Bridging the Gap Across Disciplines
As the need for understanding issues such as mitigating and adapting to climate change, advancing sustainability and predicting outcomes of environmental policies continues to increase, so does the need for environmental research experts across industries. Our Environmental Science and Environmental Technology and Management programs support a diverse portfolio of research that addresses the economic, social, political and environmental impact of human interactions with the environment.
Our department has a history of helping not only students, but the general public, understand how human dimensions affect the natural dynamics for energy, water and land systems, including soils and forests, renewable energy and climate change. Our faculty have established expertise in research around water availability, water quality and hydrological modeling. Their passionate interest to advance applied science and technology interfaces with interdisciplinary, system-level thinking and modeling is driving research around the interrelated nature of environmental issues, including basic earth system processes, the human impact on the environment and how social sciences connect to environmental policy.
Environmental Science and Technology Research Features
Opponents Say Pipeline Would Disproportionately Affect Native Tribes
Ryan Emanuel discusses the federal permitting of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the failure of regulators to acknowledge or consult with Native American tribes.
Plunging Into Wastewater Research
Environmental Technology and Management major Hallie Hartley spent the semester collecting wastewater samples as part of a study with the EPA.
Meet Our Environmental Science and Technology Faculty
Interested in Environmental Science and Technology research? Contact our faculty to learn more and get involved.