Message From The Chair
Welcome to RIT’s Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety (CETEMS). If you are in search of a program that will help you make a difference in this world, you have come to the right place. The programs offered by CETEMS represent the professions central to the design, operation and maintenance of the very infrastructure of civilization.
I believe that every good professional knows how to make things better. Generally, we walk around with a few great ideas bubbling around in our brains waiting for the break in our busy routines that will enable us to bring them to realization. It is the nature of our busy world, however, that our plans for improvement seldom extend much beyond a few innovations at any given time. Few of us have a ready answer to the question, “Where, ultimately, do we want to be?” or, “What do you envision our role to be in a more perfect world?” We do not have a long term view of or overall goal for the profession.
Part of our mission is to examine the long-term results of the actions we take today and to instill in our students a sense of connectedness to the future as well as to the present. I welcome you to join in the effort to help move us toward a more sustainable and socially responsible future.