The mission of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is to encourage responsible and creative decisions in society by providing an objective source of marine and environmental science and fostering an understanding of the natural world among people of all ages.

Our affiliated faculty conduct research in all aspects of the environment. Wrigley Institute scientists investigate biological adaptations to climate change, study interactions among humans and natural systems, and connect science to environmental policy. We also offer unique educational programming and work with foundations and the public to enhance environmental awareness.

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Employment Opportunities

Part-time and Full time Education positions available.

Environmental Sustainability Professionals Speaker Series

William N. Ryerson, Founder and President of Population Media Center
March 21, 2018, 10-11 a.m., RRI 101: followed by an informal discussion with students on career paths

Presentation Topic: The Role of Entertainment Mass Media in Solving Climate Change, Population, and Other Global Challenges

Wrigley Institute Graduate Summer Fellowship

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

The Wrigley Institute supports research for summer Fellows (Ph.D. candidates) at the WMSC island lab and covers the cost of housing and waterfront fees for up to three months, from June through September. Fellows have full waterfront privileges and share lab space. The Fellows live in shared housing with kitchen facilities and provide their own food.

Sonosky Environmental Sustainability Graduate Summer Fellowship

Applications are due by 5:00pm on March 23th, 2018.

The Norma and Jerol Sonosky Summer Fellowship supports summer graduate research in environmental themes, alternative energy, and other sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.

Voices for a Sustainable and Equitable Future Seminar Series

Thursday, April 5
Public Lecture: 6:00pm in Lewis Hall, RGL 101
Student Reception: 5:00pm
RSVP to richard@usc.edu for student reception location

Terry Tamminen (CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation)

Topic: The California Experience Goes Global

WIES Student Research Blog

Graduate and undergraduate students in our summer programs share their stories from the lab and the field.