Clarkson University professor honored by AAUW-St. Lawrence County as 2013 Agent of Change
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:02 am

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University professor Ruth Baltus was honored by AAUW-St. Lawrence County as their 2013 Agent of Change at a reception at Potsdam’s First Crush recently.

Since 1987, AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch has biennially honored a St. Lawrence County woman whose work as employer, employee or volunteer is noteworthy in one or all of these three areas: her work has advanced the cause of women’s rights; her work exemplifies the importance of equity for women; her work has brought about significant change in the community.

Dr. Baltus joins a distinguished roster of former awardees for her work as a mentor, a teacher, a researcher and a leader at Clarkson University. She is one of only seven women in the entire university to hold the rank of full professor. From 2006-12, she was the Department Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. During much of that time, she was the only female department chair at the university.

Dr. Baltus has worked to advance women’s standing and opportunities at the university. She served on the Gender Issues Committee since its founding in 2004. She was faculty advisor for the Clarkson University student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) from 1991-2001, and for three of those years, the section was honored as the best student section in its 26 school region (Region F).

For more information, contact President Jennifer Ball at 268- 4208 or jball@clarkson.edu.