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Cochrane Fellowships Available in Environmental Engineering and Water Systems

March 13, 2017

Beginning in Fall 2017, Northeastern Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) graduate students will benefit from new financial support in the form of Cochrane Fellowships. In keeping with a steady growth in gifts and endowments within CEE, Dr. John J. Cochrane, former Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty member and department chair, has created the Cochrane Fellowship Fund to recruit and retain exceptional CEE graduate students.

The Cochrane Fellowship Fund is designed to assist graduate students involved in research in Environmental Engineering or Science within CEE to reach their academic and professional goals.

Dr. Cochrane graduated from Northeastern University in 1960 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and returned to join the College of Engineering faculty in 1965. He served as Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1977 to 1980 and retired as Professor Emeritus in 2000. Throughout his career, Dr. Cochrane was active in professional societies including the New England Water Environment Association and the New England Waterworks Association.

Dr. Cochrane’s generous gift underscores the collective effort involved in supporting young engineers so that they may one day give back in their own way. It also recognizes the achievements of CEE and its faculty, the College of Engineering, and Northeastern University.