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You come to Clarkson with a




Clarkson Ignite.

People with purpose make things happen.

Clarkson Women's Hockey player, Cayley Mercer scoring a goal on Wisconsin during the 2017 Frozen Four Hockey Championships Slaying the Giants

Clarkson Women’s DI Hockey Team Wins Its Second NCAA Championship Title in Four Years

Bottles and tools used for alchemy Modern-day Alchemy

Extracting metal from waste. 

Pill Bottles The Precarious World of Bioethics

Ethical Decision Making in a Technological World


If all you do is come up with ideas, you’re not changing the way people live. Clarkson shows you how to take great ideas and turn them into great products and great companies. That’s how your ideas have impact."

Brianna Doerfler '19


"…Search out the real needs of the American people…"

-1896 - Founding Address

Intersect science, technology, engineering, arts and business to pursue interdisciplinary research, learning and thought leadership focused on rapidly solving real world problems for a better future.

A cell phone with a cracked screen and the tools to fix it A New Life for Electronic Waste

Student business reduces e-waste and makes a profit

An elderly gentleman climbing stairs Putting a Spring Back in Their Step

Two Clarkson students are helping the elderly one step at a time

Corey Riley working with his mouse app at his computer Innovation Happens

Turning a problem into an opportunity


ig·nite /iɡˈknight/ verb

• catch fire or cause to catch fire

• to pursue innovation intensely with powerful purpose

• how Golden Knights defy convention to innovate with impact


Roll-Up Your Sleeves and Do It.

Design your academic, research & social life to collide with your personal passions and goals. Sketch it. Code it. Prototype it. Fail at it. Reiterate it. Test it. Finance it. Build it. Do it. Ignite you.

Rachel Yerden Rachel Yerden '19

When Your Professor Is Your Lab Partner

Someone down hill skiing Fresh Tracks

Grad designs skis that mimic car suspension

A maple tree tapped for maple syrup production What’s on Tap? Parker’s Maple

A childhood passion turned him into a maple syrup maverick


Character. Confidence. A drive to succeed. The Clarkson alums — we’re the ones ready to make the world a better place."

- Josh Fogarty '12, '15
IT Business Analyst Manager
Global Education at Johnson & Johnson

42,000 Strong

Clarkson ignites the network of graduates with the entrepreneurial competence to make sense of complex systems, forge connections across fields and lead with purpose to find creative solutions.

  • One in five alumni already leads as CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.
  • Brookings Institution, a world renowned research and think tank, names Clarkson among the top 10 universities nationwide for maximizing career earnings potential.
  • National Model for Entrepreneurship Education – US Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Top 21 Institutions – Forbes Magazine

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