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04-20-2006

New York State Provides Lab Equipment Worth $1.6 million to Clarkson University's CARES Center

[A photograph for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/hopke2.jpg]

In conjunction with New York State's Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) award for environmental research, Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) has received an additional $1.642 million in equipment that will be used to support the Center's research on ambient and indoor air pollution.hopke2

"The NYSTAR equipment award will allow CARES to significantly increase both the quality and depth of our indoor air pollution research," remarked Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of CARES."Clarkson is a member of New York State's Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environment and Energy Systems. The funds are being made available to SUNY " ESF in the form of SUNY Construction Fund support to acquire research equipment," he noted.

Contaminants in the atmosphere can produce a wide variety of adverse effects including health problems, decreased visibility, deterioration of buildings and monuments, acification of lakes and rivers, and forest and crop damage. CARES is a major interdisciplinary research center established at Clarkson in 2002 to foster research in air sampling and analysis, receptor modeling, atmospheric deposition, and the application of computational fluid dynamics to air pollution problems.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

PHOTO CAPTION: Clarkson's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) has received $1.642 million in equipment to conduct research on ambient and indoor air pollution. Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson's Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor, is director of CARES.

[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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