Explore the human impact on natural resources and systems. By studying the relationship of difference fields, you’ll be at the forefront of scientific discovery and get to work on the greatest challenge facing our planet.
There is an increasing demand for careers that tackle the complex issues such as climate change, waste management, resource availability, biodiversity and pollution in society. As a freshman at Heidelberg, you’ll be in a lab working with your professors – not graduate or teaching assistants. You’ll also have access to over 200 acres of natural area for study and research, including three nature preserves, a conservation farm, two rivers, and a campus research pond.
Commissioned by the U.S. Congress, the National Center for Water Quality Research, is an internationally renowned water quality laboratory. The Center employees full-time Ph.D.-credentialed researchers involved in chemical, biological and hydrological studies. NCWQR programs center on the collection, analysis and interpretation of environmental data necessary for improved water resource management. Students also have the ability to intern at the facility during the school year or summer.
My professors played a huge role in helping me get where I am. They helped me with practical skills in the lab and field, and they were also mentors who took the time to help me find my interests and pursue opportunities to explore science. They encouraged me to do research, attend conferences, volunteer and teach. Taking advantage of these many opportunities gave me a diverse background to draw from.