Fast Facts ESE
Undergraduate and Master ESE students
ESE alumni got a job soon after graduation!
Many start to work next day after commencement
of ESE students are females and 50% are minority students
internship availability for those students interested (some gets two internships)
Prof. Reza Khanbilvardi is the Program Director.
His goal is to lead the Earth System Science & Environmental Engineering Program to a new level.
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
With ever changing Earth's environment due to extreme weather and climate change, a degree focused on Earth System and Environmental engineering (ESE) allows early career STEM professionals to seek in-depth knowledge with multidisciplinary approach to solving global environmental issues. A degree in ESE will allow students to be forward thinkers in providing sustainable solutions by utilizing innovative advancements that help sustain Earth and Ecosystem services. The ESE degree will also allow students to deploy cutting edge advances in the fields of Environmental Sensing, Monitoring through applications of AI/ML, Data sciences, uncrewed technologies and other computational tools and techniques. Read more here
Human activity is increasingly perturbing our fragile environment by depleting our natural resources, destroying ecosystems, and accelerating climate change. A sustainable planet requires engineers and scientists to understand the impact of their decisions on the built environment and natural systems. The undeniable challenge of our time is efficient management, sustainable and equitable use of Earth’s finite natural resources on air, land, water, and energy. Read more here
Concentrations and Research Themes
Water Resources and Environment
Energy and Environment
Achievements and awards of ESE alumni and affiliated faculty
2023: ESE alum Jonathan Smilovich is called salutatorian to GSOE
Lawrence Vulis, 2017 ESE alum, Defended PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine in December 2022
Congratulations to the Student Award winners from the 2nd Annual GSoE Industry Day, May 5, 2022 !
Best ESE Senior Design Project: Drinking Water Quality: Jonathan Smilovich, Caroline N Schwab, Charise S Laveau, Silkia Valentin, Laiba Sajid
Stephanie Almodovar was named Great Grad 2022 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2022-06/Great_Grads_2022_…
Congratulations to ESE student-athletes Recognized On Spring 2021 AD’s Honor Roll:
Congratulations to the Student Award winners from the 1st Annual GSoE Industry Day, May 26, 2021 !
Best Senior Design Project: Rockland Drinking Water Treatment Plant: Amanda Baksh, Abigail Doris, Christian Vergara, and Denzel Phillip
Best Original Project: Reforestation in Haiti: Lucy Piacentini, Erin Wengerter, Andrew Tan, Melissa Souffront, and Mohamed Lyachi
ESE student Caroline Sch. was awarded NOAA EPP fellowship, see https://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2021/07/12/ccny-engineering-junior-carol…
Marco J. Castaldi, ESE Director, Professor of Chemical Engineering has secured a $1 million grant from one of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy's (ARPA-E) newest programs, Waste in X (WiX) that works to advance the improvement of the physical or chemical properties of residues produced from the thermal conversion of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into valuable products.
ESE affiliated faculty
ESE Director Prof. Marco Castaldi was featured on broadcast Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 3pm to WHCR-90.3FM to From City to the World, hosted by CCNY President Vince Boudreau, discussing sustainability and waste management.
ESE students Marjorie V., Lucy P., Michael H., Courtni H., Jennifer D. were awarded the Colin Powell Climate Policy Fellow
ESE students Sardar Kh. and Caroline Sch. were awarded Colin Powell Fellowship
ESE student Koffi Ap. was awarded NOAA EPP fellowship
ESE students Margarita K., Abigail U., Amanda S., Ashley B., Stephanie Av., Laulaye M., Kenneth Ar., Jennifer D., Aye Ph., Kiara R., Erin W., Caroline Sh., Alejandra R., Mohamed L., Adrian P., Dilchand N., Ishrat Ja., Eder H., Equisha G., Ysabel B., César H., Fausto T., Jessica Ch., Siena D., Stefanos S., Victor D., Stephany P., Cassandra C. were awarded NOAA CREST fellowship
ESE senior Rafael Arias was awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, gaining skills critical to national security and economic competitiveness https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/travel-awaits-six-ccny-gilman-scholars
Please join us with congratulations to ESE alumna Agata Bugala with the NYWEA award
Mark Campmier was named the Great Grad 2018 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2021-02/382717238-2018-Gr…
NEW FELLOWSHIPS: Lawrence Vulis (NASA ESSF) and (Honorable Mention NSF GRFP), and Stanley Ko (NSF GRFP)
NEW COURSE: ENGR I9500 Professional Seminar and Special Topics in Earth Systems & Environmental Engineering
Seminar series given by: The Earth Engineering Center at City College of New York (EEC|CCNY), See syllabus here
Safat Chowdhury was named the Great Grad 2017, https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2021-02/373131049-Great-G…
ESE led Interdisciplinary Team Wins First Prize from EPA
How can stormwater runoff be effectively managed while benefiting the campus community and environment? In designing a solution, CCNY students won first prize for their innovative green infrastructure project in the EPA 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge.
Please congratulate Lawrence, Agata and Alexander! https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/city-college-team-scoops-epa-rainworks-c…