Stephanie Bolyard

Dr. Stephanie C. Bolyard

Research and Scholarship Program Manager, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
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  • Gus, New Orleans

    Added Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Hi, so recently I have changed my major to environmental science in hopes of one day becoming an environmental engineer. However, I am currently thinking about transferring schools however the school I am thinking about transferring to has environmental biology and not science. My current plan is to get my bachelor's in environmental science and my master's in environmental engineering. But my question is, can if I get my bachelor's in environmental biology will that hinder me from becoming an ...
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    Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
    Answered Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:41 PM
    Environmental engineering and environmental science/biology will have different degree requirements. I obtained my MS in Environmental Engineering after completing a degree in Chemistry. During my undergraduate studies I was an engineering major for ...
  • Anna, Salinas, Ca

    Added Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    I am currently attending community college and trying to strictly complete general ed requirements so I can transfer. I don't really have a major but I am interested in Environmental Engineering. I love math but I don't like science. Would majoring in Environmental Engineering be a good decision still? I love and care for the environment and really want to do something that'll make the world a better place; have a direct impact on improving the Earth's future and all its inhabitants.
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    Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
    Answered Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:36 PM
    Environmental engineering is a combination of math and science. Courses required in environmental engineering are heavily involved in science. I would consider why you do not like science when evaluating your decision to pursue environmental engineering. ...
  • Alicia, Norwalk, CT asked Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

    Added Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Hello there! I have currently graduated with a degree in environmental studies and I have an interest in environmental engineering. But after doing research online, I have seen many comments stating that the environmental field is on its way out and there are less jobs. What are you thought on that? I really want to stay in this field but if it lacks job security I may have to do a career shift.
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    Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
    Answered Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM
    I do not think "environmental engineering jobs" are on their way out. We are facing challenges relating to our environment therefore there is always a need for environmental engineers. For example, environmental engineers are integral in the management ...
  • Emily, Williamsport asked Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

    Added Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Hi! I am a high school junior, and I really want to become an environmental engineer, but I also want to major in renewable energy. Do you think this is a good pairing? And what should I do to work towards environmental engineering? I am in FFA, and I participate in everything I can environmentally. And I am planning on doing a tire recycling drive for my county next fall. I am also enrolled in college classes, and I am trying to get an internship with the state park I live by.
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    Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
    Answered Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM
    Yes I think environmental engineering will give you an excellent foundation to pursue renewable energy. Courses covered in an environmental engineering curriculum will be beneficial as you will understand the full implications of various forms and ...
  • Madeline, Yorba Linda, CA. asked Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

    Added Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Hi Stephanie, I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Business Economics and am looking into Environmental Engineering for a potential career change. I was drawn to environmental engineering because it's a field where public health, the environment, and engineering meet. I've already started classes so that I can continue my studies and eventually pursue a Master's in Environmental Engineering. I'm trying to get as much feedback as I can from people in the field, so that I can learn ...
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    Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
    Answered Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:36 PM
    Madeline, 
    
    Thank you for your questions.
    
    1.What do you love about Environmental Engineering? Is there anything you dislike?
    
    I’ve always had a fascination with water as a young child and was good at Chemistry in high school. I did not actually ...