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CELS alumnus providing students with a competitive edge in the environmental business sector

cbriggs_2University of Rhode Island (URI) students are gaining valuable hands-on experience in hazardous waste site work and emergency response to hazardous materials spills with the help of Adjunct Assistant Professor Corey Briggs.  By teaching the skills needed to safely investigate, contain, and handle hazardous materials and wastes, Briggs is giving students a competitive edge in today’s job market.

Briggs, a 1980 URI alumnus, studied zoology as an undergraduate at URI.  Back then, he was the rebel in his family who attended URI over UMass, the family alma mater.

“When I came to school in 1976, I had an interest in eventually doing something with marine science and pollution,” said Briggs. “In the 70s there were some really, really bad oil spills in the region... [Read More]

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