Environmental Resources Engineering Option

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Giving Fish a Free Pass

Giving Fish a Free Pass

ERE is home to one of the largest sediment transport flumes on the west coast which is used to study fish passage.

Monitoring the North Coast’s Solar Radiation

Monitoring Solar Radiation

Students worked closely with HSU faculty to establish the Solar Radiation Monitoring Station located on the HSU Library roof.

Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

From the top of HSU’s Science Building to the marketplaces of Kenya, students are analyzing the costs of kerosene lamps and the potential benefits of high-quality, off-grid LED lighting.

Using Wind to Lead the Charge

Using Wind to Lead the Charge

Lonny Grafman, Environmental Resources Engineering lecturer, working with students on the Samoa windbelt project.

Students measure dissolved oxygen concentration in the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

This is a Wastewater Treatment Plant!?

Measuring the dissolved oxygen concentration in the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, the first full-scale constructed wetland wastewater treatment facility in the U.S.

Comap 2017 Winners

Comap 2017 Winners

Yaad Rana, Marcela Jimenez, and Joshua Martinez flexed their math modeling and urban planning skills to beat out over 8,000 other universities at the 2017 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling.

The HSU environmental resources engineering team after the competition at SJSU

Mid Pacific Competitors 2017

A team of ERE students worked together to create a water filtration system that would be able to make a given sample of water drinkable again and walked away with a third in the water quality competition.

Helping Students Stay Focused

Helping Students Stay Focused

An Engineering 215 Design (Spring 2017) team show off their custom designed and built Fidget Desk, which will aid middle schoolers with ADHD, at Zane Middle School.

Practivistas solar 2015- Las Malvinas system

Practivistas Solar 2015

Students and community work together in the Practivistas program to design, build, and disseminate solar power.

Thomas William Warnock Award

Thomas William Warnock Award

ERE Alum Tom Warnock is now sponsoring the Thomas William Warnock Outstanding ERE Graduate. This $1000 award will be given annually.

Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) is an option in the Environmental Systems Graduate Program at Humboldt State University. Students in this option earn a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Environmental Systems with an emphasis in Environmental Resources Engineering.

The Environmental Resources Engineering option of the Environmental Systems Graduate Program emphasizes the application of engineering skills to planning, design, and management problems involving environmental resources. Three general areas of research activity are available in the program, Water Quality, Water Resources, and Renewable Energy Resources.

Within these general areas, field, laboratory and computational modeling project topics include constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment, wetland restoration, groundwater modeling, optimal reservoir operations, watershed rehabilitation and restoration, modification of instream structures to facilitate the passage of fish, hydrogen fuel cell design. Special research facilities include the Schatz Hydrogen Fuel Cell Lab, the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, the Sediment Transport Flume, and the Telonicher Marine Laboratory.