News & Announcements
The ASEE St. Lawrence Section held their Regional Conference at Clarkson University this year on March 23rd and 24th. Clarkson University’s MAE graduate student Nicole Corbiere and co-author Dr. Laurel Kuxhaus received a first place award for their paper and presentation “Collaborative Learning Journal Clubs in Biomedical Engineering Education”. Their paper discussed the challenges of teaching an undergraduate biomechanics class to students from diverse academic backgrounds. One collaborative learning activity that is accessible to students from varying backgrounds is a Journal Club. Through the implementation of a Journal Club in a biomechanics class at Clarkson University, the authors found that students perceived an increased proficiency in reading scientific articles.
2011-2012 Scholarships Received:
Jeffrey A. Jones - a Senior in Mechanical Engienering received the Doug and Jane Collette Endowed Scholarship and the J. Paul Nessier '69 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Keagan M. McGovern - a Junior Honors student majoring in Mechanical Engineering received the Cleveland NC Merit Endowed Scholarship and the Gordon W. Babcock '46 Endowed Scholarship.
Steven E. Morgan - a Junior in Mechanical Engineering received the H. Douglas and Sara Barclay Endowed Scholarship.
Alexander D. Throop - a Senior in Mechanical Engineering received the Doug and Jane Collette Endowed Scholarship and the Merton Van Sant/Industrial Development Agency Endowed Scholarship.
Clarkson University Research Team Gets Ready for DOE Wind Study (USA) (read more)
Department News and Announcements
Clarkson design team wins 2nd place in Design Competition!
An Integrated Design team from the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University has won 2nd place in the Inaugural Undergraduate Design Project Competition in Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices for their project entitled “A PARITAL WEIGHT BEARING REMINDER DEVICE FOR GAIT REHABILITATION AFTER LOWER EXTREMITY SURGERY”.
The proposed device addresses an important need: following lower-extremity surgery, such as a hip replacement, patients are often instructed to avoid loading the affected leg while it heals. This is often challenging for older patients. When complete, the proposed device will feature a combination of aural, visual, and tactile alerts to remind the patient to follow the doctor’s orders. The device includes an insole that can be inserted to any shoe (or slipper) and will be manufacturable at a low cost.
To participate in the competition, the students prepared short paper describing their proposed device in mid-January. Under the direction of Assistant Professors Kevin Fite and Laurel Kuxhaus, the students (Elsbeth Adams, Travis Kiser, Rochelle LaPorte, Tracy Roux, and Caitlin Storey) researched the product need, market potential, and economic plan in addition to their device design. The final competition was held on June 24th at the 2011 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Summer Bioengineering Conference in Farmington, PA. The students gave an oral presentation and demonstration of the prototype. Clarkson came in 2nd place while competing against teams from Purdue University, Rice University, Western Carolina University, Wayne State University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The team received a monetary award from the ASME Bioengineering Division to be used for prototype development and to defray the costs of traveling to the conference.
More information about the competition can be found at: http://www.asmeconferences.org/SBC2011/UndergraduateCompetition.cfm.
On March 26, 2011, 51 5-10 year old Girl Scouts from Potsdam, Colton, Pierrepont, Parishville, Madrid, Norfolk, Norwood and Massena came to Clarkson University for the 2nd annual Robotics Day. Leaders, Marissa LaCourisere (PhD Student) and Sue Scott (Clarkson Staff), teamed up with undergraduates from Professor James Carroll’s Robotics Living Learning Community and Northern New York Robotics Institute. The Scouts focused on designing, constructing, programming and testing robotic alarm clocks based loosely on the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering is Elementary Book "A Reminder for Emily." They also saw the Clarkson SPEED projects.
Retirement Party for Dr. Sung P. Lin after 43 1/2 years of service was a success.
We have two new faculty hires coming on board in the Fall 2009
Dr. Ajit Achuthan
Dr. Laurel Kuxhaus
Dr. Douglas Bohl, Assistant Professor MAE Department received the NSF Career Award.
Brent Pomeroy received the AIAA Foundation Dr. James Rankin Digital Avionies Scholarship
2009 Undergraduate Awards
Sayuri Yapa received the NSF Research Fellowship (read more). Sayuri also received the Norman L. Rea Award.
Sayuri Yapa (SR) and Rebecca Dinger (JR) were inducted in Phalanx.
Sayuri Yapa (SR); Rebecca Diner (JR) and Krystal Pomerville (JR) received Commendable Leadership Awards.
Sayuri Yapa (SR) & Ryan Watkins (SR) received the Barry Goldwater Scholarships
Kristopher Renedette (SR) received the Career Center Award
Farshad Madhi (SR) received the Physics Dept. Award
Farshad Madhi (SR) & Sayuri Yapa (SR) received the Institutional Diversity Initiatives Award
Mark Czajkowski (SR) & Ryan Watkins (SR) received the Albany Undergraduate Research Exposition Award
Jonathan M. Holla (SR) received 3rd place at the AIAA NE Region 1 Student Paper Competition
Emily A. Stefano and Elsbeth D. Adams, both Mechanical Engineering students at Clarkson University were
recently selected as recipients of $2,500 scholarships from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Staff Awards:
Junior (Mechanical) - Benjamin Sittner
Junior (Aeronautical) - Clara M. Helm
Senior (Aeronautical) - Laura Bear
Senior (Mechanical) - James W. Snover
2009 MAE Graduate Awards
Joshua Butler received the AIAA Abe Zarem National Award in Aeronautics
Nathaniel Barlow received the Outstanding Teacher Award
Former MAE Graduate Student - Air Vehicles Directorate honors annual award winners
University Recognition Day 2008 Faculty & Staff Awards
Brian Helenbrook, Associate Professor - The Tau Beta Pi Faculty Award;
Rhonda Sharpe, Administrative Secretary - The Commendable Service Award
Find out about the new faculty hire, Dr. Kevin Fite....more
Shuttle Flight Director Gives AIAA Student Paper Competition Keynote at Clarkson - Michael Sarafin, Class of 1994 and the lead space shuttle flight director for the recent Atlantis STS-122 mission, gave the keynote presentation at the AIAA Region 1 NE Student Paper Conference, held at Clarkson on April 4-5....more (announcement)
Dr. Pier Marzocca wins 2007 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
CSOE Dean Ahmadi speaks in Holland....more
What are MAE Students Up To?
Peter Coffin, MAE Undergraduate Student, spent the summer of 2008 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffet Field California. At left is Coffin in the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex 80 x 120 ft wind tunnel with mentors in front of the Mars Science Laboratory Parachute being tested in the From Left to Right: Joe Sacco (NASA), Roseleigh Taylor (MIT), Jeff Johnson (Jacobs Engineering), Peter Coffin (Clarkson).
Clarkson University Undergraduate Student Robert Franklin received a Summer 2008 internship at the Constellation Energy - Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station
Clarkson University participate in the National Science Foundation Nucleation in Forests (NIFTY) project.
Clarkson University Graduate Student Joshua Butler wins AIAA Aeronautical Abe Zarem Award.
Professor Liviu Librescu Memorial Sessions at the ESM 2008 Mechanics Conference (click here for more info)
University Recognition Day 2008 Students Awards
Steven Caron - The Commendable Leadership Award and Inducted into Phalanx
Andrew W. MacDougall - The Robert E. Rosati '52 Award for Excellence in Mechanical Engineering
Ryan C. Harrington - The Aeronautical Engineering Senior Staff Award
Ryan T. Watkins - The Aeronautical Engineering Junior Staff Award
Sayuri D. Yapa - The Mechanical Engineering Junior Staff Award
Astri Roman - Institutional Diversity Initiatives Award
MAE Department wins two Goldwater scholars for 2008-09. Sayuri Yapa (Mechanical) and Ryan Watkins (Aeronautical). (click here).
Clarkson, UW-Madison Win Clean Snowmobile Challenge (click here)
Clarkson students present research at Albany legislative building - Six Clarkson students travelled to Albany to present their undergraduate research to other students, educators and members of the legislature...more
First Robotics Champs Students from Massena and Salmon River High Schools, mentored by Clarkson University's SPEED team, took first place in the Long Island Regional of the First Robotics Competition in Hempstead, N.Y. ....more
Clarkson University participated in the RASC-AL 2007 Forum on May 20-24, 2007, at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center in Galveston, Texas....more
MAE undergraduate student makes the news (click here)