Photo: Tara Kulkarni smiles at the camera

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Global Resilience and Security at Norwich University

“I teach because I care. I want future engineers to be conceptually creative, qualitatively strong, and eloquent in their designs. I want them to be able to research, differentiate between fact and fiction, and make real change. I also want them to be masters of communication—written, verbal, and non-verbal—instead of hiding behind statements like, ‘I can’t write. I’m an engineer, not an English major.’”  

“My passion for my field of environmental engineering, specifically water engineering, is driven by statistics like the ones cited by the United Nations Environment Programme: That one child under the age of five dies every twenty seconds from water-related disease. It’s driven by growing up in India, where polluted skies and garbage piled up on the sides of streets are common sights. I’m inspired by the recent Swacch Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) campaigns and the calls to action at various levels for people become stewards of their lands and work together to prevent meaningless deaths by keeping our environment clean.”

“Through my scholarship, I want to learn how to engineer water infrastructure to make our communities more resilient against flooding and drought and to ensure universal access to clean water and sanitation. I seek to engineer green designs, integrating nature, and using minimal resources. My scholarship also delves into questions on pedagogical strategies, such as service learning, to provide our students the best engineering education possible.”

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