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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.