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A group of Clarkson University students is looking to break the United States record for a lap-sit this spring and they need a few friends to help out -- more than 3,333 in total.
Christopher C. Robinson, assistant professor of humanities and social sciences at Clarkson University, accepts the first annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award from Jennifer M. deCoste, associate vice president for institutional diversity initiatives.
Clarkson University and Air Innovations Seek Participants for Study on Effect of Air Cleaning on Asthma in Children
Clarkson University's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) and Air Innovations (AI) Inc. of North Syracuse, N.Y., are conducting a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the HEPAiRx® ventilating room air purifier in improving the air quality of asthmatic children’s bedrooms.
Vladimir Privman, the Robert A. Plane Professor of Chemistry at Clarkson University, has been elected a fellow of the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).
Clarkson University recently received a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to improve climate change education for middle and high school students in New York State. Only 15 of 161 proposals submitted were selected nationwide.
When Helen and John D. Chapple moved to Potsdam from Indiana in the summer of 1965, neither of them knew that 25 years later, when John was named dean of admissions emeritus at Clarkson University, he would be responsible for recruiting more than 75 percent of Clarkson’s alumni at the time. Nor did they know that Helen would someday be named director of college relations, becoming the first woman to attain that high of a reporting level at Clarkson.
National Society of Black Engineers Executive Director Carl B. Mack will speak on the topic of "Engineering Social Justice" at Clarkson University on February 21. The public is welcome to attend.
Three local teachers traded in their chalk for lab coats this summer. Massena Central High School teachers Richard Marshall and Karen Cook and Madrid- Waddington Central School teacher William Roome participated in the Research Experience for Teachers program at Clarkson University.
Clarkson University’s student group SPECTRUM will present An American Journey, an evening of song, dance, art, and oration, chronicling America’s cultural and artistic journey through the events of the past century, on Saturday, April 10.
Caffeine Consumption, Chickadee Food, and Couch-motes Among 46 Projects at Clarkson University Undergraduate Research Symposium
Black-capped Chickadee food preferences, caffeine consumption and sleep patterns among college students, and the couch-mote sofa covering are among 46 research projects being presented at the 12th annual Clarkson University Symposium on Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE).
Martin J. Fisher, Carl B. Mack and J. Craig Venter will be awarded honorary degrees at Clarkson University’s 117th commencement on Saturday, May 8.
Clarkson University students are reaching out to everyone in the region to join them in breaking the United States collegiate record for an unsupported circle (or lap-sit circle) on Saturday, April 17, and at the same time enjoy carnival events and a meal.
Timbre, Inc., a technology start-up company spun-off from Clarkson University, has advanced to the semi-finals in the Creative Core Emerging Business Competition in Syracuse.
Clarkson University’s Electric Snowmobile team took second place in the zero-emissions division last month at the 2010 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Michigan Technological University.
Felicity Palmer has been appointed assistant professor of humanities and social sciences at Clarkson University.
Steven M. Pedersen has been appointed assistant professor of communication and media at Clarkson University
A Clarkson University Honors student has been named a Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and another student has received an honorable mention.
Welsh Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and Director of Clinical Education at Clarkson University
Jeremy M. Welsh has been appointed clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies and director of clinical education at Clarkson University.
Young Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and Director of Didactic Education at Clarkson University
Keith B. Young has been appointed clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies and director of didactic education at Clarkson University.
U.S. Army Major Joseph D. Roller has been appointed professor of military science at Clarkson University.
Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing Sponsors International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization
Researchers from several high technology companies and suppliers, and universities from the United States, Japan, Korea, China, and Germany gathered in Lake Placid in August for the 15th International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (CMP), sponsored by Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University’s Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor, director of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment and director of Clarkson’s Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES), has been provisionally appointed to the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) of the National Research Council (NRC).
Native American Singer/Songwriter Darryl Tonemah (TOW-ne-ma) will perform this Friday, November 5, at 7 p.m. in Clarkson’s Downtown Sara M. Snell Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.
Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy George D. Fulk is the recipient of the New York Physical Therapy Association 2010 Robert Salant Award in the area of clinical research.
The Clarkson Inn in downtown Potsdam will celebrate 25 years as Potsdam’s premier lodging destination on September 15.
The Golden Knight Battalion runners from Clarkson University’s Army ROTC Battalion attended this year’s Army Ten-Miler held in Washington, D.C. on October 24. This was the fourth consecutive year that the battalion sent a team to the event.
Milne Named Neil ’64 and Karen Bonke Assistant Professor in Engineering Management at Clarkson University
R. John Milne has been named the Neil ’64 and Karen Bonke (BONK-ee) Assistant Professor in Engineering Management at Clarkson University. Recently established through a generous gift from alumnus Neil Bonke and his wife, Karen, of Los Altos, Calif., the Bonke Professorship in Engineering Management is a tenure-track position.
Clarkson University plans to begin offering classes a year from next January for one of U.S. News & World Report’s 50 Best Careers of 2010.
"How Important Are Trace Minerals?" will be discussed by Potsdam cardiologist Alexandru Stoian, M.D., at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
The Science Museum of Minnesota has announced that artist and Clarkson University Assistant Professor Dave Beck has been named the 2010 Artist-in-Residence at their St. Croix Watershed Research Station.
Clarkson University’s longtime relationship with General Dynamics Electric Boat, a major U.S. Navy submarine designer and manufacturer, reached a new peak this year when Electric Boat hired 24 Clarkson graduates from the class of 2010.
Clarkson University Featured in Guide to 286 Green Colleges by Princeton Review & U.S. Green Building Council
Clarkson University is one of the country’s most environmentally-responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company selected Clarkson for inclusion in "The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges."
The Clarkson University School of Business has been ranked one of the top-100 business schools in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2011 Best Graduate School listings.
Four teachers, all nominated by former students, who are now Clarkson University seniors, will be honored in May as the 2010 Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educators.
"What is Physics? A Personal Perspective" will be discussed by Virginia Tech Physics Professor Royce K.P. Zia at the next Science Cafe at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, October 13, at 7:15 p.m.
Clarkson University Professor of Sociology Rick Welsh will participate in a workshop organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Clarkson University’s Entrepreneurship Center Offering Free Small Business Training in Potsdam and Saranac Lake
Clarkson University’s Entrepreneurship Center will offer the popular My Small Business 101 series in Potsdam and Saranac Lake this fall.
Clarkson University recently hosted the Project-Based Global Climate Change Education Curriculum Development workshop for middle- and high-school teachers. The two-week institute focused on the fundamentals of climate science and the use of NASA and other earth science data to explore the extent and consequences of climate changes both locally and globally.
Seven undergraduate students from Clarkson University, the Albany College of Pharmacy, Boston College, and the University of Minnesota recently participated in an intensive summer research program sponsored by a grant from the U.S. government’s stimulus program. They were joined by two science faculty from SUNY Canton, and one from Potsdam High School.
Decision-making Under Risk and Uncertainty will be discussed by Clarkson University Psychology Professor Andreas Wilke at the next Science Cafe at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, September 22, at 7:15 p.m.
Clarkson University’s Entrepreneurship Center Offering Free Small Business Training in Ogdensburg and Massena
Clarkson University’s Entrepreneurship Center has teamed with the City of Ogdensburg Planning & Development Department and the Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena to bring its My Small Business 101 series on the road. Since 2004, the seminar series has provided free guidance to nearly 300 regional business owners.
Clarkson University Business Class Teleconferences with Austrian Students to Understand International Equity Market
Clarkson University School of Business students are performing analysis of international equity markets by trans-Atlantic teleconferencing with their counterparts at Steyr (pronounced STIRE) University in Austria.
Two Clarkson University students have received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and two have received honorable mentions.
Clarkson University’s digital arts & sciences seniors will exhibit their artwork at Clarkson’s Denny Brown Adirondack Lodge on Friday, May 7, at 9 p.m.
Richard W. (Dick) Johnson II will rejoin Clarkson University as vice president for philanthropy and alumni relations, effective October 11.
In celebration of Constitution Day, John Maggiore, policy advisor for New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, will speak at Clarkson University on Wednesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center Barben Rooms.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jay C. Sorensen has been appointed professor of aerospace studies at Clarkson University. Sorensen is also commander of Clarkson’s Air Force ROTC detachment.
Giant Q-tip Fights, Paper Airplanes & More in North Country Science and Engineering Festival at Clarkson University Oct. 20
Clarkson University will host the North Country Science and Engineering Festival on Wednesday, October 20, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center.
The Conrad Foundation & Clarkson University Challenge Students to Create Innovative Products Using Science and Technology
Conrad Foundation, a non-profit organization built upon astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad's history of innovation and entrepreneurship, and Clarkson University, New York State's highest ranked small research institution, today announced a partnership to inspire high school students worldwide to provide students opportunities to innovate in science and technology and connect the most creative students with real-world entrepreneurial ventures. The partnership will launch as part of the 2010 Spirit of Innovation Awards program.
Jason S. Howell has been appointed assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Clarkson University.
In recent years, high-profile product recalls have underscored a growing problem for U.S. manufacturers with global supply chains. The results can be lethal and costs can be enormous.
Video game director David Lightbown of Artificial Mind & Movement (A2M) will give a presentation titled "Empire of the Fun: Inside the Video Games Industry" at Clarkson University on Tuesday, October 12.
A Clarkson University professor was recently co-chair of an international conference in Boston to discuss retail pricing strategies.
Clarkson University’s Entrepreneurship Center will again offer free guidance to North Country businesses through its My Small Business 101 series. Since 2004, My Small Business 101 has provided training to more than 200 business owners.
LaFay Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education at Clarkson University
Vicki LaFay has been appointed clinical assistant professor of physical therapy and director of clinical education at Clarkson University.
Green Building Blocks: Clarkson University’s New Student Center Benefits from Professor’s Innovative Sustainability Research
When the new 56,000-square-foot student center opens its doors in August at Clarkson University, not only will the building enhance social and cultural life on campus, it will also exemplify how Clarkson research pays off in the real world.
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has reaffirmed accreditation of the Clarkson University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
James S. Bonner, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named the first fellow of Clarkson University’s Shipley Center for Innovation.
Clarkson University alumnus Terry A. Ring, professor and chair of chemical and fuels engineering at the University of Utah, will deliver the Inaugural Egon Matijevic Lecture on Friday, October 1.
Lei Wu has been appointed assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University. He started teaching this fall and is offering a course in power transmission and distribution and operation and control of electric power systems.
North Country Savings Bank recently presented a $2,200 contribution to the Clarkson Fund at Clarkson University.
The Clarkson University School of Business "Designing Innovative Ventures" class (SB322) has donated 100 percent of the profit generated from a class assignment to a charity run by Clarkson civil engineering junior Francis O. Dayamba.
National Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights Leader & Bestselling Author Shane Windmeyer to Speak at Clarkson University October 12
Shane L. Windmeyer, one of the foremost educators on sexual orientation issues on college campuses today, will speak at Clarkson University on Tuesday, October 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center Cheel Barben Rooms. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Clarkson University's Dana Barry is leading the science component of a special project that encourages the integration of science and literacy as normal practice in both library and school programs.
Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson distinguished professor and director of Clarkson University’s Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES), has been named director of Clarkson’s Center for the Environment.
Clarkson will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday, January 18, with a dinner, special recognition and performances.
Computer Model Developed by Clarkson University Professor Helps Predict Oil Flow in Gulf of Mexico Spill
A computer model developed by a Clarkson University professor is being used to help federal officials predict the flow of oil and natural gas released by the recent oil platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thagard Appointed Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson University
Selma Mededovic Thagard has been appointed assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clarkson University. She began teaching this fall.
Michael N. Garcia has been appointed assistant professor of humanities and social sciences at Clarkson University.
Scientists, an economist and a cardiologist will take the stage starting February 3 at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam for the "Science Cafe."
Clarkson University invites North Country physician assistants to an open house on Wednesday, October 6, in celebration of National PA (Physician Assistant) Week. The event takes place from 5:30-7:30 in Clarkson Hall on Clarkson’s downtown campus.
Tensors and the "Cocktail Party Problem" will be discussed by Clarkson University Mathematics Professor Carmeliza Navasca at the next Science Cafe at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, October 6, at 7:15 p.m.
Clarkson University is included in the revised and updated 2011 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward B. Fiske, featuring over 300 of the country’s best and most interesting colleges and universities.
Kerop D. Janoyan has been appointed executive officer of the Clarkson University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, effective July 1.
A Clarkson University professor has completed a book on one of the most noted philosophers of the 20th century.
Clarkson University Plays Key Role in New Association of Independent Technological Universities Initiatives
The Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU) launched a new mission statement, visual identity and Web site http://www.theaitu.org at its annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. last week.
Clarkson University Researchers Study Link Between Pollutants, Health Issues in Detroit Neighborhoods
Clarkson University researchers are helping the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health to study the link between air pollutants and health problems in children in Detroit.
Clarkson University has moved this spring’s commencement ceremony and all future spring commencements to Saturday, rather than Sunday.
In 1971, an enterprising hacker discovered that the plastic whistle that came in a Captain Crunch cereal box precisely reproduced the 2600-hertz tone needed to access AT&T’s long-distance computer network. For his efforts, he got free phone calls, according to California’s Office of Information Security, which recently recounted the incident.
More than half a century after the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in April 1959, Clarkson University biologist Michael R. Twiss is among a corps of scientists charting the environmental change the Seaway and hydroelectric power projects have wrought.
For the past four years, skateboarding has been a passion for Emily A. Stefano of East Amherst, N.Y., a mechanical engineering junior at Clarkson University. Now, it’s also the basis for her honors thesis.
The Clarkson University School of Arts and Sciences will host 20 regional high school teams for the Adirondack Regional C Division Science Olympiad on Saturday, February 6.
Stephen T. Casper, visiting assistant professor of history at Clarkson University, spoke at Neurology Grand Rounds at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University Medical Center, on February 10.
Clarkson University alumnus Robert R. Ziek Jr., president of ZSOURCE, Limited, Cincinnati, has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. He will serve on the academic affairs & marketing committees.
Clarkson University will host the second annual Saint Lawrence Valley Mathematics Symposium, a regional undergraduate research conference, this Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20.
Game theory will be discussed by Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Economic & Financial Studies Luciana Echazu at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam this Wednesday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m.
Edward Sazonov, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University and vice president of Physical Activity Innovations, accepted the Bluetooth Innovator of the Year Award for 2009 for his research on the Fit Companion, a physical activity monitoring device. The award was presented to Physical Activity Innovations by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
The Digital Arts & Sciences major at Clarkson University has been named the most innovative program in North America by the International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa). The organization serves educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media.
Prof. Susan E. Powers has been named associate director for sustainability at Clarkson University. She will leave her post as associate dean for research and graduate programs in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and assume her new duties immediately.
"Lies, Damned Lies and ..." is the topic of a discussion by St. Lawrence University Statistics Professor Michael Schuckers at the next Science Cafe at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, November 17, at 7:15 p.m.
Clarkson University Professor Named Honorary Chair of Conference to Celebrate Nobel Prize Anniversary
A Clarkson University professor was named honorary chairman of a conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when his mentor was awarded the Nobel Prize.
Clarkson University’s Silver Wings William H. Pitsenbarger Chapter received the Northeast Region’s top honor of Outstanding Chapter of Region 1 for the Year in Manchester, N.H., this past weekend.
Prof. William Jemison has been appointed chair of the Clarkson University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, effective July 1.
Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University’s Bayard D. Clarkson distinguished professor, director of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) and director of Clarkson’s Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES), has been invited to serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Lead Review Panel.
SUNY Potsdam, Canton-Potsdam Hospital & Clarkson University Help to Purchase New Fire Truck for Potsdam
SUNY Potsdam, Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Clarkson University are contributing $105,000 to the Village of Potsdam toward the purchase of a new ladder tower fire truck.
Clarkson University’s 2010 Melissa A. Walsh ’03 ’05 Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been awarded to second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student Megan J. Haught of Madrid, N.Y.
Clarkson University’s Project Challenge, a unique academic program for local high school students, returns this winter with a choice of nine five-week courses. The popular program is designed to offer area students an opportunity to participate in classes that are not commonly offered in their high-school curriculum.
The Freshman Fifteen. That’s the expression that refers to the average weight gain of first-year college students. And for many of today’s overcommitted students, establishing healthier habits and fitness routines over the next three years is also a serious challenge.
Assistant Professor Dave Beck, director of Clarkson University’s Digital Arts & Sciences program, has been honored in the 2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored jointly by the journal Science, which is published by AAAS, the nonprofit international science society, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Clarkson University Remembers the Life and Legacy of Everett G. Foster, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Ardent Supporter of North Country Region
Everett G. Foster, Chair of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees and Sr. Vice President /Managing Director of RBC Wealth Management in Watertown, N.Y passed away in his home on Saturday with his wife, Judy, son Ben Foster and daughter Katharine Foster Meyer at his side. A member of the Clarkson Board of Trustees since May 2000, he had served since October 2005 as the 18th leader of Clarkson’s governing body.
A few months after being deployed to Iraq in 2003, U.S. Army Infantryman Martinez was driving a Humvee when his left front tire hit a landmine. He suffered severe burns to more than 40 percent of his body as well as smoke inhalation. Martinez spent 34 months at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, undergoing 32 different surgeries, including skin grafts and cosmetic surgery.
Clarkson University is one of the 50 best undergraduate institutions in the United States and Canada to study game design, according to the Princeton Review, one of America’s most widely known education services and test preparation companies.
Calendars, sunspots and planning for 2013 will be discussed by St. Lawrence University Professor of Physics Aileen O’Donoghue at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam this Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.
The Young Scholars Program (YSP), an exceptional summer experience for talented high school students, will once again be offered by Clarkson University July 11 to 17.
The Procter & Gamble Fund has selected Clarkson University to receive a Higher Education Grant of $10,000 to better prepare students for successful careers.
Award-winning author Marty Essen will present his high-energy digital slide show, Around the World in 90 Minutes, at Clarkson University on Thursday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 213 (hill campus). Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.
Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road and Not Make It to the Other Side at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe March 24
"Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road and Not Make It to the Other Side" will be discussed by Clarkson University Professor of Biology Tom Langen at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam this Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has been elected to the board of directors of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium.
James Raffan, one of Canada’s foremost authorities on canoes and the wilderness experience, will be at Clarkson University on Monday, March 29, to speak on "National Treasure: Canoes, Canada, and the Wonders of the Canadian Canoe Museum."
Clarkson University, Massena High, Salmon River High FIRST Robotics Team 229 Wins Award in Rochester
FIRST Robotics Team 229 recently competed in the 2010 Finger Lakes Regional Robotics Competition at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The team is part of Clarkson University’s SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.
Dana Barry of Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing Speaks at Japan’s Osaka University
Dana M. Barry of the Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) recently presented invited lectures at Osaka University in Japan. Her talks and trip were sponsored by the Global Center of Excellence for Advanced Structural and Functional Materials Design program in the Graduate School of Engineering at Osaka University.
Longtime Clarkson University employees were recently honored at a reception for their service to the University.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Stacey L. Zeigler has been promoted from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor of physical therapy in the School of Arts & Sciences Department of Physical Therapy.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Allan A. Zebedee has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of economics and financial studies in the School of Business.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Kenneth N. Wallace 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 Joseph D. Skufca has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of mathematics and computer science in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Christopher C. Robinson has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of political science in School of Arts & Sciences Department of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Narayanan Neithalath has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of civil & environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Sarah C. Melville has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of history in the School of Arts & Sciences Department of Humanities & Social Sciences.
A Clarkson University student team took third place at the Tech Valley Business Plan Competition in Albany, N.Y., last week. It was the Tech Valley’s first business plan competition to focus exclusively on new innovations for clean and renewable energy technologies.
A Clarkson University graduate student is heading to a teaching career in the Middle East, returning him to a part of the world that had a profound impact on his life.
Humanities Professor John N. Serio will be named professor emeritus at Clarkson University’s 117th Commencement on Saturday, May 8. Serio is being honored for 36 years of exemplary service to the University.
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Professor Sung P. Lin will be named professor emeritus at Clarkson University’s 117th Commencement on Saturday, May 8. Lin is being honored for 43 years of exemplary service to the University.
Psychology Professor Eugene M. Fodor will be named professor emeritus at Clarkson University’s 117th Commencement on Saturday, May 8. Fodor is being honored for 41 years of exemplary service to the University.
Clarkson University student David A. Yambay recently received an award at the 18th annual Statewide College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Student Conference: Journeys Beyond Excellence in Bolton Landing, N.Y.
Clarkson University alumnus Michael L. Sarafin is the lead shuttle flight director for the Atlantis space shuttle mission STS-132, scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center on May 14. Sarafin graduated from Clarkson in 1994 with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering.
National Society of Black Engineers Executive Director Carl Mack Receives Clarkson University Honorary Degree
Carl B. Mack, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 117th Commencement on today.
J. Craig Venter, founder, chairman, and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute of San Diego, Calif., and Rockville, Md., and founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc., received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 117th Commencement on today.
Martin J. Fisher, co-founder and CEO of KickStart International, received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 117th Commencement today.
Joseph D. Skufca of Potsdam, an associate professor of mathematics & computer science in Clarkson University’s School of Arts & Sciences, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the University’s 117th commencement ceremony today.
Narayanan Neithalath, an associate professor of civil & environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the University’s 117th commencement ceremony today.
Lou Ann Lange, assistant professor history in Clarkson University’s School of Arts & Sciences, was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award during the University’s 117th commencement ceremony today.
More than 600 Clarkson University students from 34 states, 18 countries and 58 New York state counties were granted bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Clarkson University’s 117th commencement today, Saturday, May 8. (Nearly 200 additional students received degrees at an earlier ceremony in December.)
Graduating senior Andrew D. Davis of Underhill, Vt., was awarded the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University’s 117th 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.
Graduating senior Jason R. Holloway of Fletcher, Vt., received the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University’s 117th 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.
At its spring meeting this past weekend, Thomas E. Holliday assumed the chair of the Clarkson University board of trustees. He was named chair-elect and vice chair at the board’s winter meeting in anticipation of becoming chair when Chairman Everett G. Foster’s term ended in October. However, Foster’s passing in February necessitated Holliday assuming the chair earlier than planned.
Clarkson University physics graduate student Ravi M. Gaikwad recently received two awards.
Clarkson University alumnus Stephen D. Ryan, senior vice president with Morgan Stanley in Rochester, N.Y., has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. He will serve on the investment and student affairs committees.
A team of Clarkson University scientists led by Prof. Igor Sokolov are using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to record sounds emanating from inside living insects like flies, mosquitoes and ladybugs.
Nineteen members of the Clarkson University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) joined 6,000 other students and Clarkson President Tony Collins at the 36th annual national NSBE convention in Toronto in April.
Clarkson University Army ROTC battalion cadets were commissioned into the U.S. Army at the annual spring commissioning on May 7. This year, seven Clarkson students were commissioned into the U.S. Army and four students who will be commissioned in the near future were recognized.
Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University’s Bayard D. Clarkson distinguished professor, director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES) and director of Clarkson’s Center for the Environment, has been appointed to the Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Committee of the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Science Advisory Board.
Judith J. Foster of Clayton, N.Y., has been elected to Clarkson University’s Board of Trustees. She will serve on the Physical Plant, Institutional Advancement and Academic Affairs committees. Mrs. Foster is the wife of the late Everett G. Foster, who served as the Chair of the Clarkson Board of Trustees until he died in February.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter at Clarkson University will hold its annual A Walk for Education (AWFE) event on Saturday, November 6.
Jason Ryan Dorsey, the "Gen Y Guy," will speak at Clarkson University on Tuesday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center Barben Rooms. The event is free and open to the public.
A symposium on biofuels combustion and wood boiler policy background on will be held during the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society at SUNY Potsdam on Thursday, June 3, at 1 p.m.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Larry D. Compeau has been promoted from associate to full professor of consumer and organizational studies in the School of Business. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty.
The CSI Effect: Television & Technology in the Courtroom at Clarkson University Science Cafe October 20
"The CSI Effect: Television and Technology in the Courtroom" will be discussed by Clarkson University Mathematics Professor Aaron Luttman at the next Science Cafe at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, October 20, at 7:15 p.m.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Owen E. Brady III has been promoted from associate to full professor of humanities in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty.
The 17th Annual World in Potsdam Diversity Festival will again bring together members of the Potsdam community in celebration of the village’s unique and diverse cultural heritage through music, dance, art and food on Saturday, November 6, from noon to 3:30 p.m. in Clarkson University’s new Student Center.
Clarkson University School of Business Professor Mary E. Graham and Julie L. Hotchkiss, research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, recently received a 2010 Emerald Literati "Highly Commended" Award for Excellence at the 2010 Academy of Management Meetings in Montreal, Canada.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Deputy Director to Speak at Clarkson University on Engineering a Sustainable Future
Thomas Zacharia, deputy director for science and technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will speak on "Engineering a Sustainable Future: The Role of Science and Technology," at Clarkson University on Friday, October 22, at 2:30 p.m. in the new Student Center forum.
Building on a historical recruiting and research partnership, Clarkson University and Procter & Gamble have established a "master agreement" to create an even higher level of engagement between the two organizations to accelerate the time to market for new product innovations.
Clarkson University announced today that Follett Higher Education Group (FHEG) will begin management of the Clarkson University Bookstore.
Stantec Consulting of Rochester, N.Y., established a sponsored scholarship in 2006 to recognize the number of Clarkson graduates who are employed by the company. Recently representatives from Stantec Consulting were on campus to present their annual donation of $3,000 to support the scholarship.
Three Clarkson University students have received 2010-2011 awards from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.
The Potsdam Central School District and Clarkson University will initiate an exciting new collaboration in the fall of 2010. Under the new program, qualified Potsdam High School seniors will receive scholarships that will cover the tuition for one regularly-offered course each semester at Clarkson University.
Silvana Andreescu, assistant professor of chemistry and biomolecular science at Clarkson University, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Andreescu will receive $496,290 over five years from the NSF for her research on biomimetic materials and biosensing.
Clarkson University Professor Bill Vitek has been named the 2010-2011 W. Ford Schumann ’50 Professor in Democratic Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
Clarkson University has again been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education and one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
U.S. Army Major Dennis Sugrue will deliver the Van Sickle Endowed Lecture as Clarkson University celebrates the start of the 2010-2011 academic year with a convocation on Monday, August 23, at 7 p.m. in Cheel Arena. This event is free and open to the public.
Historian to Speak on Rehabilitation of Disabled Soldiers in American History August 26 at Clarkson University
University of Pennsylvania historian Beth Linker will speak on "War’s Waste: The Rehabilitation of Disabled Soldiers in American History" on Thursday, August 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Barben Rooms of Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center.
While many of their peers were at sports camps or working summer jobs, 18 high school students from New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Virginia were working together at Clarkson University to solve Ecuador’s clean drinking water problems through Clarkson’s Young Scholars Program.
Local university professors will again take to the stage starting Wednesday, September 22, in a new location and time for the "Science Cafe."
Clarkson University Mathematics & Computer Science Professor Erik M. Bollt has been named the W. Jon Harrington Professor of Mathematics.
Hannah J. Bell of Glen Allen, Va.; Juan Martinez of Brookline, Mass., press secretary to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; Jill L. Thiemann of Toms River, N.J., associate for the law offices of O’Malley, Surman & Michelini; and Monica J. Young of La Fayette, N.Y., director for the NSF IMPPACT Project at Syracuse University, have all received the Woodstock Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University.
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 17th year on Saturday, November 6, at Clarkson University.
Students of all grades are invited to participate in the 17th 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 6 festival at Clarkson University, where the winners will be announced.
Richard E. Partch, senior university professor of chemistry at Clarkson University, has received the 2010 American Chemical Society (ACS) E. Ann Nalley Northeast Region Award for Volunteer Service. Partch has been a member of the ACS for 47 years.
Prof. Ruth E. Baltus, chair of Clarkson University’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected to the board of directors of the North American Membrane Society (NAMS). Her three-year term began this month.
The past will meet the future at Clarkson University on Saturday, July 10, during an exciting event called "We Move the World," where alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to come together and pass the Clarkson "earth ball" from Downtown Snell Hall to Clarkson’s new Student Center.
Kevin P. Lynch has been named chief information officer at Clarkson University. He previously served as director of telecommunications/networking.
U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges 2011" has again placed Clarkson University in tier one, the top tier of national universities, with a ranking of 124.
Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering has launched its New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished Lectureship Series, dedicated to improving the understanding of important issues facing engineering and society in the 21st century.
This month, the executive seminar presented by Clarkson’s nationally ranked program in Global Supply Chain Management celebrated its tenth year of success in delivering state-of-the-art education to corporate professionals.
Recent Clarkson University graduate Xi Chen received an Air and Waste Management Association Doctoral Dissertation Award last week.
G.I. Jobs has named Clarkson University to its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools.
Clarkson University Psychology Professor Andreas Wilke and UCLA Anthropology Professor Clark Barrett recently received the Margo Ings Wilson Award.
Professor Stefan J. Grimberg has been appointed chair of Clarkson University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, effective July 1.
Clarkson University has established the Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) and granted formal recognition to two of its interdisciplinary research centers, the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, and the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems.
Clarkson University Mathematics & Computer Science Professor Kathleen R. Fowler has received the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
The Entrepreneurship Center at Clarkson University has named Stephanie F. Donaldson of Lake Clear, N.Y., the regional manager for its new Adirondack Business Center in Saranac Lake. The center will open in September.
Dave Beck, director of the Digital Arts & Sciences program at Clarkson University, will exhibit his latest body of artwork at SUNY Potsdam’s Gibson Gallery in Potsdam, N.Y., from September 16 to October 16. The show, titled Continuation, will include sculpture, video, and 3D animation.
Washington Monthly magazine has ranked Clarkson University as #2 in the nation for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
Two Clarkson University students received two out of the three awards for Best Graduate Student Presentation for research they presented at the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) in Geneva, N.Y., in July.
Clarkson University School of Business Professor Augustine A. Lado has been named the Richard C. ’55 and Joy M. Dorf Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Clarkson University Names Shen Associate Dean for Research and Grad Studies in Coulter School of Engineering
Prof. Hung Tao Shen of Clarkson University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has been appointed associate dean for research and graduate studies in Clarkson’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering (CSoE), effective July 1.
Clarkson University Civil & Environmental Engineering Prof. Poojitha Yapa recently delivered a keynote address on "Deepwater Oil Spills: Processes, Behavior, and Modeling" at the Challenges in Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE) conference in Cairns, Australia.
Two Clarkson University students received awards for their research presentations at the annual Mathematical Association of America’s Mathfest, held in Pittsburgh this month.
Nobel Laureate Professor Martin Chalfie will deliver the two lectures of Clarkson University’s 16th Annual Shipley Distinguished Lectureship November 1 and 2. The geneticist is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University and winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Clarkson University’s Dana Barry has held the position of visiting professor at Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan during October. Barry is the senior technical writer and editor for Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
The 2010 World in Potsdam Diversity Festival Writing Contest awarded $455 in prizes to local students on Saturday, November 6, at Clarkson University’s Student Center during the festival. The festival congratulates the winners and applauds the 92 students and six teachers who participated.
The First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam will be able to continue a 25-year Christmas tradition thanks to some help from a Clarkson University Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design (SPEED) team.
Clarkson University students were successful in several competitions at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) fall regional conference in Rochester last month.
Jon D. Goss has been appointed director of the Clarkson Honors Program and the Clarkson School, and professor of humanities and social sciences at Clarkson University.
Several Clarkson University faculty and staff members were recently inducted into the school’s Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar clubs for the significant amounts of external funding that their investigations and research activities have garnered.
Clarkson University Offers Five New $60,000 Scholarships for Students Starting College Early at the Clarkson School
Clarkson University is offering five new $60,000 Clarkson School Presidential Scholarships for students interested in starting college early.
The Adirondack Business Center will host an open house this Saturday, October 30, from 1-4 p.m. at their 141 River Street location in Saranac Lake, N.Y.
Clarkson University engineering graduate student Naresh K. Penta won the Best Poster Award at the International Conference on Planarization/CMP Technology in Phoenix, last month.
"Exercise Myths" will be discussed by Clarkson University Physical Therapy Professor Deanna Errico at the next Science Cafe at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, November 3, at 7:15 p.m.
Robots and their handlers will invade Walker Center this weekend when Clarkson University hosts the fourth annual FIRST Championship Tournament.
A Clarkson University classroom recently acted as the launch pad for an Adirondack magazine Web site.
Tractor-trailers Equipped with Clarkson University-developed Drag Reduction Devices in NYSERDA-funded Research
For more than 11 years, Clarkson University has conducted research on reducing the drag of Class 8 vehicle tractor-trailers.
In a quest to break the world dodgeball record and raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) will host "Dodging for Dreams: The Ultimate Dodgeball Game" on Saturday, November 13, at 3:30 pm at Hantz Field on Clarkson Ave. in Potsdam, N.Y.
Clarkson University employees collected 866 non-perishable food items at their annual holiday luncheon Dec. 13. The food will be distributed by the Potsdam Neighborhood Center to those in need.
In celebration of the 17th Annual World in Potsdam Diversity Festival, Village of Potsdam Mayor Ron Tischler has proclaimed this Monday, November 1, as "CommUNITY Day."
A paper, published in the leading journal ChemPhysChem by Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science at Clarkson University, and his coauthors, has been cited more than 1,000 times.
Clarkson University has again sent care packages to Army ROTC alumni serving the nation in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Carolyn A. Brandsema of Renton, Wash., vice president of 737/767/777 Engineering at Boeing Company, Airplane and Production Systems; Larry D. Kingsley of Lake Bluff, Ill., president and chief executive officer of IDEX Corporation; Dr. Anthony J. Palumbo of Utica, N.Y ophthalmologist, eye surgeon and medical director of the Dove Eye and Laser Center in New Hartford, N.Y.; and Gary C. Schmidt of Monticello, N.Y., chairman of Schmidt’s Wholesale Inc., have all been honored with the Golden Knight Award by their alma mater, Clarkson University.
Last week in Washington, D.C., Congressman Bill Owens congratulated Clarkson University and C Speed, LLC (Liverpool, N.Y.), a high technology engineering and manufacturing company, for their new partnership that leverages the strengths of C Speed’s high-tech product development and manufacturing operations with Clarkson’s resources in advanced materials processing, aerodynamics and renewable energy. Together, the two organizations will establish a technical center in Peyton Hall on Clarkson’s Village Campus.
Clarkson University is now taking registrations at http://www.clarkson.edu/adk for the second annual Forever Wired Conference on Tuesday, September 7, in Potsdam, N.Y.
Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has won her 15th consecutive APEX Award for Publication Excellence.
A Clarkson University professor has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research less expensive ways to extract ethanol from plants.