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02-13-2014

Clarkson University to Host WPBS-TV Premiere of Building North Country Innovation Feb. 24

Clarkson University will host a premiere screening of the WPBS-TV local production "Building North Country Innovation" on Monday, February 24, at 4 p.m. in the Clarkson University Student Center. A reception will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.

Alicia Cabrera is interviewed during an October taping for the WPBS-TV production Building North Country Innovation.Those attending are asked to contact mfisher@clarkson.edu or 315-268-4153 by February 20.

The North Country is home to many colleges and universities, which all contribute to the local economy. At Clarkson University, experiential learning, research, and enterprise come together to create commercial opportunities and social enterprise. Clarkson fosters student innovation, invention, and new technology development through classroom instruction, hands-on experience, and mentoring to develop tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

Through this television special, the audience can discover how and why colleges and universities have become important economic drivers throughout the North Country.  

Many of the businesses and people in the program were showcased at Clarkson University’s “Building the North Country’s Innovation Economy Through Technology, Commercialization, and New Business Start-ups” event in October 2013.



For those in the Watertown, N.Y., area, a free public screening will take also place at Jefferson Community College on February 24 at 4 p.m. in the Jules Center Amphitheater 6-002.

If you miss the premiere events, you can tune in on Tuesday, February 25, at 7:30 pm on WPBS TV, or on Friday, February 28, at 10:30 pm. You can also watch online after the premiere broadcast at http://wpbstv.org/watchonline.

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout northern New York and eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.

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 will host a premiere screening of the WPBS-TV local production "Building North Country Innovation" on February 24 at 4 p.m. in the Clarkson University Student Center. Above, student entrepreneur Alicia Cabrera is interviewed during an October taping for the program.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/wpbs-taping.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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