Award for Promise in Environmental Science and Sustainability is given to a first-year student majoring in either Environmental Science or Sustainability & Resilience who demonstrates academic success and service in environmental studies.
Dennis O’Brien Environmental Excellence Award is given for excellence in the ESS. This award is made in honor of Professor Emeritus Dennis O’Brien, who developed and taught most of the geology and earth sciences courses offered at Drake after 1968. He was one of the movers behind the development of the Environmental Science and Policy interdisciplinary program.
The Environmental Science and Policy Outstanding Research Award is given to a student majoring in either Environmental Science or Sustainability & Resilience who demonstrates success and promise in research through presentation and/or publication of work, significant depth and level of critical thinking, and notable self-motivation.
The Environmental Policy Scholar/Citizen Award is presented for academic excellence in the study of sustainability, community service, and a commitment to environmental awareness.