Contact: Martha Conklin, email@example.com, Environmental Systems Graduate Group Chair
Will Lee Ladouceur, firstname.lastname@example.org, Graduate Group Coordinator
The Environmental System (ES) degree program explicitly addresses the interdisciplinary environmental challenges associated with changing climate and resource sustainability in the 21st century. Solutions to these complex problems require integrated research between science and engineering, and implementation using related research in management, economics, and policy. The ES program is intended to circumvent barriers created by traditional academic departments and to foster innovative, transdisciplinary research in environmental and sustainable systems. ES faculty, staff and students are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and strive to develop an atmosphere of transparency, equality, diversity, inclusiveness, rigor, integrity, and environmental awareness.
Environmental Systems faculty members are affiliated with the schools of Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. A diverse group, our faculty members, graduate students and research scholars share interests in trans-disciplinary research of natural and human-impacted environmental systems involving:
- Water Resources and Climate
- Environmental and Ecological Engineering
- Sustainable Energy
- Biochemistry and Environmental Chemistry
- Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
- Conservation and Resource Management
ES recruits student with interests in these areas. ES admits students directly into Faculty research groups. ES students can take advantage of a wide diversity of support mechanisms for research opportunities and professional development, including Professional Development Fellowships (which include conference travel awards) and Summer Research Fellowships.
ES offers Concentrations in specific fields of environmental systems. Students enrolling in a concentration will take courses aimed towards specialized skill development, and the student’s transcripts will include the concentration. Current concentrations offered are:
- Ecology and Ecosystem Science
- Energy Systems Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering