Message From the Chair

This past spring semester was eventful for the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Student and faculty projects in Northern New York will have lasting positive effects on the local communities, whether it be from tackling the contaminants problem in the Great Lakes or designing a bridge to a historic island. We are proud of recent graduates, award-winners and all others in the department who further our mission of improving the world through sustainability and better environmental health. Here are some of our recent highlights.

— John Dempsey, Professor/Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Megan Flory, Jack Garrett, Richard Plesh

Fulbright Winner

Recent graduate Megan Flory ’21 recently received a 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Award. During their time at Clarkson, Megan worked closely with CEE faculty and Adirondack communities on sustainable planning and LEED certification in the Lake Placid region. Congratulations, Megan! 

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Distinguished Teaching

No stranger to being in the spotlight, Professor Shane Rogers was in the news this past year for his innovative wastewater surveillance program deployed during the pandemic. Now he’s in the news again, this time for his contributions to the Clarkson community through outstanding teaching. This past May, Rogers received the Distinguished Teaching Award. 

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Prof. Shane Rogers receives the Distinguished Teaching Award
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Local Bridge Building

A Clarkson education gives students more than book smarts. Collaboration with the local community is also on the syllabus and helps to build bridges between students and locals — and, in this case, also a literal bridge. Civil & environmental engineering students recently designed a steel pedestrian bridge for Fort de La Présentation in Ogdensburg, New York. 

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Monitoring the Great Lakes

One important way to tackle a problem is to understand how big it actually is. A team of researchers from Clarkson and other universities will continue to study the scope of contaminants in the Great Lakes with a grant from the EPA, which will fund the team’s Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program. 

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$6 Million Grant from EPA for Clarkson University