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Role models
Students who are eager to get a leg up on the competition find resume-building internships and paying co-ops at places like NBC,
Microsoft, General Electric, Allure magazine, IBM, Harvard, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Los Alamos National
Laboratory. We put a premium on practical experience, and we’ll do everything we can to help you find these opportunities.
Whom would you rather hire? The whiz kid with a 4.0, or the whiz kid with a 4.0 who’s traveled the world, conducted research on
defense applications for fine particles, and presented at national conferences?
As a biology and biomolecular science double major, Dan Stevens had his eye on getting a combined M.D./Ph.D. in the future. He
participated in a clinical engineering project at the local hospital, worked on nanoscale biosensors research and in a lab studying cervical
cancer and was a co-author on research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research. By the end of his undergraduate
studies, he was awarded a research internship at Johns Hopkins Medical School, where he is currently in the M.D./Ph.D. program.
In addition to participating in faculty research, our students gain life-changing experience by studying abroad in places as diverse as
Australia, Western Europe or Hong Kong.We have 39 semester-long study abroad programs in 20 countries.
We attract professors who are deeply involved in projects with life-changing
possibilities and whose hearts and minds are also in the classroom. By
combining a passion for teaching with real-world savvy, our faculty members
help you connect the dots between ideas and reality.
Want some idea of who you’ll be working with and learning from? How about:
Biology Professor Michael Twiss
is charting the environmental changes
occurring in the St. Lawrence River that the St. Lawrence Seaway and
hydroelectric power projects have caused over the years, including scores of
new invasive species of plants and animals.
History Professor Sheila Weiss
received a National Science Foundation
grant to write a biography about a controversial human geneticist who worked
during Germany’s Nazi era, which will continue her research involving the
history of human genetics and eugenics in Germany.
Mathematics Professor Kathleen Fowler
won the Henry L. Alder Award
for distinguished teaching by a beginning college or university mathematics
faculty member given by the Mathematical Association of America. On
campus she is known as “The Queen of Calculus.”
Computer Science Professor Christopher Lynch
, with funding from the
National Science Foundation, is developing software programs that will test
cyber security systems for flaws before they become operational.
New Bayard and Virginia Clarkson Chair of Biology Thomas Lufkin
researching a cure for lower back pain, a problem many experience with age
and that costs Americans over $30 billion annually to treat.
Physical Therapy Professors George Fulk and Stacey Zeigle
r received funding
from the NIH for the Automatic Longitudinal Assessment Risk Monitor (ALARM)
device, which will evaluate the risk of a fall, in real-time, during daily living and
identify the exact activities when fall risk for a specific individual is greatest.
Chemistry Professor Silvana Andreescu’s
research projects include
investigations of basic biochemical mechanisms and biosensors. “We are
looking to construct devices that could be used by researchers to study
biomolecular mechanisms and by physicians for the early diagnosis of
disease.” In 2010, Andreescu received the NSF CAREER Award, the NSF’s
most prestigious award for junior faculty.
Milton Kirker Chaired Professor Evgeny Katz
is ranked among the
world’s top 400 chemists (among tens of thousands). He recently received
a congratulatory letter from Congressman Bill Owens for that achievement.
But at the end of the day, “One of my driving forces is not only doing science,
but ‘making’ people. If I know my students are successful in doing research,
in publishing papers, in getting good jobs, this is what makes me the most
happy.” Katz and his research team were featured by G4s Attack of the Show
as they harvested electricity from a live lobster.
All majors in Arts & Sciences are advised by
faculty members.
Sixteen Clarkson faculty members have been awarded
Fulbright Awards
for research and teaching abroad in the last
15 years.
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