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Penski Staffing And Waste-stream Help Make Dreams Of A Clarkson Education Come True For Local StudentsAll NEWS 02-15-2005
John Wicke, general manager of Penski Staffing, and Skip Bisnett, general manager of Waste-stream believe in the importance of a college education and giving back to their community.
Scientists At Clarkson University Use Novel Approach To Bioengineer Artificial Skin For Burn Victims
Each year more than 45,000 Americans suffer burns serious enough to require a hospital stay, according to the American Burn Association. While the traditional therapy of using skin grafts to cover burn sites has improved, a number of problems including scarring, infection and poor adhesion remain.
Vladimir Privman, director of the Clarkson Center for Quantum Device Technology at Clarkson University, has recently been named “Robert A. Plane Professor of Chemistry” by the Clarkson Board of Trustees. Privman was given the title in recognition of his contributions to both science and engineering, and, in particular, for his work at the interface of physics and the chemical sciences.
Clarkson University Offers Academic “Challenge” To North Country High School Students Again This Winter
Project Challenge, a popular winter-months program offered by Clarkson University, provides area students an opportunity to participate in classes they cannot normally find at their high school. The seven, five-week courses are taught by Clarkson University faculty and administrators on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning January 15. The program is administered by The Clarkson School, the University’s early entrance program for talented high school students who have completed eleventh grade and are ready to begin college studies.
Instead of heading home to have their laundry done for them, enjoying home-cooked food, or just lounging around Potsdam, a group of seven fraternity brothers from Clarkson’s Delta Chi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity spent their February break in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. They were there to participate in the “Success Institute,” an annual regional conference hosted by the Alpha Kappa Psi national office.
Clarkson’s Sigma Chi Fraternity Raises Over $6,000 For Children’s Miracle Network Of Northern New York
Representatives from Clarkson University's Sigma Chi fraternity traveled to Watertown recently to deliver a $6,340 check to Samaritan Medical Center for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) of northern New York.
The local civic affairs television program “North Country Matters,” seen on Time Warner Cable Channel 30, is hosting a town forum on the issue of underage consumption of alcohol in our community. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Bertrand H. Snell Hall, Room 212, on the Clarkson hill campus.
Clarkson Professor Analyzes How Media’s Representation Of “Nanotechnology” Shapes Public's Opinion Of New Technologies
In recent years the term “nanotechnology” has appeared with dramatically increased frequency in newspapers and news magazines. From January 1, 1998, to January 1, 2003, use of the term in print media increased by more that 400 percent.
Clarkson Student Invited To Present Interstellar Space Travel Concept To Nasa Fellows At National Meeting In March
Andrew T. Bingham of Enosburg Falls, Vt., a sophomore mechanical and aeronautical engineering major at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., has been invited to be a guest speaker at a March meeting of the Fellows of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts Institute (NIAC) in Atlanta.
Clarkson University American Indian Science And Engineering Society Chapter Celebrates 25 Years - University To Host Regional Conference In April
More than 150 of America’s brightest American Indian college students, educators, professionals and high school students from Canada and a dozen North Eastern states will descend on the Adirondack community of Potsdam, New York, April 8 and 9, for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) regional conference.
Commission On Independent Colleges And Universities Appoints Clarkson University President To Board Of Trustees
The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) in New York State has announced that Anthony G. Collins, president of Clarkson University, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the cIcu Board of Trustees. His term officially began at the 49th annual cIcu meeting on March 7 and 8 in Albany. cIcu represents the chief executives of New York’s 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy.
Competitive events held Saturday, April 9, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Clarkson’s Cheel Arena and Norwood Lake. Open to the Public.
The 2004 Trendsetter list recognizes the top 50 leaders in the public works community, including those who have defined policy, brought public works issues into the spotlight, and set standard within the public works industry. As a 2004 trendsetter winner, Powers is honored along with, among others, former Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, and Christopher Swain, an environmental activist who swam many of the U.S.’s polluted waterways, including the Hudson, to raise people’s awareness of the need for clean water.
Clarkson Student Wins $35,000 Science Initiative Scholarship Award Sponsored By United Negro College Fund & Merck
Halimatu Mohammed of Bronx, N.Y., an undergraduate chemistry major at Clarkson University, has received a Science Initiative Scholarship sponsored by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Merck & Co.
Two distinguished Clarkson faculty members were guest of honor presenters at a recent luncheon held at United Defense’s York, Pa., facility during the company’s annual weeklong recognition of its engineering staff.
A research paper co-authored by Clarkson University Professor of Physics Daniel ben-Avraham and Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Erik Bollt has been published by the Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society publication New Journal of Physics (NJP).
The Clarkson Consulting Group (CCG) recently completed an extensive, customized analysis for Morristown Central School regarding the continued viability of its school district.
Clarkson University Makes Entrepreneur Magazine’s 3rd Annual List Of Top 100 U.S. Entrepreneurial Colleges And Universities
The April issue of Entrepreneur magazine lists Clarkson University as one of the best 100 collegiate entrepreneurship programs in the United States. Clarkson has made the prestigious list every year since the magazine began publishing rankings in 2002. There were 825 research programs researched for the study. Clarkson appears in the list of the top 40 regionally recognized entrepreneur programs in the country.
Clarkson University Student Is One Of Two U.s. Winners Of Linux Open Source Computer Operating System Competition
Only 20 winners were selected worldwide and Thompson is the fourth Clarkson University student to earn a nod in the Linux Challenge. Of the 65 winners in the three-year history of the competition, only 13 have come from the United States. Four of these 13 winners have come from Clarkson. The only other North American school with more than one winner in the three competitions is Cornell University with three winners. In the first Linux Scholars Challenge, Clarkson also won the overall university prize, a z800 series e-server, valued at approximately $250,000.
As part of this honor, Ziarani will receive a total of $400,000 in grant funds from NSF over a five-year period to support his work and research as director of the Signal Processing Laboratory, a graduate student research facility of Clarkson’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
U.S. News Ranks Clarkson University Among Country’s Best Engineering Graduate Schools - Three Engineering Majors Singled Out
Clarkson University is once again among the top universities in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report. In its recent edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools 2005, U.S. News ranks Clarkson’s School of Engineering 24th overall in the engineering specialty of environmental/environmental health, 62nd in civil engineering, and 85th in mechanical engineering.
When the last steel girder was put in place and the final canoe race completed, SUNY Canton was the top-place winner in the steel bridge competition and the West Point team won first place in the concrete canoe competition.
Now in its 15th year of operation, the Clarkson Consulting Group (CCG) continues to distinguish itself as a major provider of integrated and cost-effective business solutions to area businesses and nonprofit organizations
The Clarkson University Physical Therapy Club joined the crusade to help fight cancer by staging the Relay for Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society.
S.V. Babu, Clarkson University’s Distinguished University Professor and director of Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has received a 2004 IBM Faculty Award.
North Country Matters, the only local civic affairs magazine style television program, will air the last show of season two on Potsdam Time Warner public access Channel 30 WCKN at 7 PM on Tuesday April 19th. NCM is produced by Clarkson University students in professor Dan Dullea’s TC 427 Intermediate Digital Video Production, a course offered by Clarkson University’s Communication and Media Department.
Norman J. Marshall Jr., a junior chemistry major, and Andrew T. Bingham, a sophomore mechanical and aeronautical engineering major, both from Clarkson University, have been awarded scholarships for the 2005-2006 academic year by trustees of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Competition for the highly sought after scholarships is restricted to university and college sophomores and juniors from the United States.
Clarkson University has received State Education Department approval for a new Bachelor of Science degree program in Environmental Engineering. Administered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the new undergraduate program will be grounded in systems engineering and this approach will allow for numerous cross-disciplinary courses leading to research with other units at Clarkson. This interdisciplinary approach, a hall mark of a Clarkson education, will further the goals of the environmental engineering research focus area.
A team of Clarkson University students took home top awards at the 15th Annual Environmental Design Contest held April 3-7 on the campus of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. The Clarkson University Remediation Engineering (CURE) team won first place and $2,500 for the economical process they developed to sequester carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plant flue gas. The team was also the co-recipient of the USDA Award given to student teams that exhibit excellent team performance.
Housed within Clarkson’s School of Arts and Sciences, and administered through the Departments of Mathematics & Computer Science and Communication & Media, the new interdisciplinary program will provide students an education in both the artistic and scientific aspects of digital graphic arts. It is designed to appeal to students with interests and talents in both these areas and, according to Peter Turner, chair of the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at Clarkson, to address growing career opportunities in fields as diverse as entertainment, education, and computational science.
Kirstin Schillemat, a Physics major at Clarkson University spent last summer in Socorro, New Mexico, but she wasn’t there for the sun – quite the opposite. Schillemat spent her time studying the desert sky and the kinematics of a microquasar. Kinematics is the study of motion separate from the considerations of mass and force. The x-ray binary system, SS433, that Schillemat spent nearly 11 weeks studying is composed of a black hole and a companion star which rotate around one another.
Managing Chaos; Clarkson Professor Tackles Problems From Saving Rocket Fuel In Space To Modeling The Dynamics Of Disease Spread
“My research is in chaos theory and control of chaos, time-series embedding analysis, Frobenius-Perron operators, stochastic dynamical systems and noise-induced transport mechanism, Hamiltonian dynamics, celestial mechanics, and communicating with chaos,” said Bollt.
Clarkson University student Jason Keener of Eliot, Maine, was selected as a winner of the New York City Post Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship Award, which recognizes outstanding performance in engineering studies. In addition to being honored with the award, Keener will receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist in his academic pursuits
Clarkson University Will Seek $1.4 Million From Capital Matching Grants Program Announced By Governor Pataki
The Capital Matching Grants Program for more than 100 independent colleges and universities as proposed by Governor Pataki in his State of the State Address in January 2004 became fact Wednesday when the $150 million program was approved in the state budget.
Tony Collins, president of Clarkson University, today announced a bequest to Clarkson University of approximately $27 million from the Estate of Helen Snell Cheel (May 10, 1904 – March 18, 2005).
Clarkson University faculty member Dr. Philip Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES), has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee’s (CASAC)Ozone Review Panel.
Dr. Charles J. Robinson joined the faculty of Clarkson University April 1, assuming the position of director of the newly established Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST). His appointment also includes the distinction of Herman L. Schulman Endowed Chair.
Nadeeka Yapa, a senior Honors student majoring in Electrical Engineering at Clarkson University, has won the highly prized National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of financial support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study.
Through careful study of primary written sources, art and artifacts, and the information gleaned from human remains, scholars are gradually piecing together the history of western medicine from its earliest appearance in Mesopotamia and Egypt to its more advanced form in Greece and Rome. Now, Clarkson University is offering students the opportunity to tackle this fascinating topic in the classroom.
Terrance Richards, a Clarkson University sophomore majoring in biology, was recognized as the Outstanding Freshman/Sophomore Researcher in the Natural Sciences by the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at the 13th Annual Statewide CSTEP Conference held at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, New York, April 15-17. Richards was selected by the judges from over 90 poster presenters representing 47 different colleges and universities across the state.
The 2005-2006 New York State budget approved by legislators and Governor Pataki includes a $1 million appropriation for Clarkson University to research ways that waste remainder from cheese manufacture, animal waste, and other agricultural byproducts can be used as feedstock to produce biogas to generate heat and electric power on New York State farms.
October is Hispanic Heritage Month and Clarkson University will kick off its celebration with two appearances by Jesus Nebot, an internationally known actor and filmmaker. Nebot will present his critically acclaimed film NO TURNING BACK and a multicultural workshop, “Key Principles to Harmonious Living in a Multicultural Society.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 6 in the Cheel Commons. Nebot will conduct the workshop at 7 p.m., Friday, October 7 in the Barben rooms of Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center.
Award-winning poet, writer and teacher Luis H. Francia, of the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Institute at New York University, will present a lecture at Clarkson University on Wednesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center, Barben Room C.
Steve Thornton and the North Country Savings Bank take the words “North Country” in their name seriously. “To us, it means supporting the North Country communities where we work and live,” said Thornton. He demonstrated that support on behalf of the bank this week with a generous donation to North Country Friends Scholarship Fund. The donation will help make it possible for area students to achieve the goal of a Clarkson education.
All Clarkson University employees with 25 or more years of service, including retirees, are invited to the annual dinner.
Philip K. Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and Director of Clarkson’s Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, was honored recently by the Environmental Protection Agency for his work as chair of the EPA Clean Air Science Advisory Committee.
Clarkson Professor Ratneshwar Jha Named Associate Fellow By American Institute Of Aeronautics And Astronautics
Clarkson University Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Ratneshwar Jha has been named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Clarkson Mourns Passing Of Its Benevolent Supporter, Friend, And Number One Hockey Fan, Helen Snell Cheel
So who was this remarkable woman for whom the Clarkson University's Cheel Campus Center is named? And why did she become one of the most generous and beloved benefactors in the school's history? To answer those questions you have to go back to the early years of Clarkson and two more of the school's ardent supporters, Congressman Bertrand H. Snell and Sara Merrick Snell -- Helen's parents. As Helen once remarked, "I developed an early connection with Clarkson."
The Clarkson University Winter Knights drove their re-engineered snowmobile to a top-place finish at the 2005 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
Clarkson University Professor Tapped By National Academy Of Sciences To Study U.s. And China Air Pollution
Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been appointed by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to participate in a study that will examine urban energy use, policies and associated air-pollution challenges faced today by China and the United States as they pursue their separate, distinct energy and economic pursuits.
A new low speed wind tunnel recently installed at Clarkson University’s Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) is assisting environmental and aeronautical engineering research efforts by simulating low wind atmospheric conditions for the development of new tools in modeling, measurement and air flow management.
Clarkson University’s 2005 FIRST Robotics team, along with 1,000 other teams from around the world, is currently hard at work designing and building a remote-controlled robot as part of this year’s international robotics design competition “Triple Play.”
In honor of Black History Month, Clarkson University will host The Black Inventions Exhibit’s “Made in America: Black Inventors USA” touring exhibit on Wednesday, February 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
The 12th Annual World in Potsdam Diversity Festival will bring together members of the Potsdam community in celebration of the village’s unique and diverse cultural heritage through music, dance, art and food. The fun-filled festivities are slated for Saturday, October 22, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the SUNY Potsdam Barrington Student Union.
Clarkson Scientist’s Research Into “Smart” Clothing Materials Could Lead To New Synthetics With Biomedical Applications
What makes a nanocomposite material “smart”? Consider clothing that can detect the presence of chemical weapons, automatically seal its own pores, and then clean and decontaminate itself. Today the U.S. Department of Defense is funding research for fabric materials that do all these things and are also stronger, more durable, and lighter than current uniforms.
Clarkson University’s Center For Advanced Materials Processing Makes $100 Million Impact On New York Economy
The last four years have seen technology transfer increase dramatically at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). Based on the annual reports submitted by CAMP to the New York State Office of Science, Technology & Academic Research (NYSTAR), and announced by Clarkson Distinguished University Professor and Director of CAMP, S.V. Babu, the economic impact CAMP has had on New York businesses over the past four years is nearly $100 million. These same reports also credit the technology emanating from CAMP with creating 57 New York jobs.
“The Princeton Review’s recognition of our MBA program again this year is gratifying,” remarked Timothy Sugrue, dean of the Clarkson School of Business. Our students are focused and determined to be successful, as reflected in our ranking in the magazine’s “most competitive students” category. Our inclusion among the world’s most elite business schools verifies the quality of our faculty and our MBA program.” Employers also like Clarkson’s MBA program. In past year’s more than 80% of the B school’s graduates have been scooped up by such companies as IBM, Boeing, GE, Grainger, HSBC, Lockheed Martin, Google and others within three months of graduation.
The National Players, the touring company of the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland, will perform one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies The Taming of the Shrew on Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m., in Clarkson University’s downtown Snell Hall Auditorium.
CoolBrands Dairy Inc. of North Lawrence will conduct an official ground breaking Friday, October 14 on a $3.3 million waste treatment system that will convert waste byproducts from its cottage cheese and yogurt production into bio gas.
A non-partisan forum for the Village of Potsdam candidates for mayor and trustee is being co-sponsored by North Country Matters, a public affairs program produced by the Communication & Media Department at Clarkson University, and the St. Lawrence County Branch, American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Clarkson Polymer Chemist’s Research Looks To Improve Heart Valve Replacement Technology And Patient Outcome
Some 225,000 heart valve replacement procedures are performed each year according to statistics from St. Jude Medical, a leader in the medical technology industry.
Clarkson Professor’s Collaborative Work Receives 2005 Computers And Composition Distinguished Book Award
Clarkson University Professor Johndan Johnson-Eilola’s collaborative book, Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition (Utah State University Press), was selected as the recipient of the 2005 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award, an annual recognition of the international Journal of Computers and Composition.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins announced today that Thomas C. Young has been appointed University Provost, effective April 1. Young will oversee the development and enhancement of Clarkson’s academic programs and research endeavors. He will work closely with the University deans and center directors to implement Clarkson’s long-range planning initiatives and engage the University’s constituents in these initiatives as they unfold.
Alexandra M. Lord, acting historian for the United States Public Health Service, will deliver a lecture at Clarkson University on the history of early AIDS education in the United States on Tuesday, March 8, at 5 p.m. in Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 330 on the Clarkson campus.
Cynthia “Cindy” Dowd Greene, a 1978 graduate of Clarkson University, believes that engineers, by training and inclination, look at things differently.
Leonid Fedichkin, a research scientist at Clarkson University, lent his considerable expertise in the field of nanotechnology to the Voice of America (VOA) radio program “Talk to America” recently. Fedichkin was a guest on the VOA Russian Service live call-in show titled “Nanotechnology – Perspective and Threats.” The University scientist answered questions and gave an in-depth analysis to a worldwide Russian-speaking audience regarding the development of nanotechnology, its future, its benefits, and disadvantages.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins announced today that Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering faculty member Ratneshwar Jha, Department of Chemistry faculty member Devon Shipp, and Clarkson School of Business faculty member Kevin Siqueira have each been promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.
“[The GSA] has provided an outstanding example for others in our community to follow,” said Richard Krasnauskas, president and CEO of Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation.
The jazz duo of Clarkson Philosophy Professor Bill Vitek on piano and SLU Mathematics Professor Dan Gagliardi on bass will be performing at the University Bookstore, 39 Market Street, Potsdam, on Saturday, October 29, 2005, from 3 - 4:30 p.m. They will play selections from “Fine Line,” their recently released CD of jazz standards and originals. The CD will be available for sale at the bookstore.
Thomson presented two papers at the conference. The first paper was titled “Assessment of Visual Stabilization for Controlling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.” Assistant professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Piergiovanni Marzocca advised Thomson on this paper. Thomson’s second paper was titled “Development of an Evolutionary Neuro Controller for Autonomous Control Under Various Flight Conditions.” Clarkson university associate professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Ratneshwar Jha co-authored the paper and advised Thomson on the research. Clarkson students present seven papers at the competition with topics ranging from wing design to jet-rocket launch systems to inflatable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
Clarkson University sophomore Donald D. Ingrim was stationed at Fort Drum when he learned about the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Green to Gold Scholarship program. The Green to Gold Scholarship program provides for talented and inspired young enlisted soldiers to temporarily leave active duty, return to college, receive their baccalaureate degree, and earn a commission as an Army officer. Enlisted soldiers with officer potential who have served at least two years are allowed to volunteer for the selective program.
Created in 1960, the $1,500 prize recognizes “the importance of superior teaching.” Clarkson University alumni nominate candidates and the recipient is chosen by a faculty committee.
Kathryn S. Fuller, president and chief executive officer of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 112th Commencement on Sunday, May 8.
An experimental fuel-saving device developed at Clarkson University may revolutionize the trucking industry. “The aft end of ground vehicles is often a design compromise between functionality and aerodynamics,” explained Ken Visser, associate professor of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering. “Traditional transport vehicles have a flat aft end that creates a large drag on the vehicle at highway speeds, which ultimately reduces gas mileage and increases costs and emissions. We have designed extendable flat plates that can be mounted to the truck’s rear doors to reduce drag.”
Potsdam, New York - Dr. Andreas “Andy” Acrivos, Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science and Engineering at the City College of the City University of New York and Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 112th Commencement in Potsdam, New York, on Sunday, May 8.
Two retiring Clarkson University professors were honored at the school’s 112th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8.
Daniel S. Cohen, son of Richard and Elaine Cohen of Minetto, N.Y., received the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University’s 112th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8.
Established in 1906 by University founders Elizabeth and Frederica Clarkson in memory of their brother, Levinus, the scholarship was first awarded in 1909.
Ratneshwar Jha of Potsdam, associate professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. faculty Research Award during the University’s 112th commencement ceremony held May 8.
New York State Author Award Recipient Russell Banks Awarded Honorary Clarkson University Honorary Degree
Award-winning author Russell Banks will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at Clarkson University’s 112th Commencement in Potsdam, New York, on Sunday, May 8.
Approximately 700 students from 31 states, 27 countries and 57 of New York’s counties were granted bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Clarkson University’s commencement today (May 8). One hundred eighty-six additional students received their degrees at an earlier ceremony in December. Nearly 5,500 parents, relatives and friends attended the ceremony. The weekend was also marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force officers on Saturday, May 7.
The Clarkson University Timber Bridge Team received first place for Most Innovative Design in the 13th Annual National Timber Bridge Design Competition. Competing against 12 student teams from universities across the U.S., the Clarkson students also finished in fourth place overall and in sixth place for Best Overall Design. This is the second year in a row that the Clarkson team has been recognized with a first-place finish.
Clarkson University Junior Peter S. Bird of Delmar, New York has been selected to receive one of two national undergraduate scholarships from the Society for Technical Communication (STC), an organization with more than 18,000 members with a goal to improve the transfer of information about science and technology from its developer (e.g., scientist, engineer, inventor) to its user or exploiter.
John M. McHugh, Republican Congressman from the 23rd District, was the recipient of Clarkson’s highest award for community service, the Bertrand H. Snell Award, at a special dinner held on the University’s campus Saturday evening.
Clarkson Junior Awarded Summer Fellowship At Sloan-Kettering; World Acclaimed Cancer Research Center
Adam C. Searleman, a junior with double majors in biomolecular science and mathematics at Clarkson University has been selected to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
In 1992 Tim McAuley was looking forward to graduating from Lake George High School in the Adirondack region of upstate New York and joining the Navy. "Beyond that I did not have much in the way of a long-range plan," admits the affable, self-described "C" student.
A partnership between two Clarkson University researchers and John Gaus, an entrepreneur, is transferring chemical process technology from the laboratory to the biofuels marketplace. Their efforts promise to contribute to energy independence and economic development in northern New York state.
Senators Meier, Wright And Other State Officials Are On Hand As Clarkson Dedicates Biotechnology Wing
Thirty-two months after New York State Governor George E. Pataki and State Senator Raymond A. Meier announced a $4.5 million grant for biotechnology research at Clarkson, the University officially opened a new 10,000-square-foot research facility.
Ed Metzger, alias Albert Einstein, will perform his nationally acclaimed one-man show “Albert Einstein: The Practical Bohemian” in Clarkson University's Commons, Cheel Campus Center, on Tuesday, November 1, at 7 p.m.
Clarkson University alumnus Scott D. Smith of Ridgefield, Conn., executive vice president and general manager, the Americas, Lenovo Group, was elected to Clarkson University's Board of Trustees at their October 21 meeting.
John B. Fenn, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, member of the National Science Foundation, and research professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present two lectures at Clarkson University on Monday, April 4, and Tuesday, April 5. The talks are part of the University’s annual Shipley Distinguished Lecture Series and are open to the public.
Clarkson Students To Present Economical And Efficient System For Removing Carbon In Power Plant Emissions At International Environmental Competition
Students from Clarkson University will compete among 33 teams from the U.S., Canada and China at the 15th Annual Environmental Design Contest to be held April 3-7 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M.
Dr. Andreas “Andy” Acrivos, Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science and Engineering at the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University; Kathryn S. Fuller, World Wildlife Fund President and Chief Executive Officer; and Russell Banks, renowned literary author, will receive honorary degrees at Clarkson University’s 112th Commencement in Potsdam, New York, on Sunday, May 8.
If you or a member of your family has contemplated admission to college recently you know how bewildering the diversity of American higher education can be. Imagine the difficulty of selecting the right academic program if you’re eight thousand miles away and speak a different language.
A team of Clarkson University students, members of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), walked off with top honors at the organization's international conference in Orlando.
This is the fifth year that Hospice has sponsored a "Tastes of Autumn" dinner. The event raised more than $7,300. Hospice has also presented a "Tastes of Spring."
ABET Inc. is the recognized accrediting body for college and university programs in applied sciences, computing, engineering and technology. The ABET Fellow Award is presented annually to individuals who have given sustained quality service to ABET-related professions and through ABET activities. Conry was honored for her contributions to computer science and engineering accreditation, for leadership in the development of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Commission (CSAC) of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (now CSAB, Inc.), and for leadership in the integration of ABET and CSAB.
Two environmental engineering scholars were honored recently as Clarkson University hosted the first biennial Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Research and Education Conference.
Elizabeth Urban, a junior civil and environmental engineering student at Clarkson University, has been notified that she will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA). A formal presentation will be made in February during the Association’s annual meeting in New York City.
S.V. Babu, director of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) and Distinguished University Professor at Clarkson University, recently co-authored his twentieth career patent.
Clarkson University graduate students Todd M. DeShane and Patricia A. Jablonski recently won a contest that allowed them to show that Clarkson is on top of their game when it comes to Linux, and that the University is on the forefront of Linux development technology.
Dr. Dana M. Barry, technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), received an APEX 2005 Award for Publication Excellence from Communications Concepts Inc. in Springfield, Va.
Except for the weather and the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop, you might have thought you were attending a Clarkson University event had you been in San Francisco recently for the annual Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) conference. That’s because Clarkson’s Department of Communication and Media was well represented at the Association’s highest levels.
Potsdam, New York ─ Dr. Gregory A. Campbell, professor of chemical engineering at Clarkson University, has been elected district governor of Rotary International. In his one-year term, Campbell will provide leadership to the 65 Rotary clubs comprising District 7040, which spans most of northern New York and parts of Ontario and Quebec, Canada. He assumed the post of district governor July 1, 2005.
Clarkson's Horizons Programs Reinforce Parents’ Goals Of Exposing Daughters To Careers In Science And Engineering
In a recent study by Bayer, research showed close to nine out of 10 parents with daughters feel that a science and engineering career is a desirable career for their daughters, as well as showing that parents are confident their daughters have the ability to succeed in those positions. The study was conducted as part of the Bayer Facts of Science Education Survey series, an ongoing annual public opinion research project, which is a component of the Bayer Making Science Make Sense initiative.
Heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), and sleep state are some of the common physiological parameters researchers use when studying infants. Although HRV can be easily derived from infant electrocardiograms (ECG), sleep state scoring is a time consuming task using many physiological signals.
What role do food conglomerates play in the growing problem of obesity? A team of Clarkson MBA students recently addressed this question in an annual ethics competition hosted by Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Moving beyond traditional stakeholder analysis which has often been criticized for turning business ethics into an oxymoron, the team drew on classic writings from moral philosophy to distinguish themselves and their argument from the Saint Michael’s College, University of Vermont, University of New Hampshire, and Concordia University teams.
Clarkson University Graduate Student Wins Travel Award To Attend American Chemical Society National Meeting
Robert M. Lupitskyy, a graduate student who is working on his Ph.D. at Clarkson University, has received a travel award of $500 to attend the American Chemical Society Fall 2005 National Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Two retiring Clarkson University professors will be honored at the school’s 112th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8.
The Young Scholars Program (YSP), a unique summer experience for talented high school students, will once again be offered by Clarkson University. This year, the week-long program for rising juniors and seniors will be held on Clarkson University's campus from July 10 through July 16, 2005. The program is administered by The Clarkson School, the University’s early entrance program for talented high school students who have completed the eleventh grade and are ready to begin their college studies.
"It is nice to see that in the end all of our hard work can be recognized with such awards,” said Kevin Lobdell, a senior e-business major (Burke, N.Y.) and current fraternity president.
Clarkson University is reaching out to Hurricane Katrina victims by extending an offer of immediate enrollment of up to 20 students from Gulf area universities closed or severely impacted by the storm. Clarkson is making the offer to those students who can be academically successful in its programs in business, engineering, the arts & science, and health sciences.
To promote diversity through the written word, the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival is holding a writing contest focused on cultural diversity that will be held in conjunction with the 12th annual Diversity Festival on Saturday, October 22, in SUNY Potsdam’s Barrington Student Union Multipurpose Room from noon to 4:30 p.m.
“The award is truly a great honor,” says Bingham. “It is exciting to see your idea on the drawing board in front of some of the best minds in the industry.”
Following impressive finish, Clarkson students set their sights on upcoming Mini Baja 100 event in Arizona.
Dayne E. Fratanduono, a junior majoring in both Mechanical Engineering and Physics at Clarkson University, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the 2005-2006 academic school year by Tau Beta Pi’s Fellowship Board.
S.V. Babu, Clarkson University’s Distinguished University Professor and director of Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), is one of three presenters chosen to receive monetary awards for research papers delivered during the symposium on “Application of Polymers in Manufacturing of Integrated Circuits” at the American Chemical Society’s 229th National Meeting and Exposition in San Diego March 13 –16.
Sea ice covers over 10 percent of the earth’s surface. Dr. Shen’s research investigates pancake ice which occurs in many polar and sub polar areas in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Pancake ice covers have been estimated at six million square kilometers in the Southern Ocean alone. In turbulent seas the first ice to form are tiny discs. As the discs accumulate they form a suspension known as grease ice. In quiet conditions these ice shapes become a sheet of thin ice. In wave dominated seas, waves and wind compress ice particles into large plates called pancake ice. These plates can then raft and form large, dense pancake ice. Different types of waves create different sizes of pancake ice.
Clarkson student Matthew R. Williams of Plymouth, Massachusetts, has been awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowship, one of only 15 conferred annually to bachelor-level students in environmentally related fields of study. This prestigious award will provide Williams with up to $34,000 in support for his junior and senior years, as well as a paid internship at an EPA facility next summer.
More than 600 scientists from two dozen countries will descend upon Potsdam, New York, on June 12 to participate in the 79th American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium hosted by Clarkson University and the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
Clarkson University is a partner in the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce project Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative (NATC), known locally as the eBay project, selected as a finalist in the World Chambers Competition for most innovative projects around the world.
Robert C. Tompkins, a student at Clarkson University majoring in Computer Science, has won an IBM Thinkpad T-Series model computer as a second-place award for his entry in IBM’s North American Grid Scholars Challenge.
Clarkson University president Tony Collins and Distinguished University Professor S.V. Babu presented a plaque to Xerox Fellow Santokh Badesha and Sr. Vice President John Laing (Clarkson Trustee) to recognize and thank The Document Company Xerox as a founding corporate member of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
Clarkson University’s plan to offer students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree has received approval from the New York State Education Department. The doctoral program will include both primary graduate physical therapy and transitional distance learning curriculum. Students who have graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree will be eligible for the DPT program. The DPT degree is an entry-level clinical doctorate, distinct from a research doctorate.
Sony Senior Vice President And Chief Information Officer Milde Joins Clarkson University Board Of Trustees
Clarkson University alumnus James Milde ’83 of Katonah, New York, vice president and chief information officer of Sony Electronics Inc. has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.
Clarkson University alumnus Lawrence J. Delaney ’57, ’58 of Potomac, Maryland, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. He is a senior executive with more than 40 years of international experience in high technology program acquisition, management and engineering. Dr. Delaney is currently executive vice president, Operations, and president of Advanced Systems Development Sector, Titan Corporation.
Gregory C. Slack has been selected to lead Clarkson University’s Division of Research (DOR). As director of the Division of Research and Technology Transfer, Slack will oversee the conduct and promotion of all research activities at the University.
More than 100 engineers, scientists and designers of ships and arctic structures will meet in Potsdam June 26 – 30 as Clarkson University hosts the 18th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC).
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that associate professors Linda A. Luck and Sheila F. Weiss have been promoted to full professors.
Clarkson Professor’s New Book Explores How Technology Users Work and Communicate Within Information-Saturated Spaces
Clarkson University Professor Johndan Johnson-Eilola has completed his latest book, Datacloud: Toward A New Theory of Online Work, published by Hampton Press and now available in soft cover online at Amazon.com, and through selected college bookstores and other online resellers.
“NYPA’s continued support of Clarkson University’s FIRST program has been instrumental in the team’s success,” remarked Fred Stone, director of Clarkson University’s SPEED (Students Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program. The SPEED program provides a unique opportunity for Clarkson University’s undergraduate students to work with and mentor students from two area high schools, Massena and Salmon River, in engineering, science and technology.
Alana Katelyn Searleman, daughter of Janice and Alan Searleman of Canton, N.Y., and a freshman studying at The Clarkson School at Clarkson University, has been named to the U.S. Figure Skating Synchronized Team Skating Collegiate Academic Honors Team. She is presented with this honor in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement and involvement with the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
Planned Expansion Of Clarkson’s Renowned Entrepreneurial Studies Program Supported By Coleman Foundation Grant
Clarkson University’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program has received an Entrepreneurship Excellence in Teaching Colleges Grant totaling $150,000 over the next three years from the prestigious Coleman Foundation. The competitive award program recognizes and supports existing entrepreneurship education in colleges and universities with total enrollments of 4,500 or fewer that exhibit strong plans for program expansion, cross-campus outreach, and/or community involvement. Clarkson’s successful grant proposal integrated all three of these distinct objectives, reflecting the University’s long-term vision for the Shipley Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship as well as plans for programmatic growth.
Dana M. Barry, editor and technical writer at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has co-authored a science book published and released in Japan on May 31, 2005.
Clarkson University Provost Tom Young announced today that Goodarz Ahmadi of Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Engineering and vice provost for Research, has been appointed Dean of Engineering on an interim basis, effective July 1. He succeeds S.S. Venkata.
Environmental Engineers, Researchers And Educators Will Attend International Conference At Clarkson University
Clarkson University will host the inaugural biennial Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors’ (AEESP) Research and Education Conference July 23 – July 27. The international conference will bring researchers, professors and students representing more than 70 universities and five countries together to explore advances in environmental education and research. Founded in 1963, AEESP has more than 700 members in universities throughout the world who provide education in the sciences and technologies of environment protection.
Clarkson Professor Awarded For Research On Bird Decision Making “Rules” By American Society Of Naturalists
We know that animals usually select one item from a set of attributes when choosing a foraging site or a mate, but what we don’t know is the decision process or rules that lead to those choices,” says Tom A. Langen, assistant professor in the Departments of Biology and Psychology at Clarkson University, and affiliate of Clarkson’s Center for the Environment.
Bill Vitek, professor of philosophy at Clarkson University for 18 years, has teamed up with St. Lawrence University math professor and bassist Dan Gagliardi to release their first album together “A Fine Line,” a collection of jazz standards and originals.
Clarkson University Vice President Of University Outreach And Student Affairs Gives Address At Meeting In Italy
Kathryn Johnson, vice president of University Outreach and Student Affairs at Clarkson University, recently presented a talk on the comparison of education systems at a conference hosted by the Commonwealth Club of Rome, at the Hotel Savoy in Rome, Italy.
U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2006 issue ranks Clarkson University among the top 125 universities in the nation.
Anthony B. Bouchard of Wilmette, Ill.; Dianna M. Jones Herrmann of Burlingame, Calif.; Craig Conroy of Henderson Harbor, N.Y.; and Heather E. Young Preuss of Milton, Vt., have each received the Woodstock Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University.
The Princeton Review’s profile on Clarkson includes student comments such as “Academics and hockey are the school’s greatest strengths,” and “Clarkson has a very good name. Employers come here to recruit because they know the Clarkson student is likely to be successful. Alumni have gone on to be CEOs or own their own company.”
Elmer D. Gates of Bethlehem, Penn.; Bennett L. Rechler of Great Neck, N.Y.; Karen M. St. Hilaire of Massena, N.Y.; and Maria A. Davison of Lone Tree, Colo., have been honored with Clarkson University’s highest alumni honor, the Golden Knight Award.
Thiemann was honored with the award for her dedication and outstanding effort in assisting Clarkson’s Office of Admission and Alumni & Parent Relations with the recruitment of highly qualified prospective students. She received the award during Clarkson’s annual alumni reunion earlier this month in Potsdam.
Stephen F. Ackley, Visiting Professor of Engineering in Clarkson University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department since 1999, was honored recently for his sea ice work in Antarctica by the U.S. Board on geographic names.
Clarkson University Provost Tom Young has announced two administrative changes in the School of Business, effective July 1, 2005.
October is Hispanic Heritage Month and Clarkson University will kick off its celebration with two appearances by Jesus Nebot, an internationally known actor and filmmaker. Nebot will present his critically acclaimed film NO TURNING BACK and a multicultural workshop, “Key Principles to Harmonious Living in a Multicultural Society.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 6 in the Cheel Commons. Nebot will conduct the workshop at 7 p.m., Friday, October 7 in the Barben rooms of Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center.
Clarkson University’s Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) will present two lectures on Friday, August 26.
Clarkson University has announced the creation of the Office of Educational Partnerships. The new office will provide an outlet to facilitate communications between the University and its K-12 counterparts.
The debate will taped live on Thursday, September 29. There are a limited number of seats available. If you would like to attend the debate, please contact Dan Dullea at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarkson Fraternity And Sorority Members Team Up With Potsdam Public Library And Middle School To Provide “Homework Helpers” To Potsdam Middle School Students
Clarkson University fraternities and sororities have created a partnership with the Potsdam Public Library to offer free academic assistance to A.A.K. Middle School students in Potsdam.
Clarkson University – In response to recent reports of an avian botulism outbreak in eastern Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River, Clarkson University assistant professors of biology and Center for the Environment affiliates Michael R. Twiss and Tom A. Langen have mobilized to investigate this emerging threat to environmental health.
Four Clarkson science and engineering students have received notice from the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) that the proposal they submitted for the EPA’s P3 Award program was winner of a $10,000 grant. The students are Anirban Ghosh ‘07, majoring in Environmental Science and Policy; Erica A. Gonyo ’06, majoring in Industrial Hygiene; Hope Matis ’07, majoring in Chemical Engineering; and Matthew R. Williams ‘07, majoring in Biology.
Vladimir Privman, the Robert A. Plane Professor of Chemistry and director of the Clarkson Center for Quantum Device Technology at Clarkson University, was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) at its November meeting.
Clarkson University And The Clarkson Club Unite With Local Businesses And Alumni To Help Students Displaced By Hurricane Katrina
Clarkson University and the Clarkson Club teamed with local businesses and alumni recently to assist five Gulf Coast area University students who were extended enrollment to Clarkson after being displaced last month by Hurricane Katrina. Clarkson was one of many colleges and universities throughout the nation that offered spots in their academic programs to the estimated 75,000 to 100,000 students impacted by the hurricane in an effort to ensure their academic progress was not unduly delayed.
Clarkson University’s Egon Matijević Chair and Professor of Chemistry Sergiy Minko recently co-authored the paper, “From Smart Polymer Molecules to Responsive Nanostructured Surfaces.” Published in Langmuir, The American Chemical Society's Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, the article was the 18th most accessed from July through September 2005.
Clarkson University's FIRST Robotics team, lead by Adrienne Emerson, a senior majoring in mathematics and statistics, and senior mechanical engineering majors Chris Carnevale and Jeremy Boire, guided their team to a first-place win recently in a Rah Cha Cha Ruckus, Off-Season Robotics Competition held in Rochester, New York. More than 15 teams competed.
"We finished exceptionally well, especially considering the constant rain the team had to endure during the first day of the competition," remarked, Clarkson assistant professor of military science, Major Scott Toth. The finish was a two place improvement over last year. The Golden Knight Battalion won the competition in 2000.
"This funding exceeds the previous years total of $7.8 million, which was also a new record, and marks the second consecutive year that our faculty and staff have set new research funding levels," remarked Babu. The Center's reputation as a world-class technology center has helped it attract increasingly more research dollars funding has doubled over the past six years from approximately $3.9 million in 1999 - 2000 (see photo).
"The company is a strong supporter of our students and our programs here at Clarkson," added McCluskey. "They have provided scholarships to outstanding students at Clarkson for the past several years and actively recruit our graduates.
Tim McAuley, a Clarkson University Ph.D. candidate in environmental science and engineering, has been included in the inaugural edition of The Chancellor's List, a publication honoring college students at the graduate level.
Clarkson University's Project Challenge, a unique academic program for local high school students, returns this winter with seven five-week courses.
Clarkson's Peyton Hall on Main Street in Potsdam has been quietly going through a metamorphous from its origin as a place of learning to a place where businesses are "hatched" and grow into economic engines for the North Country.
Clarkson's Successful Research Program in China Receives Renewed Funding from National Science Foundation
Each summer, 15 top students from U.S. universities across the country are selected to travel to China to spend 10 weeks working closely with Chinese scientists and graduate students on research projects related to marine science and engineering.
Eyeballs, a severed hand or fingers carried in ziplock bags. Back alley eye replacement surgery. These are scenarios used in recent blockbuster movies like Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" and "Tomorrow Never Dies" to illustrate how unsavory characters in high-tech worlds beat sophisticated security and identification systems.
Established in 1984, the award recognizes individuals' contributions and commitment to maintain and improve education through the process of accreditation of engineering, engineering technology, computer science, and applied science programs.
R. Shankar Subramanian, professor of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University, has been elected to the grade of Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), a professional organization with more than 40,000 members.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has invited Philip K. Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, to serve an additional term on the EPA's Science Advisory Board.
Clarkson University Professor of Humanities John N. Serio once again introduces young readers to poetry through his latest book, The Seasons, as part of the Poetry for Young People series from Sterling Publishing Company.
Potsdam, N.Y. -- Clarkson University's department of Communication & Media successfully hosted its first campus-wide screening of student films on Thursday, December 8. The event showcased movies created in several class projects and included mostly short films and animation.
Dana M. Barry, technical writer and editor at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), recently served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan. She presented two major seminars (titled "Creative Education" and "Science Fair Education Project for Students in Japan") and led four Science Fairs in various parts of the Country. Schools in Japan are using the new book Science Fair Fun in Japan, which is co-authored by Dr. Barry and Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu (of Suzuka National College of Technology, Japan) and published by Gendai Tosho in Japan.
Family and Friends Plant Tree in Memory of Former Clarkson Dean-- Pioneered Minority and Women's Engineering Programs
"The red maple is one of the hardiest trees of North America and can adapt and thrive in a variety of climates and soil types," added Collins. "I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to an educator who dedicated his career to helping students grow and explore new academic ground."
A grant from the George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Mass., will support renovations to Clarkson University's Applied Computing Laboratories. The $175,000 grant will help modify the innovative Virtual Reality Laboratory, the Internet Teaching Laboratory, and the Clarkson Open Source Institute.
The PM Center is one of five STAR Centers in the U.S. to study the effects on human health of airborne particulate, especially ultrafine particles occurring in the urban atmosphere.
Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) will lead a unique collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) to address the nation's urgent need for energy independence by significantly lowering the energy consumption of various devices and processes. The two universities will share a $1.84 million grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR) to develop energy efficient systems using nanotechnologies.