CEGE magazine, Fall 2023
Message from the Department Head
Dear Alumni and Friends,
I am very proud of our department, programs, students, and faculty. Teaching is difficult and rewarding, and in so many ways, is how we make an impact and protect society and our environment. Our teachers are some of the best and they work hard at preparing inspired and innovative engineers for the future. In this issue of our CEGE magazine, we want to spotlight and share some of the excellence and innovation that is happening in our classroom teaching.
Our feature on teaching highlights some of our award-winning faculty as well as some new and exciting classes that have been developed for students in CEGE and beyond. I am proud of the way that our curriculum evolves to keep up with advances in science and society.
You will also read about teaching from some students’ points of view, one from a recent graduate and one from a group of alumni who remember their professor after many years. You will also read brief profiles of new faculty. We look forward to their contributions in the classroom and in research as well.
So many of my own memories involve colleagues, friends, and students in CEGE and at the University. I’m sure that you have a few of your own. If these stories spark some memories for you of a favorite teacher or fellow student, I hope you will share your story about how the University of Minnesota has made your life better. You can write your own story or read others’ stories at Dear Minnesota
Thank you for being a part of the history and the future of CEGE!
Joseph T. and Rose S. Ling Chair in Environmental Engineering