STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Holloway Hall

Chesapeake Lecture Series: Dr. Grace Brush


What did the Chesapeake Bay look like over two centuries ago, and why is that important today?

Dr. Grace Brush, award-winning professor of geography and environmental engineering at Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering, answers those questions and more as the inaugural guest in SU's Chesapeake Bay Distinguished Lecture Series.  Brush is known for her work on the pre- and post-Colonial ecology of the Chesapeake Bay; her groundbreaking studies have helped scientists and geographers better understand how the clearing of forests surrounding the bay in the 18th century impacted the ecosystem.  Her talk focuses on the links between human-induced landscape changes and water quality.  Her presentation is 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 20, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

Earning her PhD from Harvard University, Brush has received professorship and fellowship honors from Harvard and Duke Universities, as well as the University of Virginia and Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale du Lausanne.  She has earned the renowned George E. Owen Teaching Award, the Mathias Medale and the Estuarine Research Foundation's Life Achievement Award.  She also served as an exchange scientist to Czechoslovakia through the National Academy of Sciences' InterAcademy Council.

Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department, Fulton School of Liberal Arts, and Henson School of Science and Technology, admission to her talk is free and the public is invited.