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Clarkson University Meshes Technology With Environmental Awareness In Seminar Series

Clarkson University will host a lecture, titled “The Forest for the Trees: How Remote Sensing Can Help Us Understand the Great Lakes,” as part of the 14th Annual Great Lakes Research Consortium Seminar Series on Friday, November 17, in room 102 of the Educational Resources Center at 3:00 p.m.

The seminar will be presented by John Schott from the Rochester Institute of Technology Center for Imaging Science.

The Great Lakes Research Consortium was established in 1986 by the State University of New York (SUNY) to help address the issues surrounding the state of the Great Lakes’ water quality, dealing with phosphorus control, PCBs and hydraulics. The Consortium includes sixteen private and public colleges and universities, including Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, Cornell University and Syracuse University.

The Great Lakes Research Consortium is granted money each year to allow professors to visit and present lectures at the 16 member institutions. As former director of research for the Consortium, Dr. Thomas Young, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson, states that the by working as a group the Consortium has added to the understanding of scientific and health issues surrounding the Great Lakes.

Professors at Clarkson University conduct research on PCBs, pollution and human health in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River valley region.

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