The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at MIT, known as CEESA (Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Association), strives to uphold the values of excellence in academic and professional environments. Through service projects, educational programs, and social functions, CEESA aims to foster a vibrant and supportive community that enables every student to reach his or her highest potential. Contact CEESA at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information regarding the CEESA Career Fair please visit the career fair website.
The CEESA Leadership Team is:
Tchelet Segev | Co-President
Tchelet is a junior in the systems track with a focus on environmental projects in the developing world, and has worked on projects in India, Kenya, and Mexico. She chairs a committee on the Undergraduate Association, and is active in her dorm leadership. She loves hiking, traveling, reading, and eating.
Clio Macrakis | Co-President
Clio is a junior in the systems track with a focus on urban systems. She is minoring in Course 12, specifically geology and Earth systems. Outside of CEESA she oversees the Educational Studies Program and is active in intramural ice hockey. She also enjoys cooking, scuba diving, and walking along the river.
Milani Chatterji-Len | Vice President
Milani is a sophomore in the systems track with a focus on water systems, and a minor in international development. She is a member of MIT Water Club and plays on sMITe, the MIT women’s ultimate frisbee team. Milani is also an active member of Engineers Without Borders. She enjoys running around outside and discovering new places.
Stephanie Chin | Treasurer
Stephanie is a sophomore in the systems and mechanics & materials cores – with a focus on infrastructure and urban sustainability. Outside of CEE, she is also actively involved in the Undergraduate Association Sustainability Committee, Fossil Free MIT, East Campus dormitory government, and MIT Marching Band student groups. She enjoys playing trumpet and exploring Boston/Cambridge.
David Wu | Faculty Liaison
Jill Dressler | Social/Spirit Chair
Jill is a junior in the systems core, but has also enjoyed taking classes in the mechanics & materials and the environmental cores. Outside of CEE, she is the Director of MIT’s Relay for Life, a counselor for MIT’s Camp Kesem, and is a member of the Varsity Women’s Soccer Team. She is a food enthusiast, and loves to cook (although she will admit she is not very good at it). She enjoys running and reading, and nothing makes her happier than an adorable puppy.
Rachel Galowich | Secretary
Rachel is a junior in the mechanics & materials and systems cores – with a focus on sustainable cities – and minoring in Urban Studies and Planning. She is also the President of Chi Epsilon, and serves as a mentor for the Discover Course 1 Freshman Pre-Orientation Program. Outside of CEE, Rachel is involved in Engineers Without Borders and Colleges Against Cancer. She enjoys baking, watching Chicago Cubs baseball, and going on long walks (sometimes on the beach).
Ben Rosen-Filardo | ASCE Chair
Ben is a junior in the systems track with a focus on transportation and is minoring in Course 11. They are a hall chair of Tetazoo in East Campus and co-president of the Gender Fluidity Group. They are also involved in E33, the Marching Band, and Tech Squares. They enjoy spending time outdoors and giving haircuts to their friends.
Deanna Delgado | Public Relations Chair
Meghan Reisenauer | Community Outreach Chair
Meghan is a sophomore in the environmental track. She is a member of the Undergraduate Association for Sustainability and is on the women’s lightweight crew team. She is also a counselor for Freshman Leadership Program, MIT’s first Freshman Pre-Orientation Program. Her hobbies include water-skiing, backpacking, and learning various musical instruments.
Professor Jesse Kroll | CEESA Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering/Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
The Chi Epsilon Student Chapter is another active student group within the department. The students participating in this chapter are involved in:
- Providing additional academic help to students who request individual tutoring.
- Attending the bi-annual Chi Epsilon National Conclave.
- Inviting speakers on topics related to civil and environmental engineering.
- Holding an initiation banquet for new members.
Chi Epsilon is also represented at the CEE Open Houses where they provide information to students about CEE student life, the academic program, and Chi Epsilon activities.
The department supports several Institute club competitions that engage and connect with Course 1 students.
MIT’s Water Club hosts several water related events annually. As the department has several students active in this club – both in leadership roles and as members – we are proud to be one of the sponsors for the Water Innovation Prize.
MIT Energy Hackathon
In Spring 2015, three CEE graduate students came up with the concept of the Clean Earth Hack competition to take on environmental challenges from industry and academic partners. The second year of the competition brought a new host, MIT’s Energy Club, and a new name, MIT Energy Hackathon.
Based on the premise that students and postdocs must be able to clearly articulate their work, and the importance of their research in a short time frame the department runs an annual competition for videos that are two minutes or less. The competition always cumulates in a viewing party and all entries are viewable on Youtube.