The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering educates future leaders and provides students with the knowledge, tools and skills needed to address society's most challenging problems in the natural and built environments.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is a cooperative program between SUNY and Cornell University. NYSG promotes the informed stewardship of coastal resources, including the Great Lakes. NYSG has offices in Cornell, Stony Brook University, University in Ithaca, UB, and other locations throughout the state.
The RENEW Institute is a university-wide multidsciplinary research institute focusing on complex energy and environmental issues and associated social and economic issues.
Lake Superior: Deepest of the Great lakes with a maximum depth of 1,332 feet. The highest of the Great Lakes at 600 feet above sea level.
Lake Huron: Fifth largest freshwater lake in the world. First of the Great Lakes to be discovered by European explorers.
Lake Michigan: Only Great Lake completely within the U.S. This lake's shoreline contains the largest freshwater dunes in the world.
Lake Erie: Shallowest and most biologically productive of the Great Lakes. Shortest retention time (2.6 years), and the only Great Lake with three distinct basins.
Lake Ontario: Has smallest shoreline volume of the Great Lakes. Last in the Great Lakes chain, and the only lake with controlled water levels.