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.
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.
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