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ASCE John P. Riley '22 Award

Established in 1990 to honor John P. Riley ’22, who had been an active member of ASCE and past president
of the NYC Metropolitan Section. This award provides a first-year membership to ASCE for a member of the
Civil and Environmental Engineering graduating class who is a member of the Cornell Student Chapter of the
American Society of Civil Engineers and has rendered meritorious service and special leadership to fellow
students and to the Civil Engineering profession.

ASCE Marshal Case Haggard Award


Established in 1992 in memory of Marshal Haggard ’81, president of the Cornell ASCE Student Chapter in
1980–81, who lost his life while in service in the Peace Corps in Nepal. It is presented to a member of the
student chapter in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community, following the role of Marshal,
who had a strong influence in developing the service activities that have become a tradition of the Cornell
chapter.


ASCE Winslow T. Shearman (Student Merit) Award

The Ithaca Section established the ASCE Student Merit Award in 1932. It is presented annually to a member
of the Civil and Environmental Engineering graduating class of Cornell University who is an active member of
the Cornell Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is considered most worthy of this
honor by virtue of high character and academic achievement.

ASCE Student Service Award

The Ithaca Section of ASCE established the ASCE Student Service Award in 1960. It is presented annually to
a member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering graduating class who is also a member of the Cornell
Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has rendered the most meritorious service to
fellow students and to the profession of Civil Engineering.

Becker Global Education Award

This award was established in 2014. The primary objective of this award is to provide opportunities for students
to have a global experience. Sophomores and juniors affiliated with the School of Civil and Environmental
Engineering are eligible to apply. Funding varies and is dependent on proposal.

Clark Construction Scholarship

A monetary award and certificate presented to a junior Civil and Environmental Engineering student. The
award is given to a student with an interest in construction management for academic merit, leadership, and
extracurricular activities. The recipient of the award must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and be a U.S.
citizen. There may be other conditions as set by the Clark Construction Group, Inc.

Margaret Arronet Corbin '21 Prize

This award of approximately $4,000 and a certificate is presented on Commencement Day to a graduating Civil
and Environmental Engineering student. The award is given to a senior who combines academic excellence
with meritorious activities and service within the Cornell community and has demonstrated a commitment to
continuing his or her education in the field of civil engineering. Margaret Arronet Corbin was a pioneering
female civil engineer who spent two years with President Hoover’s famine relief effort in Russia before
beginning her long career with the Portland Cement Association in Chicago.

Charles Lee Crandall Essay Contest

The Charles Lee Crandall Prizes are given annually by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering for
the best papers written by juniors or seniors. There are no restrictions on subject material other than to have
44 some direct or indirect connection with civil and environmental engineering. First prize is $2,000 and second
prize is $1,000. Details are available in Spring of each year.

Fuertes Medal

The Fuertes Medal was established in 1893 by the late Professor E.A. Fuertes, Dean of the College of Civil
Engineering. The endowment awards a gold medal and a certificate that is awarded annually on Commencement
Day by the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering to the graduating senior whose
scholastic achievement is most distinguished over the four consecutive years of study at Cornell.

Ve-Sing and Tseng Soo Koo Award

The Ve-Sing and Tseng Koo endowment was established in 1990 by Professor Benjamin Koo, Ph.D. ’46. This
prize, consisting of approximately $4,000 and an award certificate, is awarded to an outstanding student of
structural engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering who is planning to pursue graduate studies at
Cornell University.

The MOLES Student Award

The MOLES Student Award, consisting of a $1000 prize and an Award Certificate, is given to a qualified Civil
and Environmental Engineering junior or senior who is selected in recognition of high academic achievement,
enthusiasm, and effort, and who shows outstanding promise for a career in construction engineering and
management.

The MOLES Scholarship

A scholarship up to $11,000 is given annually to a deserving and academically qualified junior or senior studying
Civil Engineering with high academic standings and expressed interest to pursue his/her career in the
construction industry.

John E. Perry Undergraduate Prize

The John E. Perry Undergraduate Prize, consisting of a certificate and a check for $500, is awarded on
Commencement Day to select graduating Civil and Environmental Engineering students. The award is given
to members of the graduating class who demonstrated "enthusiastic participation in student life and
commitment to the profession of engineering", in addition to scholarship. Perry Prize winners are chosen by
CEE faculty and students by ballot.

John E. Perry Teaching Assistant Prize

Established in 1985, this award is given annually to the teaching assistant(s) within the School of Civil and
Environmental Engineering whom "exhibits concern and care for the students in his or her class and fulfills
the teaching functions enthusiastically and skillfully." The winner is identified using a ballot distributed to
faculty and students. The award consists of a certificate and a check ranging from $100-$500.

Water Advocate Award

This $2,000 award was established in 2013 to recognize student’s enthusiasm and dedication to careers and lives
focus on safeguarding clean water.

The Walter Lynn Medal

Given annually to an outstanding graduating senior majoring in Environmental Engineering of admirable character whose scholastic achievement is most distinguished over the four consecutive years of study at Cornell. The award consists of a gold medal and a certificate. This award was established in 2011 in honor of Professor Walter Lynn, an active Cornell faculty member for fifty years, founder of the environmental and water resources systems engineering program at Cornell, and Director of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1970-1978. During his tenure at Cornell, he was the founding Director and head of the Cornell Center for Environmental Quality Management; Director for the Program on Science, Technology, and Society; Director of the Center for the Environment; and Dean of the Cornell Faculty. Professor Lynn was known nationally as a leader on environmental issues and was founding chair of the U.S. National Research Council's Board on Natural Disasters.