Welcome. We are an organization that helps students with information on Environmental Engineering career choices. It is our aim to educate people about the field of Environmental Engineering, give them an idea about current opportunities, job markets, pay, and scope of the field.
This website is meant for the following:
- Those who want to pursue engineering in a field that is related to the environment and human impact, but are not sure about the options available to them.
- Those who want to explore environmental engineering and decide if it is the right engineering choice for them.
- Students who are currently enrolled in environmental engineering courses and want additional resources on finding jobs.
- Anyone who wants to learn more about the biggest environment-friendly projects of recent years.
We have felt a need to educate more people about environmental engineering. In recent years, there has been a decline in STEM graduates from universities and colleges in the US. This shortage has been felt particularly in the field of engineering.
What this means for a student of engineering is that there is less competition in the field. If you have a good degree, there is a very high chance of you getting a good job right after graduation. Most people do not need a master’s degree to enjoy a stable career as an environmental engineer in an engineering or consulting firm.
Not only do we want to encourage more students to join the rank of heroes who work to keep our cities and country safe with their technical skills, we also want to educate them about the field. Environmental engineering is a field with high potential for growth. At the same time, there is stability in the job sector. If you are talented, you can reach prestigious positions in government jobs.
Our goal is to help you navigate the processes and requirements of a career in this field. If you are unsure about your choice of engineering or want to find out more about organizations that could help you find a job in this field, we are here to help you.
Why Pursue Environmental Engineering?
Our growing global population means that safe water, public health, waste disposal, air pollution etc. are going to become more relevant. There is a growing need for environmental engineers, and there will always be a need for professionals in this field.
In fact, there has always been the need for environmental engineers, since civilization began. When the Greeks designed sewer systems to remove wastewater to the fields for irrigation, they were working as environmental engineers long before the profession had a name.
Notable modern environmental engineers have made the modern world what it is today. French engineer Henry Darcy came up with Darcy’s Law, which has applications in water treatment systems and wetlands.
More recently, Robert A. Gearheart, a professor at Humboldt State University, California, helped to develop the excellent Arcata Marsh. This marsh is a supreme example of the creativity involved in environmental engineering, where a recreation area also performs as a wildlife sanctuary, aquaculture project as well as a sewage treatment plant.
Another well-known and inspiring environmental engineer, Braden Allenby who teaches at the Arizona State University, has been carrying out investigations into the social and ethical dimensions of emerging technologies.
These inspiring individuals working on sustainability will, we hope, encourage students preparing for engineering to consider environmental engineering as an option.
The Need for Environmental Engineering is Growing
In today’s world, there are growing concerns that human impact on the environment is increasing at a rate faster than we can handle. Our resources are stretched to the limits with world populations having reached three times the sustainable level.
There is a need for more professionals in the field. At the same time, there is good news that degrees in environmental engineering are growing more popular. There are few other professions that can have the same kind of immediate impact on our futures and the long term future of our planet.
We want to make it easier for the potential “engineers of the future” to learn more about how they can find the right job for them. There is a growing demand for environmental engineers to help sample, analyze and design systems of air, soil and water treatment, since quality standards are getting stricter. Now is a good time for interested students to prepare themselves for a profession in this field.