Environmental engineers use the principles of biology, chemistry, engineering, and technology to solve the problems facing the environment. Improving recycling, public health, waste disposal, and predicting environmental outcomes are just some of the issues facing environmental engineers in our ever-greener world.
Environmental engineers find themselves on the frontlines in the study of climate change, and finding solutions to the environmental challenges facing our world are critical. Applying science, technology and engineering to the issues facing our water, air, and land will give students an opportunity to make an impact on a global scale. Tackling pollutants, developing drones to measure 3D concentration gradients and fluxes, and studying applied microbiology and aquatic chemistry are just some of the areas of interest in this exciting field.