Environmental Laboratory (EL)

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Fighting invasive species

Don't squish these bugs! We're testing how Brazilian peppertree thrips fight the spread of an invasive species that destroys native plants.


Inspiring the next generation

We welcomed 70 Boy Scouts to our Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg to camp onsite and learn about our technologies.


Innovating with graphene

Graphene has exciting potential for technology. We're working with universities to explore it.


Improving the Great Lakes

Harmful algal blooms are decreasing the water quality of the Great Lakes. We're using a test site in Ohio to find solutions for this issue.


Highlighting women in STEM

Meet research biologist Nia Hurst and learn about her work in the Environmental Laboratory.


Recruiting the best

We're excited to keep partnering with Alcorn State University to give their students the opportunities they need to be the leaders of tomorrow.


At ERDC’s Environmental Laboratory (EL), we’re solving the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn about what we do and how you can join us.


Kansas City District’s Alexander continues ERDC University Project
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District’s Jesseca Alexander is half-way through her major research project with the U.S Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) six-month...
USACE Engineering With Nature program recognized with international award
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering With Nature (EWN) program was recently recognized by the U.K. Environment Agency...
Chicago District’s Miller continues ERDC University project
Dr. Jennifer Miller, a supervisory environmental engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District, reached the half-way mark in her research project with the U.S. Army Engineer...