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  • January 2020 -  ESE Faculty awarded $120,000 grant.  Dr. Varun Kasaraneni of Gannon and Dr. Sherri Mason of PSU-Behrend received $120,000  from PA Sea Grant to Quantify Urban Litter Contribution to Plastic Pollution in Lake Erie and Assessing Best Mitigation Practices.

    January 2020 - Study Abroad Experience. Emily Poach, junior environmental engineering student, starts her study abroad experience this semester at the University of Canterbury in Christ Church, New Zealand. 

    January 2020 - New 4 + 1 Program.  The department is launching a new 4 + 1 program.  Students can complete a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Science & Management in 5 years. 

    October 2019 - New Meteorology and Climate Change course for spring 2020. This new course will cover the fundamentals of weather and climate change and will be taught by David Wolter, Erie News Now Meteorologist.  Open to all science & engineering majors - no pre-requisites required.

    September 2019 - ESE Faculty Appointed to State Air Quality Committee.  Dr. Michelle Homan, Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering, was appointed to the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee by Patrick McDonnell, Secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP).  The committee provides recommendations to the PADEP on proposed revisions to air pollution control regulations and policies.

    July 2019 - Environmental Education Grant Award.  Gannon's Environmental Science & Engineering department was awarded an environmental education mini-grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection.  The grant funds an Erie Earth Day Festival in collaboration with the Erie Climate Reality Project.

    June 2019 - Contract with the PA DEP Renewed.  The Department's contract with the PA Department of Environmental Protection was renewed.  The department maintains air sampling equipment for the DEP which provides information on particulate levels and hazardous air pollutants known as HAPS.  The project is carried out by Environmental Science & Engineering students allowing them to gain valuable skills related to air monitoring.

    June 2019 - Emily Poach awarded scholarship & attends the AWWA conference.  Emily Poach, sophomore environmental engineering major, was awarded the $5,000 "Chick" Roberts scholarship from the American Water Works Association.  The funders of the scholarship, The Roberts Filter Group, also supported Emily's trip to the 2019 conference in Denver, Colorado to receive the award.

    Last Updated: January 27, 2020