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    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a vibrant academic and research community of scholars.

    We encourage you to become familiar with the research areas in the Department, to reach out to our faculty for support, and to become actively engaged in the Department community. One way we encourage our students to become involved is by attending the seminar series we hold throughout the academic year. This is an opportunity to learn about advances in the academic community and to network with faculty and students from across campus.

    We are committed to helping you achieve your career goals. Students can take full advantage of what the University has to offer by learning about the graduate resources available in the College and the campus resources available at the University.

    For the most current information about your particular degree of study, you can refer to the Graduate Course Catalog.

    The Graduate School maintains a checklist of Graduate Requirements that all graduate students should be familiar with to ensure they are on track for degree completion. This site also has many necessary forms, dates and deadlines, and access to resources.

    For international students looking to gain work experience, Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is designed to provide work experience directly related and integral to a student’s degree of study. While it is not intended for general, ongoing work authorization can help students build their professional network during their time as a student.

    • Apply for the EMPOWER Graduate Program

      EMPOWER is an interdisciplinary graduate education program that is focused on research at the interface of the water and energy cycles. Funded by NSF, the program prepares students with the technical knowledge and professional skills needed to compete for careers in energy, environmental consulting, government, nonprofits, academia, and beyond.

      This program is the result of a $3 million grant from NSF. The program is open to current and future graduate students at Syracuse University.

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      Dr. Nelson L. Nemerow was a leading water-pollution expert and Syracuse University professor during the 1970s and is credited with establishing SU’s environmental engineering department in 1976. The Nelson L. Nemerow Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Engineering is awarded annually to graduate students pursuing study in environmental engineering, with a specific focus on clean water initiatives.

      Amount: two student fellowships awarded per year up to $1000 each

      Purpose: to be used for conference/workshop travel expenses and journal page charges during the calendar year following the year of application.

      Interested current or prospective graduate students may apply for this fellowship by submitting a short statement of interest with the following information:

      1. Name of the conference, workshop, or other event the student wishes to attend with the Nemerow Fellowship funds, and the student’s expected role at the event (e.g., giving an oral presentation, giving a poster presentation, serving as a participant in a workshop, etc.) If the Nemerow funds are to be used for journal page charges, give the date of expected submission of the journal paper, the name of the journal, and an abstract or short description of the paper.
      2. A rough budget showing how the Nemerow funds will be spent (e.g., cost of airfare, hotel conference registration, etc.)
      3. A statement explaining how the experience would benefit the student’s career.

      If a change in plans is necessary, the student is permitted to use the Nemerow funds to attend a different conference or workshop with the permission of their graduate advisor.

      Submission Details: Please email your statement of interest, along with a copy of your CV, to Nick Clarke at [email protected]. Please include “Nemerow Scholarship Application” in the email subject line.

      Deadline: October 1