2021 marks the 26th annual Environmental Engineering and Science (EES) Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as well as 2020 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professor (AEESP) Distinguished Lecturer. This year’s theme is “Envisioning the Future of Environmental Engineering. This theme was chosen by the symposium organizers to arouse concerns about the increasing need for an ecologically sustainable future. The future is likely to see more technological development, population growth, and new potential contaminants. These are likely to see more areas needing management to avoid pollution or ecological damage; we will see a need to change conditions in some areas to cope with the changing climate. We hope that this symposium will bring together researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds and specialties to present their research, ideas, and visions for the future. Join us as we explore the engineering solutions to these pressing environmental challenges.


Students from CEE 595 G are major organizers of this event. CEE 595 G is a course taken by UIUC Civil and Environmental Engineering master’s students. Students in the EES program are responsible for hosting the annual EES Symposium. This is an opportunity for us to gather together and invite the environmental engineering community to learn about our work. Each student presents either a poster or oral presentation which displays their research or a project they are working on.

Past EES Symposiums


The Environmental Engineering and Science (EES) group within CEE at Illinois prepares students for the increasingly critical role of addressing the world’s challenges of air, land and water pollution. Sustainable engineering practices for both developed and developing societies are the primary focus of the EES program.

Learn more about EES at UIUC here.