September 28, 2021
Joseph Awarded Cohon Graduate Fellowship
PhD candidate Jordan Joseph has recently been awarded a Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Joseph received his Bachelors in Engineering Science with an Environmental Engineering concentration from Saint Vincent College and Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from CMU.
Co-advised by professors Kelvin Gregory and Costa Samaras, Joseph researches pathways for residential decarbonization and their impacts on vulnerable communities. His work explores how efforts like home energy efficiency retrofits and electrification will affect equity, health, costs, and other sustainability outcomes in historically disinvested neighborhoods. By combining modeling methods, field experience from professional contractors, and community stakeholder engagement, Joseph aims to improve the quality of life for residents in affordable housing units and low-income communities.
“It is an honor to be awarded the Jared and Maureen Cohon Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering,” says Joseph. “As a first-generation student from a low-income family, this award will enable me to focus on my research throughout the course of my doctoral program. This fellowship is yet another reminder of CMU’s commitment to the success of underrepresented students.”
Through a generous gift to the Inspire Innovation Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University, University Professor and President Emeritus Jared Cohon and his wife Maureen Cohon established in 2009 The Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The fund provides research support fellowships to deserving graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering who are specializing in environmental engineering.