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Lauren Simkins

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
AS-ENVS Collaborative Research: Topographic controls on Antarctic Ice Sheet grounding line behavior - integrating models and observations'.
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2022
AS-ENVS Thwaites Offshore Research (with an acronym of THOR; previously called 'NSF/OPP-NERC: Stability and Instability--Records of External Drivers and Resulting Behavior of Thwaites Glacier')
Source: University of Houston
April 01, 2019 – March 31, 2022
EVSC 2559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
EVSC 2800: Fundamentals of Geology
Credits: 3
Studies the composition, structure, and internal processes of earth; the classification, origin, and distribution of earth materials; earth's interior; and the interpretation of geological data for the solution of problems of the natural environment. Recommended: At least one semester of college chemistry with lab such as CHEM 1410, 1420.
EVSC 2801: Fundamentals of Geology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Field and laboratory experimentation into the nature of earth materials and processes, especially as applied to use and human problems. Corequisite: EVSC 2800.
EVSC 2850: Polar Environments
Credits: 3
This course explores the unique aspects of polar systems (Arctic and Antarctic) and lessons for the larger globe by integrating relevant aspects of climate science, geology, glaciology and cryosphere science, oceanography, ecology, and human-dimensions.
EVSC 2900: Beaches, Coasts and Rivers
Credits: 3
Studies the geologic framework and biophysical processes of the coastal zone, and the role of the major river systems in modifying the coastal environment. Emphasizes human modifications, including case studies along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts.
EVSC 4002: Undergraduate Seminar
Credits: 1
A weekly, one-hour seminar series for majors, other interested undergraduates, and the University community dealing with environmental processes, research, issues, careers, and graduate study.
EVSC 4559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
EVSC 4850: Coastal Processes
Credits: 3
Reviews wave generation, wave prediction, wave refraction, transformation, shoaling, and associated inshore currents. Topics include the generation of littoral drift and shallow water surge; beach and barrier island geomorphology and problems of erosion. Includes the historical development of research in coastal processes and a quantitative analysis of spatial patterns along sandy coasts. Prerequisite: EVSC 2800; corequisite: EVSC 4851.
EVSC 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Specialized topics in ecology, atmosphere, hydrology, environmental geology, or environmental systems not normally covered in formal classes under the direction of the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4999: Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Provides credit for doing work in pursuit of the undergraduate thesis option for majors in Environmental Science
EVSC 7559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9995: Research Problems
Credits: 1–12
Individual or group research on interdisciplinary problems in environmental sciences.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.