Emerging Fields

Emerging Fields in Ce/ENVE

In the dynamic civil and environmental engineering field, several burgeoning fields are reshaping infrastructure development and environmental sustainability. Notably, offshore wind and civil engineering merge expertise to harness renewable energy from offshore wind farms, demanding robust structures and innovative design. Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) are pivotal in mitigating climate change, requiring advanced engineering solutions for efficient capture, transportation, and storage of CO2 emissions. Carbon capture in heavy civil projects also aims to reduce emissions associated with traditional construction methods, promoting sustainability in infrastructure development.

Cal Poly’s SURE! program epitomizes proactive engagement in the water-energy nexus, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and hands-on learning to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to address real-world challenges in renewable energy and resource recovery from day one. Through a commitment to innovation and practical experience, Cal Poly cultivates a new generation of engineers poised to lead in emerging fields and contribute to a sustainable future.

Offshore Wind and Civil Engineering

This video delves into the prospective offshore wind development along the Pacific Coast, illustrating the pivotal role civil engineers will play in ensuring its realization in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive manner.

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Amro introduces Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), a burgeoning field in environmental engineering. This video summarizes and introduces environmental engineering and air quality management, highlighting their crucial role in combating climate change through innovative engineering and design solutions.

Sure! Program

Learn more about SURE! Carly provides an overview and tour of the City of San Luis Obispo Water Resource Recovery Facility. The video highlights the facility’s and programs’ focus on water and energy sustainability.

Carbon Capture in Heavy Civil

Meggy, a professional engineer and lead consultant at WSP, discusses WSP’s response to the market demand for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and how they assist clients in meeting this growing industry demand. She emphasizes how this need and solution align perfectly for civil engineers to actively engage and drive tangible change.