NMT Environmental Engineering Club
The Environmental Engineering Club (EEC) is an organization of students and professors interested in furthering their knowledge of practical applications in the industry. The club receives its operating budget through fund-raisers and money from the NMT Student Association (SA) each semester. The EEC functions as a vehicle for organizing and funding student trips to a wide variety of industries to examine the processes and the applications of pollution control. In the past, we have visited:
- Rocky Mountain Arsenal
- Coors Brewery
- Four Corners Power Plant
- Navajo Coal Mine
- Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP)
- Asarco Copper Mine
- Intel Manufacturing Plant
- Fred Harvey Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant
- Albuquerque Aquarium
- Socorro Wastewater Treatment Plant
The EEC has also held social gatherings and taken part in Earth Day programs and cleanups. The club is a great way to meet fellow environmental engineering students and learn what environmental engineers really do.
The New Mexico Tech Environmental Engineering Club is also the NMT chapter of the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association/Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMSAWWA/RMWEA). Our general goal is to get more Environmental Engineering students involved in activities specific to their field of study through field trips, conferences, volunteering, and design projects. Though the RMSAWWA and RMWEA are focused on water and waste-water treatment, club members don’t need to be members of the national organizations to gain experience and networking in many environmental fields.