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Aady Balasubramanian

Aady Balasubramanian
Class of 2018
Major: Business Studies
Extra-Curricular: SASE, Racquetball Club, Bridges of Prosperity, REH Entrepreneurship
Why I love Honors:  I love Honors because of the Honors housing, extra scholarships, and the extra classes. Honors housing really helps bring us closer and makes us a tight knit communty, The classes are really thought-provoking and have helped improve my writing and critical thinking skills in a short amount of time.

Abigail D'Angelo
Class of 2019
Major: Civil Engineering
Extra-Curricular: Pep Band, Cuoc, Engineers without Borders
Why I love Honors: The program challenges me to think in new ways and it gives me a close knit community to grow with.

Alison Davis
Class of 2019
Major: Engineering Studies
Extra-Curricular: Engineers without Borders, Orchestra, Nordic Skiing Club
Why I Love Honors: I love honors because of all the opportunities it has given me and all of the connections and relationshops I have been able to make as a result of being in Honors.

Andrew Akiki

Andrew Akiki
Class of 2017
Major: Chemical Engineering
Extra-Curricular: Chess, Piano, Clarkson Varsity Soccer, Hockey
Why I love Honors:  As Lara Turner said, "I've always loved a challenge."

Andrew Parkes

Andrew Parkes
Class of 2018
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Extra-Curricular: Club Soccer, Club Tennis, RASC-AL SPEED Team, Rocketry Club, CSEDS Club
Why I love Honors:  The Honors Program at Clarkson provides a well-knit supportive community that strives for success. Everyone loves helping each other out on homework and projects, even if they are upperclassmen. I love Honors for the friendly people and students that surround me.

Ben Thompson
Class of 2019
Major: Chemical Engineering
Extra-Curricular: Outing Club, ChemE Car, Pep Band, AICHE
Why I love Honors: The housing is a big plus, in addition to the connections with the students, faculty, and staff. All of the professors and advisors are amazing and I have a great group of friends here.

Danielle Piontkowski
Class of 2019
Major: Environmental Engineering
Extra-Curricular: Society of Women in Engineering, Engineers without Borders, American Society of General Contractors, American Society of Civil Engineers
Why I love Honors: I love Honors because of all the great people I’ve been able to meet. The program is its own tight knit community, and I feel right at home when I’m with everyone.  
 

Elizabeth Miele

Elizabeth Miele
Class of 2018
Major:  Mechanical Engineering
Extra-Curricular:  Golden Knotes, Ultra Violet Tones, Swing Dance, Bridges to Prosperity
Why I love Honors:  I love Honors because of the atmosphere created by its members. We are constantly challenging each other to do better, and helping each other whenever we can. We are conquering college together, creating lasting friendships and amazing memories along the way.

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell
Class of 2018
Major: Software Engineering
Extra-Curricular: Knitting Club, Rocketry Club
Why I love Honors:  It allows me to challenge myself and stengthens my sense of community.

Emily Canaski

Emily Canaski
Class of 2016
Major:  Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Engineering and Management
Extra-Curricular:  E&M Society, Engineerings without Borders, Women's Rugby Club, Knitting for the Needy, Ski Club
Why I love Honors:  I love being a part of the Clarkson Honors Program because it's a supportive community of hard-working, diverse students.  In addition, it provides opportunities for success and challenges me to become a better student.

Haley Grassi

Haley Grassi
Class of 2016
Major:  Environmental Engineering
Extra-Curricular:  Dance Ensemble, Sustainable Synergy, Engineers without Borders, Outing Club
Why I love Honors:  I love the Honors Program because it helps motivated students to make the most out of our experience at Clarkson through research, service and leadership opportunities. 

Hannah Phillips
Class of 2019
Major: Engineering and Management 
Extra-Curricular: Engineers Without Borders, Outing Club, K Club, Swing Dance Club, and Cross-Country
Why I love Honors: I love being part of the Clarkson Honors Program because it focuses on creating well rounded and diverse students.  I love the community of hardworking, passionate, and dedicated students and faculty the Honors Program creates.  Honors also helps students get the most out of their college experience and prepares them for the real world after college.
Joshua Geary
Joshua Geary
Class of 2019
Major: Software Engineer
Extra-Curriculars:  Swing Dancing, Club Tennis
Why I love Honors:  More variety of classes, deeper learning, better housing.
Julianna Makarsky

Julianna Makarsky
Class of 2016
Major: Civil Engineering with Architectural Engineering Concentration
Extra-Curricular: Society of Women in Engineering, Engineers without Borders, American Society of General Contractors, American Society of Civil Engineers
Why I love Honors: My favorite part about the Honors Program at Clarkson is the small class size. This allows students to learn and work together in a much more intimate learning atmosphere, where they can build lasting relationships not only with each other but with the Honors Program faculty and staff as well. Also, you can't beat free cookies!

Kaitlin Dunn Kaitlin Dunn
Class of 2017
Major: Engineering Studies
Extra-Curricular: Crew Team, Nordic Ski Team, Orchestra Cello Player, Outing Club
Why I love Honors:  I like Honors because it is challenging and gives me a chance to work and live with other highly motivated students. I also like the research opportunities and extra advising that come with being part of the program.
Kajol Chaurasia Kajol Chaurasia
Class of 2018
Major: Biology, Pre-Med
Extra-Curricular: Doctors Without Borders, Swing Dance, Circle K, Club Volleyball
Why I love Honors:  The community here makes you feel at home. The rigor complemented with a great support system helps one to reach new levels of success.
Katie Slocum Katie Slocum
Class of 2019
Major:  Engineering & Management
Extra-Curriculars: Outing Club, Knitting for the Needy, ChemE Car
Why I love Honors:  The people and the community.

Kevin Palmateer
Class of 2019
Major: Engineering Studies
Extra-Curriculars: Golden Knotes, Swing Dancing, ChemE Car, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Why I love Honors: The housing is great, I love the sense of community with housing and honors classes. Finally, the increased academic opportunities in and out of the classroom is a great advantage.

Smales, Lauren

Lauren Smales
Class of 2017
Major: Chemical Engineering
Extra-Curricular: Engineers Without Borders, Honros Service Committee, Bridges to Prosperity, Knitting for the Needy, and Plasma Research with Selma Mededovic Thagard.
Why I love Honors:  I love Honors because it is a small community that has become like a family to me. Also, there are always free cookies in the office, which is awesome!

Lauren McKeen

Lauren McKeen
Class of 2018
Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Extra-Curricular: Pep band, Math Club, Outing Club
Why I love Honors: I love Honors because of the close-knit community that supports and encourages learning.

Madison Ranslow

Madison Ranslow
Class of 2019
Major:  Biomolecular Science
Extra-Curricular:  Society of Professional Women, Circle K, Society of Women Engineers
Why I love Honors: I love the community feel of Honors.  Most of my friends are from Honors and we are together alot whether it be doing homework, getting something to eat, or just hanging out.  The people are great.  I also like how Honors really prepares students for life after graduation and makes members great candidates for jobs.

Matthey McGuffey
Class of 2018
Major:  Engineering & Management, Chemical Engineering
Extra-Curricular:  Honors Steering Board, Laser Tag, Tutoring
Why I love Honors: The great community and the unique opportunities realized through the program.

Neale Van Stralen

Neale Van Stralen
Class of 2018
Major:  Aeronautical Engineering
Extra-Curricular:  AIAA, CU EMS, Rocketry Club, Design-Build-Fly (DBF)
Why I love Honors: I love the Honors Program because it challenges me to achieve my fullest potential.

Robert Schmitz Robert Schmitz
Class of 2019
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Extra-Curriculars:  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Club Baseball
Why I love Honors:  Honors is a close knit of like-minded people who are always there to support one another.
Ryan Azer

Ryan Azer
Class of of 2019                                                                                                                                                     
Major:  Mechanical Engineering
Extra-Curriculars: Pep Bank, ASME, Club Track, SPEED Teams, Engineers without Borders, Stay up for Good
Why I love Honors:  My favorite part of honors is the tightly knit community that it creates.  Everyone is reallyfriendly and we always hang out and do homework together.

Sam Heater

Samuel Heater
Class of of 2019                                                                                                                                                     
Major:  Math, Computer Science and Biomolecular Science
Extra-Curriculars: Golden Knotes, Ambassadors, COSI, Foodies
Why I love Honors:  Community, research and cookies!!

Sara Bingham

Sara Bingham
Class of 2018
Major:  Chemical Engineering
Extra-Curricular: Club Volleyball, Chem-E-Car, AIChE, Knitting Club
Why I love Honors: The people are awesome.

Sara Lilholt
Class of 2019
Major: Chemical Engineering
Extra-Curriculars: Circle K, Intervarsity Christians, AIChe, ChemE car, Club Tennis
Why I love Honors: The Honors Program also creates a great social atmosphere. Living with other hard-working students has motivated me to do my best inside and outside the classroom and has helped me to network with upperclassmen.

Sarah Duclos
Class of 2019
Major:  Chemical Engineering
Extra-Curriculars:  Cross country, Nordic Ski team, member of the Clarkson orchestra, Engineers Without Borders, Clarkson Outing Club
Why I love Honors:  The Honors Program offers great opportunities outside of the classroom, and it is a close community made up of people who like to challenge themselves.
Shelby Julia

Shelby Julia
Class of 2016
Major: Biology with Environmental Science Minor
Extra-Curriculars: Gay Straight Alliance, Ballroom Dance, Honors Steering Committee, Ultimate Frisbee, Anime Club
Why I love Honors: Honors is a small, close-knit commitee.

Seigle, Tara

Tara Seigle
Class of 2018
Major: Chemical Engineering
Extra-Curriculars: Cross Country, Alpine Skiing, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, AIChE, Engineers Without Borders, Society of Women Engineers
Why I love Honors: I love Honors because it provides a sense of community that can't usually be found on college campuses. Living and learning in an environment with like minded people creates connections that I feel will last a lifetime.

Tom Couture
Class of 2018
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Extra-Curriculars: Sustainable Synergy, Asst. Manager Food Waste Collection, DiffEQ TA, Colleges Against Cancer, Honors Steering Board, College Liberals, FYS Peer Educator, Formula SAE Electric
Why I love Honors: Honors creates an unbreakable sense of community among academically driven and passionate students that makes me even more excited for what the future can hold. Throw in some free food, engaging activities, and fantastic connections, and you ge an amazing program.

Zander Blasingame
Class of 2019
Major: Electrical Engineering
Extra-Curriculars: IEEE, AIAA, ACM, COSI, InterVarsity, Swing Dancing
Why I love Honors:  The academic and research opportunities the Honors program provides to students in combination with the development of essential soft skills necessary for success in the corporate world.