The department provides an exceptional broad-based undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment emphasizing student-faculty interaction, opportunities for hands-on learning, scholarship and service, and an understanding of the professional, societal, ethical, and environmental implications of the engineering practice.
Excellent facilities support instruction and research by students and faculty, including a computer lab and labs for material testing, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, surveying, and environmental analysis.Learn more about our facilities
Classes, student groups, independent studies, honors projects, and EXCEL Scholars research give students great opportunities to conduct research with faculty and one another.learn how to get involved in student research
As essential as wastewater treatment facilities are to a modern society, not many people want to spend time in close proximity to these typically loud and foul-smelling plants.
But what if there was a quieter, chemical-free, odorless way to treat wastewater? And what if it doubled as a thriving ecosystem of plants, fish, and many other organisms?read more about EPA Fellowship
Brian Peacock ’12 won three national awards for research while at Lafayette. So, when he saw a need for an improved mathematical tool optimized for scientific exploration, he launched FastFig, a cloud-based solution.read more about Brian Peacock '12
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