During their first three semesters of study, our students get a solid education in the various disciplines of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Specialization starts already in the third semester. We ...
Have you ever been to Luleå? If not, you just got a new entry on your travel list – it certainly is a beautiful place! Meet Anna, an ESS graduate from 2016, who is lucky enough to be studying here since last summer. Following up on her geochemistry specialization at Jacobs, Anna chose the Master program “Exploration and Environmental Geosciences”, at the Luleå University of Technology with a focus on environmental geosciences. Including courses about geochemistry, geohydrology, GIS and mining geology, this versatile program permits her to dive into many of her different interests. If she isn’t studying, Anna only has to step in front of her door to experience the dazzling Swedish nature this place has to offer – who wouldn´t want to be accompanied by polar lights on the way home from Uni, really? :D While we are welcoming the first rays of spring this week, Anna can still ice-skate in the Swedish Archipelago – but Spring´s blue ribbons will surely be fluttering through Luleå´s air too. Dear Anna, enjoy everything this place has to offer – you are certainly being missed in Bremen! <3 :) ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Gaby Pat, an alumni from the class of 2015! :) Gaby graduated in 2015 with a BSc. in Integrated Environmental Studies. After that, she worked for a year (2015-2016) in Peru with an NGO called Fauna Forever. It is based in Puerto Maldonado, in the Madre de Dios region, which forms part of the Amazon basin. She says she was lucky to be involved in both administrative and field activities, allowing her to have the opportunity to gain great practical experience. During this year, she became certain in what ambit of my career she wanted to focus on, which ended up being forest conservation and development. At the moment, Gaby is pursuing a M.Sc. at ETH in the Environmental Sciences program, with a specialization in Forest and Landscape Management. She is also a graduate assistant at the university, allowing her to gain further experience in different projects and topics of her interest. Gaby hopes to finish her studies in 2018, giving way to new opportunities and adventures - we wish her the best of luck for all the exciting projects to come :D ... See MoreSee Less
Steven is an Earth and Space Sciences and Environmental Studies graduate from 2016. He is currently pursuing a master´s degree in Climate and Society at Columbia University in the US. The program takes a closer look at climatic mechanisms both on a regional and on a global scale. Students learn about impacts these climatic variations can or will have on human societies and possible ways to deal with them. Despite his exciting adventure in New York, Steven says "I really miss Jacobs and appreciate everything that the Earth and Environmental Science education here provided me with, which really helped me prepare for my graduate study now." We of course miss Steven too, and wish him the best of luck for the future :) ... See MoreSee Less
Korinna graduated from Jacobs University in June 2016 with a B.Sc. in Earth and Space Sciences. She really found her passion in the geosciences, and now pursues a PhD program at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton in the UK. Her topic belongs to the field of marine biogeochemistry, she is looking into zinc and iron bioavailability and acquisition in the subtropical ocean. As a true geoscientist, Korinna of course doesn´t spend all her days in the lab but collects data in the field too! She will in the summer be part of the JC150 cruise on the British research vessel “James Cook”, which will bring researchers to the subtropical Atlantic. This cruise is part of the ZIPLOc project, acronym for zinc, iron and phosphorous co-limitation in the ocean. It seems like Korinna is on her best way to become a true sea dog: in her last year at Jacobs, she was already part of the cruise M121 on the research vessel Meteor, in preparation of her bachelor thesis. The photo shows Korinna in the trace metal clean lab at the university of Plymouth. Here, she is learning about flow injection analysis with chemiluminiscence detection for iron, a technique she is going to use on the “James Cook” this summer. We wish Koko all the best for her next adventures and of course always a hand´s width of water under her keel! 🙂:) ... See MoreSee Less