W. Craig Meyer
Professor of Geology
Director - The Center for Environmental Technology
Office: 8320 (Village)
TTh: 8:30 - 9:30 am
12:35 - 1:35 pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm
W: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA91371
Courses Currently Taught:
Environmental Science 1: The Human Environment: Physical Processes
Environmental Science 2: The Human Environment: Biological Processes
Environmental Science 7/Geology 10: Introduction to Environmental Geology
Environmental Science 31: Energy and Power
Environmental Science 33: Fundamentals of Water Treatment
Environmental Science 185/285/385: Independent Studies
Tulane University: BS in Geology
USC: MS in Marine Geology/Paleoecology
See link in Classes Section (upper left) for my CV/resume
Pierce College Environmental Lab
The Pierce College Environmental Science program has a completely equipped environmental laboratory that is unequaled in the state. It is used for both classroom instruction and student projects. Our instrumentation includes:
1. Gas Chromatograph with FID, TC and EC detectors
2. Gas Chromatograph /Mass Spectrograph with AutoSampler (GC/MS)
3. High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
4. Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrograph (ICP)
5. Mercury Analyzer
6. UV/Visible Spectrophotometer
7. Meters for pH and Ion Specific Electrodes
8. Myron TDS meter
9. Ultra Pure Water System
12. Graduated Sediment Sieves and Sieve Shaker
13. 1400oC Induction Furnace
14. Radiation Detection Equipment.
Some Thoughts on Education
"A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching."
"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
Current Suggested Readings
See MOODLE page for your class to get Readings.
Student Project Team
We provide interested students with the opportunity to participate in student environmental research projects.These are conducted within the department or in conjunction with the Pierce Center for Environmental Technologies, nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies such as the EPA. Our project team has twice received grants from the EPA P3 program (http://www.epa.gov/P3/) for development of sustainable technologies. To date, we are the only community college to have received an EPA P3 grant. Following is a brief glance at some of our projects:
EPA P3 Project to Develop Carbon Neutral Fuel from Farm Manure and Municipal Green Waste
Pierce Team in Washington D.C. Fuel Produced by Project
EPA P3 Project to Make a Simple Biogas Generator That Can Use Any Type of Organic Waste
Pierce Team Honorable Mention Biogas Burner Built from Scrap
Ozone Water Treatment SystemDeveloped for a Denver Water Engineering Company
Generator We Designed Treated Water in Cooling Tower