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05-11-2008

Clarkson University Professor Stephanie Schuckers Receives Graham Faculty Research Award

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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.  Stephanie Schuckers receives Graham Award

Created in 1974 by the family of the late John W. Graham Jr., president of Clarkson University from 1966-1974, this $1,500 award is presented annually to "a faculty member showing promise in engineering, business, liberal arts or scientific research."

Schuckers received her bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa in 1992. As a Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellow, she received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1994 and 1997, respectively. She arrived at Clarkson in 2002 from West Virginia University, where she was a faculty member in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department.

For example, in a currently funded project, she is studying the electrocardiogram over time as heart disease progresses, as measured by a wearable defibrillator, to predict a heart attack before it happens. She is also involved in research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, developing a wearable wireless monitor for chewing and swallowing to measure eating behavior. In work with the Department of Homeland Security, she is studying methods to increase the security of biometric systems, like fingerprint, iris, and face.

Schuckers' work is funded by various sources, including the National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health, Department of Homeland Security, Center for Identification Technology, and private industry, among others.

Clarkson University crosses the boundaries of disciplines, nations and cultures in order for discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise to come together. As a result, faculty and graduates grasp the full impact of their calling, direct their research to the world's pressing issues and lead with confidence and distinction. One in seven alumni is already a CEO or other senior executive. Located in Potsdam, N.Y., just outside the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Clarkson is home to 3,000 students preparing for rewarding careers through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, science, and health sciences, as well as unparalleled outdoor recreation and life experiences beyond the classroom.

Photo caption: 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. President Tony Collins presents the award to Schuckers.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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