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01-30-2002

Clarkson University Wins Ibm Linux Scholar Challenge

Clarkson University has been named the overall winner of the IBM Linux Scholar Challenge. In recognition of the University’s accomplishment, IBM has awarded Clarkson a Linux-enabled mainframe computer. Clarkson received the highest overall average score among 669 universities enrolled in the challenge, with the greatest number of students submitting the most innovative Linux applications.

The four student winners and President Denny Brown will be recognized by IBM at the LinuxWorld Expo in New York City on Thursday, January 31, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

In the contest, 25 winning projects were chosen from among 1,462 applications from students at 669 universities in 64 countries. Only six winners came from North America. Three of the winners were from Clarkson.

Students Dwight Tuinstra (Potsdam, N.Y.) and Bryan W. Clark (Londonderry, N.H.) both submitted individual projects; Phillip D. Allen (North Bangor, N.Y.) and Matthew S. Finlayson (Norwell, Mass.) submitted a joint proposal. Contest entrants were asked to submit research or development projects that enhance usability, create applications or develop tools for Linux, an open source computer operating system. The students developed their entries as projects within Math and Computer Science Professor Jeanna Matthews’ “Advanced Operating Systems” course.

You can see the winners list at http://www-1.ibm.com/linux/news/ilsc.shtml

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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