Message From the Director

We are excited to share with you the summer edition of the Honors Program 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.

— John Moosbrugger, Professor/Associate Dean for Academic Programs/Interim Director of Honors

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High Honors

Margaret Dedloff ’20 has received one of Clarkson’s highest student honors: the Levinus Clarkson Award. Honors student, McNair Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, published author — all are but a few of the distinctions Dedloff obtained during her time at Clarkson. Her research on immunology has contributed to numerous research papers.

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And the Award Goes to …

Receiving Clarkson’s other highest student honor, the Frederica Clarkson Award, Noah Chicoine ’20 also had a distinguished career at Clarkson as an Honors student. His extensive research experience, including two NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates placements, has involved mathematical modeling of diverse subjects.

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Reaching for the Stars

The Sigma Gamma Tau Undergraduate Award for the Northeastern Region was just another feather in the cap of Honors student Andres Garcia Jimenez ’20. Already a Goldwater Scholar, Jimenez is now in the running against other regional winners for the aerospace engineering honor society’s national award.

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Professor Shen Retires

After 44 years of teaching, Professor Hayley Shen is taking a well-deserved rest, retiring from Clarkson as professor emeritus. Not only did Shen contribute significantly to the fields of granular materials and wave-ice interaction throughout her career, but Honors alums will remember her as the founder of the Honors thesis process.

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