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12-06-2012

Clarkson University Students Earn Tau Beta Pi Scholarships

Three Clarkson University students have been awarded scholarships from Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the United States.

Left to right: Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Professor Cetin Cetinkaya (chapter advisor), award recipients Thomas Rogers, Sydney Laramie, Jared Smith, and Distinguished Service Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Susan Conry (chapter advisor).Jared D. Smith of Bay Shore, N.Y., Sydney M. Laramie of Boonville, N.Y. and Thomas P. Rogers of Upper Black Eddy, Pa., are among the 200 undergraduate students selected nationwide to receive awards of $2,000 for their senior year of engineering study.

Smith, vice president of the Tau Beta Pi chapter at Clarkson, is a senior majoring in environmental engineering with a minor in environmental and occupational health science. He plans to pursue a master’s and/or doctoral degree in environmental science and engineering with an eye toward a career in  environmental engineering focusing on chemical fate and transport, climate change, and sustainability.

Laramie is a senior with a double major in chemical engineering and chemistry. She intends to pursue a doctorate in chemical engineering.

Rogers is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering. He most likely will go on to graduate school, he says.

All Tau Beta Pi scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five 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: Three Clarkson University students have been awarded scholarships from Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the United States. Left to right: Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Professor Cetin Cetinkaya (chapter advisor), award recipients Thomas Rogers, Sydney Laramie, Jared Smith, and Distinguished Service Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Susan Conry (chapter advisor).

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/tau-beta-pi.jpg .]

[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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