Manhattan College, a private institution of higher learning, was founded by the Christian Brothers in 1853. The College is known for its value-centered education programs which combine humanistic perspectives with strong curricula in arts, science, business, education, and engineering.

Environmental Engineering became a formal part of Manhattan College in 1939 when the College initiated an undergraduate option in sanitary engineering within its civil engineering department. Extensive faculty research in water quality modeling and water/wastewater treatment has been a trade mark of the program from its beginning.

Today, Manhattan remains at the forefront of the environmental field, with an internationally recognized graduate program (established in 1962), and an undergraduate degree program (established in 1992). The Environmental Engineering faculty have received numerous national and international awards for their research, and the program proudly boasts that six of its alumni have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.

To date, over 2,500 engineers, operators and scientists have attended the Summer Institute.  We are continuing this great legacy with updated and new courses in water and wastewater treatment, water quality modeling and resource recovery.