Leveraging science and technology to understand and protect rivers, estuaries and other important freshwater resources

Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

A hybrid online and in-person Clarkson Master of Science in Engineering Management for working professionals. 
Learn more and apply! 

The Big Picture

Learn how Beacon Institute of Clarkson University puts research, education and policy to work, expanding the understanding of waterways for the benefit of human health, ecosystem restoration, economic development and quality of life. 

Upcoming Events

Science Café
Thurs, Oct. 20, 7pm
The Hop
554 Main Street Beacon

On (Mock) Trial: Groundwater vs. Corporation X

Clarkson University Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering Michelle Crimi and you-the-people examine the slippery slope of pinpointing polluters in a mock trial of Corporation X. Learn more, register now!


Hudson Habitats:
A Virtual River Tour


Sat,Nov.12, 10am
Gallery at 199 Main Street

Take a 3D virtual tour of the habitat-rich Hudson from start to finish, a journey to understand the unique physical characteristics and creatures of the 'river that flows both ways.' Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Environmental Educator Carl Heitmuller will captain this tour with help from Beacon Institute's virtual watershed exhibit. Learn more, register now!