Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.54
Liaison Stephane Menand
Submission Date June 22, 2017
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Missouri University of Science and Technology
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kate Drowne
Associate Dean Academics CASBI
English and Technical Communication
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Environmental engineers minimize our impact on the local, regional and global environment and improve our standard of living. They face unique issues and must have a strong background in the fundamental earth sciences. As problem solvers for something as diverse as “the environment,” they also need to understand the most current technologies and have a desire to maintain a high level of learning in this rapidly evolving field.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Geological Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

Geological engineering - we care about the earth! We care for the earth, its resources and its inhabitants.
Emphasis areas at the bachelor of science level in environmental protection and hazardous waste management, groundwater hydrology and contaminant transport, engineering geology and geotechnics, petroleum, energy and natural resources, and quarry engineering.
Geological engineers work on a variety of projects that involve the earth and its resources. For example, a geological engineer may be involved in the design of a project to protect wetlands. A geological engineer may be involved in the cleanup of lead contaminated soil which threatens peoples' homes. Geological engineers may develop safe drinking water supplies in parts of the world where infant mortality is many times higher than it is in the United States. Geological engineers work on protecting infrastructure like bridges, buildings and utilities from earthquake damage. Geological engineers evaluate the use of naturally-occurring materials like clay to prevent the spread of subsurface contamination. Geological engineers are interested in the development of renewable energy resources to conserve traditional sources of energy. Geological engineers work with the environment to improve conditions for everyone and the world around us.
Because the use and conservation of the earth's resources is an ever-growing concern and responsibility, there is an increasing need for geological engineers in a wide variety of areas including industry, government agencies, and research applications. Scholarships are available as are summer internships and, ultimately, challenging and rewarding permanent employment.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Civil Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

Civil Engineering undergraduate studies allow emphasis in construction engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, materials engineering and transportation engineering.

Included in the study of civil engineering are courses in environmental engineering that are directly related to the solution of hazardous waste and pollution problems, to providing potable and economical water supply systems, and to maintaining a safe environment. Water resources engineering is related to hydraulic and hydrologic engineering, flood control, rainfall, and runoff prediction and the transport in flows.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Sustainability Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Missouri University of Science and Technology offers undergraduate students from any department the opportunity to pursue a minor in Sustainability.

Sustainability is the minimal use of natural resources, and the process of replacing used resources, to meet the current demands of society without compromising the needs of future generations.

The National Science Foundation in collaboration with the National Academy of Engineering highlighted sustainability as a key theme to the “Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century.” The future well-being of human societies will be dependent on progress in our understanding of sustainability.

This multi-disciplinary undergraduate minor will prepare S&T students to evaluate efficient energy and materials usage, and greenhouse gas emissions in a global society. It will touch upon many fields of study including social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and business.

This minor has applications in the management of natural resources, such as energy and agriculture, and also in the development of businesses and engineering solutions. It relates not just to the development of technologies, but helps shape political and cultural policies to promote practices that lead to a more sustainable environment.


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