About ISE

Professor, Susan Powers working with a student in the aerobic greenhouse

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment sparks depth of thinking within our students as to how we can better our world and the world for future generations. With students and faculty like ours, we can create healthy world solutions that ultimately protect air, water and habitat resources and create sustainable communities.

Our faculty and students work on a variety of campus, community and international sustainability projects and have received national accolades for projects ranging from electric snowmobiles to a high-tech campus greenhouse. Our commitment to sustainability has been shown through on-campus projects such as the anaerobic digester and many acres of solar panels. The ISE’s successful support of our campus commitment to sustainability has resulted in many accolades, including an AASHE STARS Gold sustainability rating.

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Department Spotlights

Taeyoung Kim

Taeyoung Kim has a joint appointment in Clarkson's Institute for a Sustainable Environment and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research concentrates on the application of electrochemical principles and technologies to address environmental and sustainability challenges in water and energy systems.

Sierra Club

 Sierra club honors clarkson university for commitment to sustainability.Read More.

Reasons Behind the ROI
Community Engagement
Projects — Food access to climate smart communities.
Defy Convention
Find new ways to create healthy world solutions
High-Impact Learning
Systems perspective with hands-on approaches to skill building
Open-Ended Problems
Local to Global partners ignite experiential learning by sharing real-world problems.
Transformative Sustainable Solutions
Research across disciplines asks right questions to create solutions
5 year average total
Undergraduate Placement
Grad School
Top Grad Schools
Clarkson University • Columbia University • Cornell University • Drexel University • MIT • Purdue University • U Conn • Michigan • SUNY Buffalo • Syracuse University
Top Employers
Anaren Microwave Inc.
Barton & Loguidice
Bristol Myers Squibb
Department of Defense
General Electric Company
Lockheed Martin
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals


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