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We hire professors who are deeply involved in projects with positive, life-
changing possibilities and whose hearts and minds are also in the classroom.
By combining a passion for teaching with engineering savvy, our faculty
members will help you connect the dots between ideas and reality.
All of our faculty members maintain an open-door policy for existing
students, former students, any student. If you’re stewing over a calculation or
a design or an upcoming exam, they’ll invite you to the office and work with
you until the clouds clear.
Want some idea of the professors you’ll be working with? Check out
these high achievers:
Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Poojitha Yapa is an advisor
to officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
on how to adapt his Comprehensive Deepwater Oil and Gas (CDOG) blowout
model to predict where natural gas and oil released by the BP oil spill will end
up. He is recognized worldwide as a major expert on modeling oil and gas
released in deepwater.
Mechanical engineering professors Doug Bohl and Brian Helenbrook
are developing a faster, more aerodynamic sled for the USA Luge Team in
time for the 2014 Olympics in Russia. The two have developed a computer
model of a sled to compute the drag and examine the flow and are working
in Clarkson’s wind tunnel to make drag measurements. Next step? A new
luge designed and built to the researchers’ recommendations.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Stephanie C. Schuckers is
a partner in a $3.1 million biometrics research project funded by the National
Science Foundation with support from the Department of Homeland Security.
Biometrics is the science of using biological properties, such as fingerprints,
a retina scan, or voice recognition to identify individuals.
No fewer than 15 engineering faculty members have been recognized as fellows
by their peers in prestigious organizations, such as the American Association for
the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers (IEEE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),
American Institute of Aeronautical & Astronautical (AIAA), American Physical
Society (APS), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
You don’t have to stay on campus to gain the
kind of experience employers are looking for.
We’ll help you pursue an internship or co-op
in a company, an experience that allows
you to work for a summer or semester in
a private organization and get an up-close
view of the kind of work engineers really do.
We also encourage engineering
students to take full advantage of our
comprehensive Study Abroad program,
in which you can take courses — for full
Clarkson credit — at a university in another
country. The goal? Global awareness.
Cultural understanding. Personal confidence.
And marketability.
“Clarkson offers a lot of hands-on
opportunities for students. I was able to
spend my winter break and summer at
General Electric Aviation’s Engineering
Center of Excellence working on a project
that improved the working conditions of GE
employees while saving GE money. At the
end of the project, I was invited to Greenville,
S.C., so that I could install and qualify my
fixture for use in one of the lines of a GE
plant. It was amazing to see my project
become a success for the company!”
— Lauren Laurer, mechanical and
aeronautical engineering
If you could do one thing to
improve human life, what
would it be?
Role models
The Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) at Clarkson develops research and educational programs in
high-technology materials processing in an effort to meet growing industry needs. Undergraduates who get involved with
CAMP gain valuable experience in nanomaterials, materials processing and materials systems. CAMP’s work is so vital
that it typically receives several million dollars each year from the federal government and private industry partners such
as General Electric, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Ferro, 3M, Kodak, Xerox, Rohm & Haas and Corning.
The Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) facilitates boundary-spanning environmental research
and educational activities within the University and through partnerships with other universities, organizations and industry.
Undergraduates can take advantage of ISE’s activities by taking environmentally related courses, attending seminars or getting
involved in research activities. Institute-associated faculty come from all schools on campus and also receive millions of dollars
in research and educational grants which translates into opportunities for students to get involved in funded research projects.
ISE also houses the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSES) and the Center for Air Resources Engineering and
Science (CARES).
The University’s Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) investigates rehabilitation
problems through the combined lens of biomedical engineering and science and assistive technology development. CREST
follows the Clarkson model of bringing a knowledge base from engineering, science and business together in order to improve
human lives impacted by injury or disease. In collaboration with the Department of Physical Therapy and its health care network
of more than 180 partners, the Center affords a unique opportunity to work in a clinical setting with patients who benefit from
these pursuits.
P&G Collaborators
The Procter and Gamble (P&G) Fund has selected Clarkson University to receive a Higher Education Grant to support the school’s
efforts to upgrade laboratories in order to provide a “Laboratory of the Future” experience for students.The grant, combined with
matching funds from Clarkson, has funded the purchase of a state-of-the-art wind tunnel, permanently housed in the Common
Engineering Laboratory.
Did you know? Over 110 Clarkson alumni work for P&G worldwide.
Working at the
Leading Edge
All engineering courses at Clarkson are taught by faculty members – not teaching assistants.
One of 12
schools whose graduates
earn more than Harvard’s
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