Hey everyone! We hope you had a good and refreshing break!

Come join us February the 4th for our first meeting of the semester! We’ll talk about our new project, new officers, and many more things. Also, we’ll be welcoming guest speakers to talk about resumes for the upcoming career fair.

P.S. There will be pizza! Come hungry!




February 18th, 2016

Hey everyone!

Our Nicaragua school house is finally finished! We hope to have pictures soon! If you’d like to join us for the discussion of our upcoming project feel free to join us on February 18th at 7 PM!

We’ll discuss goals for the semester, duties, and many other responsibilities!

University of Michigan Master Degree

The Engineering Sustainable Systems Program
The Engineering Sustainable Systems (ESS) is a 54 credit hour dual master’s program at the University of Michigan where students earn an MS from the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and an MSE in one of four engineering disciplines: Mechanical, Civil, Environmental or Chemical.  Students can complete both degrees in 2 to 2.5 years.  The program has three specific specializations: 
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Sustainable Water Resources
  • Sustainable Design & Manufacturing
Why ESS?

The ESS program equips students to understand and help solve some of our critical sustainability challenges for the 21st century. The program trains graduate students to enhance engineered and natural systems in socially, environmentally and economically sustainable ways.

Some key reasons to choose this program:

  • Improved marketability:  Employers are increasingly looking for candidates with engineering skills and a strong grounding in sustainability principles. Potential employers have indicated a strong preference for students with two distinct degrees compared to students who participated in certificate programs or concentrations in sustainability.
  • A deep understanding of sustainability:  Sustainable engineering involves a lot more than just utilizing recyclable materials in your project.  A master’s in Natural Resources and Environment provides a holistic understanding of the various dimensions of sustainability and the role engineers can play in implementing solutions.
  • Learn systems thinking:  It is not enough to design new products, processes, or technologies without also understanding how these designs can shape and also be shaped by human and natural systems.  Exploring the interaction among systems is a strong focus area in the curriculum.
  • The world is multidisciplinary: You’ll work with students with interests and backgrounds ranging from biology to business, landscape architecture to law, and ecology to education–just to name a few.  Their insights and experiences will enrich your learning in the classroom and as you work together on team projects.
Continuing Service Opportunities

There are many opportunities for new ESS students to continue to make a meaningful difference in the world as they pursue their degrees at the University of Michigan.  Our students are engaged in important work spanning from local projects to international ones. We invite you to see some examples on our website through the URL below:

If you have any questions related to the program or the University of Michigan, please let us know.  We hope you’ll keep us in mind as you consider your grad school options.
Robb De Kleine

ESS Coordinator and ESS Alum ’09
University of Michigan

Fall Volunteer Dates: Houston Habitat for Humanity

Houston Habitat for Humanity
Fall Volunteer Opportunities
Houston Habitat Volunteer, 

Houston Habitat for Humanity runs on the generosity of volunteers like you! Come enjoy the fall weather while helping families in need. Please see upcoming volunteer opportunities below. All skill levels welcome!


Volunteer Days Begin at 7:30am and end at 2:00pm


October 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 17, 30

November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21


Activity: outdoor construction, carpentry


Location: Harrel Park, 8229 Laura Koppe St

Register here!


Thank you in advance for your service to the community.


Kindest Regards,


Corry A. Bell

Volunteer Coordinator

Main: (713) 671-9993 Ext. 218

Cell: (832) 256-7158



More information about Houston Habitat at


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