A Clarkson Mosaic - page 448

Robotics Lab.
With strong support from IBM, General Electric, and Westinghouse, Clarkson
established an Industrial Robotics Research and Demonstration Laboratory. These industrial
grade robots were used by graduate students and faculty. Two undergraduate instructional
robotics laboratories housing table-top robots were included for undergraduate course use.
New Hockey League.
Clarkson's hockey team was asked to join a new eight-team league in
1984. This "Super League" would consist of ECAC Division I teams: Clarkson, St. Lawrence,
Cornell, Providence, Boston College, Boston University, New Hampshire, and Maine. Each
team would play the others three times during the year making a 21-game league schedule, with
the third game rotating home and away every year. All eight teams would earn a playoff berth
with the teams seeded according to league records.
The idea for this new league emerged when the Ivy League schools decided to pull out
of the ECAC because their philosophies, policies, and standards were similar. Colgate, Army,
RPI, and Vermont also were asked to join the Ivy league group.
This "Super League" never materialized. Clarkson decided not to join as some of the
teams withdrew to form Hockey East: BU, BC, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Providence and
Maine. Clarkson's ECAC League membership continued, and the team competed against the
other 11 ECAC members: SLU, Colgate, Cornell, Brown, Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, RPI,
Princeton, Army, and Vermont. Subsequently, Army withdrew from the ECAC and was
replaced by Union College.
Who's Who.
Fifty-two Clarkson students were selected to be listed in the 1984 edition of
Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
Kathy A. Abele, Mary Jo Alonzo, Lauren C. Atwell, Karam A. Azab, Amy Jo Bagnall, Emery E. Bassett
III, Amy J. Bergerstock, Mark F. Brown, Dean Chase, Kathleen Coleman, Brett S. Cook, Carl W. Cunningham,
Vincent DeGregorio, Christopher J. Duffy, W. Scott Flanigan, Vele J. Galovski, David L. Gilbert, Stephen D. Hall,
Mary E. Hefner, Lori T. Hibbard, Bradley B. Honnold, Dianna M. Jones, Edwin J. Kase, Mary E. Kelly, Russell C.
Kelsey, Robert J. Larcom, Lisa A. Lavieri, Karen L. Loomis, Russell H. MacKinnon, David, J. Malone, James
Malone, Annette M. Messineo, Donna J. Michalek, Mark A. Mikolajczyk, Gary D. Milosovich, Keith A. Nadeau,
Donald P. Napier, Michael R. Nuccitelli, Christopher C. O'Donnell, Linda M. Palladino, David C. Pasiak, Susanne
Plumb, Kathryn A. Premo, David L. Salgado, Jane S. Sandberg, Andrew Sellino, Karen J. Small, Thomas M.
Stigers, Timothy J. Stroth, Timothy M. Thomas, David J. Wakefield, Richard J. Widden.
Gould Computer.
Valued at approximately $600,000, a new Gould CONCEPT 32/97
computer was donated to Clarkson by the Gould Foundation. President and general manager of
Gould, C. Shelton James '61, stated that this gift was made because Gould felt that Clarkson
was one of the best engineering schools in the country, and because some work being carried
out at Clarkson complements work at Gould, Inc.
Rated as one of the world's fastest super minicomputers, this new computer is capable of
performing over 10 million Whetstone instructions per second, the
de facto
computer industry
standard for measuring minicomputer system performance. It was installed in the ERC to be
used by 75 percent of Clarkson's 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Project Challenge.
High school students from across the North Country participated in Project
Challenge, a series of enrichment courses offered for eight successive Saturday mornings.
Sponsored by The Clarkson School and the St. Lawrence-Lewis County BOCES, these courses
included "Exploring the Biological World Around Us," "Atoms and Molecules Can Be
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