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The Clarkson University School of Business will again offer free guidance to North Country businesses through its My Small Business 101 series.
Professor Liya L. Regel has been named Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering at Clarkson University. Regel is associated with both the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This recognition was recommended enthusiastically by the Coulter School of Engineering Dean's Leadership Council and by unanimous resolution from the University Board of Trustees.
Clarkson University employees collected more than 900 non-perishable food items at their annual holiday luncheon Dec. 15. The food will be distributed by the Potsdam Neighborhood Center to those in need. Left to right: Clarkson employees Theodore P. Ritzko, Catherine E. Fayette, Tony Collins, Shirley A. Metcalf, Diane G. Bullard and Clayton R. Stoddard.
Clarkson University Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Emeritus Gordon B. Batson was recently honored at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fall Convention held in St. Louis, Mo.
Clarkson University’s Project Challenge, a unique academic program for local high school students, returns this winter with a choice of ten five-week courses. The popular program is designed to offer area students an opportunity to participate in courses that are not commonly offered in their high-school curriculum.
Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) Professor Igor Sokolov and graduate student Ravi M. Gaikwad have discovered a new method of protecting teeth from cavities by ultrafine polishing with silica nanoparticles.
Political Science Professor Lewis P. Hinchman, now on research leave from Clarkson University, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2009 by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Clarkson University students took first and second place in competitions at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) fall regional conference in Parsippany, N.J., last month.
Four hundred high-school & grade-school students in will compete in robot competitions Friday & Saturday, December 5 and 6, at Clarkson University.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins today congratulated Senator Hillary Clinton for her nomination to Secretary of State.
Comedians have made good use of "road kill" in their routines, but a Clarkson University professor began focusing attention on the problem after finding roads in Northern New York covered in green sheen from frogs who had been flattened by traffic.
One Hundred County Teachers Study Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics at Clarkson University
This summer, nearly 100 teachers from St. Lawrence County moved to the other side of the desk and became students, participating in professional development institutes at Clarkson University.
The sisters of Delta Zeta (DZ), a national sorority with a Clarkson University chapter, are taking "green pledges" this semester as part of Delta Zeta National’s "Pink Goes Green" initiative.
Clarkson University Professor Amy K. Zander, director of the school’s Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management (IE&M) program, has been named a 2008 Trendsetter by Public Works magazine.
Clarkson University alumna Irene V. Hodor ’99 of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., was recently awarded the prestigious Distinguished New Engineer Award by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a national not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in engineering. Hodor majored in civil engineering at Clarkson’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.
Clarkson University recently unveiled a new piece of art, which will hang in the Cheel Campus Center.
Noted author and plant scientist Wes Jackson will be the subject of this week’s North Country Matters television show.
Clarkson University graduate students Sasikala Manthena and Guan Zhao were both recipients of prizes from the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) for poster presentations of their research projects at the AAAR annual meeting.
"Coffee, Gossip and math" will be discussed by Clarkson University Prof. Kathleen R. Fowler at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam this Wednesday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Emily A. Stefano and Elsbeth D. Adams, both mechanical engineering students at Clarkson University, were recently selected as recipients of $2,500 scholarships from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
Stephen Sauer has been appointed assistant professor of consumer and organizational studies at Clarkson University. He will begin teaching later this fall.
Clarkson University alumnus Michael L. Sarafin is the lead shuttle flight director for the Endeavour space shuttle mission STS-126, scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center on November 14. Sarafin graduated from Clarkson in 1994 with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering.
David Ogulei, a 2006 Ph.D. graduate of Clarkson University’s chemical engineering program, is the recipient of an honorable mention award for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Environmental Division Graduate Student Paper Awards.
As part of the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, the U.S. Postal Service will offer a special commemorative cancellation featuring the festival logo to celebrate the event that will be held on Saturday, November 8, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center
Earlier this year, Clarkson University Professor Susan E. Conry was named Distinguished Service Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by full vote of the University board of trustees. At a dinner in October, Conry (right) was presented by University Provost Thomas C. Young (left) with a framed resolution recognizing her for this honor.
Clarkson University Students to Display 21st Century Adirondack Structure Renderings in Saranac Lake
In visual design, an artist often needs to draw from the past in order to define the future. And the natural and social stories of the Adirondacks are some of the most interesting in the country.
The "World in Potsdam" diversity festival will bring together an eclectic mix of cuisine from around the world for public tasting on Saturday, November 8, at Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center.
With a $1.6 million grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Clarkson University Milton Kerker Chaired Professor Evgeny Katz will be a co-PI (co-principal investigator) on a joint project with University of California San Diego (UCSD) that hopes to create a "field hospital on a chip" that soldiers can wear on the battlefield.
Noted author and plant scientist Wes Jackson will speak on Thursday, November 13, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Auditorium of Clarkson University’s downtown Snell Hall. His talk, titled "What Will the Ecosphere Require from Us?," is free and open to the public.
Indoor air pollutants will be discussed by Clarkson University Prof. Andrea R. Ferro at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam this Wednesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Joachim Stahl has been appointed assistant professor of computer science at Clarkson University. He began teaching this fall. Stahl received his bachelor of science degree in computer science from Augusta State University, and his master of engineering and Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of South Carolina.
Maria Gracheva has been appointed assistant professor of physics at Clarkson University. She began teaching this fall. Gracheva received her master of science and doctoral degrees in solid state physics from Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) in Russia.
Students of all grades are invited to participate in the 15th annual World in Potsdam Diversity Festival’s writing contest, highlighting various world cultures through the written word. The contest will run in conjunction with the November 8 festival at Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center, where the winners will be announced.
Two students took over as teachers this year in first-year student orientation at Clarkson University by leading an event that taught the newest Golden Knights about sexual assault.
Mark your calendars for a day of live music and dancing, exotic foods, and more, when the annual "World in Potsdam" diversity festival kicks off its 15th year on Saturday, November 8, at Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew P. Napolitano will speak at Clarkson University as part of its annual Constitution Day celebration. Napolitano will deliver a presentation titled "Do We Still Have Inalienable Rights?" on Monday, September 15, in Clarkson’s Downtown Snell Auditorium from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Clarkson School of Business and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad recently joined forces to conduct a benchmark study helping the railroad company improve its day-to-day business operations and become one of America’s "best" scenic railroads.
Clarkson University Professor Thomas H. Ortmeyer is the co-author of a new study by the Department of Energy's recently published Solar America Initiative Renewable System Interconnection Study.
Clarkson University offers students a "demanding," "hands-on" and "absolutely innovative" academic environment according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features Clarkson in the new 2009 edition of its annual book, Best 368 Colleges. Only about 15% of America’s 2, 500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are selected for inclusion in the book.
Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Joe Drago of Sudbury, Ontario, a retired educator, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Georgia Keresty of Mendham, N.J., senior vice president of pharmaceutical compliance and global regulatory affairs for the Pharmaceutical Group of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J., has received the Golden Knight Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University.
Timothy J. LaLonde of Manlius, N.Y., vice president-controller at Carrols Restaurant Group, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Henry C. Okraski of Winter Park, Fla., a consultant for the simulation industry, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
In recognition of his achievements and continuing research in the field of colloid and surface science and his focus on the development of industrial applications, Dan V. Goia has been named the CAMP (Center for Advanced Materials Processing) Distinguished Professor at Clarkson University.
Job placement rates, starting salaries and sought after majors are all factors that have contributed to Clarkson University's largest freshman class since 1986, according to the school's top admission official.
Clarkson University Awarded Two Out of Six Syracuse Center of Excellence Awards for Collaborative Research Projects to Improve Air and Water Quality
Researchers at four member institutions of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE), including Clarkson University, will begin innovative projects that will help improve the air quality of built environments and protect water resources, thanks to $600,000 in federally funded grants secured by U.S. Rep. James T. Walsh (R-NY) and announced today at Syracuse University.
Wasenko earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University in 1973. In 1975, he graduated from MIT with a master of science degree in nuclear engineering. He continued his education at Albany Medical College, graduating in 1980 as a doctor of medicine.
Clarkson University Associate Professor of Computer Science Jeanna Matthews, along with a team of current and past Clarkson students, has written the book Running Xen: A Hands-on Guide to the Art of Virtualization.
Robert Ziek of Cincinnati, Ohio, president of ZSource Limited, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Clarkson University student Christopher S. Cameron of Middlesex, Vt., has been inducted into the New York Omicron chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon.
Four Clarkson undergraduate students attended and presented at the 2008 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders June 5-7 at Georgetown University.
Jerauld C. Adams of Providence, R.I., owner of Adams Realty Endeavors Inc. and North American Industries Inc.; Elayna C. Mellas of Potsdam, the environmental health and safety manager at Clarkson University; Elizabeth A. Moeller of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., owner of Interactive Media Consulting LLC; and Jennifer E. Walden of Reston, Va., a consultant with Accenture, have received the Woodstock Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University.
NYSTAR Announces $10 Million for Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)
NYSTAR Announces $20 Million for Alfred University and Clarkson University Centers for Advanced Technology Funding Will Help Revitalize Upstate and Bolster State’s Innovation Economy
The Clarkson team participated in the "Obstacles, Of Course!" challenge, designing and constructing a vehicle that traveled a specified obstacle course. The vehicle scored points for the number of obstacles it successfully overcame.
Adams received his bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University in 1993. In 1999, he graduated from Cornell University with a master of science degree in a specialized business program in real estate.
Cetinkaya came to Clarkson as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering in 1997 and has been an associate professor since 2003. He has also had a courtesy appointment as an associate professor of electrical engineering since 2006. Cetinkaya is also director of Clarkson's Photo-Acoustic Research Laboratory and co-director of the Nanomechanics/Nanomaterials Laboratory.
Elayna C. Mellas of Potsdam, N.Y., the environmental health and safety manager at Clarkson University, has received the Woodstock Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.
Rengaswamy has been an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson since 2002. Prior to joining Clarkson, he was an assistant professor at IIT Bombay, India and a visiting assistant professor at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and his B.Tech. degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Elizabeth A. Moeller of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., owner of Interactive Media Consulting LLC, has received the Woodstock Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers
Clarkson University's FIRST Robotics Team competed this spring in the third annual New York City Regional Competition at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The team is part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.
Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing Sponsors Chemical-Mechanical Planarization Symposium
More than 100 of the world's premier researchers, academics, high technology companies and suppliers gathered in Lake Placid August 10-13 for the 13th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (CMP) Symposium, sponsored by Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
The Annual Technical Meeting of Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) was held in May in Canandaigua, N.Y. The successful meeting had over 100 attendees including representatives of industry, universities, and New York State economic development organizations.
U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2009" has placed Clarkson University in tier one, the top tier of national universities, with a ranking of 121. Its School of Business Supply Chain Management program is ranked 13th in the nation. The undergraduate engineering program is recognized as one of the "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" whose highest degree is a doctorate, with a ranking of 86. Clarkson is also on the "A+ Options for B Students" list.
The usual musicians and poets at Jack & Wezzie's Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam will take a break for five nights this fall, as scientists and engineers from Clarkson University take center stage instead at the North Country's first "Science Cafe." Science Cafes bring together scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. A guest scientist typically makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion. The presentations are lively and informal, aiming to maximize discourse and interaction with the audience.
Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES) at Clarkson University, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow by the U.S. Department of State. The program is an initiative of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State to further build capacity for science, technology and engineering expertise within the department. Hopke will serve a one-year assignment beginning August 18 working full time in the State Department or the U.S. Agency for International Development, and then remain available to the Department as a consultant.
Author Stewart O’Nan will deliver the Van Sickle Endowed Lecture at Clarkson University’s convocation Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m. in Cheel Arena. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
Edward Sazonov, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University, recently collaborated with faculty from the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM) to perform bridge experiments on location in Malasia. UKM sponsored Sazonov’s visit, which focused on wireless bridge monitoring technologies that he has developed at Clarkson with substantial funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Liya L. Regel, professor of electrical engineering and director of the International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications at Clarkson University, returned from a trip to Europe last week where she had been invited for some events. She said the most interesting was the International Congress of Women Scientists and Engineers (ICWES-14) in Lille, France.
Clarkson University Physics Professor Physics Daniel ben-Avraham and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Takashi Nishikawa recently received top reviews for a paper they published in Physical Review E, a leading journal published by the American Physical Society. The paper was co-written by Clarkson mathematics graduate student Jie Sun of Shanghai, China.
Clarkson University senior Brandon Linton was recently chosen to play on a USA Athletes International basketball team that traveled to Spain. Linton, a School of Business innovation and entrepreneurship major from East Elmhurst, N.Y., was chosen for the program based on recommendations from other coaches that Linton has played against while at Clarkson.
The Young Scholars Program, a unique summer experience for talented high school students, will again be offered by Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. The weeklong innovative program, which attracts rising juniors and seniors from around the nation, is designed to spark intellectual development, requiring students to exercise strong communication and cooperative problem solving skills.
Clarkson University junior Tyler S. Weaver of Wolcott, N.Y., has been selected as the winner of the 2008 New York City Post, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship Award, which recognizes outstanding performance in engineering studies. In addition to the award, Cadet Weaver received a $1,000 scholarship to assist in his academic pursuits.
Usually these types of events are reserved for Olympic or world championship games, but participants at this year's annual International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Conference have placed themselves against each other in test of international collaboration: an ice hockey game of Team IAGLR Canada versus Team IAGLR USA.
Receiving their commissions and becoming second lieutenants in the Army were seniors Joe Frego, a financial information & analysis major from Norfolk, N.Y.; Kristie Hanley, humanities, Arcade, N.Y.; Mark Knoeller II, mechanical engineering, Waterville, N.Y.; Zachary Lewis, mechanical engineering, Williamson, N.Y.; Mike McLaughlin, interdisciplinary engineering & management, Evans Mills, N.Y.; and Bill Toft, environmental engineering, Berkeley Heights, N.J.
Students at Clarkson University's School of Business will get a close-up look at the global economy in action, thanks to a new global study requirement implemented this past year.
Beacon and Troy, N.Y. - The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries has named James S. Bonner, Ph.D., P.E., as REON Director of Research. A nationally recognized expert in real-time water monitoring technologies, Bonner will lead the development and implementation of the River and Estuary Observatory Network (REON) to create the first technology-based monitoring and forecasting network for rivers and estuaries. REON is a joint effort between The Beacon Institute, IBM and Clarkson University.
The Clarkson University Human Powered Vehicle Team recently participated in the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) East Coast Human Powered Vehicle Competition in Madison, Wisc. The team is part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.
The Clarkson University Army ROTC running club returned to the nation’s capital on October 6 to defend their title as fastest Army ROTC team in the Army’s 24th annual 10-mile foot race. Although they weren’t able to repeat that feat, they still placed sixth overall, posting a faster time than last year.
Clarkson University and Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries and today announced they have been jointly awarded $1.4 million through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grant program, a prestigious national award that recognizes innovative teaching approaches that foster Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills among high school students.
Clarkson University alumna Dianna Jones Herrmann, firm wide recruiting operations manager at Morrison & Foerster LLP, has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. She will serve on the student affairs and institutional advancement committees.
Following its Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 18, the Clarkson University Board of Trustees issued the following statement on the U.S.A. economy and Clarkson University:
Clubs and students across Clarkson University came out to the Cheel Campus Center lawn earlier this month for the first ever Clarkson "Sleep Out," where students roasted marshmallows by a bonfire, learned about the life of the homeless, and, of course, slept.
Tong Qiu, assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering at Clarkson University, is one of the newest recipients of the International Journal of Geomechanics Excellent Paper Award, awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Clarkson University dedicated the school's new Technology Advancement Center today.
Students from across Clarkson University disciplines are joining forces to find solutions to unclean drinking water in an Ecuadorian village through Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA, an international organization with a two-year old Clarkson chapter of 43 students.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins now has a greener ride thanks to the generosity of an alumnus who approves of the University's plans for a more sustainable campus.
Emily Beck, an adjunct instructor of drawing in the Department of Communication & Media at Clarkson University, is currently showcasing her newest exhibition of art at the Articule Gallery in Montreal, Quebec.
Clarkson University’s Board of Trustees will dedicate the school’s new Technology Advancement Center on Thursday, October 16, at 3 p.m. on Clarkson’s hill campus. The public is invited to attend. A social gathering and facility tours will follow the dedication.
This weekend, when you are outside enjoying the forecasted warmth and sunshine, take notice of the sandstone that surrounds us. Perhaps each member of our campus community would like to touch a piece of Potsdam Sandstone. It is the hallmark of our regional architecture. It is unique. On the hill campus, you will find it on the Clarkson Entry Gates, the exterior walls of Woodstock Lodge or the material in the fireplace of the Adirondack Lodge. Downtown you will find it all over the village storefronts as well as our downtown campus and most grandly represented in our first building, Old Main.
Ecological and social concerns on the St. Lawrence River will be discussed by Clarkson University Prof. Michael Twiss at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam this Wednesday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m.
A team of educators from the region recently received the Best Paper Award from the K-12 division of the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE).
An evening of worldly instruments and music is the basis for this year’s main spectacle at the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival.
New Clarkson University Team Developing Emergency Communication Technology Receives Support from Qualcomm
Representatives of Qualcomm were on the Clarkson University campus October 9 to lend a hand to a new student research/design team, which will demonstrate the effectiveness of new digital microwave voice and data communications in northern New York and provide students with hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology.
Clarkson University Associate Professor of Humanities Owen E. Brady and SUNY Potsdam Associate Professor English and Communication Derek Maus have collaborated to produce Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley’s Fiction, which will be available in early October from University Press of Mississippi.
"This will be a unique cultural experience and with some great art," says festival organizer Peter V. Stark. "The festival will feature video games, virtual reality, animation, or digital art." Stark is a senior digital arts & sciences major from Rome, N.Y.
Rohrer will present his observations from the front lines of the 'games as art' debate, with the goal of inspiring game developers, artists and players alike to change their perceptions of games as a capable art form.
Clarkson University's environmental engineering graduate programs have been ranked 26th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2009.
A new book, coedited by Clarkson University Professor Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson, puts forward the idea that as our dependence on technology has increased precipitously over the past centuries, so too has the notion that we can solve all of our problems with scientific explanations.
An interview with Sergiy Minko, the Egon Matijevic Chaired Professor of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University, is featured in the January ACS Nano podcast.
Clarkson University Professor Susan E. Conry has been named Distinguished Service Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by full vote of the University board of trustees.
Longtime Clarkson University employees were recently honored at a dinner for their service to the University. The following employees were recognized for their years of service:
Clarkson University has become a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, continuing its role as an environmental leader and expanding its commitment for faculty and students to create, adapt and manage emerging green technologies.
Senior Technical Writer Dana M. Barry of Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing has coauthored the new science book Plan, Develop, Display, Present Science Projects.
Vento Tek Inc., a spin-off business of Clarkson University, is one of four central upstate New York businesses that have received $50,000 Commercialization Assistance Program grants promoting the commercialization of new, green technologies from the Syracuse Center of Excellence Office for Industry Collaboration.
Artem Melman has been appointed associate professor of chemistry and biomolecular science at Clarkson University. He began teaching in January.
A few months ago, 95 first-year students in Clarkson University's School of Business were assigned the task of forming a company and convincing four investors to invest in it. Twenty-two of those students formed a company known as GEO (Golden Entrepreneurs Organization), which created two businesses: the Clarkson Cinema, a student-run movie theater on campus, and the Golden Bears Activities Camp.
Goodarz Ahmadi, dean of Clarkson University's Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, gave two invited talks this past fall at the Marie Curie Workshop on Flow and Transport in Industrial Porous Media at Utrecht University in Holland.
Six Clarkson University students are among only 70 statewide who have been selected to participate in the inaugural "Independent Sector Undergraduate Research Exposition" January 22 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, N.Y.
A photograph from research by Sergiy Minko, the Egon Matijevic Chaired Professor of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University, and his research team is featured on the inside front cover of the January issue of Advanced Materials.
Three students from Clarkson University's Army ROTC Golden Knight Battalion became U.S. Army Officers during a commissioning ceremony held in December.
Moosbrugger joined the Clarkson faculty in 1989. He has taught courses in mechanism kinematics and dynamics, machine design, mechanics of materials, dynamical systems, vibrations, robotics, plasticity and continuum mechanics. He served as department chair from 2001-2005 and has served as associate director of the University Honors Program since 2007.
Senior Technical Writer Dana M. Barry of Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing served as a visiting professor in Penang, Malaysia, in December. In her capacity as scientific board president for Ansted University, she gave the opening address for the university's special combination graduation/award ceremony held in Penang on December 6.
The program, "Drop and Give Me Twenty - Bucks!," which collected donations from Clarkson Army ROTC alumni, originated with the collaborative efforts of Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky, Lt. Col. John Hinrichs of the Military Science Department and alumnus Michael Santarcangelo, class of '73.
Clarkson University Associate Professor of Organizational Studies Mary E. Graham and Student Support Services Director Catherine Clark have been awarded a $5,000 grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to conduct salary negotiations training and a negotiations contest for undergraduate students this spring.
Clarkson University Alumna Mickala Henson to be Inducted into 2008 Independent Sector Alumni Hall of Distinction
Clarkson University Alumna Mickala S. Henson will be among 19 individuals honored by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) during the 2008 Independent Sector Alumni Hall of Distinction Awards Ceremony and Legislative Reception on Monday, March 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the War Room of the New York State Capitol in Albany, N.Y.
These five projects are great examples of the innovative basic engineering research necessary to make advances in health care, environmental quality, and advanced new materials supporting our nation's competitiveness, said Coulter School Dean Goodarz Ahmadi.
Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Daqing Hou has received a 2007 IBM Faculty Award for $24,000, based on his proposal to the IBM 2007 UIMA Innovation Awards program. The Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) Innovation Awards are highly competitive and recognize the quality of a faculty member's program and its importance to IBM.
For the past two years, Clarkson University has been involved in an after school tutor/mentoring program for the Potsdam Housing Authority at Evergreen Park, a family housing complex in the Village of Potsdam. The Clarkson students help K-12 students living at Evergreen perform better in school.
Prof. Bill Vitek's presentation "Joyful Ignorance and the Civic Mind" is an essay from his book The Virtues of Ignorance: Sustainability, Complexity, and the Limits of Knowledge, co-edited with Wes Jackson and forthcoming this spring from the University Press of Kentucky.
Last week, our campus community mourned with our colleagues, student peers, friends and the families of the victims of Thursday's shooting at Northern Illinois University. The thoughts and prayers of the Clarkson University community go out to all those impacted by this tragedy.
North Country Matters: A Video Journal of Ideas and Visions for our Community is Back for Another Season
This season's premiere episode of North Country Matters is scheduled for broadcast on Clarkson University's WCKN, Potsdam-Canton Time Warner Cable Channel 30, Tuesday, February 19, at 7 p.m. and will replay on Sunday, February 24, at noon and again at 7:30 p.m. This show will focus on activities of the St. Lawrence County (SLC) Arts Council.
The local exam will be given on March 15 and those with high scores will be invited to take the national exam on April 19. Locations for the exam will be announced later.
Clarkson University's Innovation Challenge will be held Wednesday, February 13, in the Bertrand H. Snell Atrium from 7:30-9 p.m. The public is invited you to join Clarkson business students to see what innovative solutions the classes have created and to experience the fun of the Innovation Challenge.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins (center) joined Clarkson alumni and Anaheim Ducks Todd Marchant (left) and Kent Huskins (right) and their team at a White House reception with President George Bush on Wednesday, February 6, honoring the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks.
Clarkson University senior Bradley M. Buchheit of Lebanon, Ore., won second place in the student poster competition at the national American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, this past fall. His poster won in the 'General Posters' session.
Sunhee Sohn-Robinson has been named director of Clarkson University's Student Health Center.
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.
Matijevic, the Victor K. LeMer Professor of Colloid and Surface Science at Clarkson, is an internationally celebrated colloid chemist and academic. The University hosted a series of receptions throughout the country in 2007 to allow Matijevic's friends, colleagues and former students the opportunity to celebrate his 50 year milestone as a teacher, scientist and mentor.
The Clarkson University Baja SAE team recently participated in the 2008 Baja SAE competition at Tennessee Technological University. The team is part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.
Clarkson University's Robinson Chair-elect of College of Fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Clarkson University Professor Charles J. Robinson has been elected chair-elect of the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
The Clarkson Electric Knights Zero Emission Snowmobile Team finished in third place this past weekend at the Clean Snowmobile Challenge in Houghton, Mich.
Chemists are reporting development of a "keypad lock" for accessing data from biomolecular computers, which promise to be powerful tools in many fields, including medicine and personal security.
Hosted by Michigan Technological University, the Clean Snowmobile Challenge is the Society of Automotive Engineers' newest collegiate design competition. Engineering students from participating schools take a stock snowmobile and reengineer it to reduce emissions and noise while maintaining or improving performance.
Clarkson University Physics Professor Daniel ben-Avraham has been named an "Outstanding Referee" by the American Physical Society.
Clarkson University Senior Marissa Ainsworth to Attend President Clinton's Global Initiative University
Marissa N. Ainsworth of Gansevoort, N.Y., a senior at Clarkson University majoring in interdisciplinary engineering and management, has been selected to attend the inaugural meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at Tulane University in New Orleans March 14-16. Ainsworth is the daughter of Paul and Mary Ainsworth of Gansevoort.
Prof. Amy K. Zander has been named the director of Clarkson University's Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management program. Formerly an associate dean of the Coulter School of Engineering, Zander started her new duties in January.
Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES) at Clarkson University, has been elected a 2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow.
Potsdam, N.Y. -- Clarkson University alumnus David A. Taylor, director of player personnel for the Dallas Stars Hockey Club, has been elected to Clarkson's Board of Trustees. He will serve on the institutional advancement and student affairs committees.
The "Negotiations U." project at Clarkson University concluded with a negotiations contest and dinner in February. Twenty-five contestants competed for $2,500 in prize money by completing a reflection essay and by presenting their cases for $10,000 more in starting compensation to their peers and executive and faculty judges.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Suresh Dhaniyala has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Sandra L. Fisher has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of consumer and organizational studies in the School of Business.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Dan V. Goia has been promoted from associate professor to professor of chemistry and biomolecular science in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Sokolov received his Ph.D. from the Soviet Bureau of Standards (Russian NIST), St. Petersburg, Russia, and completed his postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Physics since 2000, has an appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, is affiliated with Clarkson's Center for Advanced Material Processing (CAMP) and is director of the NanoBio Laboratory (NABLAB).
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Alireza K. Ziarani has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.
Clarkson University alumnus Richard R. Griffith, president and chairman of the board of Sturges Manufacturing Company in Utica, N.Y., has been elected to Clarkson's board of trustees. He will serve on the institutional advancement committee.
Clarkson University alumnus Jason Currie, managing director of Bear Stearns Asset Management, Toronto, has been elected to Clarkson's board of trustees. He will serve on the investment committee.
Clarkson has started recruiting for the program's chairperson and will implement the necessary steps for national accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
Photo caption:. High school educators nominated by graduating seniors were honored with Clarkson University's Inspirational High School Educators Award this past weekend.
Potsdam, N.Y. -- Ray C. Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface Inc., today received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 115th Commencement. The degree was awarded "for his exceptional career achievements and his pioneering role in advocating change in corporate culture, for incorporating sustainability into management and manufacturing practices, and for exemplifying the ideal of technology serving humanity."
Potsdam, N.Y. -- Sophie V. Vandebroek, Xerox chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group, today received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 115th Commencement.
Potsdam, N.Y. -- Sophie V. Vandebroek, Xerox chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group, today received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 115th Commencement. The degree was awarded "for her successful, career-long effort to pioneer innovative research for a changing global marketplace, and her personal commitment to developing the next generation of technology leaders."
Stephanie A. Schuckers, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the University's 115th commencement ceremony today.
As part of the annual World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, three local college a cappella groups will be performing in a 30-minute show during the November 8 celebration. SUNY Potsdam’s A-Sharp Arrangement and Pointer Counts, and Clarkson University’s Golden Knotes will perform.
Award-Winning Sustainable & Portable Hot Tub Design to be Presented and Demonstrated at Clarkson University
Three Clarkson University programs will introduce a new product to the Potsdam area next month and at the same time gain lessons in design, business and engineering. The Digital Arts & Sciences Program, the School of Business, and the Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management Program will host an October 1 presentation and demonstration of the "Dutchtub," a portable, wood-fired hot tub, by Todd Smith of Dutchtub U.S. Headquarters in Saranac Lake, N.Y.
Hung Tao Shen, professor and chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Clarkson University, is the recipient of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) 2008 Ice Research and Engineering Award. This is the most prestigious award in the ice engineering field. Since 1992, when the award was established, only six international researchers have received it, including Professor Hiroshi Saeki, the president of the Hokkaido University in Japan.
Fifteen first-year students from the Clarkson University Golden Knight Battalion were sworn in to the United States Army earlier this semester, taking the first step toward becoming Army officers. The new students from Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam were "contracted" under the flag poles on the Clarkson campus at a ceremony in which two of the new cadets were sworn in by their fathers.
Potsdam, N.Y. -- Graduating senior Christy D. Petruczok of Orchard Park, N.Y., was awarded the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 115th commencement ceremony today. She was selected for the $1,000 award by a vote of the full University faculty based on her scholarship and promise of outstanding achievement.
Potsdam, N.Y. -- Graduating senior Niall M. Mangan of McAllen, Texas, was awarded the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 115th commencement ceremony today. She was selected for the $1,000 award by a vote of the full University faculty based on her scholarship and promise of outstanding achievement.
Nearly 600 Clarkson University students from 19 states, 35 countries and 56 New York state counties were granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Clarkson University's commencement today, Sunday, May 11. (Nearly 200 additional students received degrees at an earlier ceremony in December.) The weekend was also marked by the commissioning of United States Army and United States Air Force officers on Saturday.
Walden received her bachelor of science in marketing and technical communications in 2003.
Clarkson University Prof. Michael R. Twiss, director of Clarkson's Great Rivers Center, spoke at the visit of EPA ship RV Lake Guardian to Clayton, N.Y., yesterday, July 16. Twiss was there with Clarkson's research vessel, the R.V. Lavinia. The following is a summary of his comments.
New York State Senator Darrel J. Aubertine joined Clarkson University President Tony Collins, Clarkson Athletic Hall of Fame alumni and local high school athletes for the dedication of the $1-milllion state appropriation-funded major renovation of Walker Center today.
Guinevere M. Strack of Parishville, N.Y., a graduate student pursuing her master of science degree in chemistry at Clarkson University, has been selected to receive a travel award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Biological Chemistry. This award will support of her attendance at the ACS national meeting in Philadelphia in August.
Some algae from the Great Lakes can use cadmium for nutritional requirements. A recent study published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research reports that algae collected from lakes Erie and Ontario can use cadmium, a known toxic metal, as a nutrient replacement for zinc, an essential trace metal.
Clarkson University senior Michael P. McLaughlin of Evans Mills, N.Y., an interdisciplinary engineering and management major, has been named the George C. Marshall Award winner from Clarkson Army ROTC.
Peethamparan Appointed Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Clarkson University
Sulapha Peethamparan has been appointed assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University. She began teaching this fall. Peethamparan received her bachelor of technology degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, her master of science degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, her master of engineering from the National University of Singapore and her Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue University.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins was surprised by alumni gathered for Reunion today, when he was named an honorary alumnus of the University.
Stantec has established a sponsored scholarship providing support to a junior and senior engineering major.
Senior Technical Writer Dana M. Barry of Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing recently served as a visiting professor and keynote speaker in Japan.
Clarkson University Provost Thomas C. Young has announced enhancements for one of the University's centers of excellence.
Katherine H. Wears has been named associate dean of the Clarkson University School of Business, effective July 1. Wears will take over for Michael E. Wasserman, who will return to teaching full time.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins spoke with U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton when she visited Syracuse, N.Y., yesterday to discuss clean and renewable energy policy.
In the high tech world of software development and design faster is definitely better.
Clarkson University's first annual Digital Arts and Sciences Senior Exhibition will be held at Clarkson's Adirondack Lodge on Saturday, May 10, from 9 to 10:30 pm. This commencement weekend event is a showcase of the senior thesis projects from the inaugural graduating class of digital arts and sciences majors.
Clarkson University's Steel Bridge Team won third place in the AISC/ASCE Upstate New York Regional Student Steel Bridge Competition earlier this month at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The team is part of the University's Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design (SPEED) program.
Two Clarkson University Honors students from the Physics and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering departments have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
Potsdam, N.Y. -- Four Clarkson University seniors have nominated teachers and a guidance counselor, who will be honored as the 2008 Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educators in May.
Desalination Can Boost U.S. Water Supplies, But Research Needed to Understand Environmental Impacts, Lower Costs
Washington, D.C. -- Recent advances in technology have made removing salt from seawater and groundwater a realistic option for increasing water supplies in some parts of the U.S., and desalination will likely have a niche in meeting the nation's future water needs, says a new report from the National Research Council. However, a coordinated research effort with steady funding is required to better understand and minimize desalination's environmental impacts -- and find ways to further lower its costs and energy use.
Mad cow disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and more will be discussed by Clarkson University Prof. Ed Moczydlowski at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam this Wednesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. Science Cafes bring together scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, where a guest scientist makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.
Carmeliza L. Navasca has been appointed assistant professor of mathematics at Clarkson University. She began teaching this fall. She received her bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Davis in 2002.
A class of 1961 alumnus and his wife believe that Clarkson University played a very important role in where they and their family are today. So much so, in fact, that they are presenting the Potsdam, N.Y., university with a $250,000 contribution to allow today's students to share the same opportunity.
Senior cadets of Clarkson University’s Army ROTC Golden Knight Battalion came back to campus this fall having accomplished their last major challenge before becoming officers in the United States Army. The leadership development and assessment course, commonly referred to as LDAC or Warrior Forge, is a 33 day camp, which the cadets attend at Ft Lewis, Wash., between their junior and senior year of college.
Clarkson University Distinguished Emeritus Research Professor Petr Zuman was honored with the Wichterle Award at the12th International Conference on Electroanalysis, organized by the European Societies on Electroanalytical Chemistry, and held in June in Prague. Zuman received the award for his contributions to the development of analytical and physical chemistry, as reflected by his publishing of 15 books and 440 papers in research journals. Zuman was also honorary president of the conference.
Joshua D. Butler of Watkins Glen, N.Y., who received his master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University in May, has been awarded the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement, for his paper "A Study of Shear Layer Sub-Structures in Leading Edge Vortices Using Laser Doppler Velocimetry." As a recipient of this award, he will attend the 26th International Council of Aeronautical Sciences Congress in Anchorage, Alaska in September to present his work. He will also be honored at the annual Aerospace Sciences Meeting (ASM) next January in Orlando, Fla.
Representatives from 150 companies will be on the Clarkson University campus recruiting students this Thursday, September 18, at the annual fall Career Fair. The event will be the University’s largest fair ever, with eight more companies on the waiting list. "Once again we are seeing a record number of employers coming to Clarkson to recruit our students," said Career Center and International Study Director Marty Ford. "The number of employers attending this fall’s Career Fair is a true testament to how Clarkson prepares its students, both in and out of the classroom, for their professional careers. Employers know that they will interact with engaged, intelligent, highly motivated students and that our students will, from day one, be productive members of their organizations."
Jeffrey Lozito has been appointed assistant professor of psychology at Clarkson University. He began teaching this fall. Lozito received his bachelor of science degree in psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his master of arts and doctoral degrees in cognitive psychology from the University of North Carolina.
Aaron Luttman has been appointed assistant professor of mathematics at Clarkson University. He began teaching this fall. Before coming to Clarkson, Luttman was an assistant professor and instructor of mathematics at Bethany Lutheran College and a teaching assistant at the University of Montana, Purdue University and the University of Minnesota.
Crimi received her bachelor of science degree in industrial hygiene and environmental toxicology at Clarkson University, her master of science degree in environmental health at Colorado State University and her Ph. D. in environmental science & engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Her research interests include in situ remediation of contaminated soil and ground water systems, chemical oxidation processes for degradation of organics, impacts of in situ remediation on aquifer quality and human health risk assessment.
Alexandra Hennessy has been appointed assistant professor of comparative politics at Clarkson University. She began teaching this fall. Hennessy received her bachelor of arts and her master of arts degrees in social sciences from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Boston University.
Clarkson University's environmental design team, Clarkson University Remediation Engineers (CURE), won the best bench-scale and oral presentation award in the 18th annual International Environmental Design Contest (EDC) at New Mexico State University earlier this month. The team is part of the University's Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design (SPEED) program.
To: The Clarkson Campus & Alumni Community From: President Tony Collins Earlier this year I joined the Amethyst Initiative to spur national debate on the legal drinking age. Publicly launched in July 2008, the Amethyst Initiative is made up of chancellors and presidents of universities and colleges across the United States. These higher education leaders have signed their names to a public statement that the 21-year-old drinking age is not working, and, specifically, that it has contributed to the creation of a culture of dangerous binge drinking on their campuses.
Liya L. Regel, professor of electrical engineering and director of the International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications at Clarkson University, delivered the keynote address for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Ala., earlier this month.
Renowned organic chemist Jerrold Meinwald will deliver the two lectures of Clarkson University’s 14th Annual Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, September 18 and 19. Meinwald is the Goldwin Smith Professor Emeritus at Cornell University.
Clarkson University graduate students Nate S. Barlow and Mathew D. Ingraham were awarded first place in the college division of this month's Jefferson County Energy Smart Expo competition in Watertown, N.Y. The expo was organized by WPBS television and sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Clarkson University's Sokolov to Speak About Nanostructured Silica Colloids at NanoTech 2008 in Boston
Clarkson University Professor Igor Sokolov will give an invited lecture in Boston this June at NanoTech 2008, a conference organized by the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI).
Shane Rogers, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, was recently awarded the McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration and Sustainable Use Medal. Rogers said that he was "pleased and surprised to receive such a prestigious honor from the Water Environment Federation."
Rehabilitation engineering burst to the forefront with the advent of the Thalidomide Crisis in which many children in other countries were born without limbs in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
This is the 13th consecutive time that Barry has received this honor, which is based on editorial content and overall communications effectiveness and excellence. Her winning entry, the CAMP Annual Report Newsletter 2006-2007, faired extremely well in the exceptionally intense competition. There were close to 4,500 entries in the competition and approximately 1,400 awards of excellence were distributed in 110 subcategories of 11 major areas.
Clarkson University Associate Professor of Organizational Studies Mary E. Graham was one of 100 "thought leaders," who play a critical role in shaping the future of business, attending the Leadership Summit for Inclusion and Diversity sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management earlier this month.
Ray C. Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface Inc., and Sophie V. Vandebroek, Xerox chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group, will receive honorary degrees at Clarkson University's 115th commencement on Sunday, May 11.
Former Chair of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees John S. "Jack" Welch Jr. '54 passed away today in North Carolina. Welch was a summer resident of Little Round Island in Clayton, N.Y.
Todd M. Deshane, a Ph.D. candidate in engineering science in Clarkson University's Department of Computer Science, is the recipient of the prestigious and coveted IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Junior Ryan T. Watkins, an aeronautical engineering from Ballston Spa, N.Y., and junior Sayuri Yapa, a mechanical engineering major from Hannawa Falls, N.Y., have both been awarded Goldwater Scholarships. Including Watkins and Yapa, 19 Clarkson students have received this highly coveted award since the scholarships were established in 1986.
The students designed and built a model-sized car, powered by a non-combustion chemical reaction, that carried a specified cargo a certain distance. This year's competition specifications required the car to travel 50 feet and carry a load of 250 ml of water. The Clarkson car was designed using a temperature gradient in order produce electricity based on a reaction of calcium chloride, baking soda and water.
Clarkson University's Timber Bridge Team recently won several top-place positions in the 2008 National Timber Bridge Design Competition. The team, part of the University's Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design (SPEED) program, had their best showing ever, winning four awards.
Clarkson University's Concrete Canoe Team recently took fourth place in competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Upstate New York Regional Student Conference at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The team is part of the University's Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design (SPEED) program.
David L. Powers will be named professor emeritus at Clarkson University's 115th Commencement on Sunday, May 11. Powers is being honored for 41 years of exemplary service to the University.
Nearly 600 Clarkson University students will be granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 11. The weekend will also be marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) cadets on Saturday, May 10.
NYS Sen. Joseph Griffo & Clarkson University Pres. Tony Collins Announce $1.4 Million Matching Grant for New Student Center
Potsdam, N.Y. -- New York State Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C, Rome) and Clarkson President Tony Collins today announced that the University was one of 33 institutions across the state to be included in the new Higher Education Capital Matching Grants Program (HE Cap) in the recently enacted '08-'09 State Budget. Clarkson will receive a $1.4 million matching grant for construction of its new Student Center. Institutions in the program must raise $3 of non-state funds for every $1 they receive from the State for construction.
Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES) at Clarkson University, has been elected to the first class of fellows in the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR).