For Outstanding Contributions and Leadership through Involvement in Environmental Engineering and Science Outreach Activities to the Global Community.
Monroe Weber-Shirk joined Cornell in 1994, and he currently is Senior Lecturer and Senior Researcher. While Monroe excels in all his teaching, is especially known for combining teaching, research, and service via the Agua Clara water treatment program, which he founded and directs. The Agua Clara program researches, invents, designs and disseminates technologies for municipal gravity-powered surface-water treatment plants. He has developed a series of courses around Agua Clara, including a lab course on research and engineering design for water and wastewater treatment, a theory course on the fundamentals of drinking water treatment, and a travel course to Honduras to teach about environmental engineering in an international context. Monroe has received numerous teaching awards over his career