ESE scientists and engineers investigate the fundamental physical, chemical, and biological processes that shape Earth’s environment and provide the scientific and engineering underpinnings needed to inform resilient practices by governments, businesses, and consumers. The department trains students to solve problems that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and equips them with a holistic knowledge base about environmental systems. Students in ESE receive a broad education and carry out research addressing some of the grand science and engineering challenges of our times.

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September 25, 2023 12:00 am

Yom Kippur - classes excused

September 26, 2023 12:00 am

Beginning of Instruction of Fall Term

September 28, 2023 11:00 am

Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Unveiling the Failure of the Effective Stress Theory in Unsaturated Materials: A multiscale journey using DEM
David Cantor, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal,
October 4, 2023 4:00 pm

Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

From leaves to ecosystems: new insight into plants from novel remote sensing observations
Xi Yang, University of Virginia,