Published: March 3, 2022

Christopher Corwin Alumni Engagement Medal Award 2022

Principal, Corona Environmental Consulting
Denver, CO

Career Path

Dr. Chris Corwin (MCivEngr’07; PhD’10) is a graduate of our program (MS 2007, PhD 2010). Before coming to CU he was an engineer and project manager for 10 years. After graduating from CU he worked as a process engineer for Jacobs Engineering (Denver, CO) for two years. He was then hired by the EVEN Program and served as a Senior Instructor until 2018. He is currently a principal in the firm Corona Environmental Consulting (Louisville, CO). While an instructor at CU he mentored his student design groups to eight national awards and received eight teaching awards, including the John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Education Award. After Dr. Corwin left the department, he was asked to chair EVEN’s Professional Advisory Board.

Contributions the Environmental Engineering Department over the past year

Dr. Corwin has been a long-term supporter of the EVEN Program. His firm has hired five of our graduates in the last few years, as well as providing internships to undergraduate students. He personally serves as a long-term mentor to students that he taught while he was here, as well as to current students. Many EVEN faculty when asked by students who are about to graduate, “What is it like to work for a consulting firm?”, direct the student talk with Dr. Corwin.

As chair of EVEN’s Professional Advisory Board, Dr. Corwin leads a group of environmental engineering professionals who review curriculum and outreach aspects of the EVEN undergraduate and graduate programs. The group is charged to respond to specific areas of request from the EVEN faculty and offers professional insight into our current courses, proposed courses, as well as helping us identify areas that the professional environmental engineers see as deficiencies in our approach. The chair’s role is to take the opinions of the group and produce a report for the EVEN director. Dr. Corwin played an important role in EVEN’s hiring of a new faculty member under the 2021 inclusivity faculty search. He also currently serves as an outside committee member on the research of two current MS students.