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Mission Statement

The ERE Advisory Council provides strategic consultation, professional networking, information exchange, and resource development to assist the ERE Department achieve its mission and provide teaching, research and service to advance engineering practices and meet the needs of the world.

A Profile in Service

The Advisory Council is an influential ERE constituent advocating for our Department's success. They link our top-notch education to real world needs and challenges. Members are high-performers with experience across a variety of disciplines and sectors related to Environmental Resources Engineering. The Advisory Council meets twice per year and handles duties such as assessing ERE's Educational Objectives and Outcomes, sponsoring student-oriented panel discussions related to engineering practice, coordinating employer information sessions leading to jobs and internships, developing engineering design projects and service learning projects, and promoting the development of ERE and SUNY ESF. While we know Advisory Council members volunteer their service, they claim payment through our student and faculty expressions of gratitude.

Advisory Council Plans and Accomplishments in 2013-2014

  • Professional Networking Day, for ERE students
  • Panel discussion, 'Networking your way into a Career', for ERE students
  • Tour of Honeywell Onondaga Lake Remediation project facilities, for ERE Club
  • Mentoring student teams in ERE Planning and Design, spring semester
  • Assessing student project work presented at ERE Planning and Design event
  • Tours of professional company and organization workplaces - list to follow
  • Support establishment of Women in Science and Engineering Club
  • Networking events - Mixer at Alumni Weekend, more to come ...
  • Celebration of ABET accreditation with ESF President and engineering faculty and staff

ERE Advisory Council

Council Member Title Company
Meghan Platt - Chair Senior Engineer V CHA
John Camp Department Manager C&S Companies
Kris Dimmick Vice President of the Municipal Engineering Division Bernier, Carr & Associates
David Gerber - Former Chair Global Leader Environmental Construction Services ARCADIS
Swiatoslav Kaczmar Vice President and Chief Scientist O’Brien and Gere Engineering
Al LaBuz Job Experience: Remediation Manager Honeywell International Inc
John LaGorga Senior Project Manager GHD Consulting Engineers
Megan Miller Program Manager ARCADIS
Patricia Pastella Senior Engineer Development Authority of the North Country
David J. Snyder Senior Process Control Engineer Onondaga Cnty Dept of Water Environment Protection
John Thonet

President Thonet Associates, Inc.
Scott Wheeler - Former Chair President Strategy Arts

Contact

Those interested in contacting the ERE Advisory Council should e-mail Teri Frese.

Advisory Council Accomplishments in 2012-2013

  • Employer Information Day for ERE students
  • Panel discussion, 'How to Start your Career', for ERE students
  • Honeywell Onondaga Remediation Tour for ERE students
  • Minoa Waste Water Facility Tour for ERE students
  • Semester-long mentoring of student teams in ERE Planning and Design course
  • Mentoring, assessing and evaluating quality of ERE Senior Capstone design projects
  • Meeting with students to support professional networking - ERE Department Picnic, Engineers with Appetites in Gateway Center
  • Meeting with 2012-13 ABET visitation team

Advisory Council Accomplishments in 2011-2012

  • Employer Information Day for ERE students - followed by Student Mixer
  • Panel discussion, 'How to Get an Engineering Job', for ERE students
  • Honeywell Treatment System Tour for ERE students
  • Onondaga County Green Infrastructure Tour for ERE students
  • Semester-long mentoring of student teams in ERE Planning and Design course
  • Assessing and evaluating quality of ERE Senior Capstone design projects
  • Meeting with students to support professional networking - Engineers with Appetites, December Soiree, ERE Department Picnic
  • Advising ERE program in preparation for 2012 ABET visit

Advisory Council Accomplishments in 2010-2011

  • Employer Information Day for ERE students
  • New Ways We Work Seminar for ERE students and faculty
  • Women in Engineering Seminar for ERE students
  • Honeywell Treatment System Tour for ERE students
  • Onondaga County Treatment System Tour for ERE students
  • Evaluation of the Planning and Design Senior Capstone Presentations
  • Spotlight on Student Research Judging for ERE students
  • Sponsor of a table at the ESF Centennial Celebration for Alumni and Faculty

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