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Clarkson University National Society of Black Engineers Chapter Wins Honors in Toronto

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Nineteen members of the Clarkson University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) joined 6,000 other students and Clarkson President Tony Collins at the 36th annual national NSBE convention in Toronto in April.National Society of Black Engineers Chapter Wins Honors in Toronto

Collins was invited to address the convention’s opening session and during his speech announced that NSBE Executive Director Carl B. Mack would receive an honorary degree from Clarkson in May.

During the convention, the Clarkson chapter was recognized as Region 1 chapter of the month for November 2009 and as chapter of the year for 2009-2010, due to their progressive academic and technical work, and program delivery and participation in competitions at the Regional and National levels.

National Scholarships were awarded to Clarkson students Theodore Glave, Stanley Onyewuchi, Roshan Das, and Christianne Gosling. On a regional level, Clarkson students Muhammed-B Yusef and Gosling were awarded the academic improvement scholarship, recognizing students who increased their GPA by .4 within a single semester.

From among three competing Clarkson teams, Glave and Gosling also won the judges award in the Boeing Flight Competition, which recognized the team with overall performance, including exceptional planning, teamwork, exemplifying the spirit of the competition, best report, and a flying glider that flew well.

Convention activities included workshops, the academic technical bowl competition, the turning your research into dollars competition, the Boeing Flight Competition, regional meetings, and a career fair with more than 200 companies in attendance, where several Clarkson students were offered summer internships.

The Clarkson Chapter is the only one of the more than 350 chapters in NSBE to hold annual exclusive meetings with Carl Mack.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: National Society of Black Engineers annual convention in Toronto, as Clarkson President Tony Collins (at podium) and the NSBE at Clarkson chapter members as Collins announced that NSBE Executive Director Carl B. Mack (far right) would receive an honorary degree from Clarkson in May.

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