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05-07-2004

Two Clarkson Students Receive Awards From National Engineering Honor Society

[A photograph for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/taubetapi2004.jpg]

Two Clarkson University students are among a select group of students nationwide to be honored by Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.

Clarkson University graduating senior Ryan M. Turner of Enfield, N.H., a chemical engineering major, is one of 35 engineering graduates to receive a Tau Beta Pi graduate fellowship for 2004-05. Turner was chosen from among more than 300 fellowship applicants. He will begin a doctoral degree program in chemical engineering at California Institute of Technology in the fall.taubetapi

Clarkson junior and aeronautical and mechanical engineering major Keith E. Jackson of Bellingham, Mass., is the recipient of the Scribner Scholarship, named for A. Clayton Scribner, whose gift to the Society in 2003 permanently endowed the award. Jackson is one of 40 Tau Beta Pi Scholars for 2004-05 selected from 643 applicants. He receives a $2,000 cash award for his senior year of engineering study.

“It is quite an achievement for two of our students to be chosen to receive these awards, given the small number of scholarships and fellowships that are given out each year,” said Clarkson Professor of Chemical Engineering R. Shankar Subramanian, who also serves as the advisor to the University’s Tau Beta Pi chapter. “It is recognition at a national level of the outstanding talent of both Ryan Turner and Keith Jackson, and also speaks well of the quality of our students and the quality of the education they are receiving at Clarkson.”

All Tau Beta Fellowships and Scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All fellows and scholars are members of Tau Beta Pi.

Tau Beta Pi is the national engineering honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885. It has collegiate chapters at 228 engineering colleges in the United States and active alumni chapters in 17 cities. It has initiated more than 466,000 members in its 119-year history and is the world’s largest engineering society.

PHOTO CAPTION: Two Clarkson students have been honored by Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society. (L-R) Clarkson junior Keith E. Jackson, recipient of a Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for 2004-05; Clarkson’s Coulter School of Engineering Dean S. S. “Mani” Venkata; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Clarkson’s Tau Beta Pi chapter advisor R. Shankar Subramanian; and graduating senior Ryan M. Turner, recipient of a 2004-05 Tau Beta Pi Fellowship.
[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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