Environment Top 10

From water and urban farming to sustainability, green technologies and much more, Wayne State's urban location in the heart of Detroit provides its students with endless opportunities to make a substantial difference in Detroit and beyond through multidisciplinary pathways in the arts and sciences, engineering, law, medicine, pharmacy and business.

Number 1

The Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership, created by Wayne State University to examine the possible association between changes in Flint’s water system and public health, specifically the recent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

Number 2

Wayne State's Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and its CURES Center, a team of scientists, clinicians, public health professionals, educators and community leaders committed to building a healthy living and working environment in Detroit.

Number 3

The Urban Watershed Environmental Research Group, a collaboration of Wayne State researchers focused on water in the urban setting.

Number 4

The Wayne State Farmers Market, which offers affordable, fresh and locally prepared food for the campus community and surrounding area each summer.

Number 5

Wayne State's College of Engineering is home to the nation’s first electric-drive vehicle engineering program and alternative energy technology master’s program.

Number 6

The nation’s first Transnational Environmental Law Clinic, a partnership between Wayne State’s Law School and the Windsor (Ontario) Law School that prepares students to affect environmental policy.

Number 7

Wayne State’s Urban Soils Projects, which help researchers better understand and survey soils in urban environments.

Number 8

SEED Wayne, which encourages production of sustainable food resources through three campus gardens.

Number 9

Wayne State is home to an arm of the Huron to Erie Alliance for Research and Training Center, a unique partnership working to improve local water ecosystems and the quality of life for those who use them.

Number 10

The DVERSE group, a multidisciplinary team of investigators studying how environmental stressors impact public health in urban areas. The group engages environmental scientists, health professionals and members of the local community to enhance quality of life and develop responsible public policy.