Four Clarkson University students have received 2017-2018 awards from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.
Sarah E. Duclos of Clifton Park, NY, is a junior studying mechanical engineering and minoring in biomedical engineering. She is involved in a research project on intervertebral discs in Clarkson’s tissue mechanics lab. She is also a member of the cross-country and Nordic ski teams. She plans to attend grad school.
Krissy J. Govertsen of Valatie, NY, is a senior studying civil engineering. She is a member of the honors program and is a house advisor on campus. She is an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) human resources representative and is involved in Colleges Against Cancer. She plans to attend grad school and wants to go into a career in sustainable building design.
Tara Seigle from Cold Brook, NY, is a senior studying chemical engineering with mathematics and biomedical engineering minors. She is Tau Beta Pi NY Theta chapter treasurer and was president of Clarkson's American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) chapter in Spring 2017. She researched the use of electrospraying to develop micro- and nanoparticles for drug and vaccine delivery applications, was a member of the cross country and alpine skiing teams, and spent a semester abroad in South Korea while at Clarkson. Upon graduation, Tara plans to pursue a career in industry.
Lorenzo J. D. Servedio, Vice President of the Tau Beta Pi chapter at Clarkson, is a senior dual majoring in aeronautical and mechanical engineering and minoring in biomedical engineering. Based on his participation in two co-op semesters, along with his three internships, and a summer study abroad, this is his 5th year at Clarkson. Currently, he is deciding between obtaining his MBA in Northern Europe or working in the industry post-graduation. He is from Sayre, PA.
All Tau Beta Pi Awards are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and the promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.
Tau Beta Pi was founded at Lehigh University in 1885. It has collegiate chapters at 246 engineering colleges in the United States, including the New York Theta chapter at Clarkson University, and active alumni chapters in 16 districts across the country. It has initiated nearly 584,000 members in its 132-year history.
Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, New York and New York City, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, 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 innovation with enterprise.