Providence College

Environmental Conservation

Research Grants

The following proposals were selected and funded. All include experiential involvement of students.
Opossum shrimp genomics, adaptive capacity, and climate change in RI – Part II – Assessment of metabolic costs due to environmental change, Elizabeth Arevalo, PhD
Surveying Grills Preserve for the Invasive Spotted Lantern Fly (Lycorma Delicatula), Rachael E. Bonoan, PhD, and Patrick J. Ewanchuk, PhD.
Assessing Changes in Near Shore Narragansett Bay Fish Biodiversity and Genetics Using Genomic Methods, Jeffrey Markert, PhD.
Investigating the Natural History of a Rare Butterfly, Frosted Elfin (Callophrys Irus), Rachael E. Bonoan, PhD.

Environment Biology Internship Program Funding

Three students received SNEC support this year to pursue internships at:
  • Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in North Chatham, MA
  • Westerly Land Trust, Westerly, RI
  • Town of Islip, NY Department of Environmental Control, Shellfish Culture Facility

Equipment Grant

A grant was awarded to purchase an Elementar elemental analyzer. This new elemental analyzer will increase the capacity of the Environmental Biology program, enhance work in the lab and the field, and be used by a broad range of student and faculty researchers.

Salve Regina University

Cultural and Historic Preservation

CHP Internship Program Funding

Two students received SNEC support this year to pursue internships at:

  • Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, RI
  • Preservation Society of Newport County

Equipment Grant

A grant was awarded to purchase the tools to create 10 Personal Field Kits and Shared Field Equipment for use to conduct archaeological investigations around historical structures and sites.

An additional grant was awarded to enhance the program’s digital documentation of historic structures and student training opportunities with the purchase of a new handheld 3D rendering scanner and a total data station. A handheld 3D rendering scanner allows students to quickly scan and capture fine details of architectural features or artifacts not well captured with larger scanning technology. The total data station is used for precise mapping of historic structures by utilizing high precision GPS technology combined with a surveyor’s transit to allow for highly precise measurements.

Westerly Land Trust

Internship Programs

SNEC made permanent its partnership with the Westerly Land Trust (WLT) by formalizing an annual paid internship at the Barlow Property. The intern worked as a Conservation Program Intern with duties on many of the properties managed by the WLT.