Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Hydrologic Science and Engineering - Facilities


The HSE program has excellent resources that enhance graduate studies and research. Graduate students have office space in the Engineering and Glover buildings. In these offices, students have access to state-of-the-art computing facilities for numerical modeling and data analysis. They can also readily access Colorado State University’s extensive online collection of journal publications.  Additional computing resources are available from Engineering Technology Services, which maintains several computer laboratories as well as centralized computing clusters for parallel programming applications and computationally intensive procedures. The Engineering and Glover buildings are close to the university library, faculty offices, the student center, and classrooms.

The HSE program also benefits from the Borland Endowment to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. This endowment supports faculty research and equipment grants as well as scholarships to current and prospective graduate students in hydrology and water resources.

The HSE program faculty also convene the annual Hydrology Days Conference, which is co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union. This conference draws researchers from around the world to present their most exciting results in the field of hydrology and related fields in water resources. The conference also hosts the Hydrology Days Award lecture and the Borland Lecture in Hydrology, which honor leaders in hydrologic research and practice.

The HSE program also benefits from Colorado State University’s broad expertise in water-related issues. More than 100 faculty members on campus conduct research related to water, which provides numerous opportunities for collaboration as well as a broad selection of courses for students. Furthermore, a number of Federal agencies such as the Agriculture Research Service, the National Park Service, the Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, and the U.S. Geological Survey have offices and research facilities at or near Colorado State University campus, which also enhances collaboration by graduate students and faculty of the program.