Environmental honor society established at Clarkson
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 9:18 am

The new Tau Chi Alpha Environmental Engineering Honor Society chapter at Clarkson University has inducted several students and faculty.

POTSDAM – The third active U.S. chapter of environmental engineering honor society Tau Chi Alpha has been established at Clarkson University.

Inductees consist of juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the top one-third of their class, as well as environmental engineering faculty nominees.

Faculty members Prof. Stefan J. Grimberg, chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Professor in Sustainable Environmental Systems Susan E. Powers, who is also associate director for sustainability in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

A chapter at Clarkson allows for environmental engineering students to be recognized for their educational and service related accomplishments within the field of environmental engineering.

“With the growth of environmental engineering undergraduate degree programs in the United States over the past 15 years, high-performing students have been looking for similar recognition common to traditional degree programs -- for example, chemical, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering -- all of which have national honor societies,” says Prof. Grimberg.