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Spring 2013

Clarkson University Civil and Environmental Engineering Programs Rank Highly in U.S. News Best Graduate Schools

Clarkson University is again featured in the latest edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group. Highlights of the rankings will be published in the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2014 guidebook in April.
Clarkson’s graduate environmental engineering programs were ranked #34 in the nation. The interdisciplinary program in environmental science & engineering is administered by Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment. The civil & environmental engineering program is in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
The Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering receiving a ranking of #116 overall. Its other rankings included civil engineering at #56, chemical engineering at #60, materials engineering at #75, mechanical engineering at #84, and electrical engineering at #102.

Shane Rogers Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University
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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Shane Rogers has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.  (Click here for complete story.)

Clarkson University Faculty & Staff Honored for Research Funding
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Several Clarkson University faculty and staff members were recently inducted into the school's Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar clubs for the significant amounts of external funding that their investigations and research activities have garnered.  (Click here for complete story.)

Clarkson University Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Efforts
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Mark Bayer wanted to pursue two seemingly unrelated areas of study in college: civil engineering and sustainable design.

Clarkson University student Mark Bayer ’13 (left) explains his upcoming graduate research project on energy usage at a recent Institute for a Sustainable Environment poster session. Officials at other schools he applied to “looked at him funny” when told them of his plans. But at Clarkson University, Bayer found his niche. Four years later, he is about to graduate with bachelor of science degree in a civil engineering and minor in sustainable energy systems.  (Click here for complete story.)

Clarkson University Student Renewable Energy Teams Win Awards in Korea

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Two Clarkson University renewable energy design student teams, which were invited to present their research at the 2013 International Capstone Design Contest on Renewable Energy (CORE) Technology in Mokpo, Korea, have returned with awards.  (Click here for complete story.)

Environmental Engineering Seniors “Coined” at NASEC Conference
Environmental engineering seniors Jared Smith and Jessica Hernandez received command medallions from the United States Naval Academy on November 6th, 2012 to recognize their poster presented at the Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (NASEC). Their poster, entitled - Environmental Fate and Transport of Triclocarban using Fugacity Modeling - presented work they completed for a course taught by Professor Holsen (CE480: Chemical Fate and Transport). Triclocarban is a chemical found within many antibacterial soaps. The NASEC conference allows undergraduates a chance to present and share their research, capstone projects, and STEM projects completed throughout their college careers. Prof. Joseph Skufca of the Dept. Mathematics and Computer Science arranged for four Clarkson students to attend this conference.

Clarkson University Students Earn Tau Beta Pi Scholarships
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Three Clarkson University students have been awarded scholarships from Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the United States.
(Click here for complete story.)

Clarkson University Construction Engineering Management Team Competes
Last semester, 12 Clarkson University students on the Construction Engineering Management (CEM) SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design)
team competed in the 23rd annual Student Competition for the Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 in Morristown, N.J.  (Click here for complete story.)

Civil and Environmental Engineering students receive awards at University Recognition Day

Sponsored by members of Phalanx, which started in 1929, University Recognition Day recognizes achievements and promotes the interests of students in extracurricular activities, scholarship, service and athletics at Clarkson.  For a list of the Civil and Environmental Engineering recipients and the awards they received, please click here.

Professor Shane Rogers receives the Tau Beta Pi Faculty Award at University Recognition Dayshanerogers

Presented by Tau Beta Pi President Conor R. Cullinane, this award is presented
annually by the New York Theta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi to recognize a professor
who has demonstrated exemplary performance in the art of teaching.

ASCE Student Competition

2013 ASCE Upstate NY Region Student Conference was held in RIT, April 18-20th. Clarkson University's Concrete Canoe team
finished 2nd overall; 2nd in Design, 3rd in the Oral Presentation, 2nd in Final Product.  The Steel Bridge team finished
4th overall; placing 1st in Display, 3rd in Stiffness.

Clarkson University Senior Jared Smith Receives Levinus Clarkson Awardjaredsmith

Graduating senior Jared D. Smith of Bay Shore, N.Y., received the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University’s
120th commencement ceremony today. He was selected for the $1,000 award by a vote of the full University faculty based
on his scholarship and promise of outstanding achievement.  (Click here for full story.)

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Don Sipher BS-CE '77 Promoted to Chief Operating Officer (Click here for complete story.)
Read more about Don Sipher in our interview, "Meet our EAC Members".


Michael Gangone BS-CE '05, MS-CE '06,michael gangone
PHD-CEE '12 appointed Assistant Professor
at The University of Texas at Tyler

This e-Newsletter is published by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Stefan Grimberg
Stefan Grimberg
Professor & Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Phone: 315/268-6490