If you’re wondering what happens over at SUNY-ESF besides tie-dyeing on the Quad and worshipping an oversized acorn, wonder no more. Some of us are studying ecological engineering, and you are welcome to join in.
Ecological engineering is designing ecosystems for the mutual benefit of people and the environment. It is the one place in my engineering studies that allows for gray area. The answers are qualitative and supported with calculations rather than cold, hard numbers and factors of safety for wiggle room. There are ecological engineering courses open to all majors without prerequisites — it’s advising week, check them out under the “ERE” prefix.