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Clarkson University Student Awarded Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

Samuel M. Gorton, a junior at Clarkson University, has been selected to receive a Tau Beta Pi scholarship for undergraduate study for the 2006-2007 academic year. Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, announced the selection of 123 Tau Beta Pi Scholars from 251 applicants. This represents the largest amount of scholarships awarded in one year since the program was established in 1998.

"Samuel is a serious student who manages a heavy academic load and is able to balance his studies with an active campus involvement and Tau Beta Pi activities," said Amy K. Zander, Clarkson University professor and associate dean for Academic Programs. "We are proud of his accomplishments both with Clarkson and Tau Beta Pi," she added.

Of the winners from different colleges and universities: 27 are studying mechanical engineering, 21 electrical engineering, 19 chemical engineering, 10 biomedical engineering, eight civil engineering, five computer engineering, five materials science and engineering, four aerospace engineering, and two each are studying industrial engineering, metallurgical engineering, and computer science. The remaining winners are studying various areas of engineering and combinations of engineering and science.

Scholarships this year are given by the following members or corporations associated with Tau Beta Pi: Nagel, Dodson, Tau Beta Pi-Soderberg, Stabile, Record, Campbell, Mentor, Winkler, Scribner, Alford, Quigley, 2005 Distinguished Alumnus, Alabama Power, Fluor, General Motors. For more information about Tau Beta Pi, please go to

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