Message From the Provost

The fall semester provides an opportunity for new and renewed efforts as we strive to unlock key advancements through research and scholarship. At all of our campuses, Golden Knights are opening new doors for each other, as well as those in the wider community. This is exemplified by the Rise High @ Clarkson program for young people in the Capital Region, and the research Professor Andrea Ferro is performing on women faculty in STEM. Additionally, Professor Simona Liguori is developing new advanced methods for renewable clean hydrogen energy production. These efforts are reflected in our Best 388 Colleges ranking from The Princeton Review. I hope you find inspiration in these stories.

— Goodarz Ahmadi, Interim Provost / Clarkson Distinguished Professor / Robert H. Hill Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Goodarz Ahmadi
Rise High @ Clarkson

Rise High

Young people in Schenectady have the chance to have fun while learning about STEM subjects. Clarkson’s Rise High program officially kicked off in September, and, as MAT graduate Michael Burgess ’22 explains, the program offers a great opportunity for more than students — educators can benefit from the fresh perspective the program provides. 

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Cutting-Edge Energy

The race is on for clean energy sources to satisfy our ever-increasing demand for energy. Rising to the challenge, Professor Simona Liguori will lead a project that aims to create renewable hydrogen from biomass gasification that can be used as a clean energy source. The cutting-edge project is funded by the Department of Energy.

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Simona Liguori
Student Center Sunset

Try Us On

“An ideal choice for students searching for their ‘best-fit’ college” — that’s how The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author describes us. The Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition is out, and we made an impression. Clarkson ranked 15th for Everyone Plays Intramural Sports, 19th for Top 20 Best Alumni Networks (Private Schools) and 25th for Best Career Services. 

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Breaking Barriers

According to Professor Andrea Ferro, women faculty in STEM, particularly minority women, experience isolation and devaluation of their research, especially when they’re researching how to solve socially important problems. Through an award from the NSF, Ferro will lead an intercollegiate team in exploring these two barriers that often contribute to attrition. 

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Andrea Ferro