Environmental Resources Engineering Option

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.

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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.