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Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

No one needs to tell our students that global climate change, developing renewable energy sources, alleviating the shortage of clean water and providing for clean air in many areas of the world are all important challenges facing society. Sustainability is a shared ideal among students around the world.

As home to the country’s first Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, our programs attract students interested in developing renewable energy sources, alleviating the shortage of clean water, improving air quality and understanding climate change.

Through MAGEEP and I-CARES we have formed international teaching and research collaborations in the areas of energy and the environment with more than 24 international universities and industrial collaborators, allowing our undergraduates to interact with their counterparts around the world to study and work on solving some of society's most pressing problems.

To learn more, visit the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering website: eece.wustl.edu.













Student Profile: Mariah Cushman

  • Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Truckee, California
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Minor: Environmental Engineering
  • Study abroad: Campinas, Brazil
  • Extracurricular: Society of Women Engineers, Residential Advisor
  • Co-op: Process Engineer for DuPont Nutrition and Health
  • “Since I am interested in combating global climate change, my study abroad program allowed me to work in one of the top research laboratories in Latin America and get hands-on experience with alternative energy research in Brazil.”
  • View Mariah’s blog “WashU through the eyes of an undergraduate”
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