Led by expert faculty, our students have completed — and continue to operate — incredible projects, such as an integrated greenhouse, wood-pellet heating and an anaerobic digestion system for our on-campus energy-efficient food and waste management facility. Undergraduates compete on many Student Projects in Engineering Experience and Design (SPEED) teams, including Timber Bridge, Steel Bridge, Construction Management and Engineers for International Sustainability. 

Recent Student Achievements

  • Senior civil engineering majors Seth D. Anderson and Robert Schneider received national American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) scholarships. Anderson is a senior advisor for the ASCE/AISC SPEED Steel Bridge team and is part of the ASC Estimating/Schedule team for his final year. Schneider has led both the Concrete Canoe and ASC Estimating/Schedule teams.
  • Civil engineering student Abigail Kienzle ’23 received the Concrete Practitioner Fellowship from the American Concrete Institute Foundation. Her work focuses on the early-age solidification behavior of belitic calcium sulfoaluminate (BCSA) cement.
  • Mackenzie Peters, a senior environmental engineering major with a minor in environmental science, studied in the Netherlands, focusing on climate changes, meteorology, risk analysis and water treatment. Her research examines the harmful algae blooms in Lake Champlain.
  • Mahender Singh Rawat, a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the Sisu Award at the Indoor Air Conference 2022 in Finland. His presentation looked at the work on respiratory aerosol emission, where he analyzed the impact of frequency and loudness on particle production rate.
  • Civil and environmental engineering student Andrew Tota ’23 made waves at the 2022 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. His paper investigating the declining populations of freshwater mussels won second place in the undergraduate division and may help improve mussel habitat restoration.
  • Two classes of Clarkson students are working together to preserve the history of the small St. Lawrence River village of Waddington, NY. Students are designing a new museum building for the village, organizing the museum's collections and developing a walking tour of the village.
  • Clarkson’s Construction Engineering Management program SPEED teams took first place at the 33rd Annual Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Student Competition in both the Heavy-Civil Construction and the Pre-Construction categories — the most first-place awards of any school in the competition.
  • Autumn Lennon ’22 received the 2022 Frederica Clarkson Award. Her honors thesis, "Improving the Communication of Structural Bridge Condition," involved investigating how infrastructure grades, presented by the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card, are determined.
  • Blossom Nwedo ’20, a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering student, worked with her advisor, Dr. Michelle Crimi, on research in situ groundwater remediation, using horizontally drilled, reactive treatment (HRxTM) wells to treat contaminated groundwater.
  • Three Clarkson students were selected to participate in the American Society of Civil Engineers - Construction Institute Student Days Conference and Competition in North Charleston, South Carolina. Undergraduates from across the nation were divided into teams to create mock construction firms that bid on and developed proposals for an ongoing civil engineering project. 
  • Eight incoming Clarkson University Honors Program students took part in the "Pre-Frosh" Summer Research Program this past summer. Each year, participants live on campus for five weeks to perform research with professors before their first year of college begins.
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