Expect an atmosphere that is conducive to the creation of new knowledge. We actively engage all undergraduate students in this pursuit by:
- Educating students in environmental issues starting in the freshman year, using a variety of formats such as “The Environmental Debate”. This seminar and debate- based series exposes all undergraduate students to the technical, socioeconomic, and legal aspects of current environmental topics. It acts as the forum for student research and undergraduate thesis presentations.
- Integrating undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty to facilitate the pursuit of knowledge. Undergraduate students undertake research projects that are supported by individual faculty and program-wide grants. Summer internship opportunities are available from companies that have pledged active collaboration with the Environmental Engineering Program.
- Providing a capstone experience for creating new knowledge through completion of an undergraduate thesis.
- Providing the opportunity for the testing of new knowledge in a constrained setting in the Environmental Engineering Design course. Active participation and mentorship by Professional Engineers is integrated into design projects.
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