We are dedicated to inspiring new generations of engineers. Every member of our research team, from the Director to the first year graduate students, participates in education and outreach activities. We work with students at every level from kindergarten through post-doctoral graduates, as well as with teachers, professionals, decision-makers, and the public at large.
Each of our research institutions has partnered with a local school, and works with teachers and administrators to create programs and activities that best suit their students’ interests and needs. Our partner schools are Eastside College Preparatory School (Stanford), Bishop O’Dowd (UCB), Hatch Valley School District (NMSU), and Adams County District 50 (CSM).
Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Teachers may participate in a mentored summer research experience working with one of our researchers on laboratory experiments and curriculum development.
Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE)
Faculty at NMSU and CSM will engage community college students in water-related research in their labs.
Water Technicians Training (WTT)
Through the WTT program at NMSU, sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the ERC is working to further enable tribal governments to become self-sufficient and increase economic growth through better management and utilization of their water resources.
We are working with science instructors from Chief Dull Knife College and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium to develop new water engineering curricula and to broadcast classes to tribal community colleges.
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Each summer, undergraduates from non-ReNUWIt institutions join our team and complete mentored research projects in ReNUWIt labs.
We invite you to learn more about the 2013 ReNUWIt REU program, including application requirements and instructions.
ERC Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Students involved with Center research are fully immersed in our activities. In addition to being represented on the Student Leadership Council, students are directly mentored and co-advised by faculty at our different institutions. They are actively involved in leadership seminars, curriculum development, international research exchanges, and working with K-12 students at our partner schools. ERC students emerge as innovative, adaptive leaders who are globally connected and excel in cross-disciplinary work with a systems-level perspective.
International and Postdoctoral Programs
The ERC’s international and postdoctoral programs include collaborations with world-class research institutions that have unique strengths in urban water infrastructure and with whom we have long-standing research and professional collaborations. Our affiliations with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Zürich, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, bring global perspectives and educational enrichment on new technologies and management strategies for urban water infrastructure systems. Postdoctoral scholars participate in a mentoring program and career development planning, including identifying goals and steps to make these goals possible.
Barbara Moskal, Director, Pre-College Program (CSM)
Nirmala Khandan, Co-Director, Undergraduate Program (NMSU)
Kara Nelson, Graduate Program (UCB)
James Leckie, International and Post Doctoral Programs (Stanford)
Pam McLeod, Education and Outreach Manager (Stanford)