Celebration & Recognition of Excellence Weekend

Celebration & Recognition of Excellence Weekend

Clarkson's Celebration & Recognition of Excellence Weekend (CREW) -- April 18-20, 2024

Honoring the achievements of our faculty, staff and students.

Each Spring, Clarkson University has a tradition of holding recognition and awards events that honor the outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff and students. We take this time to recognize the talented and diverse members that make up our community. 

We celebrate all the unique Golden Knight achievements and why they matter: meeting challenges big and small, broadening their knowledge and understanding, excelling in research, scholarship, leadership, athletics, innovation, and more.

These celebrations culminate in a concluding set of ceremonies that bring together the entire Clarkson community. These ceremonies demonstrate why Clarkson matters. This year, Clarkson’s Celebration & Recognition of Excellence Weekend (CREW) will take place April 18-20.
Friends, family, and supporters are welcome to attend.

Associate Vice President of Academic Support & Student Engagement: Cathy McNamara
1400 Educational Resources Center
Box 5647
Phone: 315-268-4394

2023 Schedule

Thursday, April 13

  • 12 p.m.   STEM QUEST: Barben Rooms
  • Zoom link

Friday, April 14

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Research and Projects Showcase (RAPS): ERC/Student Center MPRs (Full schedule and links here.)
  • 8:15 a.m.  President's Opening Remarks: ERC Atrium

Saturday April 15

  • 10 a.m. School and Institute Award Ceremonies.
    • Reh School of Business and E&M Awards: Student Center MPRs
    • School of Arts and Sciences Awards: Student Center Forum
    • Coulter School of Engineering and ISE Awards: CAMP Atrium
  • 12 p.m.  Lunch on your own (Student Center Servery open)
  • 1 p.m.    University-wide and Phalanx Awards: Student Center Forum. Keynote Address by Diane "DD" DiFrancesco (ChemE '77)
  • 5 p.m.   Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Banquet (invitation only)

Event Details

Events are held by various departments and groups across campus, including:

  • A celebration of recognition reception luncheon, with the opportunity for the Clarkson community to learn about and celebrate the historical significance of the weekend, and hear from a keynote speaker. 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Banquet. This invitation-only banquet honors all student organizations and individuals that have promoted growth in the area of diversity on this campus and the surrounding community
  • The President’s Challenge Showcase (Ignite), where teams will display the projects and prototypes they’ve been working on all year. Final awards are announced and presented during the showcase.
  • Research & Excellence Awards / Research & Projects Showcase (RAPS), which highlights the groundbreaking and sponsored research activity by Clarkson’s undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.
  • Academic and Departmental Awards: high achieving students have a personalized award presentation where their accomplishments will be recognized.
  • STEM QuESTS Challenge: Clarkson students create a hands-on educational activity to help spark STEM interest for local middle and high school students. Students across STEM disciplines work in teams to create innovative and inspiring lesson plans. Winners receive prizes up to $1,500.
  • University Recognition Day & Phalanx - where Academic, University Service and Leadership Awards & Phalanx Induction takes place, and is the culmination of the weekend’s activities. It serves as a current rendition of the Clarkson tradition of “rising” as an entire body, as well as the announcement and induction of the next cohort of Phalanx, Clarkson’s highest honor society.
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