing the region. Envirolab Asia was a special… Continue Reading