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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Newsletter: March 2021
Message From the Chair
We are excited to share with you the winter edition of the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering e-newsletter. Our students and faculty continue to amaze us as they pursue the interdisciplinary research and knowledge needed to solve real-world problems. In this edition, we have highlighted just a few of their stories. I hope you enjoy reading them.
— Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy, Professor/Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Chem-E-Car Team’s Personal Best
After winning the regionals in October, Clarkson’s Chem-E-Car team went on to perform better than they ever have at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ National Chem-E-Car Competition. They tied for third place this year, and their shoebox-sized car actually logged the best distance.
Thagard Adds Feather to Cap
Professor Selma Mededovic Thagard’s excellence in research, teaching and innovation were recognized this past year with her appointment as the Richard J. ’50 and Helen March Endowed Professor. This is just one more feather in Thagard’s cap, as she is already a celebrated researcher who has received much federal and industry funding.
Women Engineers Laud Alum
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has had a strong presence at Clarkson in the student chapter — and now, because of alumni accomplishments. Jayshree Seth MS’91, PhD’93 received the society’s highest award, the SWE Achievement Award, for her contributions to the field and to STEM advocacy.
We’re a Good Investment
Getting a bang for your buck has always been a priority for those considering which college to attend. If they didn’t hear about it elsewhere, prospective students reading the new guidebook, Colleges Worth Your Money, can rest assured that Clarkson, one of only 150 colleges featured, is an investment they will be happy they made.