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04-22-2013

Clarkson University Students Present at Bioengineering Conference

Five undergraduate and four graduate students from Clarkson University presented seven posters at the 39th annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference in Syracuse, N.Y., in early April.

Front row: (l to r): Kathryn Chambers, Danielle Clements, Khrystyna Dilai, Xie Cai, and Alex Vogel. Back row: Zahiruddin Alamgir, Ruisheng Wang, Mentor and Professor Charles Robinson, Brian Roscoe, and Shahrokh Sani. The large regional conference was sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and provided an opportunity to the 300-plus attendees for professional development, networking, and exploring the world of biomedical engineering.

The undergraduate student senior design poster competition had 58 entries, while the more graduate-level research poster competition had 78 entries.

The Clarkson students were accompanied by their mentor, Professor Charles Robinson, director of Clarkson’s Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology. Robinson was president of the IEEE EMB Society in 1990 and 1991, and is now an IEEE Life Fellow.

Physics major and C-Step participant Alex Vogel ’13 of Utica, N.Y., had a poster that described his work and that of his colleagues in calibrating three-axis accelerometers.

Mechanical engineering and honors student Ruisheng Wang ’15 of Potsdam, N.Y., along with electrical and computer engineering graduate students Brian Roscoe ’12 of Rotterdam, N.Y., Xie Cai of Beijing , PR China, Shahrokh Sani of Tabriz, Iran, and Zahiruddin Alamgir of Tangail, Bangladesh, presented five posters dealing with cardiac influences on accelerometry measurements.

Chemical engineering and honors student Khrystyna Dilai ’15 of Rochester, N.Y., was a contestant in the senior design poster competition. Her team presented their design on how to fabricate consistently sized chitosan-core nanobiosensors. Chemistry and biomolecular science major Kathryn Chambers ’13 of Westfield, Mass., and biology major Danielle E Clements ’13 of York, Maine, were part of the team that helped her present their findings. Team participant and biomolecular science major Patrick Bankich ’15 of Norwich, N.Y., could not attend the conference. All four of these students worked on this project as part of the requirements for their biomedical engineering minor.

The peer-reviewed, two-page-formatted descriptions of each of the seven posters have been published by the IEEE in the conference’s indexed proceedings.

Following the NEBEC Conference, Wang presented his poster a week later at Clarkson’s 15th annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE). It was selected as the best poster presentation that illustrated "technology serving humanity." He received a certificate from Clarkson President, Tony Collins and the Coulter Foundation Executive Vice President and General Counsel Wayne Barlin. The motto of Clarkson’s Coulter School of Engineering is "technology serving humanity."

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five 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 students presented seven design and research posters at the Northeast Bioengineering Conference in early April. Front row: (l to r): Kathryn Chambers, Danielle Clements, Khrystyna Dilai, Xie Cai, and Alex Vogel. Back row: Zahiruddin Alamgir, Ruisheng Wang, Mentor and Professor Charles Robinson, Brian Roscoe, and Shahrokh Sani. Not present: Patrick Bankich.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/bioengineering2013.jpg .]

[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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