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Clarkson Math & Computer Science Chair Attends NSF-DOE Summit in Washington, D.C.

Clarkson University Professor Peter R Turner, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, attended an "invitation only" summit with the U.S. Department of Education and National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., last week.

The Math-Science Partnerships STEM Summit had only two representatives from each state -- each higher education partner-leaders in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) educational outreach programs for the K-12 community. Turner led a break-out session on engaging college STEM faculty in such partnerships.

This invitation is recognition for the entire Clarkson University effort in these programs, coordinated through our Office of Educational Partnerships, said Turner. "This particular recognition is based on the recent St. Lawrence Mathematics Partnership and its successor St. Lawrence STEM Partnership, both of which were run in conjunction with the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Office of Educational Partnerships."

Other related programs at Clarkson include the NSF-funded GK-12 program, the New York State Education Department-funded IMPETUS for Career Success program, and the Lego and VEX robotics programs.

In total, over the last few years the Clarkson-BOCES partnership has been rewarded with over $10 million in funding from a combination of federal and state funds from the National Science Foundation, the New York State Education Department and the U. S. departments of Education, and Health & Human Services.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty members achieve international recognition for their research and scholarship and connect students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

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