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08-27-2003

Frederick Stone '89 Appointed New Director Of Award-winning Speed Program

Frederick Stone, a 1989 Clarkson University alumnus and registered professional engineer in New York State, has been appointed the director of Clarkson’s award-winning Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design (SPEED) program.

Stone brings to his new position more than 14 years of engineering experience, involving a wide spectrum of activities, including highway and building construction, engineering and architectural layout and design, environmental engineering, industrial air monitoring and community right-to-know programs.

Clarkson University's SPEED program promotes multidisciplinary project-based learning opportunities for more than 250 undergraduates annually. SPEED projects involve engineering design and analysis, fabrication, and the enhancement of professional competencies such as budget management, effective teamwork and communication skills. The projects are usually competition-based and provide opportunities for Clarkson students to compete against project teams from other universities on a regional, as well as a national level.

“We are fortunate that an outstanding engineer such as Fred Stone will be at the helm of one of our most successful and important educational initiatives,” said Clarkson Dean of Engineering Norbert Ackerman. “Fred knows Clarkson well, and understands the value of experiential learning for developing our students’ skills for future success.”

SPEED receives its primary financial support from Alcoa, Corning, Eastman Kodak, the General Electric Fund and Procter & Gamble. SPEED was recognized with the 2001 Boeing Outstanding Educator Award and the 2002 Corporate and Foundation Alliance Award for its exceptional contributions to improving undergraduate engineering education.
[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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