Clarkson students successful at National Society of Black Engineers conference
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 11:06 am

Clarkson University students were successful in several competitions at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) fall regional conference in Rochester last month.

Senior chemical engineering student Theodore D. Glave of Bronx, N.Y., took first place in the Technical Research Experience competition.

Junior civil engineering student Brooke I. Clare of Brooklyn, N.Y., took third place.

Both students are members of Clarkson's Collegiate Science and Technology (CSTEP), Ronald E. McNair Scholars, and Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program.

The competition's objective is to encourage underrepresented undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to participate in research projects that might lead to graduate degrees in technical fields.

Clarkson also took first place in the Engineers of Tomorrow Technical Bowl, beating Cornell University in the finals. Team members included Clare, Roshan Das, Glave, Maria Lang, Brittany Wilkins, and Muhammad Yusuf.

The NSBE at Clarkson chapter was also the chapter of the month for October and overall for the semester, at both the zone and regional levels.

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