Environmental studies major's work is catching the attention of organizations working on climate change.

As a first year student Tyler Pidgeon, class of 2013, combined his interests in biological and health sciences with climate change to study the health effects associated with global warming. Now as an environmental studies major he will construct a curriculum that gives him a broad base of knowledge he can draw on as he thinks about a career in environmental health or toxicology. His first year seminar paper on the climate change impacts on health has been highlighted by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and others.