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Two Clarkson University students presented their senior St. Lawrence River-based research projects at the state legislature in Albany on April 28.
Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences Alexandra Hennessy was recently a double prize winner at the 2009 conference of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) in Los Angeles.
The first regional Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) TEAMS competition was held recently at Clarkson University.
Clarkson University Partnership Will Help Underserved Students Move toward College Access and Success
Clarkson University has again taken the lead in promoting higher education for underserved students.
Lewis P. Hinchman will be named professor emeritus at Clarkson University's 116th Commencement on Sunday, May 10. Hinchman is being honored for 28 years of exemplary service to the University.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in conjunction with Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), recently hosted a symposium in Albany, N.Y., on "Advanced Materials for Reduction of Greenhouse Gas."
Jessica L. Terrell of Rochester, N.Y., a Clarkson University senior honors student majoring in biomolecular science, and Guinevere M. Strack of Parishville, N.Y., a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, both won awards for their research presentations at a symposium organized by the Northern New York local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Three Clarkson University juniors have been awarded 2009-2010 scholarships by Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.
Elementary school students displayed their artistic works at the Youth Energy and Environmental Expo held recently at SUNY Canton.
North Country Savings Bank recently presented a $2,200 contribution to the Clarkson Fund at Clarkson University. Gifts to the Clarkson Fund directly support critical investments in technology, laboratory supplies and equipment, library acquisitions, athletics, and financial aid and student scholarships. Left to right: North Country Savings Bank Potsdam Branch Manager Catherine L. Jenne and Clarkson Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Jennifer E. Clarke.
Inventor, author and entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 116th Commencement today.
John H. Seinfeld, the Louis E. Nohl Professor in the Divisions of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology, received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 116th Commencement today.
Joan A. Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland, received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 116th Commencement today.
St. Lawrence University President Daniel F. Sullivan received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 116th Commencement today.
Clarkson University’s 2009 Melissa A. Walsh ’03 ’05 Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been awarded to second year doctor of physical therapy student Michael J. Richards of St. Regis Falls. The scholarship was established in memory of Walsh, a Massena High School and Clarkson University graduate, who lost her life in a 2007 motor vehicle accident. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2003 and her master of physical therapy degree in 2005.
Potsdam, N.Y. -- Graduating senior Matthew D. Parno of Greenfield, N.Y., was awarded the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University’s 116th commencement ceremony today. He was selected for the $1,000 award by a vote of the full University faculty based on his scholarship and promise of outstanding achievement.
Jeremiah J. Remus has been appointed assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University. He begins teaching this fall. Remus received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and computer engineering from the University of Idaho, and his master of science and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Duke University.
Andrea R. Ferro of Potsdam, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the University’s 116th commencement ceremony today.
Graduating senior Sayuri D. Yapa of Hannawa Falls, N.Y., received the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University’s 116th 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.
Christino Tamon, associate professor mathematics and computer science at Clarkson University, was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award during the University’s 116th commencement ceremony today.
Clarkson University alumnus James W. Ransom, chief of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. He will serve on the academic affairs and student affairs committees.
Clarkson University’s Executive Chef Kyle Mayette recently led the Northeast region of ARAMARK chefs to a third place finish at the Third Annual ARAMARK Culinary Excellence (ACE) Competition in Boston.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Clarkson University departments of Mathematics and Biology have been awarded a $239,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance undergraduate education at the intersection of biology and the mathematical sciences. The funding will provide for a small amount of curriculum development, but the centerpiece of the program is intensive 10-week summer research projects. Here, undergraduates chosen from both the math and biology majors will team together with two faculty researchers to tackle relevant research problems.
In celebration of Constitution Day, four Clarkson University faculty members will participate in a panel discussion about major historical cases that have challenged the Constitution. The event will take place in Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center Barben Rooms on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public.
Costel C. Darie has been appointed assistant professor of chemistry and biomolecular science at Clarkson University. He began teaching last month. Darie received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in biochemistry at Cuza University in Romania, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Freiburg in Germany. Darie also received a nursing degree at Vaslui County Hospital, Romania.
A Clarkson University professor has published his fifth book on one of the most notable -- but little known -- poets of the 20th century. John N. Serio, a professor of humanities, recently published Selected Poems, a collection of poems written by Wallace Stevens. The book received favorable reviews in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Nation.
Clarkson University students, alumni, trustees, faculty, staff and friends broke ground on Saturday for a new student center. University trustees gave the go-ahead for the project during their meeting on campus this past weekend.
Two Clarkson University students recently received awards at the 17th annual statewide College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Student Conference: Journeys Beyond Excellence.
Scientists and engineers will again take the stage starting Wednesday, September 23, at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam for the "Science Cafe." This semester, Clarkson University faculty will be joined by professors from St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam.
Clarkson University Army ROTC battalion cadets were commissioned into the U.S. Army at the annual spring commissioning on May 9. This year 10 Clarkson students were commissioned into the Army, and six students who will commission in the near future were recognized.
The Young Scholars Program (YSP), an exceptional summer experience for talented high school students, will once again be offered by Clarkson University. The week-long program for rising juniors and seniors, held on Clarkson's campus from July 12 to July 18, is still accepting applications. You can find the application online at http://www.clarkson.edu/youngscholars .
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Rick Welsh has been promoted from associate professor to professor of sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Kelly Black has been appointed associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Clarkson University. He began teaching in August. Black received his bachelor of science degree in mathematics and computer science at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his master of science degree and Ph.D. in numerical analysis at Brown University.
Distinguished University Professor S.V. Babu has accepted reappointment to the directorship of Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), a position he has held for the past 10 years. A professor in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Babu led the Clarkson team whose recent successful efforts resulted in recertification of CAMP as a Center for Advanced Technology for a third decade of service to New York by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR).
Renowned Nobel Laureate Richard R. Schrock will deliver the two lectures of Clarkson University’s 15th Annual Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, October 5 and 6. Schrock is the Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Schrock will speak about "How Basic Research Led to a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005" on Monday, October 5, at 4:15 p.m. in Science Center Room 360.
Bang Geul Han has been appointed assistant professor of digital arts and sciences at Clarkson University. She begins teaching this fall. Han received her bachelor of fine arts in painting at Seoul National University and her master of fine arts in electronic integrated arts at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She was also a Skowhegan Fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine.
The Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University has presented seed grants for research to five professors.
The Clarkson University School of Business will again offer free guidance to North Country businesses through its My Small Business 101 series. Small-business people in the area are invited to attend four weekly two-hour sessions, which will focus on topics to increase productivity and strategically plan for future success.
Goodarz Ahmadi, dean of Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, was recently honored by being asked to speak at one of the world’s foremost scientific institutions.
Clarkson University is included in the revised and updated 2010 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward B. Fiske, featuring over 330 of the country’s best and most interesting colleges and universities.
Jarrod D. Persun, a graduate student in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University, has received the 2009 Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship from American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) International.
A Clarkson University researcher and his colleagues will use $1.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to improve the security of cyber transactions. Clarkson, the project’s lead institution, will see $480,000 from the grant.
Amy Castronova of Webster, N.Y., president and owner of Novatek Communications Inc., has received the Woodstock Award and the Charles S. Ehrlich 56 Alumni Admission Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University.
Stephen Bird has been appointed assistant professor of political science at Clarkson University. He began teaching in August. Bird received his bachelor of arts degree in arranging and performance from Berklee College of Music, a master of liberal arts in government from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in political science from Boston University.
Jean E. Spence of Wilmette, Ill., executive vice president of Research, Development and Quality for Kraft Foods, has received the Golden Knight Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University.
Clarkson University has again been named one of the country’s best institutions and one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
A Clarkson University faculty member is teaming up with several colleagues from across the country to develop ways to teach students how to learn about the environment by analyzing the large amount of data available on the Internet.
Clarkson University Trustee and Alumnus James W. Ransom, chief of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, will deliver the Van Sickle Endowed Lecture at Clarkson University’s Convocation on Monday, August 24, at 7 p.m. in Cheel Arena. The event is open to the public free of charge.
Xerox’s Santokh Badesha to Chair Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing Industrial Advisory Board
Santokh Badesha, a Xerox fellow at the Xerox Corporation, has been chosen to chair Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) Industrial Advisory Board. Xerox is a corporate sponsor for CAMP
Photo caption: Representatives of Stantec Consulting in Rochester, N.Y., recently visited the Clarkson University campus to present a $3,000 donation in support of a sponsored scholarship, which Stantec established in 2006 to recognize the large number of Clarkson graduates employed by the company. Left to right: Jeri Picket ’89, practice leader-buildings engineering; Brian Grant ’93, Clarkson dean of admissions; and Thomas Butler, project manager.
Achuthan Appointed Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University
Ajit Achuthan has been appointed assistant professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University.
"Arrows of Time" will be discussed by Clarkson University Professor of Physics Larry Schulman at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.
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 President Tony Collins has announced that Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Stephanie A. Schuckers has been granted tenure in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Edward S. Sazonov 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 President Tony Collins has announced that Alan Rossner has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of biology in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Pier Marzocca 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 Kathleen R. Fowler has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of mathematics in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Like an island in a sea of oil, a new kind of city is rising out of the Arabian Desert and a Clarkson University Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering alumnus is one of the key players in making it happen.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Andrea R. Ferro has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.
Clarkson University Trustee Emeritus John P. Campbell died in York, Maine, on March 10, due to complications from heart surgery. He was 85 years old.
The Procter & Gamble Fund has selected Clarkson University to receive four Higher Education Grants of $10,000 each to better prepare students for successful careers.
The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society will offer Chemistry Olympiad examinations for high school students from Watertown to Plattsburgh in March and April.
Deanna M. Errico, clinical assistant professor in the Physical Therapy program at Clarkson University, received two awards at the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association annual conference in January.
"Flocks and Swarms, Birds and Bugs" will be discussed by SUNY Potsdam Professor of Biology Bill Romey at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam this Wednesday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m.
The Clarkson University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has received a $5,000 travel grant from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund through EWB-USA to build a water treatment plant in Ecuador.
Ryan McBath (right) of Canton, a chemical engineering graduate student at Clarkson University, works with students from Little River Community School in a Clarkson science laboratory. McBath brought the students to campus to test the heating value of the biodiesel fuel they made from used vegetable oil.
NYS Sen. Joseph Griffo & Clarkson University Pres. Tony Collins Announce $150,000 Grant for Energy Efficiency
Potsdam, N.Y. -- New York State Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) and Clarkson University President Tony Collins today announced that the University will receive $150,000 from New York State's share of the federal Petroleum Overcharge Restitution (POCR) funds to make buildings like Clarkson's Alumni Gymnasium more energy efficient.
Complete video of the March 11 Amethyst Initiative Debate and Town Meeting is now available online at: http://media.clarkson.edu This week, Clarkson students took the lead in a debate on the pros and cons of the Amethyst Initiative.
The following letter was sent March 13 by Clarkson University President Tony Collins to Clarkson families: March 12, 2009 Dear Clarkson Family, As I wrote to you in December, instability in the global economy presents numerous challenges for all of us to face. I am writing again today to provide information about University charges for the upcoming 2009-10 academic year as well as a straightforward context about Clarkson�s financial priorities in order to maintain our core values. We remain committed to ensuring that every current Clarkson student can complete his or her degree program and to the principle that we deliver the academic rigor that prepares students for positions of leadership in the global economy.
Clarkson University alumnus John D. Correnti, chairman and chief executive officer of Steel Development Company, LLC, has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. He will serve on the institutional advancement and physical plant committees.
WCKN Television, Time Warner cable access channel 30 in Canton and Potsdam, will present a locally produced documentary about the controversy between the Swartzentruber Amish and the Town of Morristown Planning Board on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. The program will be re-aired on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
"Assessing Environmental Risk in Daily Life" will be discussed by Clarkson University Environmental Health Science Professor Michelle Crimi at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Clarkson University won several awards at this year’s conference of the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) held in New York City.
North Country Matters’ first show of 2009 will air this Friday, February 27, at 7 p.m. on Time Warner Cable Channel 30, WCKN Television.
The Clarkson University Theatre Company will present Shelagh Stephenson’s An Experiment with An Air Pump, Thursday-Saturday, April 9-11 in Clarkson University’s downtown Sara M. Snell Theatre.
A team of Clarkson University School of Business students finished on top in the Next Generation Portfolio Design Contest run by Clear Indexes LLC. Creating an inflation-protected portfolio, the team of Clarkson engineering & management seniors Bradley J. Argentine of Canastota, N.Y., and Matthew P. Delaney of Lake Placid, N.Y., tied with three other teams for second place, winning the top award of $1,000
Students from Clarkson University will be among the 31 teams representing 21 colleges and universities from across the U.S. and Canada at the 19th Annual Environmental Design Contest April 5-8 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Beacon And Troy, N.Y. -- Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries today announced that it has named four respected professionals from New York’s upstate region, including Clarkson University President Tony Collins, to its Board of Trustees.
The Clarkson University School of Business is now accepting applications for a new online MBA program in supply chain management, its signature field of study. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Clarkson’s supply chain management program in the top-20 annually since 2003
Peter Turner has been named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Clarkson University, effective April 1. Turner was currently interim dean of the school, as well as head of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Clarkson University’s Clean Snowmobile team took home the bronze in the internal-combustion division this weekend at the 2009 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Michigan Technological University, tying for the American Council of Snowmobile Associations Award for third place with the University of Idaho.
Clarkson University is one of only ten undergraduate teams that have made it to the finals of a NASA and National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) sponsored competition that challenged university students to think about the conditions astronauts will face when we return to the moon, then design projects that could become part of real lunar exploration.
Hundreds rallied in support of the Potsdam Animal Shelter on March 17 as officials from Zootoo.com visited the shelter as part of their million-dollar shelter makeover contest. The event will be broadcast on WCKN channel 30 Time Warner Cable on Monday, March 30, at 7p.m. The program will re-air on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m.
"The Science of our Connected World" will be discussed by Clarkson University Mathematics Professor Takashi Nishikawa at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Almost two hundred students from area schools gathered at Clarkson University recently to celebrate Pi Day. Middle-school- and high-school- students engaged in various competitions celebrating the number Pi (3.14 �), ranging from hula-hoop contests to mathematical challenges. There was no pie eating contest, but students were treated to both pie and pizza pie.
Ray Kurzweil, John H. Seinfeld, Joan A. Steitz and Daniel F. Sullivan will be awarded honorary degrees at Clarkson University's 116th commencement on Sunday, May 10.
Clarkson University President, Police, Firefighters, Rescue Squad & Hockey Players to Compete in Spring Survival Challenge Saturday
Shaving cream, squirt guns and mud will all come into play as Clarkson University President Tony Collins, faculty and staff; Potsdam police, fire and rescue squad personnel; Clarkson men’s and women’s hockey players; and students compete in this weekend’s Spring Survival Challenge.
Grant Imahara of the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters will appear at Clarkson University this Saturday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Gym. A limited number of tickets remain for $5 to the general public and free to Clarkson students with a current ID.
Toilet Paper Entrepreneur Author to Speak at Elevator Pitch Competition at Clarkson University Saturday
Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur and CEO of Obsidian Launch, will deliver a keynote address and serve as a judge at Clarkson University’s first-ever Elevator Pitch Competition this Saturday, April 11.
Kyle Mayette, executive chef at Clarkson University, brought home the gold medal from the first Northeast Regional Aramark Culinary Excellence (ACE) Challenge earlier this semester.
Clarkson University-sponsored Debate and Discussion About Legal Drinking Age to Air on Local Cable TV
On March 11, Clarkson University students in an Amethyst Initiative debate argued whether or not the legal minimum age for consuming alcohol should be lowered from the current age of 21. The debate was moderated by Courtney Johnson-Woods, a communication & media instructor at Clarkson.
Nationally recognized speaker Brian Johnson will lead a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday at a dinner on Monday, January 19, at 6 p.m. at Clarkson University.
A technical poster on electrochemical supercapacitors, reported by three graduate students and three faculty members from the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Physics departments of Clarkson University, received first place at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) last semester.
Local residents will again join with citizens across America for Focus the Nation, a day of education and dialogue on America’s energy challenge and how best to address it.
The Clarkson University Remediation Engineers (CURE) student team won first place for their zero waste solution at the 19th Annual Environmental Design Contest last week in Las Cruces, N.M.
Clarkson University Associate Professor of Philosophy Bill Vitek and his trio of jazz musicians will play a Welcome Back Concert for new and returning students to kick off the new semester.
Thirty-five Clarkson undergraduate students recently attended a dinner program on salary and workplace negotiations.
A group of Clarkson University researchers led by Nanoengineering and Biotechnology Laboratories Center (NABLAB) Director Igor Sokolov has discovered a previously unknown feature that distinguishes cancer from normal cells: the difference in cell surface properties.
Andrea R. Ferro, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. Ferro will receive $410,000 over five years from the NSF for her research into the resuspension of pollutants into the air.
Two Clarkson University Honors students have been named Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and another has received an honorable mention.
"Snapshot," a video game co-designed by 2008 Clarkson University alumni Kyle Pulver and Peter Taylor Jones, was recently accepted into the prestigious Independent Games Festival (http://www.igf.com).
The Clarkson University School of Business has again been honored in a major publication.
Clarkson University’s Digital Arts & Sciences Senior Exhibition takes place in the Cheel Campus Center on Saturday, May 9, at 9 p.m.
Assistant Professor Dave Beck has been appointed as Clarkson University's first ever director of Digital Arts & Sciences.
Clarkson University Prof. Allan Zebedee and his coauthors were recently selected for Best Paper of 2008 by Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, a quarterly finance journal published by the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research.
Four teachers, all nominated by former students who are now Clarkson University seniors, will be honored in May as the 2009 Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educators.
A Clarkson University Honors student from the Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Department has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
The Clarkson University Racquetball Team won a national championship earlier this month in Tempe, Ariz.
A Clarkson University student took third place at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region 1-NE Student Paper Conference in March. Students from across the Northeast, including Cornell, Princeton, Syracuse, WPI, SUNY Buffalo, and RPI, compete in the competition, present their research and advance their interest in aerospace engineering.
More than 700 Clarkson University students are slated to be granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 10. 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 9.
A team of Clarkson University students won top honors and three other Clarkson teams were designated "meritorious winners" in the 2009 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), earning bragging rights for the University as the best overall school performance in the competition.
Biometrics, Fingerprints, and Spoofing will be discussed and demonstrated by Clarkson University Professor of Electric and Computer Engineering Stephanie Schuckers at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam this Wednesday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Shane Rogers, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, was recently named the recipient of the St. Lawrence Section Outstanding Teaching Award given by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that William Vitek has been promoted from associate professor to professor of philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Weiling Ke has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of operations and information systems in the School of Business.
AUSTIN, Texas - June 13, 2009 -Susan Powers, PhD, of Clarkson University today collected the winning prize - the inaugural Premier Curriculum Award for K-12 Engineering - for her original middle school curricular unit, "Energy Systems and Solutions."
The Clarkson Guard, Clarkson’s Army ROTC Battalion, the Clarkson Alumni Association and the University again teamed up this holiday season to send gifts, greetings, and prayers to men and women serving overseas.
Scientists and engineers will again take the stage starting February 4 at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House (formerly Fields Coffee House) in Potsdam for the "Science Cafe." This semester, Clarkson University faculty will be joined by professors from SUNY Potsdam and a faculty member from a local school district.
Liya L. Regel, Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering at Clarkson University, has donated to the University six artworks that she had created. These consist of two triptychs, titled "Symphony of Colors" and "Beauty of Opals," and are now hanging in the new Technology Advancement Center building. The presentation and unveiling took place on May 9 at the Board of Trustees pre-commencement reception for the new honorary degree recipients and other honored guests.
The Crane Fund for Widows and Children has provided $75,000 in scholarships in the next two academic years to Clarkson University School of Business supply chain students.
Clarkson University students have raised $550 for the Potsdam Holiday Fund. The Clarkson Dorm Council selected the Holiday Fund as the recipient for the money raised at this year’s Holiday Hoops basketball tournament.
Beginning in August for the 2009-10 academic year, Clarkson University will provide full tuition benefits to qualifying post-9-11 active duty service members, veterans and eligible dependents of military personnel under the federal government’s new Yellow Ribbon Program.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins recently announced that Brian T. Grant ’93, director of admissions, has been promoted to dean of admissions, and that Kelly O. Chezum, assistant to the president for strategic advancement, has been promoted to vice president for external relations.
The recent Adirondack Youth Climate Summit at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, N.Y., provided an opportunity for four Clarkson University students to increase their awareness of climate change causes, solutions and implications, especially as it relates to the Clarkson campus.
Prof. Igor Sokolov, director of the Nanoengineering and Biotechnology Laboratories Center (NABLAB) at Clarkson University, was named a winner in the first phase of the Veeco Labs Research Grant Program, "HarmoniX Innovation," which was designed to stimulate the generation of new scientific investigation for researchers in the atomic force microscopy (AFM) community.
Christopher Lynch has been named chair of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clarkson University.
Alina Fernandez, the daughter of Fidel Castro, will speak at Clarkson University Tuesday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center Barben Rooms.
Robert R. Burns of Potsdam, N.Y., retired village administrator and engineer for the Village of Potsdam, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University.
John P. Gaus of Watertown, N.Y., founder of Enermetrix and Golden Technology Management, LLC., has received the Woodstock Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University.
Sriraam Ramanathan Chandrasekaran, a graduate student at Clarkson University, was recently presented with the VIKAL Award from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) for a research paper on the use of vegetable oil in producing biodiesel.
Tracy M. Stigers of Walnut Creek, Calif., vice president of Brown and Caldwell Consulting Engineers’ Western Business Unit, has received the Golden Knight Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University.
Astronauts Albert Sacco Jr. and Bonnie J. Dunbar will visit Clarkson University this month in celebration of the United Nations’ World Space Week.
Robert I. Topping of Dansville, N.Y., owner of Topping Engineers, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University.
Clarkson University fraternities and sororities, along with other students, faculty and staff, joined together Monday in supporting the efforts of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (October 12-17) and encouraging open dialogue on the prevention of alcohol-related harm within their respective campus communities.
Potsdam, N.Y. - John E. Zdanowski of Danville, Calif., former CFO of San Francisco-based Linden Lab, has received the Woodstock Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University.
The Clarkson University Army ROTC running club journeyed to the nation’s capital on October 4, for the third year in a row, to participate in the 25th anniversary Army 10-Miler. Two teams of cadets finished 16th and 22nd among 65 Army ROTC teams.
Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has received an award for publication excellence and an award for her distinguished contributions and exemplary achievements.
Bizarre life forms of the tropics will be discussed by St. Lawrence University Professor of Biology Susan Willson at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam this Wednesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Clarkson University is a partner in an initiative to get more people to work and live in the Adirondacks and not just vacation there a few days a year.
Dave Beck, director and assistant professor of the Digital Arts & Sciences program at Clarkson University, has created a series of seven sculptures using a process that bridges the gap between the arts and the sciences.
Clarkson University Forum with NYS Special Deputy Attorney General for Environmental Protection Tuesday
A special Clarkson University Environmental Forum, featuring Katherine "Kit" Kennedy, New York State Special Deputy Attorney General for Environmental Protection, will be held this Tuesday, October 27, at 7 p.m. in the University’s Cheel Campus Center.
Last week, Clarkson University Distinguished Research Professor Liya Regel returned from a special congress in Rome, "Women and Space," which was organized by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei under the patronage of the president of the Republic of Italy and the Space Agency of Italy.
Clarkson University’s highest community service honor, the Bertrand H. Snell Award, was bestowed upon Commission on Independent Colleges (cIcu) and Universities Sixth President Abraham M. Lackman at a dinner hosted by Clarkson President Tony Collins and University trustees on campus Friday night.
As Clarkson University students arrived on campus for the first time this fall, they faced a number of pressing transitional issues, including the decision of whether or not to drink. However, emerging data indicates that an increasing number of students are choosing to refrain from alcohol use and are seeking activities where alcohol is not the central focus.
U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges 2010" has again placed Clarkson University in tier one, the top tier of national universities, with a ranking of 119 -- up from 121 last year.
Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing Receives $1.5 Million for Army Research
More than 20 Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) faculty members led by Distinguished University Professor/CAMP Director S.V. Babu have received funding of $1,512,000 from the Army Research Office (ARO) to develop photovoltaic systems for use in military communications.
Kuxhaus Appointed Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University
Laurel Kuxhaus has been appointed assistant professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University. She begins teaching this fall.
Researchers from high technology companies and suppliers, and universities in the United States, Japan, Korea, Belgium and Germany gathered in Lake Placid earlier this month for the 14th International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (CMP), sponsored by Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
Clarkson University, New York State's highest ranked small research institution, today announced the launch of the university's off-campus payment program. The program, Knight Card Account, is a community-wide project for Potsdam, supported by the local merchant base and the student body. To expand the Knight Card Account off-campus, Clarkson is working with the CBORD Group Off-Campus Commerce Division, and UGRYD, the CBORD proprietary central server transaction solution.
Three Clarkson University offices that are key to the success of students have combined into one new Student Success Center.
Douglas Bohl, assistant professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Bohl will receive $400,000 over five years from the NSF for his research on the phenomenon of dynamic stall in airfoils.
Andreas Wilke has been appointed assistant professor of psychology at Clarkson University. He begins teaching this fall.
Photo caption: Four hundred and forty first-year students at Clarkson University participated in a "lap sit" circle during their orientation on August 22. The "new game" activities, which also included earth ball volleyball, raccoon circles and parachute toss, were designed to assist students in getting to know their fellow housing residents. Lap sit builds trust and support as the students hold each other up. Clarkson hopes to break the lap-sit world record in the near future.
Clarkson University’s online alumni community was recently honored by Harris Connect at its annual users conference.
Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), is the lead author of a science book published in Japan.
Clarkson University alumnus John M. Brilbeck, former president and owner of Southern Heat Exchanger Corporation, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. He will serve on the finance & budget, institutional advancement, and academic affairs committees.
Chaos theory will be discussed by Clarkson University Mathematics and Computer Science Professor Joe Skufca at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam this Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Clarkson University alumna Amy E. Castronova, president and CEO of Novatek Communications, Inc., has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. She will serve on the marketing and student affairs committees.
The October 16 issue of Small (Micro/Nano), a leading journal in multidisciplinary science research, has highlighted a novel method of detection of cervical cancer cells developed by Clarkson University Professor Igor Sokolov’s group, an affiliate of the University’s Nanoengineering and Biotechnology Laboratories Center (NABLAB).
Clarkson University’s Coulter School of Engineering will present the second of two Clarkson Space Days this Thursday, October 29.
Marilyn Ardito has been named executive director of human resources at Clarkson University.
Clarkson University and National Grid today announced the creation of a $350,000 endowment at Clarkson. The National Grid Endowed Fund for Student Research Opportunities in Sustainable Energy will annually fund up to five summer research opportunities for Clarkson Honors Program students studying sustainable energy.
Clarkson University Prof to Write Biography of Auschwitz Angel of Death’s Mentor with $277k NSF Grant
A Clarkson University professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences has received a $277,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to write a biography about a controversial human geneticist who worked during Germany’s Nazi era.
Four Clarkson University McNair scholars recently had the opportunity to expand their boundaries beyond Clarkson's campus and enrich their research experiences through The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program The students were able to widen their networking experiences and enhance their graduate school preparation by working at a variety of research institutions across the eastern United States.
Virtual Renovation of Potsdam Public Library by Clarkson University Digital Arts & Sciences Students on Display Nov. 6
A 3D digital design class at Clarkson University has mixed conceptual ideas with real-world applications to provide the Potsdam Public Library with a new vision for the design of a 21st century library interior.
The Clarkson University Men’s Rugby Club has won the State D3 Championship by going undefeated through the regular season. The club won its final regular game of the season Sunday, defeating Paul Smith’s College 27-10.
Clarkson University’s Department of Psychology will host its first Interdisciplinary Judgment and Decision Making Mini-Conference on November 18.
The complex geologic history of northern New York will be discussed by SUNY Potsdam Geology Professor Robert Badger at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam this Wednesday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Clarkson University recently hosted high school students from Colton-Pierrepont Central School for a Nanotechnology Day.
Andreas Wilke, assistant professor of psychology at Clarkson University, was recently named the winner of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society’s Post-Doctoral Competition for his paper, titled "The hot hand phenomenon as a cognitive adaptation to clumped resources."
Several Clarkson University faculty and staff members were recently inducted into the school’s "Million Dollar Club" for the significant amounts of external funding that their investigations and research activities have garnered.
Clarkson University students were successful in several competitions at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) fall regional conference in Rochester, N.Y., this month.
Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has written a new book, The Power of Prayer: A Science Educator’s Experience.
’Translation,’ an exhibition by students from Clarkson University’s Digital Arts and Sciences program, will be on display at First Crush Wine Bistro on Market Street in downtown Potsdam until December 31.
Clarkson University employees collected 872 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 Christina H. Lesyk, Jilliana R. Yanus, Catherine Avadikian, Thomas H. Ortmeyer, Michelle L. Young, Tony Collins and Mia R. Wicke.
Clarkson University School of Business Professor Augustine A. Lado is teaching at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Mbarara, Uganda, as a Fulbright Scholar from October 2009 until August 2010.
The Clarkson University Libraries is seeking donations of fiction books. Students have voiced a desire for more fiction titles in the collection, so the University is asking the community to take a look at their home libraries and consider donating no-longer-needed fiction titles. The books can be paperback or hard cover, but they ask that they be in good or excellent condition.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins Named Honorary Senator of Slovenia's University of Ljubljana
Strengthening another international partnership, Clarkson University President Tony Collins was recently named an honorary senator of the University of Ljubljana (pronounced loob-YA-na) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, during the institution's 90th anniversary celebration.