CERE Over the Past 20 Years
1992 - The Environmental Science and Management graduate program is launched, offering the M.S. and graduate certificates.
1997 - The Center for Environmental Research and Education is established.
1999 - CERE begins a series of projects to develop environmental management systems and train industry professionals in post-communist Bulgaria and Ukraine, continuing through 2002.
2000 - CERE begins a partnership with the University of Cologne that includes the ongoing exchange of faculty and students.
2001 - The B.S. in Environmental Science is launched.
2004 - CERE organizes the first Duquesne University delegation of science and education students to China; the fifth trip to China took place in 2011.
2004 - The Master of Environmental Management online program is launched, conferring degrees to 35 environmental professionals across the nation before the last student graduates in 2011.
2006 - CERE faculty and students develop a habitat restoration project at Murphy's Bottom, a former surface mining site on the Allegheny River, which continues to serve as a research site.
2009 - The Duquesne University Academic Sustainability Committee is formed under the leadership of CERE faculty.
2010 - In partnership with the Small Business Development Center, CERE brings Mexican engineering students to Duquesne to learn environmental management principles, continuing through 2012.
2010 - In partnership with the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, CERE brings emerging leaders from Ghana to Duquesne to learn about energy extraction.
2011 - Continuing the program with Ghana, CERE leads a group of American professionals to learn about energy extraction in Ghana.
2011 - The Pennsylvania Environmental Council opens the Wingfield Pines environmental remediation project with the research support of CERE faculty and students.
2012 - CERE expands ongoing efforts to establish baseline biological conditions, study water quality and determine causes of contamination in western Pennsylvania areas with natural gas drilling.