Norah Ostin, Class of 2021, has been accepted to the Washington University in St. Louis Pre-College Program for Environmental Studies. She is participating in the 2020 High School Summer Institutes. Throughout the two week program, Norah will work together with other students in teams to research, analyze, and develop a case study proposal to address a pressing local, regional, and/or global issue in environmental sustainability. Students will present their proposal at the end of the program. Norah will discover the ecological principles that are the basis of environmental studies and sustainability. Through hands-on labs, field trips, and case study analysis, she will explore how environmental studies incorporates concepts from politics, social sciences, economics, ethics, and philosophy. Congratulations, Norah!