From the water we drink and the air we breathe, to the soil that produces our life-sustaining vegetation, environmental engineers play a major, and increasingly proactive, role in today's society. As an environmental engineer, you will investigate the prevention and control of pollution of all kinds in efforts to deal with global climate change.

In the environmental engineering undergraduate bachelor's degree program at Clarkson, you will learn how to develop and implement technologies to solve problems such as meeting clean water supply needs and protecting public health. Other areas of interest and study you will focus on include addressing the issues of acid rain, global warming, and reducing pollution, all while maintaining or improving the quality of life we enjoy.

The environmental engineering major is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).

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Environmental Engineering Careers

Clarkson Class of 2020 97 percent employment

As an environmental engineering major, you have the opportunity to pursue many careers upon graduation. Some of those careers include:

  • environmental engineering consulting
  • environmental process design
  • environmental compliance for private industry
  • jobs at the municipal, county, state or federal level 
  • research within government, private organizations or academia

The average environmental engineer salary according to PayScale is over $64,000 per year. Environmental engineering graduates from Clarkson's Class of 2019 had an average starting salary of over $55,600, with the highest coming in just under $64,000. Clarkson environmental engineering majors have been recruited by companies such as: AECOM, Arcadis, Barton & Loguidice, Brown and Caldwell, CHA Consulting, Flatiron, General Electric, KC Engineering, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Parsons Corporation.

Many graduates have also gone on to Master's and Ph.D. studies in Clarkson's own Environmental Science and Engineering M.S. and/or Ph.D. programs, or other institutions like DTU Technical University of Denmark, Duke University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan and University of Washington - Seattle. 

Environmental engineering undergraduate student Benjamin Girard combined his two favorite hobbies — tinkering and working outdoors — into a career path. In this video, he shares his plans to work in wastewater treatment and how Clarkson's strong connections with employers gave him a competitive edge as an underclassman seeking an internship.  

Environmental Engineering Curriculum & Academic Options

Major in Environmental Engineering

The environmental engineering undergraduate bachelor's degree program consists of courses in environmental engineering, earth science, chemistry, ecology, wasterwater treatment design, mathematics and more. Our environmental engineering majors take courses such as:

  • Groundwater Hydrology and Geochemistry
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Intro to Environmental Engineering
  • Human Exposure Analysis
  • Sustainable Development Engineering
  • Solid Waste Management and Landfill Design
  • Economic Principles & Engineering Economics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Global Climate Change: Science, Engineering and Policy
  • Atmospheric Chemistry

 

Environmental Engineering Major Curriculum

The environmental engineering program consists of 21 credit hours in environmental engineering, 27 credit hours of first year engineering curriculum, 18 credit hours in professional electives, and 45 credit hours in other electives. 

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

 

Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.
FY100 First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)

 

Environmental Engineering Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Environmental Engineering

  • CE212 Introduction to Engineering Design 
  • CE301 Geographical Information Systems 
  • CE330 Water Resources Engineering I 
  • CE340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 
  • CE380 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 
  • CE479 Water & Wastewater Treatment Design 
  • CE491 Senior Design (Water Resources, Environmental) 

Professional Experience

Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:
ES499 Professional Experience (0 credits)

 

School of Engineering Common First Year

Students must complete the following courses in their first year:

  • CM131 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CS141 Introduction to Computer Science (4 credits)
  • ES100 Introduction to Engineering Use of the Computer (2 credits)
  • ES110 Engineering & Society 
  • MA131 Calculus I 
  • MA132 Calculus II 
  • PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
  • PH132 Physics II (4 credits)

 

Environmental Engineering Core Electives

Core Electives

Students must complete the following courses:

  • BY320 Microbiology 
  • CH210 Molecular Properties 
  • CM241 Organic Chemistry I or
  • CM221 Spectroscopy
  • EC350 Economic Principles & Engineering Economics 
  • ES220 Statics 
  • ES330 Fluid Mechanics 
  • ES340 Thermodynamics I 
  • MA231 Calculus III 
  • MA232 Elementary Differential Equations 
  • STAT383 Probability & Statistics

Core Professional Courses

Students must complete three of the following courses:

  • CE482/582 Environmental Systems Analysis Design
  • CE486 Industrial Ecology
  • ES432 Risk Analysis
  • CE481 Hazardous Waste Management Engineering

 

Environmental Engineering Electives

Students must complete the following electives:

Earth Science Elective

Students must complete one of the following courses:

  • CE435/535 Groundwater Hydrology and Geochemistry
  • CE315 Geology for Engineers
  • ES426 Global Climate Change: Science, Engineering and Policy
  • CE477 Atmospheric Chemistry

Chemistry Elective

Students must complete one of the following courses:

  • CM241 Organic Chemistry
  • CM221 Spectroscopy

 

Professional Electives

Students majoring in environmental engineering will have approximately 18 credit hours available to use toward professional electives.

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives

Students will have at least 9 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives to satisfy the Clarkson Common Experience requirements.

Relevant Minors

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a minor in Environmental Engineering as well that is open to all Clarkson students. Environmental engineering majors have the opportunity to explore minors that complement the environmental engineering bachelor's degree. View our recommendations below or learn more about all of Clarkson's minors, concentrations and professional advising tracks.

All Clarkson Minors, Concentrations and Tracks

Environmental Engineering Minor

Clarkson University offers a minor in environmental engineering for students in other majors who would like exposure to this fast-growing field. Environmental engineers provide the knowledge, leadership and guidance needed to improve the quality and ensure the sustainability of our natural world by working to responsibly develop water resources, minimize the effects of pollution, eliminate hazardous and solid wastes, and restore, preserve and sustain the environment.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

 

Environmental Engineering Minor Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Core Courses

Complete one of the following:

  • CE340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CE380 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • CH220 Materials Balances

Professional Experience

Students are required to complete a Capstone Design course with specific environmental focus (such as CE490/1/2. MP401, AE451, CH420, EE412, EM456, or ME446) or an Environmental-related research (such as CE495, CE496, ES443/4/5/6/7).

 

Science Courses for Environmental Engineering Minor

Students must complete one course from each of the following areas:

Chemistry

  • CH210 Chemical Engineering Principles
  • CH221 Spectroscopy
  • CM241 Organic Chemistry I
  • CM371 Physical Chemistry I

Biology

  • BY214 Genetics
  • BY222 Ecology & BY224 Ecology Laboratory
  • BY320 Microbiology
  • BY330/EV330 Great Lakes Water Protection

 

Environmental Engineering Minor Core Electives I

Students must complete one of the following courses:

  • ES432 Risk Analysis
  • CE479 Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
  • CE481 Hazardous Waste Management Engineering
  • CE482 Environmental Systems Analysis and Design
  • CE486 Industrial Ecology

 

Environmental Engineering Minor Core Electives II

Students must complete one of the following courses:

  • BY314 Bioinformatics
  • BY328 Conservation Biology
  • BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • BY425 Biological Systems & Environmental Change
  • BY431 Limnology & BY432 Limnology Laboratory
  • BY486 Molecular Biotechnology
  • CE430 Water Resources Engineering II
  • CE434 Sustainable Development Engineering
  • CE435 Groundwater Hydrology & Geochemistry
  • CE477 Atmospheric Chemistry
  • CE478 Solid Waste Management and Landfill Design
  • CH434/ES434 Air Pollution Control
  • ES436 Global Climate Change: Science, Engineering & Policy
  • EHS406 Industrial Hygiene Control Methods
  • EHS416 Principles of Occupational Health
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Research Project
Environmental Health Science Minor

A minor in environmental health science (EHS) is available to all students, except those majoring in EHS. To successfully obtain a minor, a student must complete the curriculum below.

Like other minors, the student must achieve a GPA of 2.0 or greater in this curriculum.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

 

Environmental Health Science Minor Core I

Students are required to complete courses in the following groups

Core Courses

Students must complete the following courses:

  • EHS309 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene 
  • EHS310 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Laboratory (1 credit)
  • EV313 Biogeochemical Systems Science 

Environmental Health Science

Students must complete at least two courses from the following:

  • EHS405 Methods & Analysis (4 credits)
  • EHS406 Industrial Hygiene Control Methods 
  • EHS416 Principles of Toxicology & Epidemiology 
  • EHS330 Safety Analysis 
  • EHS481 Advanced Topics in Environmental Health 
  • EHS432 Risk Analysis: TECH Serving Humanity & Comm. Pt. (1 credit)

 

Environmental Health Science Minor Core II

Students must complete at least one of the following courses:

  • CE340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CE480 Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment 
  • CE481 Hazardous Waste Management Engineering 
  • CE479 Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes 
  • CE477 Atmospheric Chemistry 
  • CE580 Environmental Chemistry 
  • CM371 Physical Chemistry I 
  • BY320 Microbiology 
  • BY350 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 
  • BY360 Comparative Physiology 
  • BY425 Biological Systems and Environmental Change 
  • BY471 Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II (4 credits)
Environmental Policy Minor

Environmental Policy minors will take a total of 24 credit hours. The student will take courses related to environmental policy and environmental science while also completing projects and conducting research.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

 

Environmental Policy Minor Core I

Students are required to complete five of the following courses, with at least three courses being 300-level and above:

Environmental Policy

  • ANTH270 Env., Tech. and Society
  • COMM428 Environmental Communication
  • EC360 Environmental Economics
  • ES436 Glbl. Clim. Ch.: Sci., Eng. and Policy
  • LW270 Law and Society 1
  • LW466 Law of the Workplace
  • EM351 Quality Mgmt and Lean Enterprise
  • EM361 Supply Chain Env. Mgmt.
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Research Project
  • EV322 Adirondack Park
  • EC/EV315 Entrepreneurship & Econ. Dev. in the Adirondacks
  • EV/SS320 Social & Pol. Issues in the Adirondacks
  • PHIL270 American Environmentalism 
  • PHIL405 Sustainability: Thry. and Practice
  • PHIL410 Wheres the Wild Things Are
  • PHI371 Energy and Society
  • POL220 American Politics
  • POL250 Pol. in X-Nat'l. Perspective
  • POL351 Globalization
  • POL371 Environmental Law
  • POL400 Constitutional Law
  • POL470 Environmental Policy
  • POL471 Energy Policy
  • SOC330 Health, Wealth, Ineq. and the Env't.

 

Environmental Policy Minor Core II

Students must complete two of the following courses:*

  • BY160 General Biology II    
  • BY/EV312 Adirondack Ecology & Env. Science
  • BY/EV330 Great Lakes Water Pollution    
  • BY140 General Biology I    
  • BY222 General Ecology    
  • BY224 General Ecology Laboratory    
  • BY314 Bioinformatics    
  • BY320 Microbiology    
  • BY322 Microbiology Laboratory    
  • BY328 Conservation Biology    
  • BY340 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology    
  • BY420 Evolution    
  • BY425 Bio Systems and Env. Change    
  • BY431 Limnology
  • CE301 ADK Geo. Information Systems
  • CE301 Eng. Measurements    
  • CE340 Intro. to Env. Engineering
  • CE474 Engineering Hydrology    
  • CE479 Water & Wastewater Treatment Processing    
  • CE480 Env. Quality
  • CE481 Hazardous Waste Mgmt.
  • CE482 Environmental Systems
  • CE486 Industrial Ecology
  • CE491 Senior Design Project
  • CH434 Air Pollution Controls
  • CM221 Spectroscopy    
  • CM223 Spectroscopy Laboratory
  • CM371 Physical Chemistry
  • CM476 Atmospheric Chemistry
  • ECE470 Hydraulic Engineering    
  • EHS309 Industrial Hygiene
  • EHS310 Intro to Industrial Hygiene Lab.
  • EHS405 Methods and Analysis
  • EHS416 Princ. of Toxicology and Epidemiology
  • ES432 Risk Analysis
  • EV/CE 435 Groundwater
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Res. Project
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Research Project
  • EV316 Adirondack Environmental Science

 

Environmental Policy Minor Core III

Students must complete the following three courses:

  • An independent research project (1 credit equivalent)
  • An ES&P multidisciplinary project course (1 credit equivalent)
  • EV100 Introduction to Environmental Science & Policy Professions
  • or EV305 Sustainability & the Environment
  • or Adirondack Semester courses

 

Disclaimer

*No more than 6 credits of the engineering classes can be applied towards an environmental science minor.

Environmental Science Minor

Environmental Policy minors will take a total of 27 credit hours. The student will take courses related to environmental policy and environmental science while also completing projects and conducting research.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

 

Environmental Science Minor Core I

Students are required to complete the following course:

  • EV313 Biogeochemical Earth Systems Science

Students must complete five of the following courses, with at least three courses being 300-level and above:*

Environmental Science

  • BY140 General Bio. I
  • BY160 General Bio. II
  • BY222 General Ecology
  • CM221 Spectroscopy
  • BY224 General Ecology Laboratory
  • CM223 Spectroscopy Laboratory
  • BY314 Bioinformatics
  • CM371 Phys. Chem.
  • BY320 Microbiology
  • CM476 Atmospheric Chem.
  • BY322 Microbiology Laboratory
  • CM434 Air Pollution Controls
  • BY328 Conservation Biology
  • EHS309 Industrial Hygiene
  • BY340 Behavioral Eco. and Sociobiology
  • EHS310 Intro to Ind. Hygiene Laboratory
  • BY420 Evolution
  • EHS405 Methods and Analysis
  • BY425 Bio. Systems and Env't'l. Change
  • EHS416 Prin. of Toxic. and Epidem.
  • BY/EV330 Great Lakes Water Pollution
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Research Project
  • BY431 Limnology
  • EV/CE 435 Groundwater
  • BY/EV312 Adirondack Ecology & Env. Science
  • ES432 Risk Analysis
  • EV316 Adirondack Env. Science
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Res. Project
  • CE301 Eng. Measurements
  • CE301 ADK Geographical Info Systems
  • CE340 Intro to Env. Engineering
  • CE480 Env. Quality
  • ECE470 Hydraulic Eng.
  • CE481 Hazardous Waste Mgmt
  • CE474 Engineering Hydrology
  • CE482 Env. Systems
  • CE479 Water & Wastewater Trtmnt. Proc.
  • CE491 Senior Design Proj.
  • CE486 Industrial Eco.

 

Environmental Science Minor Core II

Students must complete two of the following courses:

Environmental Policy

  • ANTH270 Env't., Tech. and Soc.
  • PHIL270 American Env.
  • PHIL405 Sustainability: Thry. and Prac.
  • PHIL410 Where the Wild Things Are
  • COMM428 Public Debate and Env't.
  • PHI371 Energy and Society
  • COMM429 Issue Analysis and Advocacy
  • POL220 American Politics
  • EC360 Environmental Economics
  • POL250 Politics in X-Nat'l. Perspective
  • ES436 Global Climate Change: Sci., Eng. & Policy
  • POL351 Globalization
  • LW270 Law and Society 1
  • POL371 Environmental Law
  • LW466 Law of the Workplace
  • POL400 Constitutional Law
  • EM351 Quality Mgmt. and Lean Enterprise
  • POL470 Environmental Policy
  • EM361 Supply Chain Env. Mgmt.
  • POL471 Energy Policy
  • EV314 Adirondack Integrated Research Project
  • SOC330 Health, Wealth, Inequality and the Env't.
  • EV/SS320 Social & Pol. Issues in the Adirondacks
  • EV322 Adirondack Park
  • EC/EV315 Entrepreneurship & Economic Dev. in the Adirondacks

 

Environmental Science Minor Core II

Students must complete the following three courses:

  • An independent research project (1 credit equivalent)
  • An ES&P multidisciplinary project course (1 credit equivalent)
  • EV100 Introduction to Environmental Science & Policy Professions
  • or EV305 Sustainability & the Environment

 

Disclaimer

*No more than 6 credits of the engineering classes can be applied towards an environmental science minor.

Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Minor

Clarkson University offers a minor in sustainable energy systems engineering to all students who meet the prerequisite requirements.

Our reliance on energy-rich sources of fossil fuels has enabled growth of modern society, increasing our mobility, industrial growth, domestic comfort, abundant food supply and economic prosperity.  This fossil fuel combustion though also generates over three-quarters of the worlds’ carbon dioxide emissions and contributes to other air pollutants that are harmful to public health. Engineers are among the many types of professionals that need to understand the limits of our present energy systems and lead us to a future in which we can continue to provide reasonable energy resources for human quality of life.

This minor emphasizes that all engineering disciplines are necessary to develop and assess technologies to both increase the efficiency of our energy use and advance renewable and alternative energy sources.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

 

Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Minor Core I

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Energy

  • ES238 Introduction to Energy Systems
  • ES340 Thermodynamics or CH260 Thermodynamics & Energy Balances

Capstone Design

Students are required to complete one of the following Capstone Design Course or energy related research:
AE451, CE490, CE491, CE492, CH420, EE412, EE416, ES456, ME446, or ES443

 

Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Minor Core II

Students must complete one course from each of the following areas:

Policy Choice

  • POL375 Environmental Law
  • POL470 Environmental Policy
  • EC360 Environmental Economics
  • POL471 Energy Policy
  • PHIL370 Environmental Ethics

Environmental Impacts

  • CE486 Industrial Ecology
  • ES436 Global Climate Change: Science Engineering and Policy
  • EV305 Sustainability and the Environment

 

Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Minor Core III

Students must complete two of the following courses, with one with a focus in energy technologies:

  • CE409 Fundamentals of Building Systems*
  • CE410 Sustainable Infrastructure and Building
  • CE486 Industrial Ecology (1)
  • CH434 Air Pollution Control
  • CM/CH413 - Carbon Capture and Sequestration
  • EE331 Energy Conversion*
  • EE333 Power Systems Engineering
  • EE438 Alternative Energy Systems*
  • ES436 Global Climate Change: Science Engineering and Policy (1)
  • Energy technology as related research project e.g. ES443*
  • ES459 Electrochemistry for Sustainability
  • EV3902 Sustainability Project Experience* (2)
  • ME310 Thermodynamic System Engineering*

(1) If this class is not taken as an environmental impacts choice.
(2) Applicability of this class changes annually based on specific class topic
*at least one of the two technology choice classes must have this designator

Sustainable Solutions for the Developing World Minor

Clarkson’s minor in Sustainable Solutions for the Developing World is available to students in any degree program. The minor seeks to employ humanitarian principles toward sustainable solutions that address the conflict that often occurs between economic development and environmental justice predominant in the developing world. A goal of the curriculum is to provide students with the tools to understand issues concerning social justice and sustainability to be used when designing and implementing solutions for the developing world. To obtain the minor, a student must complete courses within four categories (sustainability, culture, business and technical tools for development) and a project-based global experience. Examples of courses that meet the criteria of each of these categories, as well as the number of required credits within each category are listed below. 

 

Course Requirements

Sustainability Principles Courses

Students choose one of the following classes to develop a comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles: 

  • ANTH381 Consumption and Culture
  • CE434 Sustainable Development Engineering
  • EV300 Environmental Leadership
  • EV305 Sustainability and the Environment
  • EV390 Sustainability Project Experience
  • PHIL370 Environmental Ethics 
  • PHIL405 Sustainability Theory and Practice: A Critical Assessment
  • POL350 International Development and Social Change

Global Appreciation Courses

Students choose any two of the following courses to develop an appreciation of the cultural, political and social character of countries: 

  • ANTH201 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH351 Global Forces, Local Outcomes
  • COMM428 Public Debate and the Environment: Reading & Writing Environmentally
  • LIT250 World Literature
  • LIT251 Understanding Vietnam
  • LIT353 African Literature
  • PHIL310 World Religious and Contemporary Issues 
  • POL250 Government and Politics around the World
  • POL251 Introduction to International Politics
  • POL362 Human Rights Law and Politics
  • SOC330 Health, Wealth, Inequality, and the Environment

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Courses

Students can choose two of the following courses related to key principles of innovation and entrepreneurship: 

  • EC360 Environmental Economics
  • ES438 Alternative Energy Systems
  • MK320 Principles of Marketing
  • MK436 Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development
  • OM476/EM476 Management of Technology
  • SB396 Global Business Strategies

Global Experience

Students can choose one of the following global experiences: 

  • UNIV399, BY399 or other university trip
    Global Experience (with sustainable solutions for the developing world emphasis)
     
  • Multidisciplinary Project Course (with sustainable solutions for the developing world emphasis)
    The multidisciplinary project is intended to serve as the Capstone, Senior Design, or other culminating project based experience that is normally completed within the student’s major program of study. Students participating in the minor will engage in a multidisciplinary project developed by students with the minor faculty who support the minor OR the student may participate in related experiences and opportunities within the student’s major program of study that are thematically linked to this minor. For example, if a student’s senior design course within their major has a multidisciplinary them and relates to strategies employable in developing world, the student can obtain approval from the director of the minor for the course to serve as the minor required course.
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"When I was considering colleges, it was a choice between two schools — Clarkson and RIT. It seemed like a simple decision, since RIT was so close to home. However, after a strong recommendation from my AP chemistry teacher, I visited Clarkson, and I am so glad I did! I guess what decided it for me was a combination of extremely dedicated professors, financial aid and the charm of a small college town in rural New York, where the winters feel like absolute zero."

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Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Research

As a Clarkson environmental engineering major, you will have the opportunity to do hands-on research, whether with a faculty member in our department or across the University. Many Clarkson faculty from disciplines such as biology, business, anthropology, political science, mathematics and chemistry conduct research related to sustainability and the environment in partnership with the Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Some research topics include

  • bridge monitoring and infrastructure health
  • novel concrete for drainage and corrosion resistance
  • strength of materials ranging from Antarctic ice to novel composite building materials
  • indoor air quality
  • bioenergy production and the associated life cycle environmental impacts
  • fate of contaminants in air, water and soil systems
  • air quality monitoring and modeling
  • oil spill modeling and environmental impacts
  • river and ocean ice dynamics

Learn more about our Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty and their research expertise.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Shane Rogers hosts an undergraduate class which involves students getting water chestnut samples in kayaks in Beacon, NY

    Environmental Engineering Internships & Co-ops

    Internships and co-op opportunities at Clarkson are wide-ranging for environmental engineers. You can pursue an internship or co-op within your field of interest. Below is a list of organizations at which our environmental engineering majors have interned.

    • New York Power Authority
    • New York State Department of Transportation
    • Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.
    • Kiewit/Jett Industries
    • Murnane Building Contractors
    • Iberdrola USA/NYSEG
    • Diehl Development, Inc.
    • GE Power & Water
    • Atlantic Testing Laboratories
    • Trane
    • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
    • Headwaters Hydrology
    • Bernier, Carr & Associates
    • Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge research
    • O'Brien & Gere
    A Clarkson undergraduate environmental engineering student talks to a representative of potential employer Baker Hughes
    • Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.
    • Keystone Consulting Engineers
    • Turner Construction
    • Tetra Tech
    • Dynamic Structures, Inc.
    • Positive Energies LLC
    • Whiting-Turner
    • Amtrak
    • AECOM
    • MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.
    • Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
    • National Grid
    • CHA Consulting, Inc.
    • The Lane Construction Corp.

    Competitive Engineering Project Teams

    Clarkson's Clean Snowmobile Diesel Sled SPEED team competes in an annual competition

    Undergraduate environmental engineering students get hands-on experience through our SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design) teams, especially representing the department on several teams, including Concrete Canoe, , Formula SAE Electric, Human-Powered Vehicle and SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. Any major can join any of our 12 SPEED teams

    In 2020, the SAE Clean Snowmobile brought home a 1st place finish in the Diesel Utility Class at the 2020 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.

    The Student Prototyping Machine Shop is a fully equipped engineering machine shop for student use. Manual lathes and mills, an extensive welding lab, water jet cutting, as well as computer driven machining centers are provided for students to use for research and engineering competitions. Multidisciplinary Project Team Undergraduate Courses (MT Courses) are offered to all students who are interested in learning everything from basic shop skills, lathes, milling, welding, MasterCam and CNC Machining. Students also use the Innovation Hub, a University-wide resource hosted by Clarkson Ignite, to hone their skills and ideas using state-of-the-art technology.

    Environmental, Engineering & Sustainability Student Clubs

    Clarkson environmental engineering students can get involved outside the classroom through over 200 clubs and organizations on campus, including several related to engineering, the environment and sustainability. These include:

    • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    • Clarkson Environmental Club
    • Clarkson Garden Club
    • Clarkson Keepers (beekeeping) 
    • Clarkson Sustainability Club
    • Engineers for International Sustainability (EIS)
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA)
    • Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    • Sustainable Synergy
    • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
    Undergraduate students Engineers for International Sustainability (EIS) present during Clarkson's Tony Tuesday
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