Geology, Environment and Sustainability

New Structure Celebrates a Family’s Bond Over Science

Photographer: Gabrielle Downs '18

The newest addition to Hofstra University’s campus was built out of love for family and science. Evan and Meghan Lippman, whose daughter, Sarah, is a junior Sustainable Studies major, dedicated a new shed that will be used for research, data collection, and storage by the Department of Geology, Environment and Sustainability. The structure, located next to Stuyvesant Hall, is named the Mitchell and Sherlyn Lippman Shed, in honor of Sarah’s grandparents who inspired her interest in science. Sarah was joined by her grandparents, mother, classmates and professors for the dedication ceremony on September 25.

Photographer: Gabrielle Downs '18
Mitchell, Sherlyn, Sarah and Meghan Lippman (Photo by Gabrielle Downs ’18)

Dr. Bret Bennington, chair of the Department of Geology, Environment and Sustainability, said that the shed will house tools and equipment used to maintain the adjacent Will Allen Student Garden.  In addition, the shed will be powered by portable solar panels and will support sustainability research carried out by Hofstra students and faculty.

Sarah, a resident of Hingham, MA, who is also minoring in geology, says she has always been interested in the conservation and restoration of wildlife. She serves as vice president of the Sustainability Studies Club and is a member of Phi Sigma Sigma. This past summer she completed an internship at Green Streets, a Cambridge, MA-based nonprofit that promotes healthy and environmentally sustainable transportation practices.

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