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07-26-2005

Clarkson University Announces New Office Of Educational Partnerships

Clarkson University has announced the creation of the Office of Educational Partnerships. The new office will provide an outlet to facilitate communications between the University and its K-12 counterparts.

“We are very excited about the new office,” comments Provost Tom Young. “This is an opportunity to for the University to support the education of children in K-12 levels.  Through the Office of Education Partnerships, we will provide structure, coordination and support for the growing number of educational partnership programs that originate from the Clarkson campus.”

Along with increased efficiency and building a stronger support network for its current educational ventures, Clarkson is looking to improve its educational offerings and relationships with area school districts.  Both of these efforts will enhance the University’s ability to secure external funding for both education and research activities.

Current K-12 outreach activities at the University include placing graduate and undergraduate students in math, science and technology in classrooms through the K-12 Project-Based Learning Partnership program, teacher workshops to improve applied mathematics education in middle school classrooms, Clarkson’s FIRST Robotics partnership with area schools, and a variety of professional student societies’ visits to local classrooms.

The office will open this fall under the direction of Provost Tom Young, with major support coming from Professors Susan Powers and Peter Turner, both of whom have substantial experience with K-12 educational partnerships.

[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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