Central State gets approval for engineering degree program

Central State University has received accreditation for a bachelor’s degree program.

The school’s environmental engineering degree has been approved by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, according to the university.

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The accreditation assures students program meets global standards for engineering programs and “that our graduates possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions to pursue graduate school and or full-time employment,’’ said Pedro Martinez, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The environmental engineering program is part of Central State’s International Center for Water Resources Management, which is in the College of Science and Engineering.

The center has addressed both global and statewide water quality challenges and was the first of its kind in Ohio and among all historically black colleges and universities.

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“Environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems such as water contamination, air and noise pollution, and land degradation to sustain public health and enhance the wellness of society,’’ said Krishna Nedunuri, chairperson of the department of water resources management and director of the center . “The new frontiers for future engineers will be harnessing sustainable energies and designing landscapes and infrastructure that are resilient to impacts from climate change.”

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