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05-03-2016

Clarkson University's Rogers Elected American Society for Engineering Education Zone 1 Chair

Clarkson University Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Shane Rogers has been elected the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone 1 chair.

Shane RogersFounded in 1893, ASEE is a non-profit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.

Rogers will begin a four-year term at the society’s annual conference in June in New Orleans. His term includes two years as the Zone 1 chair, during which time he will also serve on the ASEE board of directors.

Noting that he is honored to have been selected for this position, Rogers says, “I anticipate four productive years of service to ASEE, especially with the sections and leadership that comprise ASEE Zone 1. I have a strong belief in the mission and strategic vision of the ASEE and I look forward to the continued growth and development of this important organization.”

Rogers will work closely with the leadership of the St Lawrence, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic sections to assure dynamic and growing section activity. He also will be a liaison between the ASEE board of directors and the sections, assuring their interests and needs are well represented on the national level.

At Clarkson, Rogers teaches courses in environmental biotechnology, water and wastewater engineering, and sustainable water resources management. He is currently a Fulbright Faculty Scholar to Norway, where he is working with SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture to develop new and sustainable marine industries based on cultivated macroalgae feedstock toward improving the security of water, energy, and food resources for the growing global population.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/srogers.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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