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Clarkson Associate Dean Thomas Young Receives Excellence In Engineering Education Award

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Thomas C. Young of Potsdam, associate dean for academic programs in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University, has received a 2004 Excellence in Engineering Education Award from MWH Soft.youngt

The award recognizes outstanding engineering professors and researchers who have established aggressive, high quality water resources design and management programs in their respective universities by equipping their civil, water resources, and environmental engineering students with the latest advances in network modeling and optimization technology for water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems. Awards are based on both excellence in teaching and research accomplishments of individual professors and their institutions.

Young joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1977 and was named chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in 1999. Earlier this year, he was appointed associate dean for academic programs for the Wallace H. Coulter of School of Engineering. As associate dean, Young coordinates and acts as the liaison for all academic programs in the School of Engineering, including undergraduate and graduate programs. He also assists with the management of facilities utilization.

Young has led or collaborated on research related to water quality in freshwater systems, with a focus on such topics as eutrophication, acid deposition effects, and toxic chemical fate and exposure assessment. He has more than 150 professional presentations and 60 peer-reviewed publications to his credit, and is a past recipient of the Chandler-Misener Award from the International Association for Great Lakes Research. Young received his doctorate from Michigan State University.

MWH Soft is a premier global provider of technical and infrastructure software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of utilities, cities, municipalities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. The company was founded in 1996 as a subsidiary of the global environmental engineering, design, construction, technology and investment firm MWH Global.  

To date, MWH Soft has awarded over $1.5 million in software to 32 universities in 13 countries through this widely acclaimed program.
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