College of the Environment and Life Sciences

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In the College of the Environment and Life Sciences, students develop new scientific knowledge and partner with world class faculty in the laboratory and in the field, steeped in the sense that stewardship of the earth's resources is at the heart of their experience with us. Whether they engage in the study of marine biology or biotechnology, nutrition or environmental science, CELS students work with professors who are also nationally recognized researchers, conducting cutting edge science to meet the pressing needs of the global community.

Our Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences houses state-of-the-art teaching facilities, high-tech research labs, a genomics center and aquarium facility, all to meet the needs of the College's programs in biotechnology and in the environmental, life, and health sciences.

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Upcoming Events

Documentary Screening: The Human Face of Lead Poisoning

Documentary Screening: The Human Face of Lead... 10/20 2:30pm

The College of the Environment and Life Sciences’ Metcalf Institute is hosting powerful short documentary exploring the impact of lead paint poisoning–a...

CELS Faculty Lecture: Sharks as Ocean Explorers

CELS Faculty Lecture: Sharks as Ocean Explorers 10/20 3:30pm

Sharks range far and wide in the ocean, but rather than wander aimlessly, they make very directed movements to particular locations. Sharks know where they...

CELS Alumni & Family Weekend Celebration

CELS Alumni & Family Weekend Celebration 10/20 4pm

All students, alumni, and families are welcome to join the College of Environment & Life Sciences for a welcome event including highlights of student...

CELS Hands-on Geoscience Activities

CELS Hands-on Geoscience Activities 10/20 4pm

All students, alumni, families, and community members are welcome to join URI Geosciences faculty and students for fun hands-on activities with Earth...

CELS Intro BIO Lab Experience

CELS Intro BIO Lab Experience 10/20 4pm

Experience a little of the URI Introductory Biology Labs... use compound and dissecting microscopes to see micro- and macro-organisms, practice loading DNA...

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