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05-04-2010

Clarkson University Student Wins Award at Statewide CSTEP Conference

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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 Student Wins Award at Statewide CSTEP Conference

Yambay, a junior computer engineering major from Wallkill, N.Y., received first place for his poster presentation in the technology division on "Spoof Protection in Liveness Finger Print Scanners." He was mentored by Prof. Stephanie A. Schuckers.

Simone C. White, senior political science, Queens, N.Y., served as a conference ambassador. Caitlin L. Mincer, sophomore, bimolecular science, Canandaigua, N.Y., and Keisha A. Pierre-Lys, sophomore, biology, Queens, N.Y., presented their research through the poster competition in the natural science division. Mincer is mentored by Prof. Craig D. Woodworth and Pierre-Lys by Prof. James A. Schulte II.

In all, five Clarkson University students from the CSTEP program attended the conference.

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

Photo caption: Clarkson University 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.

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

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