Clarkson president, faculty participate in high-tech session hosted today by Sen. Gillibrand in Washington D.C.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 5:09 pm

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Clarkson University President Tony Collins and other faculty and staff participated in an exhibition at the Innovation Showcase hosted by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in conjunction with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) today, in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The showcase highlighted the ways in which American high tech companies and research institutions are driving economic growth and advancing technologies to address some of the most important national issues such as health care, energy and education. This event brought together many of the nation's premier innovators and high-tech leaders from the private sector, academia and the government to discuss the critical importance of innovation to job creation, quality of life and our continued global competitiveness.

Clarkson's exhibit featured its Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) partnership with the United Materials Inc. of Buffalo Nano Materials Consortium for Industrial/Defense Applications and a display about the development and commercialization potential from the Clarkson University/Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuary's Integrated Network of Sensors, Robotics and Computational Technology for New York's Great Rivers.

The audience at the showcase included elected officials and their Capitol Hill staff, staff from the Obama Administration, other D.C. policymakers, and other interested parties from New York and across the country.