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  • FIRST Robotics Team Division by Zero Takes Gold at Long Island Regional

    All NEWS 04-02-2007

    Last Thursday through Saturday the team traveled to the Long Island Regional to compete against 40 other teams. Division By Zero was undefeated in the qualifying rounds with a record of 11-0. This gave the team the first-seed position going into the elimination matches of the tournament. The team battled through semi-final, quarter-final and championship matches, to emerge as the winner of the regional competition. The final record for this double elimination event was 16-1, with the only loss occurring in the first match of a semi-final round.

  • Clarkson Researchers Participate in $2.1 Million Environmental Studies

    Clarkson University professors Andrea R. Ferro, Thomas M. Holsen, Philip K. Hopke, Goodarz Ahmadi and Douglas G. Bohl are part of research teams that have been awarded $1million in funding from the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (CoE) for "Collaborative Activities for Research and Technology Innovation Projects."

  • Clarkson Chem-E-Car Team Wins Best Engineering Design Award in Boston Competition

    Two Clarkson University chem-e-car teams recently competed in the Chem-E-Car Competition at Northeastern University in Boston. The teams are part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.

  • Clarkson Honor Student is 2007 Goldwater Scholar

    Jeffrey M. Ward, a dual Mathematics and Computer Science major at Clarkson University, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. He is the 17th Clarkson student to receive the highly coveted award since the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established in 1986.

  • Clarkson University Graduate Students Win Scientific Excellence Awards

    Clarkson University chemistry majors Barun Bhhatarai, a Ph.D. candidate, and Raghava C. Kasara, a master's candidate, have been awarded the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Division of Chemical Information (CINF) Elsevier MDL Excellence in Informatics scholarships. Elsevier MDL is a pioneering leader in discovery informatics.

  • NASA Awards Computer Modeling Contract to Clarkson University and Jenike & Johanson

    NASA's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program has awarded a one-year, $100,000 contract to Clarkson University; DEM Solutions Inc., a leading software company; and Jenike & Johanson, a global engineering firm, to provide a new generation of Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) for designing equipment to move and store bulk solids.

  • Clarkson's Todd Deshane is IBM Ph.D. Fellow

    Todd M. Deshane, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clarkson University, is the recipient of the prestigious and coveted IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the 2007-08 academic year.

  • Clarkson Freshman Makes Huge Impact

    How can a freshman make such an impression? As part of his first-year experience at Clarkson, Brian and his fellow classmates were required to launch a real business and the students worked tirelessly to conduct market research, develop a business plan and pitch the plan to venture capitalists for real funding. As the company VP of Finance, Brian had one of the most impressive financial presentations the program of innovation and entrepreneurship has seen in recent years. With funding in hand, his company began building supplier relationships with WickID sports performance clothing to offer customized options on the UnderArmour rival brand apparel for sports teams, clubs and other organizations in the region. Brian maintained a firm handle on the company's finances, applying skills he learned throughout the year to generate income statements, cash-flow projections, balance sheets and valuation analysis.

  • 10th Mountain Division 1st Brigade Combat Team Commander to Speak at Clarkson University ROTC Commissioning May 12

    The musicians of the 10th Mountain Division Band are the official musical ambassadors of the United States Army's 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum. First activated in 1942, this group of dedicated professionals has brought stirring and entertaining performances to audiences throughout the northeastern United States, Ontario and Quebec. Military ceremonies, parades, formal public concerts, school assemblies and community festivals are all part of the band's yearly schedule of more than 200 performances.

  • Michael Bommer to be Named Professor Emeritus at Clarkson University Commencement

    Michael R.W. Bommer of Canton, a professor of operations & information systems in the School of Business, will be named professor emeritus at next weekend's May 13 commencement ceremony for his 34 years of exemplary service to Clarkson University.

  • Three Honorary Degree Recipients to Address Graduates at Clarkson University Commencement May 13

    Nearly 700 Clarkson University students will be granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 13. The weekend will also be marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) cadets on Saturday, May 12.

  • Nanorex Grants Powerful Molecular Modeling Software to Clarkson

    The grant to Clarkson is not the company's first academic outreach. An early prerelease version of NanoEngineer-1 was provided to the Nanotechnology and Robotics Class at the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) at UC Santa Cruz. Students attending the class were introduced to the fundamentals of molecular modeling and molecular dynamics simulations.

  • Clarkson Donates Land on Hatch Road for Airport Expansion

    By donating the Hatch Road property to the village, Clarkson is continuing to demonstrate our stated goal of supporting economic development, creating jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs in the St. Lawrence Valley, remarked Clarkson President Tony Collins. "The ability to attract or start viable businesses, based on technology developed in University laboratories, will be enhanced by having access to the best possible regional transportation facilities. The businesses Clarkson and the village leadership are helping to bring to life will create meaningful jobs for both the community and local career opportunities for area college graduates."

  • Clarkson University's Environmental Design Team Wins Second Place at Competition in New Mexico

    The Clarkson team's design task was to create a treatment process for small produce growers (150-acre farms) to treat surface water that they use in applying crop protection materials before use. The surface water often contains harmful bacteria and viruses, which can make people sick. The students designed a simple, cost-effective system to remove bacteria and viruses from the water.

  • Clarkson University Groups Raise Funding for CAVA With Walk/Run

    Several Clarkson University groups sponsored the first annual "Clarkson University Community 5K Walk/Run" on Sunday, April 22. The event raised $565 for St. Lawrence County's Citizens Against Violent Acts (CAVA), a not-for-profit organization that advocates for victims of sexual violence in St. Lawrence County. Sponsoring organizations included Residence Life & Executive Dorm Council, Campus Safety & Security and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Major contributions for the event were provided by Aramark, Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers and Great Northern Printing. Find out more about CAVA at http://www.cavany.org.

  • Clarkson University Student Association Presents 15 New Recycling Bins to University

    The Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) has funded 15 new recycling bins for the school's Clarkson Recycles! program.

  • Area Students Show Their Concern - Offer Solutions for Energy and Environmental Issues

    Over 200 students, presenting 80 separate projects, participated in the Energy Science Fair as part of the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair on April 27. The SUNY Canton Campus Center gym was packed with students and their teachers as a team of judges reviewed the projects and chose the winning entries.

  • More Than 600 Students Receive Degrees at Clarkson's 114th Commencement Ceremony

    More than 600 Clarkson University students from 22 states, 24 countries and 57 New York state counties were granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Clarkson University's commencement today, Sunday, May 13. (Nearly 200 additional students received degrees at an earlier ceremony in December.) The weekend was also marked by the commissioning of United States Army and United States Air Force officers on Saturday.

  • Clarkson University Awards Bertrand H. Snell Award to State Senator James Wright

    Collins praised Wright for his service to the North Country, its workers and the industries which power the economy, including higher education. "Senator Wright has protected and expanded the legacy of Congressman Snell, who was among the first to develop hydroelectric power in the region and is responsible for the legislation that created the FDR - St. Lawrence River Project near Massena. He has worked tirelessly to ensure that much of that power remains in this area to fuel jobs and grow the economy," remarked Collins.

  • Construction Executive Sandy Ginsberg Receives Clarkson University Honorary Degree

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- Engineer and construction executive Sandy S. Ginsberg today received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 114th Commencement.

  • Clarkson University Professor Receives Top Hydraulic Engineering Award

    Hung Tao Shen, professor and chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Clarkson University, is the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) 2007 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award. Shen will accept the award, considered the most prestigious award in this field, during the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Tampa, Florida, May 15 - 19. He will deliver the Hunter Rouse Lecture at the meeting.

  • Clarkson to Host EMR Vendor Fair for the Region's Physicians

    Clarkson University School of Business is hosting an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Vendor Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, April 25-26, 2007, in the ground-floor atrium of the Bertrand H. Snell Hall building. The venue will provide North Country physicians and practice managers the opportunity to meet with vendor representatives to find out more about EMR platforms and requirements, to discuss their medical practice needs, and to experience hands-on demos of software packages. Many of the major certified EMR vendors for small practices will be in attendance. The event is open to all private practice physicians, physicians employed by hospitals and health care centers, as well as IT personnel and others interested in this new and exciting health information technology.

  • HeadlinClarkson Students Win Excellence Awards at American Chemical Society Meetinge

    Clarkson University students Anna Paola E. Soliani, a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering, and Maxim V. Orlov, a Chemistry Ph.D. candidate, presented winning papers at the 233rd American Chemical Society's National meeting in Chicago, March 25 - 29.

  • Lehigh University Presents Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineer Award to Clarkson University President

    Dr. Anthony G. Collins, president of Clarkson University, was presented the 2006 Lynn S. Beedle Award at Lehigh University's 71st annual Fritz Engineering Research Society (FERS) Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 3.

  • Clarkson Honors Employees for Years of Service

    Longtime Clarkson University employees were recently honored at a dinner for their service to the University. Clarkson President Tony Collins honored the following employees for years of service:

  • Clarkson Junior Receives Military Engineers Scholarship

    Clarkson University Army ROTC Cadet William C. Toft of Berkeley Heights, N.J., is the recipient of this year's New York City Post Society of Military Engineers Scholarship. Toft was presented with a certificate and a $1,000 scholarship check during a recent on-campus ceremony.

  • Engineer and Educator Andrew C. Palmer Receives Clarkson University Honorary Degree

    The degree was awarded "for his exceptional contributions to pipeline and offshore engineering, his years of dedicated guidance of students of engineering, and his notable successes as both an academician and a businessman."

  • Clarkson University Army ROTC Cadet Earns Highest Award

    A Clarkson University Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadet was one of four nationally to be awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement, the highest award a cadet can receive.

  • Film Will Document Clarkson/Akwesasne Biodiesel Project

    Clarkson students completed a feasibility study last fall and worked with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to design a biodiesel production system that will turn used vegetable oil, which the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino currently pays to dispose of, into alternative fuel.

  • Clarkson Announces iTEAM Challenge

    Clarkson's nationally ranked program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the School of Business announced this week the first annual iTEAM Challenge; a cross-disciplinary approach to moving an innovation from concept to commercialization.

  • Clarkson University Awarded State-of-the-Art Air Quality Test Instruments for Use with New Indoor Air Chamber

    Clarkson University students learning about indoor air in 10 different courses will now benefit from the newest and most capable air quality test instruments and the use of a new indoor air chamber.

  • Clarkson Helps Raise $1,765 For Stevie Bartlett

    An 8-7 shootout victory for a group of students was the least important aspect of a late Sunday game between the Potsdam Teachers and Potsdam Students, as $1,765 was raised from tickets, raffles and other donations from a charity hockey game held to benefit 11-year-old Stevie Bartlett at Cheel Arena.

  • Exploring the Effects of Diesel Exposure on School Children

    How much can a student's school bus ride to and from school affect his or her developing cardiopulmonary system?

  • Clarkson Honors Fort Drum Soldiers

    Friday night, February 16, was Fort Drum night at Clarkson. During the pre-game ceremonies, University President Tony Collins welcomed approximately 200 soldiers and their families from the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum to the game. The soldiers, many who recently returned from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, were special guests of the University.

  • Carolina Hurricanes Forward Erik Cole Honored by Clarkson

    During the intermission between the second and third periods at Friday night's (February 16) Men's Hockey game, Clarkson University President Tony Collins presented Carolina Hurricanes forward Erik Cole with a Clarkson replica jersey to honor his NHL championship season.

  • Sun Appointed Assistant Professor of Communication and Media at Clarkson University

    Xiaohua Sun has been appointed assistant professor of communication and media at Clarkson University. She will begin teaching this fall.

  • Clarkson University to Commemorate 9/11 Tuesday

    On September 11, 2001, more than 3,000 people were killed by terrorist attacks on American soil, including four alumni of Clarkson University.

  • Krishnan Appointed Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson University

    Krishnan received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.

  • New York Times Best-selling Author Rick Shenkman to Speak on Constitution Day at Clarkson University

    New York Times best-selling author Richard Shenkman will be on the Clarkson University campus on Tuesday, September 18, to speak on Constitution Day. Shenkman will begin his lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) atrium. This event is open to the public free of charge.

  • Renowned Scientist to Speak About Solar Storms and String Instruments at Shipley Distinguished Lectures

    World-renowned scientist Michael Kasha will deliver the two lectures at Clarkson University's 13th Annual Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, September 17 and 18. Sponsored by Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), with support from the Shipley Family Foundation, this year's lectureship takes place in collaboration with SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, due to the wide range of Kasha's expertise.

  • Clarkson University Slated for Largest Career Fair Ever

    Representatives from more than 100 companies will be on the Clarkson University campus recruiting students next Thursday, September 20, at the annual fall Career Fair. The event should be the University's largest fair ever, with 141 companies registered.

  • Clarkson Associate Dean Chairing National Academy of Sciences Committee

    The National Research Council's (NRC) Water Science and Technology Board has undertaken a study on advancing desalination technology. Zander's committee is conducting a study that will produce recommendations to federal, state, and local governmental and private entities concerned with advancing desalination.

  • Clarkson Biology Professor Will Travel to Costa Rica as Fulbright Scholar

    Langen's Fulbright grant will support him for a semester of research and teaching at the International Program in Wildlife Conservation & Management at the National University of Costa Rica. He will teach a new course on animal behavior for wildlife conservation, and conduct research focusing on the impact of public roads on Costa Rica National Parks. Clarkson will provide him with a paid sabbatical leave for the other semester.

  • Clarkson Scientists Monitoring Harmful Pollutants in Great Lakes Fish

    "Identifying the concentration levels of harmful pollutants, such as mercury or PCBs, in fresh-water lake fish is necessary for public health officials to develop appropriate and protective fish consumption advisories," says Thomas M. Holsen, professor of civil & environmental engineering at Clarkson University.

  • From Dairy Waste to Electric Power

    Cow manure, waste silage, cheese whey are waste products to some, but viable energy sources to enterprising Clarkson University researchers who are helping area farmers meet their own energy needs.

  • Clarkson Professor is Columnist for Forbes.Com

    "This country runs on the passion and sweat of millions of small businesses," says Entrepreneurs Editor Brett Nelson, emphasizing Forbes.com's strategic niche interest in reaching a growing segment of this sector that operates on a micro-scale.

  • Clarkson Scientist Will Discuss Mercury Hot Spots in North America and Suspected Causes

    Thomas M. Holsen, a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University, is one of a team of 11 independent scientists who have published two new peer-reviewed studies identifying five known and nine suspected biological mercury hot spots in northeastern North America.

  • Clarkson Alum Sells World's Oldest Hockey Stick for $2.2 Million

    The athletic skills that made Gord Sharpe a standout hockey player and captain of Clarkson University's 1984 -1985 hockey team may have been inherited from his parents, but it was the hockey stick he inherited from his great-uncle that would make it into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

  • Clarkson Ranks Seventh Among National Small Research Universities

    This academic year has seen Clarkson University ranked among the top universities in "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" (Entrepreneur magazine, The Princeton Review), "Best Colleges" (Washington Monthly), "Best 361 Colleges" (The Princeton Review), "Most Wired Colleges" (PC Magazine, The Princeton Review), and among the best "National Universities," "Engineering Programs whose highest degree is a doctorate," "Supply Chain Management," "Environmental/ Health" and "Civil Engineering" programs (U.S. News & World Report). Now, a new standard for measuring research universities places Clarkson seventh in the nation among 61 small research universities.

  • Clarkson Professor's Book on Nurse-Midwifery is Named Outstanding Academic Title

    Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 35,000 librarians, faculty and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and Choice Reviews.online for collection development and scholarly research. Choice is typically the first comment on scholarly publications.

  • Clarkson is Helping Make Wind Energy More Viable

    Kenneth D. Visser, associate professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University, likes to work with air. From teaching undergraduate aircraft design and developing devices to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency on tractor trailers, to helping bring about a new generation of small wind turbines, he applies his understanding of the intricacies of air motion to modern day problems.

  • Area High Schools Compete in Clarkson Regional Adirondack Science Olympiad

    The Regional Science Olympiad is part of the National Science Olympiad Program, a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education to students and teachers. The tournament consists of team events designed to encourage increased participation in the areas of math, science and technology. The top-three finishing teams are invited to participate in the New York State Olympiad.

  • North Country Matters to Feature Guitarist Lynn McGrath's Arts Central Performance

    Clarkson University's video program, "North Country Matters," returns for a new season Sunday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. The opening show will feature Classical Guitarist Lynn McGrath's recent St. Lawrence County Arts Council Concert for Arts Central, "Live Music Fridays." North Country Matters will air this program on Time Warner Cable Channel 30 (WCKN). The concert will also re-air on Tuesday, February 27, at 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.

  • Clarkson University Diversity Officer Elected to CICU Hall of Distinction

    Sean T. Bennett, associate vice president of Institutional Diversity Initiatives and Pipeline Programs at Clarkson University, has been named to the 2007 Alumni Hall of Distinction by the New York State Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).

  • Clarkson University Professor Larry Compeau Honored with Distinguished Teaching Award

    Larry D. Compeau of Canton, an associate professor of consumer and organizational studies in the School of Business, was awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award during the 114th commencement ceremony today.

  • Clarkson University Professor Suresh Dhaniyala Receives Graham Faculty Research Award

    Created in 1974 by the family of the late John W. Graham Jr., president of Clarkson University from 1966-1974, this $1,500 award is presented annually to "a faculty member showing promise in engineering, business, liberal arts or scientific research."

  • Clarkson University Senior Andrew T. Bingham of Enosburg Falls Receives Frederica Clarkson Award

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- Graduating senior Andrew T. Bingham of Enosburg Falls, Vt., was awarded the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 114th commencement ceremony today. He was selected for the $1,000 award by a vote of the full University faculty based on his scholarship and promise of outstanding achievement.

  • Clarkson University Senior Matthew Williams of Plymouth Receives Levinus Clarkson Award

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- Graduating Senior Matthew R. Williams of Plymouth, Mass., was awarded the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 114th commencement ceremony today. He was selected for the $1,000 award by a vote of the full University faculty based on his scholarship and promise of outstanding achievement.

  • Xerox Scientist and Inventor Receives Clarkson University Honorary Degree

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- Santokh S. Badesha, Xerox Fellow at the Xerox Corporation, today received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 114th Commencement.

  • Clarkson vs. Brown Hockey Game Will Raise Funds for Hospice

    When Ivy League Brown University faces off against Clarkson's Golden Knights at Cheel Arena February 9, ticket proceeds from the game will help support hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley. Clarkson is donating $10 of each $12 advance ticket sold to the supportive services organization.

  • Three to Receive Clarkson Honorary Degrees in May

    Santokh S. Badesha, Xerox fellow at the Xerox Corporation; Sandy S. Ginsberg, engineer and construction executive; and Andrew C. Palmer, the Jafar Research Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Cambridge University, will receive honorary degrees at Clarkson University's 114th commencement on Sunday, May 13.

  • KPMG Partner Mary Kay Woods Elected to Clarkson University Board of Trustees

    Clarkson University alumna Mary Kay Woods, partner-in-charge of the Client Service and Opportunities Team for the global and U.S. practices of KPMG's International Executive Services (IES) Practice, has been elected to Clarkson's Board of Trustees. She will serve on the academic affairs committee and marketing subcommittee.

  • Two Clarkson Professors Receive Grants to Protect Great Lakes

    The New York State Great Lakes Protection Fund has awarded Clarkson professors Philip K. Hopke and Michael R. Twiss grants of $10,000 each to support research that protects, promotes and enhances the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River ecosystem.

  • Clarkson University Ph.D. Candidate Wins International Web-based Competition

    Attilio Milanese, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Clarkson University, may not know all of the answers but his ability to find them online has helped him win the Grand Prize in a competition sponsored by Web-based information service company Knovel. More than 900 students from 46 countries entered the challenge by using Knovel's reference and interactive tools to answer five questions.

  • Clarkson University Professor Sergiy Minko to Speak at Nano Science and Technology Institute

    Minko is one of five speakers to present to 4,000 attendees in the polymer nanotech symposium, one of the fastest growing areas of the nanotech conferences. All courses are presented by leading experts in their respective fields. Minko will discuss "Design and Fabrication of Nanopatterned Polymer Brushes with Applications as Switchable Microfluidics Gates."

  • Clarkson Professor's Articles Appear on Top 25 Hottest List

    Two recent articles authored by Clarkson University Professor Dipankar Roy, with graduate and undergraduate students, have appeared on Elsevier Science Direct's Top 25 Hottest Articles list. ScienceDirect is a digital library for science, technical and medical information.

  • Clarkson University Biology Professor Receives $238,500 Grant From National Institutes of Health to Study Neurons Related to Digestive Diseases

    The grant supports biological research, which will be performed primarily by Clarkson undergraduate students, and administered over the next three years, allowing for the training of numerous undergraduates. While undergraduates receive excellent training in laboratory classes, taking on projects in active research labs allows students to gain a much deeper understanding of the material and also allows students to determine whether they would be interested in a career in the field.

  • Christopher Lynch Promoted to Professor

    Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Christopher Lynch has been promoted from associate professor to professor of mathematics and computer science in the School of Arts & Sciences.

  • Clarkson's Hopke Says Disney's Nightly Fireworks May Harm Neighbors

    An article in the Hong Kong Economic Times has Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of Clarkson University's Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES), somewhat at odds with Disney theme parks' claims regarding their nightly aerial fireworks display.

  • Clarkson Construction Management Team Competes in New Jersey

    Clarkson University's Construction Management Team recently competed in the 17th annual competition and job fair sponsored by the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) in Fairfield, N.J. The team is part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.

  • Helmer-Cronin Construction President William F. Helmer Elected to Clarkson University Board of Trustees

    Helmer-Cronin Construction Inc., founded in 1961, is principally engaged in commercial, industrial, institutional and multifamily housing construction. It has completed more than 500 projects, including the world's largest travel plaza for the Marriott Corporation, the first passenger terminal at Stewart Airport for American Airlines, and the historical renovation of the Hotel Thayer at the U.S. Military Academy.

  • Augustine Lado Promoted to Professor

    Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Augustine A. Lado has been promoted from associate professor to professor of consumer and organizational studies in the School of Business.

  • New York Power Authority Donates $3,000 to Clarkson-Massena-Salmon River FIRST Robotics Team

    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) recently presented a $3,000 donation to the Clarkson University - Massena High School - Salmon River High School FIRST Robotics Team, Division By Zero.

  • Clarkson Dean Lectures at Brussels Nanoparticles Conference

    The attendees at this workshop/lecture series work in the miniature world of nanoparticles - fragments that are only a few nanometers (1billionth of a meter) in size but pack the potential to dramatically change our lives. In fact, so promising is this new field, many scientists believe it will have a future world-wide impact as profound as today's Internet revolution. Nanotechnology, especially nanoparticle related applications, are already accounting for astonishing changes in high tech medicine, aerospace, the environment and a myriad of manufacturing applications.

  • Kerop Janoyan Receives Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor

    Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Kerop D. Janoyan has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

  • Clarkson University and Top Science Magazine Honor Professor and Researcher's 50th Anniversary

    The Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, one of the most prominent and respected publications in the field of colloid and surface science, has honored Egon Matijevic, the Victor K. LaMer Professor of Colloid & Surface Science at Clarkson University, for his decades of achievement in advancing the fundamental understanding, knowledge and application of colloids.

  • Clarkson Researcher and Team Studies a Wintry Lake Erie

    Lake Erie is commonly ice covered in winter. In late February 2007, Lake Erie had over 90% of its surface frozen with depths ranging from fractions of an inch in newly opened areas to over 10 feet thick in windrows where wind in open leads blows ice into piles on the ice shelf edge. However, as recently as 2002 there was no ice cover on the lake. Moreover, a four-year running average of percentage ice-cover on Lake Erie calculated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency shows a downward trend, possibly a harbinger of regional climate warming.

  • Clarkson Students Conduct Efficiency Study at Canton-Potsdam Hospital

    In fact, the extra personnel hanging out in the ED were students from Clarkson University's Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management, Pre-Med and Pre-Physical Therapy programs. They were at CPH to observe the day-by-day workings of emergency room process flow in order to better understand and add value to the patient's experience when visiting CPH's ED. After more than 400 hours of observation of the patient, nurse, physician and information/data flows and intensive training in patient confidentiality, the six Clarkson students have developed Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs) for the hospital staff to consider.

  • Clarkson University Hosts Superintendents to Promote University-School Partnerships

    Like most Clarkson students, junior Alana Searleman takes a full course load toward her major, digital arts and sciences. And, like a good number of her classmates, Searleman also dedicates many hours throughout the calendar year to Clarkson's K-12 educational outreach programs and partnerships.

  • Clarkson Clean Snowmobile Team Receives $2,000 NSF Grant

    Students at Clarkson University developing clean snowmobiles -- quiet, low-emissions machines that still smoke in the performance department -- got a boost recently, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs.

  • Clarkson University Grad Student Sara Strom Accepted into Teach for America

    Clarkson University graduate student Sara E. Strom of Watertown, N.Y., has been accepted into the Teach for America program. Strom will join the program after she receives her master's degree in civil engineering this May.

  • Seven Clarkson University Professors Receive Seed Grants to Fund Research Projects

    Three projects led by seven Clarkson University professors have received funding through this year's Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering seed grant competition.

  • Clarkson School Student From Hammond Receives Nomination to West Point

    U.S. Rep. John M. McHugh has announced the nomination of Clarkson School student Alina Beck for competitive appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Beck was one of 16 students nominated by the congressman to academies of the armed forces. The nominations are necessary for an application to be considered by any of the academies.

  • Clarkson Freshman Brian Senesac Presents Virtual Clarkson Apparel In Second Life

    Clarkson University School of Business freshman Brian Senesac has combined his computer design, open source programming and business skills to establish himself as an innovator in Second Life, a Web-based virtual "metaverse" with more than three million "Lifer" residents and daily commercial transactions of more than $1 million U.S.

  • Clarkson's Compeau is Popular with Forbes.com Readers

    Clarkson School of Business Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Marc Compeau's Forbes.com column, "Technology Isn't Just for Big Boys," has received so many hits the site has made it the story in its Entrepreneur Section after only two days. The piece, the second in Compeau's new standing online feature column Dear Mom and Pop, emphasizes the need for entrepreneurs to assess technology options and upgrades to help their businesses compete.

  • Xerox Foundation Awards Clarkson University $60,000 to Support Nanomaterials Research

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- The Xerox Foundation has awarded Clarkson University $20,000 per year for three years to support ongoing research of adhesion between polymer particles and surfaces in Clarkson's Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials Laboratory, co-directed by Professors Weiqiang Ding and Cetin Cetinkaya. The project is part of Xerox's long-standing program of grants to researchers at leading universities in the U.S., Canada and Europe and reflects Xerox's open innovation initiatives. Administered by the company's University Affairs Committee, the UAC grants are included in the Xerox Foundation's nearly $1 million annual contribution to fund research, which is part of its annual $13 million investment in support of educational and nonprofit initiatives.

  • Clarkson University MBA Student Lindsey Lathrop to Join Peace Corps

    Clarkson University student Lindsey Lathrop of Queensbury, N.Y., will join the Peace Corps soon after she graduates with her MBA this May.

  • Clarkson FIRST Robotics Team Wins Award in Rochester

    Clarkson University's FIRST Robotics Team recently competed in the third annual Finger Lakes Regional Competition at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The team is part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.

  • EPA Awards Grant to Clarkson University to Study Effectiveness of New Air Purification System

    Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson distinguished professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Andrea R. Ferro, assistant professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering; and Peter A. Jaques, assistant professor of Biology, will place 45 units in bedrooms of children who suffer from asthma or other upper respiratory illnesses. The researchers will then measure the effectiveness of the units at improving air quality within the room and the occupant's health.

  • Johnson & Johnson Senior Vice President Georgia Keresty Elected to Clarkson University Board of Trustees

    Clarkson University alumna Georgia Keresty, Sr. Vice President Pharmaceutical Compliance and Global Regulatory Affairs for the Pharmaceuticals Group of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J., has been elected to Clarkson's Board of Trustees. She will serve on the audit and research committees.

  • Clarkson University's Dr. Dana M. Barry Coauthors Creative Science Books

    Dr. Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has coauthored two new creative science books. Barry's book Develop Critical Thinking Skills, Solve a Mystery, Learn Science includes two thrilling mystery stories and a science education component. It is published by Tate Publishing and will be officially released on April 10, 2007. Barry's other publication, published by Pleiades Publishing of Osaka, Japan, in January 2007, is a similar book written in Japanese. Dr. Hideyuki Kanematsu coauthored both books. Hideyuki is a professor at Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan, where Dr. Barry served as a visiting professor in 2002 and 2005.

  • Five Clarkson University Programs Make U.S. News Best Graduate Schools List

    To determine the best graduate schools, U.S. News reviews post-graduate programs at more than 1,200 universities. Rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of the school's faculty, research and students. Clarkson is the eighth smallest of nationally ranked research universities in the United States.

  • Clarkson Students Partner with Scoopuccinos, St. Lawrence Chocolates to Bring Gourmet Desserts to Cheel

    Freshmen enrolled in Clarkson University's School of Business class in entrepreneurship have learned and applied the concept of "innovative adaptation" in the launch of their new business, Piece of Cake. Three months after their grand opening in Clarkson's Cheel Arena complex, Piece of Cake broke even from the sale of gourmet desserts, specialty coffees, teas and drinks, as well as other delectable sweets. The business is open during the evening hours and saw significant business during hockey games. The company has also developed an on-campus delivery service and delivers gift baskets on campus.

  • Blending Physical Therapy with Martial Arts

    Russek, a martial artist from a young age, believes there are overlaps between physical therapy and the martial art she has practiced for 20 years, Aikido.

  • Clarkson Physics Professor Synthesizes Brightest Fluorescent Particles Ever

    Clarkson University Physics Professor Igor Sokolov and his team have discovered a method of making the brightest ever synthesized fluorescent silica particles.

  • Clarkson Baja SAE Team Receives First-place Design Award in Ocala, Fla.

    The Clarkson University Baja SAE (formerly Mini-Baja) team recently competed at the University of Central Florida in Ocala, Fla. The team is part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.

  • Clarkson University's Electric Snowmobile Team Competes in Michigan

    Clarkson University's electric snowmobile team, the Electric Knights, recently competed in the annual SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Clean Snowmobile Challenge, held at Michigan Tech. The team is part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.

  • Clarkson University's Steel Bridge Team Wins Third Place

    Clarkson University's steel bridge team won third place in the Upstate New York Regional, a competition held by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) last weekend at Cornell University in Ithaca. The team is part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.

  • Clarkson Professor John Serio Publishes Book on Wallace Stevens

    John N. Serio of Potsdam, professor of humanities at Clarkson University, recently published his latest book on American poet Wallace Stevens, The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens. This is Serio's fourth major book on Stevens.

  • Clarkson University's Concrete Canoe Team Takes Third Place

    Of the four categories the canoe placed second in the design paper category, third in the oral presentation category, fourth in the combined canoe race, and fourth in final product. The combination of the above categories placed Clarkson's concrete canoe in third place overall.

  • Clarkson University Offers Unique Summer Program for High School Students in July

    The Young Scholars Program (YSP), a unique summer experience for talented high school students, will once again be offered by Clarkson University. The weeklong program for rising juniors and seniors, held on Clarkson's campus from July 22 to July 28, is still accepting applications. You can find the application online at http://www.clarkson.edu/youngscholars . YSP is a selective program with a unique approach. Consistent with Clarkson's overall mission of interdisciplinary education and spanning boundaries, students are given a problem to examine and solve from three different perspectives: engineering, business and ethics.

  • Clarkson Professor Receives Back-to-Back "Best Book" awards

    It is a "two-peat" for Clarkson's Johndan Johnson-Eilola. The Communications and Media professor has received the Best Book on Technical and Scientific Communication Award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for the second consecutive year.

  • Six to Receive Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educator Award

    Clarkson University has announced the recipients of the 2007 Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educator Award. The winners will be honored during commencement weekend, May 12-13.

  • Clarkson University's Dana Barry Releases New Audio Book

    The creative science book uses mystery stories to entertain readers as they develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. The new release, which consists of three discs, is the audio version of Barry's paperback book with the same title published by Tate in April. Hideyuki Kanematsu is Barry's coauthor for both books. He is a professor at Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan, where Dr. Barry served as a visiting professor in 2002 and 2005.

  • Clarkson Human Powered Vehicle Team Competes in Ocala, Fla.

    The Clarkson University Human Powered Vehicle Team recently competed at the University of Central Florida in Ocala, Fla. The team is part of the University's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program.

  • Jamesson of Holland Receives Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- George Jamesson II of Holland, N.Y., senior vice president of engineering at Fisher-Price Toys Inc., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.

  • Harrington of Bernardsville Receives Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor

    Harrington graduated from Clarkson University in 1977, receiving a dual degree in mathematics and industrial distribution.

  • Joel Goldschein of Wachtung Honored Posthumously with Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- The late Joel Goldschein of Wachtung, N.J., was honored posthumously on July 14 with the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson. Goldschein passed away on June 24. His wife, Lynda, along with daughters Terri Goldschein, Gail Bell and Sharon Parker, accepted the award.

  • Delaney of Potomac Receives Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- Lawrence J. Delaney of Potomac, Md., retired Titan Corporation executive vice president and advanced systems development sector president, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.

  • Czanderna of St. Joseph Receives Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor

    Czanderna earned her bachelor of science degree in physics from Clarkson in 1977. She continued her education at Cornell University where she received her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 1984. She also participated in the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.

  • Wicke of Massena Receives Clarkson University's Top Award for Young Alumni

    Wicke received his bachelor of science degree in business administration with distinction from Clarkson University in 1992.

  • Tromp of Glenmont Receives Clarkson University's Top Award for Young Alumni

    Tromp received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with distinction from Clarkson University in 1997.

  • Clarkson University Prof. Ross Taylor Honored By American Institute of Chemical Engineers

    Ross Taylor, the Kodak Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University, has been recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Separations Division for outstanding contributions to separation technology.

  • Sischo of Manlius Receives Clarkson University's Top Award for Young Alumni

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- Brian C. Sischo of Manlius, N.Y., associate vice president for development and campaign director at Syracuse University, has received the Woodstock Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.

  • O'Toole of Fairport Receives Clarkson University's Top Award for Young Alumni

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- Kimberly A. O'Toole of Fairport, N.Y., systems engineer in RF Communications at Harris Corporation in Rochester, N.Y., has received the Woodstock Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.

  • Marnocha of Carmel Receives Clarkson University's Top Award for Young Alumni

    Potsdam, N.Y. -- Bridget A. Marnocha of Carmel, Ind., vice president and chief operating officer of the Stanley Security Solutions Division in Indianapolis, has received the Woodstock Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.

  • Adamson of South Burlington Receives Clarkson University's Top Award for Young Alumni

    Adamson received his bachelor of science degree in business and technical communications with distinction from Clarkson in 1992 and his master of business administration degree from Clarkson in 1993.

  • CITEC Names Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing Outstanding Partner

    CITEC - Manufacturing & Technology Solutions used the occasion of its November 14th annual recognition banquet in Lake Placid to announce the selection of Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) as its 2007 Partner of the Year. The announcement was made before an audience that included 70 leaders from government, economic development, academia, business and manufacturing.

  • Six Young Alumni Honored By Clarkson University

    Duncan S. Adamson of South Burlington, Vt., director of marketing and government sales at TTI Instruments; Bridget A. Marnocha of Carmel, Ind., vice president and chief operating officer of the Stanley Security Solutions Division; Kimberly A. O'Toole of Fairport, N.Y., a systems engineer in RF Communications at Harris Corporation; Brian C. Sischo of Manlius, N.Y., associate vice president for development and campaign director at Syracuse University; David A. Tromp of Glenmont, N.Y., an environmental engineer with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation,; and John M. Wicke of Massena, N.Y., general manager of Penski Inc. Staffing have all received the Woodstock Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University.

  • Clarkson CAMP Director Founding Member of Indus Nanotechnology Association

    Indian Americans are increasingly contributing to new generation technologies, particularly in nanotechnology, which is expected to transform our lives in a significant way.

  • Five Honored with Clarkson University's Most Prestigious Alumni Award

    Karel K. Czanderna earned her bachelor of science degree in physics from Clarkson in 1977. She continued her education at Cornell University where she received her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 1984. She also participated in the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.

  • Clarkson University Economics Professor's Formula Indicates Federal Funds Rate Still Too High

    A Clarkson University School of Business professor says that the new benchmark federal funds rate of 4.25% is much too high to get the optimum levels of employment and gross domestic product that the Federal Reserve is looking for.

  • Clarkson University Honors David Tromp with Charles S. Ehrlich Award

    Tromp was honored with the award for his dedication and outstanding effort in assisting Clarkson's Office of Admission with the recruitment of highly qualified prospective students. He received the award during Clarkson's annual alumni reunion earlier this month in Potsdam.

  • Clarkson Third Among Colleges and Universities in New York State on Gender Equity in Athletics

    Clarkson University was third among 21 colleges and universities in New York State who were given the highest rating by the Women's Sports Foundation for gender equity in athletics.

  • Clarkson Undergrads to Show Off Research at Symposium Next Week

    Each summer, students from Clarkson and universities around the country come to the University to participate in research led by Clarkson faculty and graduate student mentors. The students' research activities, which are conducted over a period of five to ten weeks, are funded through a variety of grants, including the National Science Foundation and the McNair Scholars Program. Students in the Clarkson Honors Program also participate. This year more than 100 students participated in summer research projects.

  • Clarkson University Alumnus and His Family Create $1.5 Million Endowment to Honor Legendary Hockey Coach Len Ceglarski

    Clarkson University alumnus John T. "Jocko" McLennan of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, and his family have created a $1.5 million endowment to fund the "Leonard S. Ceglarski Chair." Named in honor of legendary Clarkson University and Boston College hockey coach Len Ceglarski, the chair will fund the Clarkson Golden Knights men's head hockey coach position.

  • Clarkson Student Co-writes Article for College Planning & Management Magazine

    Last summer, Brady helped in the renovation of Kirkland Residence Hall, one of the most expensive projects completed in the shortest amount of time in the college's history. Their article outlined the history of the circa 1824 residence hall and the short amount of time in which the project was completed. The new construction upgraded the facility to meet new fire codes and provide access for the disabled. The article also discussed how they dealt with obstacles like asbestos removal, structural problems and a two-week strike.

  • Clarkson RASC-AL Team Competes in Galveston

    The forum included student oral and poster presentations, as well as technical presentations from NASA, industry, and university professionals. The Clarkson team, which was among the top-ten selected to participate, presented their project, "Manned Missions to Near Earth Objects Using Exploration Systems Architecture Study Hardware."

  • $3 Million Grant Helps Colleges Recruit Minority Students into STEM Fields

    The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million over five years to an alliance of upstate New York colleges and universities, including Clarkson University, to enroll and graduate more students from African-American, Latino American and Native American (AALANA) populations from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs.

  • Clarkson University Students Raise $500 for Potsdam Holiday Fund

    The Clarkson University Executive Dorm Council and Office of Residence Life raised $500 for the Potsdam Holiday Fund earlier this month, when teams of Clarkson University students, faculty and staff competed in the "Holiday Hoops" basketball tournament.

  • Clarkson Graduate Student Named Tau Beta Pi Fellow

    Clarkson University graduate student Jennifer Ehrhardt of Vestal, N.Y., has been awarded a Tau Beta Pi fellowship. Ehrhardt graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University in May.

  • Clarkson Professor Has Most Accessed Articles in ChemPhysChem Journal

    Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science at Clarkson University, and his coauthors have the two most accessed articles for the past year, December 2006 to November 2007, in the leading journal ChemPhysChem.

  • Clarkson Professor Develops System to Remotely Monitor Bridges

    A Clarkson University professor, operating under a state-funded research grant, has developed a system that allows for remote monitoring of bridges using a dense network of wireless sensors. The work is part of an effort to increase the way state and county departments of transportation in New York State keep track of its bridge inventory.

  • Endeavor Space Shuttle Flight Director Is Clarkson Alumnus

    Clarkson University alumnus Michael L. Sarafin is flight director for the Endeavor space shuttle mission, which launched from Kennedy Space Center yesterday evening. Sarafin graduated from Clarkson in 1994 with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering.

  • Clarkson University's Formula SAE Racing Team Competes

    Clarkson University's Formula SAE race car team recently placed 44 out of 80 entries in the 2007 Formula SAE West race at the California Speedway in Fontana. This was the first time they have entered the west competition, which included international teams from Sweden, China, India, Japan and Italy.

  • Clarkson University Places in Timber Bridge Competition

    Clarkson University's Timber Bridge Team scored third place for "Most Innovative Design" in the 2007 National Timber Bridge Design Competition at Brookhaven, Miss.

  • Clarkson Professors in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research

    An article by Clarkson University Associate Professor of Physics Igor Sokolov and Professor of Biology Craig Woodworth was chosen for the July 15 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, a journal that features frontier research articles across disciplines related to biological physics. Their article, "Detection of Surface Brush on Biological Cells in Vitro with Atomic Force Microscopy," was originally published in Applied Physics Letters.

  • Rogers Appointed Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University

    Shane Rogers has been appointed assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University. He will begin teaching this fall.

  • Qiu Appointed Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University

    Tong Qiu has been appointed assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University. He will begin teaching this fall.

  • Vitek to Deliver Convocation Lecture: Curiosity, Education and the Still Unlovely Human Mind

    Bill Vitek will deliver the Van Sickle Endowed Lecture at Clarkson University's convocation on Sunday, August 26, at 7 p.m. in Cheel Arena (doors open at 6 p.m.). The event is open to the public, free of charge.

  • U.S. News: Clarkson University in Top Tier of National Universities

    This year, Clarkson University is also the subject of an article in the U.S. News America's Best Colleges guidebook and online edition, which features Clarkson students and President Tony Collins.

  • Princeton Review: Clarkson University One of Best Colleges

    We chose schools for this book primarily for their outstanding academics, says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's VP, Publishing. "We evaluated them based on institutional data we collect about the schools, feedback from students attending them, and our visits to schools over the years. We also consider the opinions of independent college counselors, students, and parents we hear from year-long. Finally, we work to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

  • State Education Department Awards $2.4M to Morristown-Clarkson-BOCES Partnership to Support North Country STEM Education

    The New York State Education Department has awarded $2.4 million over three years to Morristown Central School District for the St. Lawrence County STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Partnership.

  • Zebedee Appointed Assistant Professor of Economics and Financial Studies in Clarkson University School of Business

    Allan A. Zebedee has been appointed assistant professor of economics and financial studies in the Clarkson University School of Business. He will begin teaching this fall.

  • Fite Appointed Assistant Professor of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University

    Kevin B. Fite has been appointed assistant professor of aeronautical and mechanical engineering at Clarkson University. He will begin teaching this fall.

  • Clarkson University's Design, Build & Fly Team Competes

    The Clarkson University Design, Build & Fly team, the Knighthawks, recently finished 29th out of 50 teams at the 2007 Cessna/Raytheon Design/Build/Fly Competition held at the TIMPA flying field in Tucson, Arizona.

  • Liu Appointed Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University

    Liu received his B.S. and M.S. in structural engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai, and his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

  • Nishikawa Appointed Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clarkson University

    Takashi Nishikawa has been appointed assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Clarkson University. He will begin teaching this fall.

  • Beck Appointed Assistant Professor of Communication and Media at Clarkson University

    David Beck has been appointed assistant professor of communication and media at Clarkson University. He will begin teaching this fall.

  • Echazu Appointed Assistant Professor of Economics and Financial Studies at Clarkson University

    Echazu received her B.A. in business administration at the Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires, Argentina), her M.B.A. at East Carolina University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Memphis.

  • Clarkson Student and Faculty Member Honored by Pi Tau Sigma

    The Pi Tau Sigma honor society honored a Clarkson University student and faculty member this spring. Junior Andrew W. Mac Dougall received the Pi Tau Sigma Most Promising Sophomore Award. He was honored by Pi Tau Sigma for his academic success and for showing future promise in the field of mechanical engineering. Associate professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Brian Helenbrook received the Pi Tau Sigma Faculty Honor Award.

  • Mondal Appointed Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clarkson University

    Sumona Mondal has been appointed assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Clarkson University. She will begin teaching this fall.

  • Xiang Appointed Instructor of Operations and Information Systems at Clarkson University

    Chen (Chester) Xiang has been appointed instructor of operations and information systems in the Clarkson University School of Business. He will begin teaching this fall.

  • Clarkson University's Dana Barry Receives APEX 2007 Award and Other Honors

    Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has received an award for publication excellence, as well as two other honors.

  • Bonner Appointed Director of Center for the Environment and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University

    James S. Bonner, executive director of the Shoreline Environmental Research Facility at Texas A&M University, has assumed leadership of the Clarkson Center for the Environment. In addition to his appointment as center director, Bonner also will hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

  • Miao Appointed Assistant Professor of Consumer and Organizational Studies at Clarkson University

    C. Fred Miao has been appointed an assistant professor of consumer and organizational studies in the Clarkson University School of Business. He begins teaching this fall.

  • Clean Energy & Transportation Expo at Clarkson University October 4

    Clarkson University's Center for the Environment will sponsor a Clean Energy & Transportation Expo in the Cheel Campus Center from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, featuring displays and poster presentations from Clarkson faculty and students, and the community.

  • Goodarz Ahmadi Named Dean of Clarkson University's Coulter School of Engineering

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that Goodarz Ahmadi will assume the duties of dean of Engineering, said Young. "He has served with distinction as dean on an interim basis for the past two years, and he is well poised and the very best person to take the Coulter School to the next level of excellence. I am certain Dean Ahmadi will provide all aspects of the leadership sought for the Coulter School and that he will continue to serve as an outstanding role model for students and faculty alike."

  • Senator Wright Visits Clarkson to Open Energy Expo

    Senator Jim Wright visited Clarkson University today to open the "Clean Energy & Transportation Expo," which features displays and research presentations from Clarkson faculty, students and the community. The focus of the expo is renewable and sustainable energies. As part of his visit to the expo, Senator Wright also announced $250,000 to support the acquisition of an energy efficient combined heating, cooling and electric power system, planned for the new 15,000-square-foot addition to the Cora and Bayard Clarkson Science Center. Senator Wright was joined in making this announcement by Assemblyman Darrel J. Aubertine.

  • Author Ross Szabo to Speak at Clarkson University on Mental Health Issues

    Although Szabo looks normal on the outside, inside he is dealing with something much bigger. Szabo developed bipolar disorder at the age of 16. In the United States, one in every five teenagers and young adults suffers from this same mental illness. He challenges the stereotypes that society places on mental illnesses as well as giving his thoughts, feelings and emotions on the topic.

  • National Players Presents "Twelfth Night" At Clarkson University

    The National Players will present William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Clarkson University on Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Downtown Snell Hall Auditorium. National Players is America's longest running touring company and this is their 59th annual tour.

  • New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer Performs Convention-defying Groundbreaking for Clarkson University Technology Advancement Center

    New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer today broke ground for Clarkson University's Technology Advancement Center. The $5 million capital project has been funded by the State of New York to support the construction of an incubator facility to support information exchange and technology transfer, as well as renewable energy research and development laboratories.

  • Clarkson University Celebrates Egon's Day With Four Distinguished Speakers

    This Thursday, October 18, is "Egon's Day" at Clarkson University, a celebration of science and culture, commemorating 50 years as a faculty member for Egon Matijevic, Victor K. LaMer Professor of Colloid and Surface Science and Distinguished University Professor.

  • U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.1 Million to Clarkson University McNair Program to Prepare Students for Doctoral Study

    The goal of the McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by underrepresented student groups in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • Clarkson University Army Cadet Awarded Scholarship

    Clarkson University Army ROTC Cadet Zachary Lewis of Williamson, N.Y., was selected by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation to receive the AFCEA ROTC Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. This is the second year that Lewis has received this scholarship award.

  • Clarkson Communication & Media Professor Featured in Three Exhibitions Around Nation

    Dave Beck, assistant professor of communication and media at Clarkson University, is representing the school with his work in three different locations across the country this fall.

  • Clarkson Army ROTC Finishes First of ROTC Teams in Army 10-Miler

    The Clarkson Army ROTC running club traveled to the nation's capital on October 7 to compete in the Army's 23rd annual 10-mile foot race, scoring first place in the Army ROTC team category.

  • Clarkson University to Air Educational Campus Safety Videos on Cable TV

    The programs, presented by Clarkson's Department of Safety & Security and WCKN TV, will focus on sexual assault awareness; binge drinking; sexual assault, alcohol and drugs; and safety on campus and hazing.

  • Clarkson University's PCI Big Beam Team Places Sixth in Nation at Competition

    Clarkson University's team placed sixth overall in the nation for the 2007 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Engineering Student Design Competition. The PCI Big Beam team, as it is known, will receive $1,000 and additional prizes for its efforts. This is the fourth year Clarkson has been involved in the competition.

  • I Live New York Summit Recognizes Recent Clarkson Grads Who Stayed in Potsdam

    Two recent Clarkson University graduates were recognized by Dan Gundersen, co-chair of the Empire State Development Corporation, during First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer's "I Live New York" Summit in Cortland on Tuesday. The summit was convened to find ways of stemming the loss of young people from New York State, especially the upstate region.

  • Clarkson University Rated 70th in Nation by Washington Monthly Magazine

    Clarkson University has been ranked 70th among national universities by Washington Monthly magazine's 2007 Annual College Guide -- moving up 30 spots over last year's ranking of 106.

  • Clarkson Researchers Develop Wireless Bridge Sensors Without Batteries

    Clarkson University researchers have developed technology that uses the vibrations caused by passing traffic to power wireless bridge monitoring sensors.

  • North Country's Renowned Ghost Hunters At Clarkson University Oct. 27

    The founders and co-authors of Chasing Shadows, Phillip Creighton and Katharine Heuser, will discuss their methods, technology and some of their favorite real-life ghostly experiences.

  • Clarkson President Tony Collins Speaks About Innovation to Business Council Meeting

    Clarkson University President Tony Collins spoke at the Business Council of New York State's annual meeting this morning at the Sagamore in Bolton Landing, N.Y. Collins was part of a panel discussion on innovation policy at the state level.

  • NYS Gov. Eliot Spitzer Announces Funding For Potsdam Project

    As part of a meeting of business and community leaders in Syracuse, New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer today announced funding from his City-by-City Plan that will set in motion several high priority projects in Syracuse and Potsdam focused on spurring private sector investment in core upstate communities.

  • Clarkson Professor Appointed to EPA Panel and Elected AAAS Fellow

    Philip K. Hopke, the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science (CARES) at Clarkson University, has been appointed to the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Particulate Matter Panel.

  • Clarkson University Student Awarded General Electric Scholarship

    Clarkson University senior Melissa C. Bell of Wyalusing, Pa., has received the General Electric Women's Network scholarship award. Bell, a chemical engineering major, will receive the $2,500 national scholarship from the Society of Woman Engineers (SWE).

  • FLIR CEO Elected to Clarkson University Board of Trustees

    FLIR Systems is a manufacturer of thermal imaging and broadcast camera systems for a wide variety of applications in the commercial and government markets. Prior to joining FLIR in 2000, Lewis was president and chief executive officer of Thermo Instruments Systems Inc.

  • Interactive Clean Diesel & Alternative Fuel Exhibition at Clarkson October 4 & 5

    Clarkson University will host Volkswagen of America's high-tech, interactive mobile exhibit, the Dieselution Tour, a mobile exhibit, to educate the media and the public on advances in clean diesel technology and alternative fuels, on Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5.

  • Kin Named Chief Financial Officer at Clarkson University

    Nancy Kin has been appointed chief financial officer at Clarkson University. She will oversee Budgets and Planning, the Comptroller's Office, Human Resources, Student Administrative Services, Financial Aid and the Payroll, Purchasing/Risk Management areas of the University, as well as J.R. Weston Inc.

  • Clarkson Army ROTC Takes First Place in Ranger Challenge

    Clarkson University's Army ROTC Ranger Challenge Team finished first out of 21 teams in this year's competition held at Fort Devens, Mass., in October.

  • Clarkson Prof & Students Have Most Accessed Article in Scientific Journal

    Their paper on ultrabright silica particles was one of the journal's most accessed articles of a year from September 2006 to August 2007.

  • Clarkson University Names Library Director

    Michelle L. Young has been appointed library director at Clarkson University. Currently college librarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Young will begin her duties at Clarkson in January.

  • Egon and Bozica Matijevic Contribute $100,000 to Clarkson University

    Egon Matijevic, Clarkson University's Victor K. LaMer Professor of Colloid and Surface Science, and his wife, Bozica Matijevic, have contributed $100,000 to the Egon Matijevic Endowed Scholarship. Egon Matijevic announced the gift at a day culminating the University's year-long celebration of his 50th anniversary as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science.

  • Clarkson University Sophomore Youngest Elected Official in City's History

    Vaugh is studying in Clarkson's Arete program which fuses practical business preparation with political science. He is using his classroom learning to prepare himself for his duties as city counselor.

  • Clarkson University Prof. Philip Hopke Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Chemometrics

    Chemometrics, which is a subfield of chemistry that focuses on the extraction of information from chemical data, drives research in many areas of science and engineering, including, but not limited to, drug discovery, genomics, and proteomics. Because chemometrics has become a crucial enabling technology, the EAS established this annual award to honor its truly outstanding practitioners.

  • Students from 14 St. Lawrence and Lewis County School Districts to Compete in FIRST Robot Challenges Friday and Saturday

    Students from over a dozen Saint Lawrence and Lewis county schools will compete in robotics challenges for two different age groups of students this Friday and Saturday at Clarkson University.

  • Sustainability of Biofuels Revolution Subject of Dec. 7 Presentation

    During his State of the Union address, President George Bush stated that his goal was for the United States to replace 35 billion gallons of gasoline with renewable and alternative fuels by 2017.

  • Clarkson Senior Traveling to Bali to Participate in U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change

    Clarkson University senior Zachary Swank of Dewittville, N.Y., will participate in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 13th Conference of the Parties meeting in Bali, Indonesia, December 3 to 14.

  • Clarkson University Chem-E-Car Team Competes at National Conference

    The Clarkson University Chem-E-Car team competed at the national American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AiChe) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, earlier this month.

  • Clarkson University Alumnus is Lead Flight Director for Thursday's Space Shuttle Mission

    Over the past year and a half, solar arrays and a connecting module have been added to the International Space Station for power and to provide a pathway to new modules. But the mission of shuttle Atlantis' crew will mark the beginning of the culmination of all that work.

  • Clarkson University A Cappella Group Hits High Note in Albany

    Clarkson University's a cappella singing group, the Golden Knotes, hit a high note at the "A Cappella Innovations" workshop December 1-2 in Albany, N.Y. Designed as a forum for sharing ideas and building unity among a cappella groups of all varieties, the weekend workshop offered professional instruction, constructive judging and renowned performances.

  • Donation By Richard and Jo Anne Partch Establishes Lectureship to Honor Matijevic

    More than 12 months ago, as Clarkson University launched its celebration of "Egon's Year," celebrating the life and 50-year university tenure of Victor K. LaMer Professor of Colloid and Surface Science Egon Matijevic, a colleague of more than four decades was looking for a way to congratulate Matijevic and leave a legacy in his name.

  • Clarkson University's Dana Barry Receives American Chemical Society Award

    Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing, has received a prestigious award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). It was presented by the Committee on Community Activities for Barry's contributions to the National Chemistry Week Program. She is being recognized for demonstrating commitment to the Society, inspiring others to volunteer, promoting the importance of science literacy, and for making a positive difference in the community.

  • Clarkson University Recognized for Economic Development Initiatives by St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency

    Clarkson University and its president, Tony Collins, were honored last week by the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) at its annual recognition banquet.

  • Clarkson Math & Computer Science Chair Attends NSF-DOE Summit in Washington, D.C.

    Clarkson University Professor Peter R Turner, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, attended an "invitation only" summit with the U.S. Department of Education and National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., last week.

  • HeadlineArtwork of Clarkson Digital Arts & Sciences Class Featured by Software Development Company

    The students in DA 200, the 3D Digital Design class, utilized the 3D modeling software Rhinoceros to build objects and environments that can be applied to a variety of functions, like still imagery, product design, and computer animation.

  • Clarkson Professor & Research Associate Have Most Accessed Article in Scientific Journal

    Clarkson University Physics Professor Igor Sokolov, along with postdoctoral researcher Sajo P. Naik and two collaborators in Japan, have one of the most-accessed articles published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

  • Clarkson Professor's Achievements in Science and Art Recognized with Award and Invited Lectures

    Liya L. Regel is a professor of electrical & computer engineering and director of the International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications (ICGMSA) at Clarkson University and an artist whose work is featured in galleries and private collections worldwide. This fall she was recognized for her work with an award and invited lectureships in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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