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03-06-2013

Shane Rogers Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Shane Rogers has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Shane RogersRogers received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, and master of science and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Iowa State University.

He joined the Clarkson faculty in 2007, and, since 2004, has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio, first as a post-doctoral researcher from 2004-2007, and from 2007 to present as a special government employee.

In his dual roles, has been the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on approximately $4 million in research regarding biotechnologies for soils and water treatment and residuals management, including genome-enabled molecular technologies for monitoring soils, air, and water quality.

His recent research investigates the fate and transport of pathogens and chemical stressors in agroecosystems and risks associated with exposure to these agents in the environment.

He has mentored 33 undergraduate and graduate researchers and a post-doctoral scholar from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu City, China, on research projects in his laboratory; many of his research students have received state and national-level research awards.

Rogers is also the PI or co-PI on more than $1 million in education-related programs including Clarkson University’s NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Environmental Sciences and Engineering: Advancing Sustainable Systems and Environmental Technologies (ASSETs) to Serve Humanity; and the NSF-funded ASPIRE (Academic Success Program to Improve Retention and Education) of underrepresented students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

These programs engage more than 80 undergraduate students each year in extended mentoring, undergraduate research, and professional development activities.

Rogers recently received funding through the Alcoa Foundation for the “MythOlympic Games,” a program that will engage 40 high achieving high-school students in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics at Clarkson University. Additional educational outreach includes the Young Scholars Program (K-12), research experiences for K-12 teachers, and “River University” at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, a subsidiary of Clarkson University.

He is the chair of the St. Lawrence Section of the American Society for Engineering Education and an associate editor for Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. He is the recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education, St. Lawrence Section Outstanding Teaching Award, the Clarkson University Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award, the Clarkson University Student Association Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Water Environment Federation’s McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, and Sustainable Use Medal, among other recognitions.

Rogers is also the faculty mentor for the Clarkson University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, USA. They are working on water and wastewater treatment systems for impoverished communities and elementary schools in the coastal plains region of Ecuador. Through partnerships with Potters for Peace, Potters Without Borders, Rotary International, and Hogar de Christo, a non-profit humanitarian organization, they have implemented a low-cost ceramic water filter production facility that will make water filters available to tens of thousands of people lacking adequate access to safe drinking water.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/srogers.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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