CSU - Environmental Engineering Degree Program Gains Accreditation

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Environmental Engineering Degree Program Gains Accreditation

For Immediate Release    September 9, 2017                            Media Contact: Edwina Blackwell Clark -     (937) 376-6216

WILBERFORCE, OH.   Central State University s Environmental Engineering Program has met or exceeded all standards for accreditation as confirmed by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

The accreditation assures students and their families that the baccalaureate program meets the global standards for engineering programs and that our graduates possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions to pursue graduate school and or full-time employment,   said Dr. Pedro L. Martinez, CSU Provost & VP for Academic Affairs. Additionally, accredited programs demonstrate to our stakeholders that their investment produces engineers prepared to play a crucial role in a technology-driven economy. The Environmental Engineering program is part of the acclaimed International Center for Water Resources Management, which is in the College of Science and Engineering. The Center, which has addressed both global and statewide water quality challenges, was the first of its kind in Ohio and among all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Dr. Krishna Kumar Nedunuri, Chairperson of the Department of Water Resources Management and Director of the International Center for Water Resources Management (ICWRM), said, CSU s Environmental Engineering program is unique in part due to a strong curriculum in water resources, which it shares with one of the University s flagship programs, Water Resources Management. The program is also unique in offering courses such as Water and Environmental Law, Advances in GIS applications, and Geophysics.

"Environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems such as water contamination, air and noise pollution, and land degradation to sustain public health and enhance the wellness of society,   Dr. Nedunuri said. The new frontiers for future engineers will be harnessing sustainable energies and designing landscapes and infrastructure that are resilient to impacts from climate change.

About Central State University:

Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University with a 130-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University, which has been named 2017 HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest, fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally.

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