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

Department Information

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Student in CAD laboratory

Student in laboratory

Department Mission

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.

Department Goals

  1. Provide an interdisciplinary curriculum to prepare students for future careers aligned with professional organizations.
  2. Promote the understanding of the relationship between the natural and human made worlds through a core of common courses.
  3. Develop graduates who can define, assess, and solve environmental and technological problems.
  4. Provide a variety of learning opportunities and experiences, including classroom, laboratory, field study, internships, and research.
  5. Prepare graduates with environmental and technological content to provide education both formally and informally.
  6. Offer a contemporary graduate program for educators and researchers in environmental and technological fields of study.
  7. Participate and provide leadership in professional organizations at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff within the Department of Environmental and Technological Studies bring multi-disciplinary approaches to the fields of environmental and technological studies. Their expertise includes construction, energy, transportation, third world development, soil and water science, waste management, environmental modeling, manufacturing, material sciences, communications, graphics and much more.

Accreditation

The Technology Education Major is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council on Technology Teacher Education, International Technology Education Association (CTTE/ITEA).

The Technology Management Major is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), formally National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

Laboratory Facilities

The Department of Environmental and Technological Studies is housed in Headley Hall, a classroom and laboratory facility centrally located on the campus. The many laboratory facilities are equipped with state of the art equipment and instrumentation for use by students, staff and faculty. These facilities include a new manufacturing center, an environmental instrumentation center, and CAD center and much more.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes are in place for each of the majors within the Department of Environmental and Technological Studies.

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