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

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) Minors (more information)
       Environmental Science Environmental Studies
       Environmental Studies Technology Studies
       Technology Education  
       Technology Management  

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Technology Education (more information)

Professional Workshops for Teachers - Summer 2015 (link to details)

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.


MN PLTW Web site

PLTW Web site



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