About Us

Our beaches are polluted. There are plastic bottles and pieces of trash scattered everywhere. But we can only see large plastics. In reality, there are fifty trillion pieces of microplastics contaminating the sand, oceans, rivers, and even in our drinking water.

Cornell Nexus is a team of passionate, eager individuals ready to make an impact and ensure that we have a tomorrow. We aim to clean up microplastics all the way from beach shores to the depths of the ocean. 

Currently, we are building an autonomous robot that will filter out microplastics from beach shores. We are also expanding our reach by partnering with global organizations to push the boundaries of ocean cleanup technology. As a team, we value ingenuity, collaboration, and persistence. We will redefine the impact that Cornell students can make to solve the water pollution crisis.



Subteams3 Technical Subteams and Business/Design


Majors RepresentedIncluding those Outside of Engineering


Membersand Counting


SupportStrong Team Culture In and Out of Work Session