IEPS MISSION STATEMENT
As a science department at a premier liberal arts university, the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences has a dual mission. Environmental Studies faculty have as their primary responsibility the preparation of a consistent number of majors educated within the various fields of environmental studies. Physical Science faculty have as their primary responsibility the education of all Shepherd students through the core curriculum program as well as the education of majors in various Departments and Schools through support courses. In addition, the Institute supports the University's core values of learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility, and community by faculty engagement in: scholarly activity as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and presentations in learned forums; service appropriate to their expertise at numerous levels (including local, state, regional, and national); and sustained outreach to the Shepherd campus and the general public.

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INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS

DR. JEFF GROFF'S ARTICLE FEATURED ON COVER OF AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS"

DR. JASON BEST PROVIDES CAMPUS TOURS OF OBSERVATORY, RENEWABLE ENERGY DEMONSTRATION SITE AS PART OF 2013 SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY FAMILY WEEKEND

DR. ED SNYDER FEATURED ON COVER OF FALL 2013 SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE

DR. CLARISSA MATHEWS APPEARS IN "HOST PLANTS AND DAMAGE IN VEGETABLES" VIDEO

DR. JEFF GROFF RECEIVES MCDANIEL COLLEGE HONORS PROGRAM COLLEGE SCHOLAR ALUMNI AWARD

INSTITUTE TO HOST EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES STUDENTS HELP TRACK BLACK BEARS

DR. JASON BEST INTERVIEWED ABOUT RUSSIAN METEOR EXPLOSION

SHEPHERD'S FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES BERKELEY COMMUNITY PRIDE'S ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP

DR. CLARISSA MATHEWS PRESENTS AT THE BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG WORKING GROUP MEETING HELD IN WINCHESTER, VA

SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES STUDENTS AND FACULTY PARTICIPATE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

DR. CLARISSA MATHEWS SERVING AS CO-PI ON RUTGERS UNIVERSITY USDA GRANT

DR. JASON BEST NAMED PRESIDENT
OF THE WEST VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

DR. JEFF GROFF RECEIVES PHYSICAL COMPUTING GRANT FROM
NASA WEST VIRGINIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

DR. ED SNYDER AND DR. JASON BEST SERVE AS INSTRUCTORS FOR SHEPHERD'S WASHINGTON GATEWAY ACADEMY

DR. JASON BEST FEATURED IN WV HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION DIVISION OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH "SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT".

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR DR. ED SNYDER AND
SHEPHERD'S ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM FEATURED ON
WV EPSCoR-FUNDED, PBS-BROADCAST "MOUNTAIN STATE SCIENCE" SERIES

DR. JASON BEST GIVES MARTHA WEHRLE OPENING LECTURE AT
2011 NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP

DR. JEFF GROFF PRESENTS PUBLIC PHYSICS TALK AS PART OF SHEPHERD'S COMMON READING PROGRAM

DR. ED SNYDER NAMED WEST VIRGINIA'S PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR

DR. JASON BEST AND SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY ASTRONOMY FEATURED
ON WV EPSCoR-FUNDED, PBS-BROADCAST "MOUNTAIN STATE SCIENCE SERIES"