ETS - Environmental and Technological Studieslinking the natural and human-made worldCollege of Science & Engineering

Students in laboratory

Mission Statement

Provide experiences that promote environmental and technological literacy and also equip students with the ability to comprehend the interconnections between science, technology, society, and the environment developed through education, research, assessment, and appropriate practices.

Undergraduate Programs

Majors (more information)

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Technology Education
  • Technology Management

Minors (more information)

  • Environmental Studies
  • Technology Studies

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Technology Education (more information)


Project Lead the Way

  • The department plays a very active role in Minnesota Project Lead the Way.  Dr. Kurt Helgeson is the Co-Afiliate Director with Dr. Aaron Budge from Minnesota State University - Mankato.
  • Dr. Jim Nicholson and Mr. Chuck Hentges are university professors for the program.  They teach the summer training course and provide technical support to the teachers and school districts.
  • The Technology Education pre-service program provide opportunities for graduate to be certified in several PLTW courses as part of their program.

Link to SCSU PLTW Page

Link to MN PLTW Site

Link to PLTW



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