Engineering Sustainable Futures

The Department of Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) is proud of many things: great students, great alumni, great faculty and staff, great courses, great research, and great service!

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Top 5 reasons to become an engineer:

  1. You'll have the power to make a difference!
  2. You'll have great pay and job security!
  3. You'll work with talented people!
  4. You'll have many career options!
  5. You'll plan and do cool stuff!

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We encourage you to learn more about our undergraduate program, our graduate programs. Browse webpages for our faculty, graduate students, and clubs to learn more about our courses, research, and service.

Students and faculty joining our program are excited to engage in courses, research, and service to help meet the needs of the world and engineer sustainable futures.

Graduate and undergraduate students in ERE are engaged in research that advances knowledge in our 3 focus areas. Students are part of an intelligent, active, and friendly cohort with a vibrant and internationally recognized faculty. Students lead and serve in campus governance, clubs, and sports, and thereby nurture and build highly valued character traits. We have an EAC/ABET accredited Environmental Resources Engineering program. Student training involves a modern, hands-on, design-focused curriculum. We have dedicated laboratory spaces, advanced classroom technology, dynamic teaching approaches, and a suite of gorgeous and challenging field sites. We love our ERE program for its ability to provide the individualized training of a small college along with the big university features via our SUNY and Syracuse University partnerships.

A Leading Program

Our departmental mission is to engage in teaching, research and service to advance environmental resources engineering practices and meet the needs of the world. Faculty strengths are in ecological engineering, geospatial engineering, water resources engineering, and the broader field of environmental resources engineering. Teaching includes innovative class, lab, and field exercises in foundational and advanced engineering topics, where our flexible curriculum allows students to focus on traditional or novel engineering practices. Students receive a well-balanced education, including courses that allow students to see the social, economic, and environmental impacts of engineering practice, fundamental engineering and environmental engineering courses, and specialized courses that capture the breadth of their field of study. The ERE department is internationally recognized for coupling research and service, and many ERE courses to address community needs. The ERE department provides unparalleled mentoring to train students in engineering science and design so they can join our alumni as leaders in professional practice and research.

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ERE News

Ph.D. Student Appointed to Federal Advisory Panel
Endreny Receives Fulbright Award as Distinguished Chair in Italy
Grad Students Submit Aquaculture Study to UN

Graduate students at ESF and Wageningen University recently completed their collaborative 2015 International Environmental Policy Consultancy with the United Nations Division of Sustainable Development. This year's project entailed horizon scanning of new scientific and technological developments in sustainable aquaculture, related to the U.N.'s focus on "Oceans, Biodiversity and Livelihoods." The students' report is titled "Aquaculture: The Road Towards Sustainability." The consultancy was supervised by Professor David Sonnenfeld of the Department of Environmental Studies at ESF; and Dr. Machiel Lamers and Astrid Hendriksen of the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. READ MORE

Auburn Citizen: My view: An interfaith perspective on climate change

PhD student Ethan Bodnaruk authored an op-ed about the role of religious faith in combating climate change. 12/15/15 READ MORE

ESF Confers Degrees upon December Graduates

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ERE Events

Career Development Series: How to Get Hired: An Employer's Perspective
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 148 Baker . Event Website

Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis, SUNY‐ESF Exemplary Researcher Seminar
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Illick 5.

Last day to drop a class
Friday, February 12, 2016,

Career Development Series: Making Connections: Alumni and Student Networking Event
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Nifkin Lounge.


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