W. Craig Meyer

W. Craig Meyer

Professor of Geology

Director - The Center for Environmental Technology


Office: 8320 (Village)

Office Hours:
TTh:  8:30 - 9:30 am
       12:35 - 1:35 pm
         6:00 - 7:00 pm
W:    6:00 - 7:00 pm


Office Phone:

Mailing Address:
Pierce College
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

My Education:

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

10. Autoclave

11. Centrifuge

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."
A. Bartlett Giamatti

 "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."
Anatole France

 "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

                                                         manuer team photo                         patty flame

                                             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

                                                               biogas team                                 burner

                                          Pierce Team Honorable Mention                                Biogas Burner Built from Scrap



Ozone Water Treatment SystemDeveloped for a Denver Water Engineering Company

                                                                 O3 gen                                                                       cooling tower

                                       Generator We Designed                                              Treated Water in Cooling Tower