Clarkson University’s Alcoa Fellows this year are, from left, Holly Engel, Katelyn Virga, Emily Garrant, Jacob Earl (back row), Alcoa Location Manager John Martin, Sara Lambirth, Greg Nowak (back row), Megan Williams.
POTSDAM -- With the help of an Alcoa Foundation grant, seven Clarkson University students will be heading into North Country classrooms this fall to encourage secondary school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through project-based learning.
The Alcoa Fellows program provides undergraduate Clarkson students with the opportunity to assist local teachers, helping to deliver lessons in those subject areas. They will be in the Massena Central and Norwood-Norfolk school district, and possibly more local schools in the spring.
The project is supported by a $56,000 Alcoa Foundation grant.
The Clarkson participants are Katelyn Virga, a senior aeronautical engineering major, Emily Garrant, a senior mechanical engineering major, Sara Lambirth, a senior biomolecular science major, Holly Engel, a senior environmental engineering major, Jacob Earl, a junior civil engineering major, Greg Nowak, a senior mechanical engineering major, and Megan Williams, a senior aeronautical engineering major.