Student Organizations

Civil and Environmental Engineering students have the opportunity to participate in several national or local organizations. 

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AguaClara Cornell upholds and protects the fundamental human right to access safe drinking water. We are committed to the ongoing development of resilient, gravity-powered drinking water and wastewater treatment technologies. Students lead the innovation process, learn from each other, and foster a collaborative environment where diversity is celebrated, failures are learning opportunities, and success is shared. We research, invent, and design technologies that are implemented by partner organizations and managed by communities to bring safe water on tap!  

AguaClara Official Site

AguaClara Project Lab

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Cornell Chapter

The American Society of Civil Engineers is a student group who invites members from among Civil Engineering majors to participate in community service events, engineering competitions, and other activities.

ASCE is home to two project teams that participate in annual competitions. Visit their websites for more information: 

Students from the CEE Graduate Student Association

CEE Graduate Student Association

The purpose of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Association (CEEGSA) is to organize social and cultural events for graduate students as well as promote professional activities. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Association strives to foster communication between graduate students and provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas.

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Chi Epsilon

Chi Epsilon is the National Engineering Honor Society in the United States. They honor engineering students who have exemplified the principles of "scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability" in the civil engineering profession.

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Cornell Seismic Design Team

Cornell Seismic Design designs, builds, and tests a scaled multi-story balsa wood tower for an international undergraduate competition hosted every spring at the annual meeting hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).

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Engineers for a Sustainable World at Cornell (ESW): Biofuels

Engineers for a Sustainable World: Biofuels is a student project team at Cornell University that strives to improve campus and local sustainability through biofuels initiatives and implementation.

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Society of Women Engineers at Cornell

The Cornell Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers promotes women in Engineering by advocating the importance of diversity and by uniting resources to encourage academic, leadership, professional, and personal excellence for the entire Engineering community of today and tomorrow.