Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

4 students with caps and gowns on at commencement

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University proudly congratulates the Cornell University 2021 class of graduates.

Last Thursday, May 27th, CEE held a virtual recognition event for graduating seniors and on Friday, May 28th, a similar virtual celebration for our graduate students. Our alumni guest speakers, Prashanth Chandrasekar, CEO of Stack Overflow, Veronica Davis, Director of Transportation & Drainage Operations for the City of Houston, James McCormick, Director of Construction for D&A Development Partners, Mike Rolband, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., and Professor Ken Hover gave helpful advice and words of encouragement to the graduates. 

"And so for civil engineers, we have a social contract with the public….Civil engineering exist to serve people. We provide their basic needs of water, shelter, and transportation. The technical knowledge you gained during your time at Cornell will serve you well. The time you spend getting to know the communities where you have projects will serve the world well. So what do you owe the world? You owe the world your brilliance, but you also owe your empathy." - Veronica O. Davis

Rebecca Holstein
Rebecca Holstein
Yunyi (Anita) Zhang
Yunyi (Anita) Zhang

Congratulations to Rebecca Holstein and Yunyi (Anita) Zhang and who both won the John E. Perry Undergraduate Prize. Each year the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering awards the John E. Perry Undergraduate Prize to a graduating senior.

The award is given on Commencement Day to an outstanding senior who exemplify the fine ideals of John Perry. Perry’s high personal standards, vast professional experience, and irrepressible enthusiasm set an example that was a beacon to all. Consideration is given to enthusiastic participation in student life and in the Ithaca community, commitment to the engineering profession, and academic achievement.

Amir Montazeri
Amir Montazeri
Parastou Bahrami
Parastou Bahrami

Each year the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering awards the John E. Perry T.A. Prize to one or more graduate appointed Teaching Assistants of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering who exhibit, "concern and care for the students in his or her class and fulfills the teaching functions enthusiastically and skillfully." Congratulations to Amir Montazeri and Parastou Bahrami who both won this award.

 

Listen to CEE's faculty and staff members give congratulatory messages to our graduating students!

 

Here are a few photos from Commencement and our Virtual Celebrations!

 

 

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