Our history

The IUPUI Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) was established in 1997, and in 2010 received the Signature Center designation, an initiative of the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research to recognize and support flagship research centers across the IUPUI campus. CEES is sponsored by the IUPUI School of Science, and relies on gifts and donations for its operation.

Our mission

The CEES mission is to provide interdisciplinary research solutions to environmental challenges facing Central Indiana. The center pursues this mission through applied research in collaboration with community partners, translation of research into action to inform policy-making, and science education and public outreach programs to promote civic engagement and environmental stewardship. The CEES vision is to grow into an international leader in environmental and natural resources management providing context-relevant solutions to existing and emerging issues.