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Humboldt State University
Environmental
Resources Engineering
A Commitment to YOUR Future
What is
Environmental
Resources Engineering?
A diverse, interdisciplinary, applied,
environmentally-focused engineering field
What is Environmental Resources Engineering?
Become an Expert in:
• Water Quality
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Water and Wastewater Treatment
Treatment Wetland Design
Contaminant Fate and Transport
Water Chemistry
• Water Resources
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River Restoration and Channel Design
Fish Passage
Groundwater Remediation
Water Resources Planning and
Management
– Groundwater Development
(Yes, this is a BAD culvert!)
What is Environmental Resources Engineering?
Become an Expert in:
• Energy Resources
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Renewable Energy
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology
Building Energy Analysis
Advanced Thermodynamics
• Geoenvironmental Engineering
– Landfill Design
– Hazardous Waste Remediation
– Soil Chemistry
• Indoor Air Quality
– Building Disinfection
– Surface Chemistry
What is Environmental Resources Engineering?
What Do You Want To Do?
Environmental
Resources
Engineering
Civil Engineering
Mechanical
Engineering
Water Quality
Water Quality
Mechanical Systems
Water Resources
Water Resources
Mechanical Design
Energy Resources
Structures
Energy Systems
Geoenvironmental Engr.
Geotechnical Engr.
Materials Science
Indoor Air Quality
Transportation
Automotive/Aerospace
Why should I go to
Humboldt State?
An experience like none other
Why should I go to Humboldt State?
A Commitment to You
• Emphasis on active learning
– Hands-on labs
– Field trips
– Team projects
• Student/faculty ratio of 20:1
• 33% female faculty
• ABET accredited
Why should I go to Humboldt State?
A Place to Grow
• Service Learning
- Sponsoring tutoring
- Outreach to future engineers
- Social events
• Learning from Peers
– Hydrogen design team national
grand prize winner
– National champion math modeling
teams
Why should I go to Humboldt State?
A Place to Discover
• Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
– Wastewater treatment wetlands
– Enhancement wetlands
• Schatz Energy Research Center
– Fuel cell research
– Renewable energy technologies
• Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
– Student run
– Appropriate technology education center
Why should I go to Humboldt State?
A Place Like No Other
How Should I Prepare?
Writing, Math, Biology, Chemistry
How Should I Prepare?
Commit to your Future
• Get Involved
– Clubs
– Community service
• High School
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Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus
Chemistry, Biology, Physics
Writing, Communication
Computer Skills
• Community College
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Calculus
Chemistry, Biology
Writing, Communication
Computer Skills
Check Assist (www.assist.org)
How Much Will it
Cost?
Your Future’s Value
How much will it cost?
An Investment in your Future
California Western
Residents States
Other
States
Fees
$3,167
$4,750
~$8,3001
Books
$1,100
$1,100
$1,100
Housing2
$8,000
$8,000
$8,000
1In-state
fees plus $339/Unit
2On-campus
or off-campus
What Jobs can I get?
Your Future
What Jobs can I Get?
Your Future
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Manages division of
– Engineers
– Scientists
– Geologists
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• Lauri Kemper, P.E.
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BS, ERE Humboldt State 1984
Supervising Water Resource Control
Engineer
California Regional Water Quality
Control Board, Lahontan Region
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Permitting
Enforcement
Basin Planning
Special Investigations
Interagency Coordination
Regulates
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Storm Water
Wastewater
Wetland Impacts
Timber Harvests
Grazing
What Jobs can I Get?
Your Future
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Regional Director
– MWH’s Natural Resources,
Industry, and Infrastructure
operational unit
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Robert G. Aaserude, P.E.
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BS, ERE, Humboldt State 1979
BS, Fisheries, Humboldt State 1979
MS, Civil Engineering, Washington, 1984
West Regional Director and Vice
President
MWH Americas, Inc.
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Performing Technical Analyses
Project Management
Staff Management
Developing Business
Preparing and Executing Business
Plans
Division Focus
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Mine Restoration
Reclamation
Dams
Hydropower
Environmental Services
What Jobs can I Get?
Your Future
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Staff Engineer works with
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Responsible for Wastewater Treatment
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• Gina Giacone, E.I.T.
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BS, ERE Humboldt State 2003
Staff Engineer
Summit Engineering, Inc.
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Civil Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Electrical Engineers
Architects
Evaluation
Testing
Design
Project Management
Construction
Wastewater Treatment Projects
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Wetlands
Aerated Facultative Ponds
Sequencing Batch Reactor Systems
Mound Systems
Subsurface Leachfields
What Jobs can I Get?
Your Future
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Water reuse system design
Wetland treatment systems
Watershed restoration
Water and wastewater
treatment systems
Water quality analysis
Control of saltwater intrusion
Optimization water resources
Storm water management
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Modeling glacier meltwater
Solar hydrogen design
Fuel cell design
Analyzing building energy
systems
• Renewable energy policy and
program design
• Soil remediation
• Brownfield restoration

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