Nemerow Memorial Scholarship Awarded

 Nelson Nemerow

May 23, 2017

We are proud to announce that the Nelson L. Nemerow Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Engineering has been awarded to College of Engineering and Computer Science doctoral students Changcheng Pu and Kyotaek Hwang.

The scholarship was established in 2016 to support environmental engineering graduate students with interests in clean water initiatives. It was endowed with a generous gift from Nemerow’s son, Dr. Glen Nemerow ’73, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Nelson Nemerow was a leading water pollution expert and Syracuse University professor during the 1970s. He is credited with establishing SU’s environmental engineering department in 1976. His research promoted water conservation and advanced the design of water treatment plants.

Glen Nemerow says, “My dad really enjoyed teaching and getting students excited about clean water. He was extraordinarily farsighted on the topic. When he was at the height of his career in the 70s, people didn’t quite realize the importance of water conservation like we do today. I hope this scholarship furthers the legacy of the work he started.”