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01-26-2017

Clarkson University's Small Recognized for Leadership in Empire State STEM Learning Network

Clarkson University Shipley Center for Innovation Director of Educational Partnerships Mary Margaret M. Small was recognized for her leadership in the Empire State STEM Learning Network at its annual meeting in New York City in December.

SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Johanna Duncan-Poitier (right) recognized Mary Margaret M Small, director of educational partnerships at Clarkson University’s Shipley Center for Innovation, for her leadership and dedication to the advancement of STEM education throughout New York State.SUNY Assistant Vice Chancellor Jill Lansing noted Small’s dedication as a founding member of the STEM Learning Network and her continued commitment to advancing STEM learning in the North Country and throughout New York State.

Lansing praised Small for "actively promoting partnerships that engage schools and business and championing programs, such as PTECH and Project-based Learning that will prepare and strengthen New York’s future workforce.”

The annual STEM Network Leadership convening is designed to foster a dialogue between regional leadership and state decision makers. At the December meeting, the group met with New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and IBM Vice President and IBM International Foundation President Stanley S. Litow.

The STEM Network Leadership committee is composed of representatives from each of 10 regional Learning Networks. The North Country Network is housed at Clarkson University and serves the seven counties of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, 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 innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Johanna Duncan-Poitier (right) recognized Mary Margaret M Small, director of educational partnerships at Clarkson University’s Shipley Center for Innovation, for her leadership and dedication to the advancement of STEM education throughout New York State.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/mmsmall-stem-recognition.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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