As part of a world-class university, Cornell’s environmental engineering program inspires our students and provides opportunities to engage with the local community, the nation and global society. The focus of our undergraduate program is to educate the leaders of the next generation’s environmental engineering professionals working in industry and in government. We recognize the need for direct engagement in research and outreach to inform the environmental engineering program, to help it to remain cutting-edge, and to provide those leaders with an appreciation of scientific and public issues.

Mission Statement

  • Educate the next generation of environmental engineering professionals and assist in the education of other engineers and environmental scientists;
  • Discover and develop new knowledge in environmental engineering;
  • Share cutting edge research and new information and ideas through scientific media and outreach programs.

Career Services & Internship Opportunities


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering

Professor Scott Steinschneider
Program Co-Director
ss3378 [at] cornell.edu (ss3378[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Brenda Marchewka
Student Services Coordinator
bee-ugrad [at] cornell.edu (bee-ugrad[at]cornell[dot]edu)


College of Engineering
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Todd Cowen
Program Co-Director
eac20 [at] cornell.edu (eac20[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Nicholas Wagner
Undergraduate Coordinator
nw346 [at] cornell.edu (nw346[at]cornell[dot]edu)