The University of San Francisco founded its Master of Science in Environmental Management in 1977. Designed for graduate students and working professionals who seek or hold careers in the environmental field, over 700 graduates have received quality education and training as environmental managers.
Alumni of this science-based management program hold positions in a wide variety of environmental careers at organizations in the U.S. and throughout the world - in private industry and consulting firms, government and public agencies, and nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.
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MSEM Professor Allison Luengen's autobiographical sketch is included in the latest issue of Women in Oceanography, a supplement to Oceanography, Volume 27, Number 4.
The newly formed Geospatial Analysis Lab (GsAL) will help
train students to participate in this growing sector. GsAL will increase the number and variety of
GIS courses taught at USF, increase the number of projects with external
organizations and agencies in which students can participate, and allow for
more integration and collaboration between USF programs and departments in
relation to GIS.
Professor David Saah was in Thailand in February to test a training
activity related to low emission land use planning as part of the U.S.
Agency for International Development’s Lowering Emissions in Asia’s
Forest (USAID LEAF) climate change curriculum.
In October, a consortium including the Spatial Informatics Group (SIG), headed by MSEM Professor David Saah, was awarded funding to implement a five-year project to promote satellite imagery’s use for better preparing for natural disasters like floods in the Mekong region.