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Student Organizations

Student organizations and professional societies often include K-12 outreach as part of their activities. These activities provide Clarkson students with a sense of belonging to our local community and the K-12 students and teachers an opportunity to learn more about college and options for professions. Some examples of these outreach activities include:

  • New York Water Environment Association - The student chapter of NYWEA visits an AP Environmental Science class to conduct wastewater treatment experiments and discuss environmental engineering.
  • Clarkson School Students - These college students tutor 7th graders in the "Clarkson School-Norwood-Norfolk Mentoring Partnership."
  • Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization - These School of Business students bring a six lesson unit on entrepreneurship to the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club.
  • Society of Women Engineers - SWE hosts Badge Night for local Girl Scouts. These college women set up science or technology activities to accomplish the requirements of a specific badge. SWE also arranged a 2006 National Engineer's Week event for former Horizons participants. These young women, now in 9th & 10th grade, were invited back to campus with their parents to engage in three lab activities and tour Clarkson laboratories while parents meet with Admissions & Financial Aid personnel.
  • Association of Women in Mathematics - Professor Kathy Fowler, the advisor for AWM, organizes student volunteer coaches for the local MathCounts chapter (contact: kfowler@clarkson.edu).
  • Other Student Groups from several different departments are anxious and willing to bring in a few experiments and explain their discipline and professional opportunities.

Please contact Diane Brouwer (brouwerd@clarkson.edu) for further information on any of these activities.