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Environmental Engineering Program Receives First Student

Posted on 8/31/2017 9:41:54 AM

Hao Tang, Sarah Smallwood, and Sajad HamidiSophomore Sarah Smallwood has completed her transfer from Biology to Environmental Engineering and has become the first student in the new engineering program offered in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

“My career goal is to be an environmental engineer, solving water and air pollution issues that we are facing today,” she said. “That is why I decided to change my major.”

The Environmental Engineering program was just launched under the collaborative initiative of the Chemistry, Physics, and Geosciences departments. To earn the degree, students must meet the general engineering requirements—including math, chemistry, and physics courses as well as additional environmental engineering core courses and electives. 

“It is an honor to be the first student of the program,” Sarah said. “It is exciting to know the professors.”

On her first day of classes, she met her advisor, Hao Tang (at left) and Sajad Hamidi (at right) who gave her advice on course selections.