Clarkson lecture series to feature world-renowned engineers, business leaders
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:06 am

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University’s Coulter School of Engineering has launched its New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished Lectureship Series, dedicated to understanding issues facing engineering and society in the 21st century.

Eminent world-renowned engineers, members of national academies, Clarkson alumni, and other leaders in their fields will present the latest advances engineering to students, faculty and the North Country community.

The inaugural lecture will be delivered by distinguished Clarkson alumnus Thomas Zacharia, the deputy director for science and technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He will present his lecture on Friday, Oct. 22.

Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering Liya L. Regel created New Horizons in Engineering with a personal gift.

“Our School of Engineering has an impressive history and outstanding talented faculty, students and alumni,” said Regel. “For the last decade, we’ve had immense and impressive changes in campus life, bringing an increased visibility of Clarkson, not only around the North Country but also abroad. We must all feel lucky to be part of it.”

Dean of Engineering Goodarz Ahmadi said, “New Horizons in Engineering has three goals: to introduce our students and faculty to these eminent engineers and their achievements; to stimulate our thinking about the latest engineering advances and visions of the future; and to provide these distinguished engineers with lasting memories of our impressive campus, research, and student activities.”

Dr. Regel will serve as the first chair of the series.