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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Queens College is a diverse campus with over 75 different countries represented. It is in the heart of Flushing, Queens which is the most culturally diverse city in the United States. Queens represents over 130 different ethnic backgrounds.

Queens College Environmental Club

"Think globally, act locally"Green Earth

The Queens College Environmental Club (QCEC) is a student-run organization that leads to positively impact the Queens College community by sponsoring interactive, educational programs which develop awareness for local and global environmental issues. Since 1998, QCEC has been sponsoring events at Queens College that emphasize environmental awareness, public education and the need for sustainable development. By actively participating in environmental campaigns for the Queens College campus, QCEC is working to expand and sustain commitment to the adage “Think Global, Act Local.”

Geology Club

The Geology club was formed several decades ago to primarily support students with financial resources to fulfill the field class requirement. As the years progressed, it has expanded its support to seasonal field trips, student conferences and social gatherings. An office has been provided for club members to meet and exchange ideas. In addition to this, students are encouraged to help one another with classes and academic advisement. The geology club is not associated with the student union and raises its own funds by hosting 2-3 Mineral and Bake Sales each semester. Our room (SB E-251) is stocked with various items (drinks and snacks) for consumption at a low price. There are desks, numerous geology and earth science textbooks and ample space to study and gather your thoughts. We welcome all students nevertheless and we are eager to help any one who with any classes that our department offers. All our students are very excited to promote and encourage QC students to learn about the Earth and its wonderful resources it has to offer. Our E-mail address is


QCEC has cooperated with NYPIRG and Focus the Nation to sponsor sustainability programs and events. QCEC and the Queens College chapter of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) successfully launched a campus-wide recycling program. Focus the Nation is an interdisciplinary project involving faculty and students at over a thousand colleges and universities throughout the United States that addresses the issue of “Stabilizing the Climate in the 21st Century.”

Student Projects

Project Title: A template for online illustrated cladograms.
Student: Sabrina Budny
Supervisor: Dr. Hugh Rance
Courses Related: Geology 502 Spring 2004 (Dr. Rance) and Geology 7 Summer 2, 2004 (Dr. Habib)
Purpose and content: Most published cladograms are without any inclusion of the characters used that would justify them. Those that do list characters used usually do not include illustrations of these characters. This is a real lack. We provide a template that can be used online which do feature phonographs or line drawings of apomorphic and plesiomorphic characters used in the construction of each cladogram. The project was to put together an online database of illustrated cladograms. A website that provides this resource was a first.




 Office Information


Director: Allan Ludman
Location: Queens Hall 258B
Phone: 718-997-3324

Associate Director: Peter Schmidt
Location: Queens Hall, 258B
Phone: 718-997-4268

Program Specialist: David Jakim
Phone: 516-509-3294



 Student Union Board

Saida Joarder
Vice President:
Nicole Petti

Sarah Hofer
Phone: 718-997-3967
Location: QC Student Union Basement LL-9


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