Environmental Engineering Brings EWRI Student Chapter to IUP

Posted on 9/30/2019 11:37:52 AM

Environmental Water Resources Institute, a well-known branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, has a new chapter at IUP. The professional networking group offers membership to students, engineers, and any other professional with an interest in water and the environment.

EWRI areas of interest include stormwater management, watersheds, hydraulics, and waterways. The group holds conferences each year where students and professionals can meet experts in the field and present research to their peers. IUP’s student chapter of EWRI was approved in summer 2019.

Environmental Engineering students and club officers have also begun working with Department of Physics Professor Sajad Hamidi to start an official Environmental Engineering Club. Since the Enivironmental Engineering major is still new, this is a fantastic chance to build connections with other engineering students at IUP and other campus chapters by holding social activities, attending seminars, and networking with potential future employers.

Environmental Engineering students held an interest meeting on September 18, 2019 where they discussed upcoming activities during the academic year,  including a research symposium in Presque Isle, Erie, an Earth Day environmental education event, and possible future collaboration with other the EWRI chapter at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh. Meetings will take place twice a month with activities planned twice each semester. Environmental Engineering students are looking forward to making the student club official and being active in the EWRI student chapter by educating IUP on environmental issues, and networking with graduate school professors and future employers.

Environmental Engineering Student Worker

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