About IES

The Institute for the Environment and Sustainability is an umbrella organization for undergraduate and graduate education and research on the environment and sustainability at Miami University.

Read our mission statement.

Signature Programs

Environmental Professionals Symposium

This annual event brings Institute for the Environment and Sustainability alumni back to campus share their perspectives on career development with Masters of Environmental Science students and undergraduate co-majors.


City of Oxford identifies Climate Sustainability as one of its three top priorities for 2021.

Climate Sustainability

Goal: Environmental Sustainability 

Objective: Research and expand solar and renewable energy options in Oxford Community. (Consider Town-Gown Partnership for implementation).


Willeke Distinguished Lecture 2022

The annual Drs. Gene and Carol Willeke Frontiers in Environmental Science Distinguished Lecture series brings prominent figures in the field of environmental science to the Miami campus. The most recent lecture will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM via Zoom.  Please use this Zoom link in order to register for the lecture https://miamioh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3JPfQOQJSdy5Hx4OTZiPLQ


Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali will speak on "Climate Justice and Community Revitalization:  Progress, Challenges, Moving Forward".  Dr. Ali is the found and CEO of Revitalization Strategies; Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate and Community Revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation; a Thought Leader and Activist for Environmental Justice.  He served 24 years in the US EPA and was a found member of the EPA Office of Environmental Justice where he served as a Director of Communication and led the Communications and Stakeholder Involvement Team.


Faculty and Staff

Internal Advisory Committee

External Advisory Board

MEn Students

Partnerships and Collaborations

The Institute for the Environment and Sustainability partners with other groups at Miami University on several initiatives, as well as with local and federal agencies. Students are involved in all of these activities.

Learn more about our partners.

Our Home

Artists sketch of east view of the new Shideler Hall

The new Shideler Hall is an unprecedented opportunity for the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability to partner with the geosciences in the development of state-of-the-art facilities for students in the Master of Environmental Science program and the Institute’s three undergraduate programs in environmental science, sustainability and energy.

Learn more about the Shideler Hall Renovation.