The Center oversees various educational services to facilitate unique academic opportunities for Lamar students and professional development for faculty and staff.

Spring 2024 Seminar Series

Department of Energy Southeast Texas Urban Integrated Field Laboratory

Happening Fridays at 10:00am 

All are welcome to attend these seminars by researchers at Lamar University, Texas A&M, University of Texas Austin, Prairie View A&M and Oakridge National Laboratory entitled:

 Equitable solutions for Communities
Caught Between Floods and Air Pollution


  • Jan 26 -Introduction and Climate
  • Feb 9 -Water Measurements
  • Feb 23 -Water Modeling
  • Mar 8 -Air Measurements
  • Mar 22 -Air Modeling
  • Apr 5 -Co-Design
  • Apr 19 -Community

To attend seminars, contact Davon Chargois at

Certificate in Engineering with Nature

Engineering with Nature (EWN) is a program developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). EWN represents an approach to a wide range of activities supporting water resources development, such as new flood risk management infrastructure, a dredging or an ecosystem restoration project. The USACE defines EWN as the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental and social benefits through collaboration.

For more information visit:

How to Apply: You can apply to be a graduate student in our programs or apply as a non-degree seeker if you wish to only take the EWN courses. Students with most science or engineering undergraduate degrees typically succeed in the program. Apply at:

For more information contact Liv Haselbach or Yong Je Kim 



Lamar University offers a suite of graduate level courses on Engineering with Nature. The certificate is co-sponsored by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Center for Resiliency. The certificate consists of one required course and 2 electives.

Currently the offerings are as follows:

EWN Table
FOCUS Course
Interdisciplinary Required 3 credits CVEN 5335
Ecology Elective 3 credits CVEN 5336
Engineering Elective 3 credits CVEN 5337
Dredging Practices Elective 3 credits CVEN 5339

Septic System Clinic 

For Residents Living with a Septic System

Date: May 7, 2024  

Time: 1:30-3:30 pm

Location: Lamar University Campus, Science & Technology Bldg. #203

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This informal clinic offers homeowners with septic systems the opportunity to gain basic understanding of the operation & maintenance activities of septic systems. Participants will learn about  a grant program focused on understanding bacterial transport pathways in the Neches River Tidal watershed, and will be able to discuss questions about their septic systems with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Wastewater Specialists.

For More Information, contact Professor Qin Qian via email or call 409-880-7559.

Hosted by Lamar University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension 

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This project has been funded by the Texas General Land Office under Contract #23-020-007-D601 to Lamar University. 

Professional Development

Details training presentations and other events geared toward professional advancement for Lamar students, faculty, and staff.