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 IES alumni back to campus share their perspectives on career development with M.En. 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

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 is available via video on the link below:

"Climate Change:  The Challenge and the Opportunity"
Jonathan Overpeck, Dean of the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability; February 11, 2021 

Dr. Overpeck also gave a secondary talk on February 12, 2021 which is also available via video on the link below:

"Climate Change:  Hydroclimate and Aridification of North America"


Faculty and Staff

Internal Advisory Committee

External Advisory Board

MEn Students

Partnerships and Collaborations

The IES 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

artist's sketch of aerial southeast 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.