Hi all,

It’s the last week of semester and a great time to celebrate the research accomplishments of our graduating seniors and our up-and-coming seniors. Come join us for the department’s annual capstone presentations, which have been combined into Celebration.  Learn about what your local food system looks like (including why Max, Paul, and Connor have lost their appetite for PB), how conservation collaboration works out west, electricity in European countries, light rail (in the ‘burg!), the wonders of freshwater and marine critters, and STARs on campus.

When: Thursday, May 5th.  Starting at 8:30am!

Where: Primarily in Science Center

Why: Because you know ES is an awesome major and you want to hear all about the cool research your peers are working on!

For a detailed schedule, see below.


Capstone seminar and independent thesis projects

Science Center 200, 8:30-9:45am

Gwen Brown and Olivia Haddad

Encontrando la Comida Saludable: Identifying Food Access Barriers for the Latino Community of Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Rebecca Spurr and Elissa Hanak

Integrating Farmers’ Markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Jordan Krebs and Holly Szimanski

From Farm to Shelf: An Examination of Food Miles in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Sara Cawley

Collaboration in Context: Characterizing Collaborative Resource Management in the Intermountain West.

Science Center 200, 10:00-11:15am

Max Barressi, Paul Tagala, and Connor Echols

Why We’ve Lost our Appetite for Peanut Butter: Campus Food Waste Assessment at Gettysburg College.

Shannon Hache, Laura Cooper, and Katie Groglio

Adams County Runs on Local Food: A Comparison of Local Certified Organic, Certified Naturally Grown and Non-certified Farms.

Jake Hochard

The Effect of Electricity Transmission Grid Access on Domestic Electricity Prices: An Empirical Analysis of some European Countries.

Caitlin Hoy

Antidepressants (venlafaxine and citalopram) Cause Foot Detachment in Freshwater Snails at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations.

Sustainability Panels

Glatfelter Hall 105, 10:00-11:15am

David Curtis, Gwen Brown and Sara Cawley

Eisenhower Institute: Interdisciplinary Panel on Sustainability

Science Center 152 2:45pm- 4:00pm

Sara Tower

Mellon Summer Research Project Reaching for the STARS: Planning for a Sustainable Future at Gettysburg College

Science Center 200, 4:15-5:30am

Olivia Haddad, Sara Tower

Spatial Distribution of Food Outlets in Adams County


Science Center Lobby, 1:15-2:30am

Matt Toich and Matt Moyer

Light Rail and Gettysburg Township Transportation – Connecting the ‘Burg to the Rest of the World

Brittany Jones

Variables Associated with Winter Iice and Mytilus edulis Assemblages along the Coast of Maine, USA