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12-09-2008

Clarkson University Takes First and Second Place at NSBE Conference

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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.

Sophomore chemical engineering student Theodore D. Glave of Bronx, N.Y., took first place in the Undergraduate Student Technical Research competition. Sophomore electrical engineering student Stanley I. Onyewuchi of Nigeria took second place.nsbe2008

The competition’s objective was to encourage underrepresented undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to participate in research projects that might lead to graduate degrees in technical fields.

This past summer, Glave researched novel copolymers under the guidance of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Professors John B. McLaughlin and Sitaraman Krishnan with the support of the Collegiate Science and Technology Program (CSTEP) and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP).

NSBE chapter president Onyewuchi’s research, titled "Fingerness Benchmark for Biometric Collection," was performed under the guidance of Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Stephanie A. Schuckers with the support of the Clarkson Honors program.

More than 800 people attended the conference, which consisted of several workshops and competitions to intellectually challenge the students attending.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University chemical engineering students Theodore D. Glave (left) and Stanley I. Onyewuchi recently took first and second place, respectively, in the National Society of Black Engineers Undergraduate Student Technical Research competition.


[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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