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05-12-2011

Clarkson University Selects Alcoa Fellows to Assist Local Teachers

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Clarkson University has announced the selection of its 2011 Alcoa Fellows.

Clarkson University has announced the selection of its 2011 Alcoa Fellows. Front row (l-r): Sara Lambirth, Emily Garrant, and Megan Williams. Back row (l-r): Jacob Earl, Gregory Nowak, Holly Engel, and Katelyn Virga.The new program will see Clarkson students partner with North Country schools to assist local teachers in delivering cutting-edge science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum to help develop the leaders of tomorrow.

The fellows are Jacob Earl, a junior from Otsego, N.Y., majoring in civil engineering; Holly Engel, a senior from Miller Place, N.Y., majoring in environmental engineering; Emily Garrant, a senior from Onondaga, N.Y., majoring in mechanical engineering; Sara Lambirth, a senior from Medway, Mass., majoring in biomolecular science; Gregory Nowak, a senior from Massena, N.Y., majoring in mechanical engineering; Katelyn Virga, a senior from Lowville, N.Y., majoring in aeronautical engineering; and Megan Williams, a senior from Binghamton, N.Y., majoring in aeronautical engineering.

Alcoa recently presented Clarkson with a $56,400 Alcoa Foundation grant to support the Alcoa Fellows Program.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University has announced the selection of its 2011 Alcoa Fellows. Front row (l-r): Sara Lambirth, Emily Garrant, and Megan Williams. Back row (l-r): Jacob Earl, Gregory Nowak, Holly Engel, and Katelyn Virga.

[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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