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The 14 chapter compilation is authored by leading polymer researchers from around the world. These researchers offer practical insights into the latest developments in responsive polymers, i.e. polymers engineered to alter structure and properties in response to environmental inputs. The book features original design, methodological and application data.
The next episode of North Country Matters, presented by Clarkson University's communication (Comm427) class, is scheduled for broadcast on Time Warner Cable WCKN Channel 30, Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at 7 p.m., and will be replayed at 7 p.m. on March 14.
Physical Therapy is one of the health professions most in demand today. The profession includes evaluating, alleviating and preventing impairments, functional limitations and disability from injuries, disease and other causes. Physical therapists are engaged in treatment, consultation, education and research.
Unseasonably warm temperatures and short snowfall this winter haven't deterred Clarkson University's SAE Clean Snowmobile team, the Winter Knights, from gearing up for what team members hope will be another successful competition.
Clarkson's Office of Marketing & External Relations is sponsoring a Video and Photo Contest. All current students and faculty/staff are eligible to enter but faculty/staff will not receive cash prizes.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that seven faculty members have been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. The University has also granted tenure to one current associate professor.
Barun Bhhatarai, a graduate student in Clarkson University's Department of Chemistry, was awarded one of five Chemical Computing Group (CCG) Excellence Awards at the 230th American Chemical Society's (ACS) national meeting in Washington, D.C.
Clarkson University alumnus Terry L. Brown of Fayetteville, N.Y., chairman and chief executive officer of O'Brien & Gere Inc., was elected to Clarkson University's Board of Trustees at its Winter Meeting last month.
National Grid USA is a subsidiary of National Grid plc, one of the world's leading energy delivery companies operating principally in the U.S. and United Kingdom.
Clarkson University's Army and Air Force ROTC cadets will go head-to-head at Cheel Arena in an inter-service rivalry ice hockey game on March 22 at 6 p.m. The hockey game is one of three events in the annual best-of-three challenge.
Division by Zero, the name of the Clarkson team, competed against 30 teams sponsored by private industry and universities at this year's regional competition.
Clarkson University has received a Dell computer system valued at $7,100 from the Intel Corporation for use in the University's Photo-Acoustics Research (PAR) Laboratory.
In his 2003 State of the State address, Governor Pataki embraced the energy challenge as an opportunity for New York State in conservation and renewable energy technologies. High-tech academic research and energy-related economic development received a big boost this week when the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) awarded Clarkson University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) $1.84 million to conduct research and develop solutions which address this nation�s urgent need for energy independence.
Dana M. Barry, technical writer and editor at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) has been named Woman of the Year 2006 by the American Biographical Institute.
Potsdam, N.Y. -- The media play a defining role in educating people about nanotechnology. Yet, historically, articles about nanotech have provided a relatively "free pass" to this emerging science according to a recently released study by a Clarkson University research team. Published in the online journal Nanotechnology Law & Business (www.nanolabweb.com), the study is based on 303 articles published in 22 American and Canadian newspapers and seven news magazines from 1986-2000. The Clarkson team found that over this time, media reports about nanotechnology were overwhelmingly positive and based largely on speculation and opinion with few articles citing specific data or research methods. Nanotechnology was reported as an elite science associated primarily with prestigious universities and well-known companies. Sustained coverage of societal issues associated with nanotechnology did not emerge until 2000 and this reporting was based entirely on opinion and speculation.
Clarkson University Professor Receives National Science Foundation Award to be Part of an International Research Team
Clarkson Chemistry Professor Sergiy Minko will become part of an international research project funded in part by a grant he has been awarded from the National Science Foundation.
The culmination event was held in July in conjunction with Clarkson University's alumni weekend, bringing together 120 brothers and dozens of their family members and friends to celebrate the end of one era and the beginning of the next 50 years of Zeta Nu Fraternity.
Abdul J. Jerri, Professor Emeritus in Clarkson University's Division of Mathematics and Computer Science has been logging lots of airline miles of late. Jerri, whose research interests include integral and discrete transforms, sampling expansions, Gibbs phenomena (the oscillatory behavior observed when a square wave is reconstructed from a finite number of harmonics), and transform-iterative methods for nonlinear problems has been a presenter at workshops in Turkey and South Korea and lecturer in Italy and Japan.
The Sigma Chi International Fraternity of Oxford, Ohio, has recognized its Clarkson University chapter with its highest undergraduate award for excellent performance in operations and programming for the 11th time in 18 years.
Potsdam, N.Y. - Meeting customers' needs with quality services or products is a requirement in all aspects of business today. That is why Clarkson University's School of Business continues to defy convention by offering courses in Quality Management (QM). In doing so it aids the students with the necessary skills for their future employment. Steven F. Marsh is the Engineering Global Operations Management (EGOM) Program director and instructs graduate and undergraduate QM courses.
"Faces of America" premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a 'Best Bet'. The Times critic said, "I saw this production in which nine characters were portrayed with beautiful clarity and intuitiveness - the audience I was in laughed and cried throughout the entire performance." The characters depicted in this extraordinarily truthful and sometimes shocking portrayal of American society has received standing ovations across the country.
Clarkson University faculty member Suresh Dhaniyala, assistant professor of the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department, recently received the NSF CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
Although John K. Best, a junior Environmental Science and Policy major at Clarkson University didn't get to put in many idle days skiing or lounging at the beach, he had what many would consider dream winter and summer vacations. Actually, the experiences began in February with Best spending 12 weeks researching wind-driven seed dispersal research on the canopy crane in Parque Metropolitano in Panama. His summer was spent studying the impact of dust on snowmelt in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.
Clarkson University has announced the recipients of the 2006 Clarkson Award for Inspirational High School Educators. The winners will be honored during Commencement Weekend, May 13-14.
Beikirch will be on Clarkson University's campus Thursday, September 14, to present the Medal of Honor Scholarship to U.S. Army cadet Mickala S. Henson, a senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She is from Waverly, New York. The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, awards a $3,000 annual scholarship to one outstanding student enrolled in each of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) for the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.
Clarkson University's business programs continue to gain national prominence, highlighted by today's announcement that its undergraduate program in innovation and entrepreneurship is ranked #22 among 700 U.S. higher educational institutions by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The annual ranking, and Clarkson's elevated standing, come on the heels of the recent publication of U.S. News and World Report's annual Best Colleges 2007 Guide, which ranked Clarkson's Supply Chain Management program #10 in the nation.
Lawrence S. Schulman, professor of Physics at Clarkson University, has been awarded the Martin- Gutzwiller Fellowship 2005/2006 of the Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
Philip K. Hopke, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson University, has been appointed to a second consecutive five-year term as Clarkson University's Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor. He is also being reappointed as director of Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES). Under his stewardship CARES has become a major center for air-quality research, attracting more than $5 million in capital funding and nearly $11 million in grants from both private industry and federal agencies. This growth has attracted 10 world-class Clarkson faculty to become affiliated with the Center, conducting interdisciplinary research on the health and ecological effects of air pollution. Hopke's reappointments are effective January 1, 2007.
During the three-day competition, the team maneuvered over rough terrain and thick mud, traversed through deep water, and climbed steep hills as they were tested for handling, maneuverability, acceleration, endurance and water mobility. The team was also evaluated on written and oral presentations by a panel of judges that included engineering and vehicle development experts from the automotive and off-highway vehicle industry. Prior to the competition, the students submitted detailed safety, design and cost reports for judges to review.
An increasingly common form of outsourcing activity, professional services contracts, is the topic of a recent research report co-authored by Clarkson University School of Business faculty members Sandra L. Fisher and Michael E. Wasserman, and Paige P. Wolf, a management professor at George Mason University. The report titled "Effectively Managing Professional Service Contracts: 12 Best Practices" was published by IBM's Center for the Business of Government. The report is part of a growing stream of cross-disciplinary Supply Chain Management research conducted by Clarkson School of Business faculty.
For some Clarkson University students, the fall 2006 semester will consist of learning new skills and having experiences outside the classroom, a few of them will be thousands of miles away. According to Roberta Kaskel, director of Clarkson's Career Center, there are six students on study abroad and 50 students on Cooperative Education with both local and national companies during this fall semester.
If you surf the Web address http://www.incredible-people.com, you will discover what decades of Clarkson University students already know - Distinguished Chemistry Professor Emeritus Petr Zuman is an incredible person. The popular Web site, a repository for information chronicling the accomplishments of the world's most famous personalities, scientists, leaders, entrepreneurs, rulers, athletes, saints & sages and more, includes the biography of the 80-year-old chemist. Zuman was listed among about 300 scientists from all areas and all ages.
A highlight of the evening was a 20-minute documentary students created with photography and video footage taken by The Watertown Times photographer Mark Dye. The images, portraying a month in the life of U.S. soldiers in Iraq were inspiring and troubling as the film told many individual and collective stories about life on the front lines.
Clarkson University's Concrete Canoe 'Archimedes' sped past the entries of civil engineering students from seven rival universities throughout New York state and Canada to capture first place in this year's Upstate New York Regional Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Concrete Canoe Competition. The event was hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), April 28 -29.
Chemical Mechanical Planarization or chemical-mechanical polishing, CMP for short, is a process using nanoabrasives in a reactive, chemical slurry to polish the surface of wafers used in semiconductor fabrication to make them flat. The smooth surface is necessary to allow for subsequent production steps. A simple analogy is that of an orbital sander used in woodworking. Imagine such a sander used with a wet chemical paste (slurry). Once the surfaces are smoothed, they are ready to have more process steps, adding more layers.
Andrea R. Ferro, assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University has been elected a board member of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR). She was elected to the three-year term during the 7th International Aerosol Conference held in St. Paul, Minnesota, September 10 - 15.
Businessman/ Philanthropist and Small Pox Eradication Program Director Will Address Graduates at Clarkson University Commencement May 14
More than 700 Clarkson University students will be granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 14. The weekend will also be marked by the commissioning of eight United States Army and nine United States Air Force officers on Saturday, May 13.
The Milton Kerker Endowed Chair in Colloid Science was created in 2003 in honor of Professor Emeritus Milton Kerker, who made an unparalleled contribution in elevating the stature of Clarkson's School of Science during 42 years of service, from 1949 - 1991. Kerker also served as dean of the Departments of Physics and Mathematics and launched the Department of Biology at Clarkson. He was a world-renowned authority on aerosols and light scattering. Funding for the chair was provided by an endowment established by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to support colloid research.
Clarkson University Sustainable Design Team to Present at National Design Competition in Washington, D.C.
Members of the Clarkson P3 Sustainable Design team will be traveling to Washington, D.C., on May 9-10 to present their research titled Biodiesel as a Sustainable Alternative to Petroleum Diesel in School Buses, as part of a national design competition sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The students will be competing for further grants to expand their research.
In 1989, Bill McKibben's book The End of Nature, sounded one of the earliest alarms about global warming. McKibben will speak on the moral implications surrounding the global warming controversy at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, in room 177 of the NYS Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) building on the Clarkson University Campus.
Clarkson University is proud to honor three professors with emeritus status at the University's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 14.
Researchers from Clarkson University, SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Oswego Will Monitor Great Lakes Fish for Mercury and Other Pollutants
The USEPA Great Lakes National Program has announced that it has awarded Clarkson, SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Oswego a five-year, $1.75 million grant to provide chemical analysis in Great Lakes fish tissue. The Principal Investigator, responsible for overall program management, is Thomas M. Holsen, professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Clarkson. Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, James Pagano, Director, Environmental Research Center (ERC), Department of Chemistry, SUNY Oswego and Michael Milligan, Professor, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Fredonia are co-PIs.
Fuel the Future, A Strategic Summit and Exposition on Bioenergy and Rural Development is being co-organized by Clarkson University, Community Energy Services, Cornell Cooperative Extension, The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, SUNY ESF and SUNY Canton in partnership with the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (COEEES).
Dr. Donald A. Henderson, professor of medicine and infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Biosecurity received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 113th Commencement in Potsdam, New York, Sunday, May 14.
Clarkson Professor of Chemical Engineering Ruth E. Baltus, last week delivered the prestigious Augustine Silveira Jr. Distinguished Lecture at her alma mater SUNY Oswego.
David P. Wick of Potsdam, assistant professor of physics and director of First-Year Physics Program, was awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award during the 113th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 14.
Five Clarkson University students have been invited to present their ideas for the development of a permanent, self-sufficient lunar outpost to a professional audience at a special NASA-sponsored forum in May in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Adam C. Searleman, of Canton, New York, was awarded the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 113th commencement ceremony Sunday, May 14. 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.
Business Leader and Philanthropist Alphonse Buddy Fletcher Jr. Will Speak at Clarkson University Commencement May 14
The degree was awarded to Fletcher in recognition of his philanthropy to many causes including a $50 million initiative which awards fellowships to scholars, writers and artists working on civil rights issues that further the broad goals of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education, a Supreme Court ruling passed 50 years ago. He was also honored for his environmental efforts and support of education. Fletcher also addressed the more than 700 Clarkson students being granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
The spring 2006 season premiere of North Country Matters is scheduled for broadcast on Time Warner Cable WCKN Channel 30, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at 7 p.m. and will be replayed on February 14 at 7 p.m.
At present 80% of the U.S. overseas cargo trade and 60% of the world's deep-sea general cargo is transported in containers. Clarkson University Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Tom Ortmeyer, through the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP), is helping Innerloc Inc. select battery and solar arrays to power its new cargo system and protect these millions of containers from theft and tampering.
Although the Clarkson University women's hockey team is regarded as one of the top teams in the country this season with an 18-7-1 overall record and a Top-10 ranking in the national polls, the Golden Knights will have to wait a year before they can participate in the NCAA Tournament.
Clarkson Senior Co-Publishes Research Linking Protein Production To Disease Treatment And Cancer Prevention
Daniel Marker, a resident of Wellsburg, N.Y., and a senior studying biomolecular science and pre-physical therapy in the Honors Program at Clarkson University, will be graduating this spring with more than a bachelor of science degree.
Peter S. Bird, a senior Honors student in Clarkson University's Communication & Media Department, has been selected by the Computers and Writing 2006 Conference committee to present a poster presentation at their national conference, May 25 - 28, 2006. The peer-reviewed conference, hosted by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, drew submissions from faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from across North America.
More than 700 Clarkson University students from 25 states, 17 countries and 61 New York state counties were granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Clarkson University's commencement today, May 14. (One hundred and ninety-five additional students received degrees at an earlier ceremony in December.) The weekend was also marked by the commissioning of seven United States Army and nine United States Air Force officers, Saturday, May 13.
Clarkson Professor Philip Hopke to Speak at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting
Philip K. Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science at Clarkson University, will deliver a symposium presentation at the 2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, February 16-20, in St. Louis.
The award, established in 1921, was a bequest in the will of Frederica Clarkson, sister of Thomas S. Clarkson, for whom the University is named.
As the Great War was coming to a close in the late summer of 1918, an even bigger threat to the world - an influenza Pandemic with unprecedented virulence - was spreading across the globe. In the two years that this scourge ravaged the earth a fifth of the world's population became infected. Most deadly for people ages 20 to 40, the pandemic ultimately killed an estimated 675,000 Americans - ten times as many as in the war. Worldwide, between 20 and 100 million people succumbed to the deadly virus.
Head of National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Receives Honorary Clarkson University Degree
Clarkson University Trustees conferred an honorary doctor of science degree on John Brooks Slaughter, president and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Inc. (NACME) at their meeting in New York City on February 9. Slaughter was honored for his career-long efforts to increase the ranks of minorities and women into engineering and technology fields.
Division by Zero, the name of the Clarkson team, will compete at the Finger Lakes Regional, March 9-11 in Rochester, N.Y., and in the Greater Toronto Regional, March 30-April 1 in Mississauga, Canada. The team is one of more than 1,000 groups from around the world competing in this year's international robotics competition.
Clarkson University Professors Raghunathan Rengaswamy and Igor Sokolov Receive Graham Faculty Research Award
Created in 1974 by the family of the late John W. Graham Jr., president of Clarkson University from 1966 - 1974, this $1,500 award is presented annually to a faculty member showing promise in engineering, management, liberal studies or scientific research.
Senator Clinton Congratulates Clarkson Students on Receiving Honorable Mention for Alternative Fuel Research at EPA Competition
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton met with students from Clarkson University's P3 (People, Prosperity, Planet) Sustainable Design team and congratulated them on being selected to present their research titled "Biodiesel as a Sustainable Alternative to Petroleum Diesel in School Buses" at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C., May 9-10. Clarkson and the other teams that received P3 grants earlier in the year were invited to present their findings to a panel of judges from the National Academies of Science and Engineering.
Two presentations of a Clarkson research team consisting of Igor Sokolov, professor of Physics; Craig Woodworth, professor of Biology; Venkatesh Subba Rao, graduate student in Physics; and Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer, research associate in Physics, have been selected by the American Institute of Physics along with 50 other presentations as work to be featured at the American Physical Society (APS) Annual Meeting to be held on March 12 - 17 in Baltimore, Md. The team's presentations were chosen from a collection of over 6,500 submitted abstracts.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2005 Award for Best Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication has been awarded to Clarkson University Professor of Communication and Media Johndan Johnson-Eilola.
Patricia Jablonski, a native of Amsterdam, N.Y., and a doctoral candidate in the interdisciplinary Engineering Science program at Clarkson University, has been chosen to receive an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship for the 2006-07 academic year.
Clarkson University has received an $80,000 donation to establish the "Frederick W. Cleveland Jr. '46 North Country Merit Scholarship." The Frederick W. Cleveland Jr. '46 North Country Merit Scholarship is a permanently restricted, endowed fund. The income from the fund will provide annual merit scholarship awards to students of Clarkson University who reside in Essex, Franklin, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties of New York State.
Joy's first job was as a sales engineer for the Westinghouse Company. In 1937, he joined the Wheelco Instruments Company. Starting as a sales engineer, he soon became manager of the company's Cleveland office, then district manager, zone manager and finally regional vice president.
Leader of Small Pox Eradication Program and Entrepreneur/ Philanthropist Will Receive Honorary Clarkson University Degrees
Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Fletcher Asset Management Inc., and Dr. Donald A. Henderson, professor of medicine and infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Biosecurity, will be awarded honorary degrees from Clarkson University at the 113th Commencement in Potsdam, New York, Sunday, May 14.
The day long competition consisted of 14 thought-stimulating team events which focused on testing the student's knowledge of scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, math, earth science, astronomy, and physics. Challenges included design-and-build events in which students constructed devices, such as a precision catapult, a robot with the ability to perform several tasks, and a tower capable of supporting a heavy load, that demonstrated their ability to apply their scientific and mathematics know-how.
Each year, U.S. News ranks a variety of professional-school programs, including engineering. Rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. Data for rankings comes from nearly 1,300 graduate programs, and approximately 9,600 academics and professionals.
Clarkson University's cable television show, "North Country Matters," premiers for a fourth season at 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 10 on Time Warner Cable, Channel 30 (WCKN). The opening program will feature Clarkson's Van Sickle Convocation. This year's speaker was Eric Rabkin, professor of English and Literature at the University of Michigan. The title of Rabkin's presentation was "Science Fiction: The Literature of the Technological Imagination."
If you ask David M. Craig, Clarkson University Humanities professor about the Honor's Program he directs, he can point to many different success indicators, but perhaps none is so telling as the number of Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships that Clarkson students have won over the years.
The Theta Phi Alpha women's fraternity at Clarkson University will hold a Halloween event for children grades K-6 and their families on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. in the basement of the United Methodist Church at 26 Main Street in Potsdam.
Clarkson Research Group Publishes Paper on Land Use Influence on Water Quality in the St. Regis River
The paper describes the influence of watershed land-use on water quality in the St. Regis River. In conducting the study, water and land samples were taken along the river in October 2003 and April 2004, periods which coincide with low and high-flow periods, respectively. These samples were analyzed and showed results that indicated that the further downstream one went from the river's headwaters, the more contaminated the river became with bacteria and enriched with nutrients such as phosphate and nitrate. The researchers concluded that the bacteria were likely accidentally introduced by fecal matter from nearby farming operations or from the ineffective treatment of human waste from residences within the watershed area.
Drive in any direction in New York State and you are bound to come upon a construction crew making bridge repairs. For every bridge being brought back to health, however, there may be dozens more whose integrity is compromised.
For the second year in a row The Princeton Review has featured Clarkson University as one of the best business schools in America in its annual college guide. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just published 2007 edition of its "Best 282 Business Schools."
Bringing Clarkson University's circa 1930's Walker Arena back to life took a giant step forward yesterday when Assemblyman Darrell Aubertine, Clarkson University President Tony Collins, Potsdam School District Patrick Brady and several coaches and young athletes gathered to mark the official beginning of renovations to the venerable old stadium that will include a new roof, new synthetic turf and the front facade to make the building look as it did nearly 70 years ago.
Clarkson University faculty members were recently inducted into the school's "Million Dollar Club" and "Multi-Million Dollar Club" for the significant amounts of external funding that their research has garnered.
Some students learn about law and government from textbooks. Others, like Clarkson University seniors Ryan Pleskach and Brandon Wheeler, prefer to learn directly from source.
Elwood "Skip" Leonard has joined Clarkson University as vice president of Development and Alumni Relations. In this role, Leonard will define the University's vision for philanthropy, manage the development function and oversee alumni relations.
Could a biofeedback device in shoes help reduce falls among the elderly or train individuals impaired by neurological disorders? How effective are extra-porous concretes in reducing pollution due to road and parking lot runoff? Can scientists develop a better understanding of osteoporosis fractures by testing synthetic vertebrae which have been made using computer-generated algorithms?
Clarkson University seniors Jacob Bosco, James Nobis, William Noun, Keegan O'Donnell and Paul Reittinger presented their paper titled "Modeling, Design and Testing of a Pulse Jet Combustor," at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Paper Competition held at Syracuse University on March 31 and April 1, winning first place in the competition. The team performed their research under the direction of Clarkson Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Brian Helenbrook.
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Recognized for His Lifetime Accomplishments in Electroanalysis and Teaching
"It is truly a pleasure and an honor to have worked with Petr and have him as a colleague," says James Rusling '80, a Clarkson alumnus who earned his Ph.D. in chemistry under Zuman. Rusling, a professor at the University of Connecticut, authored the editorial. "The electrochemical community is proud to honor Petr at this time for the adversities he has overcome during his life and for the many contributions he has made to the field."
Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.
Timothy R. Roth, an electrical engineering graduate student at Clarkson University, will be headed for Montreal in June to attend the 2006 IEEE/PES (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Power Engineering Society) annual conference and pick up his prize for winning the 2005 IEEE/PES Student Paper Contest.
From investigating affordable methods for replacing petroleum diesel fuel with biodiesel in school buses and the role of protein receptors in the development of cervical cancer to devising experiments to determine which sex is more altruistic, undergraduates at Clarkson University are gaining valuable, hands-on experience in cutting-edge research.
Clarkson University Relay for Life Coordinator Karyn L. Blake has announced that the event held on April 7 - 8, raised over $26,000 for the American Cancer Society.
In conjunction with New York State's Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) award for environmental research, Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) has received an additional $1.642 million in equipment that will be used to support the Center's research on ambient and indoor air pollution.
Sonya M. Havens, a graduate student at Clarkson University studying environmental science and engineering, recently received a presentation award for her participation at the Great Lakes Research Consortium Student and Faculty Conference in Syracuse, N.Y. She collaborated with Clarkson University Department of Biology Assistant Professor Michael Twiss on her presentation titled "Iron Distributions in Relation to Phytoplankton Abundance and Nitrate Drawdown in the Surface Waters of Lake Erie."
Clarkson Students and Sports Fans to Benefit from Internet Broadcasting Collaboration with SurferNETWORK
Students seeking cutting-edge professional experience in the information technology field, as well as Clarkson sports fans and other Internet video users, will benefit from a collaboration signed recently between Clarkson University and SurferNETWORK.
Previous studies have shown that diesel exhaust produces adverse health effects in children, particularly for those living within short distances from major highways. Although studies also show that diesel exhaust exposures are high in school buses, limited research has been performed directly measuring breathing and heart rate changes in children during exposure to diesel exhaust while riding these buses.
The Princeton Review magazine has released the results of its third annual "25 Most Connected Campuses" survey and ranks Clarkson University among those elite colleges and universities leading the way in providing cutting-edge technology to its students and faculty. The Princeton survey, in conjunction with Forbes.com, ranked the institutions in terms of their computing prowess, and how they are responding to today's evolving world of technological advancement.
Clarkson University's Golden Knight Battalion Ranger Challenge Team finished ahead of teams from 16 other colleges and universities at the 2006 1st Brigade competition held earlier this month at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.
Liya L. Regel, professor of electrical & computer engineering and director of the International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications (ICGMSA) at Clarkson University, recently returned from Europe where she presented several invited lectures to organizations in France and Italy. Regel, an internationally recognized scientist, is also becoming internationally famed as an artist.
Three seniors from Clarkson University's Communication and Media department recently presented research at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Professional Communication Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Clarkson Business Professor Michael Ensby Part of Industry-University Partnership to Prepare Students
As director of Clarkson University's Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management (iE&M) degree program, Michael Ensby understands that tomorrow's global business leaders need a firm technical foundation, particularly in the areas of logistics and supply chain management.
In the initial phase of the project, researchers will demonstrate innovative nanopowder synthesis and consolidation technologies to New York state companies that produce multi-layer capacitors, zinc-oxide varistors and ferrite inductor cores. Ferro Corporation, Ferronics Inc., AVX and Cooper Power Systems, along with others, collaborated with CAMP and CACT on the proposal to NYSTAR. These New York firms, all with long ties to Clarkson and Alfred, are considered "small" companies, but are very important employers in their respective communities.
After logging 2.9 billion miles attached to the Stardust Space Probe, a capsule containing ancient comet specimens from its encounter with Comet Wild-2 (pronounced Vilt) and other particles from the depths of space touched down in the Utah Desert January 15.
Front row: President Collins, university president (host); Ralph Janaro of Potsdam, associate professor, School of Business; Marianne Conroy-Stone of Potsdam, administrative secretary, Undergraduate Admission; Linda Snyder of Potsdam, administrative secretary, Humanities & Social Sciences; Ann Hayes of Potsdam, administrative secretary, Human Resources.
Clarkson University student Jeffrey M. Ward, a sophomore majoring in math and computer science, was a winner in the poster session portion of the joint AMS/MAA Mathematics Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, January 12-15.
Clarkson University MBA Students Travel to France, Germany and Switzerland for Hands-on Learning About Global Supply Chain Management and Innovation
Potsdam, N.Y. - How do MBA students prepare for today's global, outsourced, innovation-based economy? At Clarkson University, 25 MBA students hit the road for two weeks to find out first-hand how European companies are managing their supply chains and fostering innovation.
11th International Chemical-Mechanical Planarization Symposium Will Be in Lake Placid, New York - Hosted by Clarkson University
Chemical-Mechanical Planarization or chemical-mechanical polishing, CMP for short, is a process using nanoabrasives in a reactive, chemical slurry to polish the surface of wafers used in semiconductor fabrication to achieve nanolevel planarity.
"We were exposed to so many wonderful small business owners and became aware of the importance of family in every business decision," stated Marc S. Compeau, director of Clarkson's entrepreneurship program. "The Italian approach to business is so very different from our approach, and as an American it is refreshing to consider a new, simpler outlook that is focused on quality of life and the connection to family."
Kurt W. Stimeling, formerly associate dean of students at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, has joined Clarkson University in the role of dean of students, effective July 31, 2006.
U.S. News & World Report's annual America's Best Colleges 2007 issue is out and once again bears good news for Clarkson University's professional schools. Clarkson was ranked among the 127 best colleges and its undergraduate engineering program was recognized as one of the "Best Engineering Programs" whose highest degree is a doctorate, with a ranking of 86.
Clarkson University Featured in 2007 Edition of The Princeton Review Magazine Annual College Guide, The Best 361 Colleges
According to a survey by The Princeton Review Magazine that asked 115,000 students at 361 top colleges to rate their schools, Clarkson University is one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. The results were published in the 2007 edition of Princeton's Best 361 Colleges book. �We consider these colleges the best in the nation academically� says Robert Franek, author of the book at The Princeton Review. �But the real challenge for applicants and parents is finding the college that�s best for them. That�s why our profiles and unique ranking lists report in depth what the colleges� customers - the students themselves - tell us about their schools and their experiences at them.�
Clarkson President, World-Class Business Experts, Academics and Community Leaders Will Explore Strategies for Accelerating Business
The panel discussion will be one of the kick-off events at the fuse 2006 Conference taking place at the Whitman School of Management on Syracuse University's campus on the evening of September 19. On Wednesday, September 20, the fuse 2006 Conference will continue with an all-day program at the Oncenter Complex in downtown Syracuse. Collins and renowned experts in such areas as innovation and reinvention, technology transfer, regional business growth and manufacturing innovations will discuss strategies for successfully accelerating business growth and economic development in Upstate New York.
As executive vice president of Global Technology & Quality for Kraft Foods, Spence is responsible for all product and packaging development, research, nutrition, quality, food safety, and scientific affairs worldwide.
Clarkson University Assistant Professor of History Lou Ann Lange has been honored as a 2006 fall Fulbright scholar grantee by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She will spend the fall semester of 2006 in Cluj, Romania, and the spring semester of 2007 in Lasi, Romania.
If tension, intense smells, altitude or barometric pressure changes, temperature fluctuations, or bright or flickering lights cause your head to hurt, you are not alone. According to the National Headache Foundation (NHA) - yes, there really is such an organization - these and other physical and environmental factors trigger headaches in nearly 45 million Americans.
Every college and university solicits the financial support of its alumni, but Clarkson's recent fund-raising campaign defied convention and won a silver medal in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) Fund-Raising Programs competition in the process.
Samuel M. Gorton, a junior at Clarkson University, has been selected to receive a Tau Beta Pi scholarship for undergraduate study for the 2006-2007 academic year. Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, announced the selection of 123 Tau Beta Pi Scholars from 251 applicants. This represents the largest amount of scholarships awarded in one year since the program was established in 1998.
Dr. Michael Pacheco, a Clarkson alumnus and director of the National Bioenergy Center, will be one of several internationally renowned scientists and educators attending the 2006 Bioenergy and Rural Economic Development Conference hosted by Clarkson University June 21 - 23. Pacheco will give the keynote address.
Build a 1:10 scale model steel bridge capable of carrying a design load of 2,500 pounds with minimal deflection and cost and build it quickly. That is the daunting task facing students from Clarkson University and seven other universities when they arrived at the ASCE/AISC (American Society of Civil Engineers/American Institute of Steel Construction) Steel Bridge competition, hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, April 28-29.
Potsdam, N.Y. The Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (Rehab R&D) arm of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is committed to improving the quality of life of impaired and disabled veterans and giving them back functional independence. Charles J. Robinson, director of Clarkson's Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST) is one of the researchers helping the VHA keep their promise to veterans with disability.
"For over six decades, Edie and Frank have offered their leadership, support, time and loyalty to Clarkson," said Clarkson University President Tony Collins in acknowledging the Campbell's gift. "They are a selfless, warm and engaging couple who cherish the idea of helping our students achieve an education. On behalf of all who will benefit from this generosity, we offer our appreciation for this wonderful gift in the same spirit in which it was given, with gracious thanks and deep appreciation."
Clarkson University hosts New York State Maple Tour, July 14-16, 2006 (Maple Producers Association of St. Lawrence County, N.Y.)
The largest county in New York State, St. Lawrence County's extensive woods includes industrial forests, state lands, farms and small private woodlands. Maple production from its forests places the county as one of the major syrup producing areas of the North Country, as well as the state. Bordering Canada along the St. Lawrence Seaway, the county's broad valley and highlands are also home to many other points in agriculture, recreation and higher education, including the internationally acclaimed carp fishing tournament along the St. Lawrence River.
Two Clarkson University Communication and Media professors Stephen Doheny-Farina and Johndan Johnson-Eilola have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to preserve an archive of tapes, films and photos developed in the 1960s and 70s by musician and social activist Juma Sultan, a man most known as percussionist for Jimi Hendrix's band "Gypsy Suns and Rainbows."
Clarkson University Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Director of the International Center for Gravity Materials Science Liya Regel recently returned from a triumphant week in Huntsville, Ala.
Joe Tehan recently gambled with a low hand and walked away with a full house and more than a million dollars in Las Vegas. Tehan, 25 yrs. old, earned his master of business administration degree from Clarkson University in 2003. After graduation, he promptly announced that he was moving to Las Vegas to pursue a career as a professional poker player with only an old beat-up car and $7,000 to his name. Tehan is a Utica native from Central New York who grew up on his father's farm planting corn and milking cows.
Clarkson Professor Helps Develop and Integrate Deepwater Blowout Model for Offshore Oil Spills and Gas Leaks
Clarkson University Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Poojitha Yapa has been featured in the University of New Hampshire's Coastal Response Research Center's 2005 Annual Report for his extensive research on and development of the Clarkson Deepwater Oil and Gas (CDOG) Blowout Model and its integration with the existing NOAA oil spill prediction software, known as GNOME (General NOAA Oil Modeling Environment).
The Young Scholars Program (YSP), a unique summer experience for talented high school students, will once again be offered by Clarkson University. This year, the week-long program for rising juniors and seniors will be held on Clarkson University's campus from July 9 through July 15, 2006. The program is administered by The Clarkson School, the University's early entrance program for talented high school students who have completed the eleventh grade and are ready to begin their college studies.
Professor Ruth E. Baltus, a resident of Potsdam, has been appointed the chair of Clarkson University's Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), effective July 1, 2006.
Grenoble is a highly international city in southeast France, situated at the foot of the Alps. Home to half a million residents, Grenoble is also a metropolis of arts and ideas. Our students experienced the local culture, learned how businesses operate in Europe and met people from around the world, remarked Kathryn B. Johnson, vice president for University Outreach & Student Affairs, one of the trip's organizers.
There is no stopping the skin's aging process, but Igor Sokolov, a Physics professor at Clarkson University, doesn't believe your skin has to look as old as you are.
Clarkson University Associate Professor of History Laura Ettinger has published a book titled Nurse-Midwifery: The Birth of a New American Profession. The book describes the occupation of the nurse-midwife beginning with its development in the 1920s and through the last century to the role it plays in health care today.
In 1982, a group of 26 exceptionally gifted students, including Clarkson researcher Leonid Fedichkin, were accepted to study at the School for Natural Sciences in the former Soviet Union. However, in 1986 Mikhail Gorbachev introduced a program of economic, political and social restructuring that would alter the course of many of the young students lives. Gorbachev's perestroika became the unintended catalyst for dismantling the Soviet Union's totalitarian state and brought about the collapse of the old order.
They're a little older, they may have slowed a bit, but what the Golden Knights hockey team accomplished in 1956 is still the stuff of legends around Clarkson University's campus. Four players of that storied team returned to Potsdam for the 50th anniversary of their undefeated season and to take part in the University's reunion June 6 - 9.
The successful results, recently obtained, were established and supported by Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) and a collaboration between Clarkson scientists and the State University of New York, Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, led by Professor Paras N. Prasad. SUNY Buffalo scientists Yudhisthira Sahoo, Shumion Wang, and Hun Luo also contributed to the popular article.
Ann B. Carlson of Alexandria, Va.; Peter J. Gordon of Morristown, N.J.; P. Hunter Peckham of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; George A. Schiavone of Shelburne, Vt.; and Clarkson honorary degree recipient Professor Egon Matijevic of Potsdam, N.Y., have been honored with Clarkson University's highest alumni honor, the Golden Knight Award.
Siren R. Chudgar received his bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering with great distinction in 1996, receiving the Levinus Clarkson Award given for scholastic achievement and promise of an outstanding professional future. Chudgar was awarded a doctor of medicine from Upstate Medical University at Syracuse in 2000. He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in family practice in June 2003. Today, Chudgar is a family physician at the Capital Care Medical Group in Schenectady, N.Y., and is affiliated with Ellis Hospital in Schenectady as a Physicians Advisor for case management and social work services.
Twenty-three hard-working colony members, 10 supportive alumni and one faculty advisor became charter members for the Gamma Mu chapter of the national Theta Phi Alpha sorority on Saturday, May 20, 2006.
Clarkson University History Professor Sheila Weiss has been named a Daimler-Chrysler Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Weiss will spend the fall semester in Berlin working on a biography of the German human geneticist Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer (1896-1969), the dissertation advisor of the notorious Auschwitz doctor Josef Mengele. She will be one of 23 American scholars and artists who will spend all or part of the 2006-2007 academic year residing in the Hans Arnhold Center, a villa on Lake Wannsee in Berlin, where they will engage in their respective research and artistic projects.
Project Lead the Way Is A Good Fit For Clarkson University's Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management Program
The PLTW courses include: Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics, Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Engineering Design and Development, and in development are Biotechnical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering.
Globalization and rapid technological change are rewriting the rules of competition. Information technology advances are accelerating productivity by providing a multitude of new, lower-cost options for integrating global supply chains. To help companies cope with these changes and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in global markets, Clarkson University's School of Business trains corporate executives on ways to integrate their supply chains effectively to meet rising customer expectations and declining product life cycles at a reasonable cost.
Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of Clarkson University's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) has been elected a Fellow of the International Aerosol Research Assembly (IARA), a nonprofit organization of scientists, engineers and environmentalists sharing technical advances in the field of aerosol research.
Evgeny Katz has joined Clarkson University as the Milton Kerker Endowed Chair of Colloid Science. He comes to Clarkson from The Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The prestigious EPA STAR graduate fellowship is the only federal program designed exclusively for students pursuing advanced degrees in environmental sciences. The program is highly competitive, with only seven percent of applicants being awarded fellowships. Having served on a STAR review panel, I know that these are the best and brightest future environmental scientists,� remarked Peter Saundry, executive director of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). The NCSE, along with their Council for Environmental Deans and Directors, The American Chemical Society and AAAS Science and Engineering Fellows program is hosting the reception.
VMware Inc., a global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, has announced that Clarkson University senior Zachary J. Colgan has won a cash prize of $5,000 in the Ultimate Virtual Appliance Challenge. VMware sponsored the competition to foster continued innovation in developing virtual appliances, which are pre-built, pre-configured and ready-to-run software applications packaged with the operating system into virtual machines.
The Washington Monthly's College rankings, an alternative to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Guide ranks Clarkson University number 106 among national universities. The magazine ranked 245 of the estimated 4,500 higher educational institutions in the U. S.
Barry serves as scientific board president for Ansted University. She is an officer for the NNY section of the American Chemical Society, a certified professional chemist, author of six published books, and has permanent teacher certification in New York state to teach chemistry and general science in grades 7-12.
The Clarkson University fraternity and sorority community has been honored again with a national award for its high academic achievement. Clarkson sororities and fraternities attained a grade-point average that is above the all-student university average of any college with fraternities and sororities in the Northeast region of the United States for the fall of 2005.
Established in 1885, the International Statistical Institute is one of the oldest scientific associations operating in the modern world. Election to the ISI is based on nominations provided by three elected members and reserved for persons distinguished for their contributions to the development or application of statistical methods or to the administration of statistical services.
The fall season may be in full swing in Potsdam, New York, but near the South Pole -- destination for three members of a Clarkson University research team -- it is spring break time. John P. Dempsey, professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering; graduate student Ogugwa E. Uzorka; and John E. Bean, a Clarkson doctoral student and associate professor of Surveying and Geographical Information Systems at Paul Smith's College, departed Upstate New York last week headed for McMurdo Station, Antarctica, to do research on how sea ice breaks up. En route they will stop in New Zealand where they will be joined by Geoff Morley, who will serve as the "Team Mountaineer."
International Paper currently uses residual oil and wood scraps to power its boiler but the rising cost of oil fuel led them to investigate whether burning tire chips to supplement these two fuel sources could lower their operating costs. The company states the test could enable International Paper to replace up to 10 percent of its standard oil, wood and bark fuel with discarded tires, saving more than a million dollars a year in energy expenses.
Clarkson University Alumnus Russell Nelson of Potsdam will host a discussion on the "Politics and Technology of the Domain Name System" on Wednesday, November 8, at 6 p.m. in Science Center Room 334 (the Internet Teaching Lab) on the Clarkson campus.
Clarkson President and Chaired Professor Share Importance of Patents, Industry Collaboration and Alumni Organizations with University of Ljubljana
The University of Ljubljana is an institution with a rich tradition and international reputation for its courses in humanities, and in scientific and technological fields, as well as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. Established in 1919, the University boasts more than 56,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, making it one of the larger higher education institutions in the world. According to Dr. Andreja Kocijancic, the University's Rector, "The course of study and projects at the University of Ljubljana echo the latest world discoveries and trends in the field of art, science and technology."
Clarkson University's crew team placed first out of eight competing mixed teams in the seventh oldest regatta race in the nation, the "Head of the Mohawk" held in Niskayuna, N.Y. Clarkson led a 40-second victory over the University at Albany, the defending champions.
Potsdam's KeyBank Branch Manager and Bank Officer Tiffany Joy Greene (right) recently presented the annual KeyBank Scholarship contribution to Clarkson University Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Skip Leonard.
Clarkson University's campus dining service, students and faculty recently teamed up with Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley for their "Tastes of Autumn" fundraiser at Violi's Restaurant in Massena.
Clarkson University's Project Challenge, a unique academic program for local high school students, returns this winter with seven five-week courses.
The Clarkson University chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) received five awards at this year's CEO Conference held at the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
Babcock Power Inc. President & CEO James F. Wood Re-elected to Clarkson University Board of Trustees
Wood has served on the Board of Trustees since 1995 and is a member of the finance and budget, and institutional advancement committees; vice chair of the executive committee; and chair of the marketing subcommittee.
Clarkson University's Communication & Media Department hosted its third student Film Fest on Thursday, December 7, in the Cheel Campus Center. At the conclusion of each semester, the department profiles students' work from the semester, both from video production courses and animation courses.
Potsdam, N.Y. - Wired, plugged-in or connected - however you choose to describe it, cutting-edge technology has become an integral part of the college experience. Apparently, Clarkson University has been keeping its eye on this high-tech trend because a survey released today by PC Magazine and The Princeton Review, ranks the University as the 14th most connected campus in the nation.
Orhan Avcioglu, a Clarkson senior, went home to race cars at his local track recently but it wasn't your typical weekend trek, nor was it your typical weekend of racing. That's because the Istanbul native traveled 4,900 miles back to his home city to compete in and win the 2006 Castrol Istanbul Rally Championship.
These are some of the questions Energy Choices, a new board game created by Clarkson University engineering students, is helping upstate New York middle schoolers answer.
Whether they are in the first-year entrepreneurship class, a member of Clarkson's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, or part of the Venture@MooreHouse program, Clarkson students get real-world experience in actual businesses.
Susan Powers, associate dean for Research & Graduate Studies at Clarkson's Coulter School of Engineering, was paying special attention today when Governor Pataki announced that $24 million was being awarded to two companies for the development and construction of the state's first cellulosic ethanol plants.
Philip K. Hopke, professor and director of Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) is an internationally respected expert on airborne pollution who serves on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science advisory board. He is also one of scores of health officials and scientists monitoring concentrations of airborne particles to find the casual link between pollutants and respiratory illnesses.