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Nelson L. Nemerow Memorial Scholarship Furthers Legacy of Water Resources Visionary
The Nelson L. Nemerow Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Engineering has been established in the College of Engineering and Computer Science to support environmental engineering graduate students with interests in clean water initiatives. It was endowed with a generous gift from Nemerow’s son, Glen Nemerow ’73, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences. 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.”
The first Nelson L. Nemerow Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2017. Current or prospective environmental engineering graduate students who are interested in applying for this scholarship can learn more by visiting the College of Engineering and Computer Science’s prospective graduate student webpage.