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Clarkson University's Laurel Kuxhaus Elected Chair of ASME Bioengineering Division Education Committee

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Laurel Kuxhaus was recently elected chair of the education committee of the Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, effective July 1.

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Laurel KuxhausThe election took place at the 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference in Sunriver, Ore., where Clarkson students Janine Amell, Christopher Nycz, Allen Osaheni, Robert Griffin, and Madison Malfa won second place in the undergraduate design competition in rehabilitative and assistive devices. Undergraduate honors researcher Alexander Landauer also gave a poster presentation titled “Effects of freeze-thaw cycling on material properties of cancellous cervine bone as characterized by nanoindentation.”

Kuxhaus has been a member of the education committee since 2009 and organized mentoring workshops for the 2011 and 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conferences. She served as the vice chair of the committee from 2012-2013 and will serve a three-year term as chair.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five 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.

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