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Professor Amy Zander Receives Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award

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Amy K. Zander of Madrid, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, was recently awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award during Clarkson University’s 106th Commencement Ceremony. zander

Organized in 1960 as the Excellent Teaching Award and renewed in 1970 as the Distinguished Award, this $1,500 award is given “in recognition of the importance of superior teaching” by nomination of alumni and selection of a faculty committee.

Two years ago, Zander received the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during Clarkson’s 104th Commencement Ceremony.

A faculty member at Clarkson since 1991, Zander became an associate professor in 1997.  Her honors include the 1996 Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award for the Middle Atlantic Section of the American Society for Engineering Education, the John Chester Brigham Award for Service to the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA), the 1994 NYWEA Membership Award, and Clarkson's Outstanding Adviser Award.  In 1997, she was named to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Water Environment Research journal.

Before coming to Clarkson, Zander worked as a research assistant at the University of Minnesota where she received her doctoral and master's degrees in civil engineering and her bachelor's degree in biology.  She also served as an engineer with James M. Montgomery Consulting Engineers of Pasadena, Texas; an area supervisor/water quality specialist with the Texas Water Commission in Houston; and a chemist at the Harris County Pollution Control Department in Houston

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  The University has 2,749 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in programs in its schools of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

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