Graduate Association


The Graduate Association for Technology and Environmental Science (GATES) is an organization for graduate students advised by ENST faculty, dedicated to the advancement of agricultural, ecological, environmental, and food sciences, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering.

What Does GATES Do?

  • Provides a network for introducing new graduate students to the Department of Environmental Science and Technology.

  • Provides a forum for communication among graduate students and between ENST graduate students, faculty, and staff.

  • Promotes the high ideals of the engineering and environmental professions.

  • Plans various social, cultural, and professional events to encourage the development and support of graduate students in Environmental Science and Technology.

GATES Officers:

  • President: Dietrich Epp Schmidt

  • Vice President: Nathan Sedghi

  • Faculty Representative: Barret Wessel

  • Secretary/Treasurer: Rahat Sharif

  • Social Coordinator: Dana Rushovich