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Clarkson University Students Win Awards at State Conference

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Two Clarkson University students recently received awards at the 17th annual statewide College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Student Conference: Journeys Beyond Excellence.CSTEP Winners

Theodore D. Glave, a sophomore chemical engineering major from Bronx, N.Y., was awarded first prize for his poster presentation in the technology division on "Anti-Biofouling Surfaces Through Polymers with Controlled Architectures." He was mentored by Prof. John B. McLaughlin.

David A. Yambay, a sophomore computer engineering major from Wallkill, N.Y., received second place in the same division for his poster "Integration of Audio and Visual Speech Recognition for Liveness Detection in Biometric Verification Systems." He was mentored by Prof. Stephanie A. Schuckers.

Edward A. Howell, sophomore chemical engineering from Staten Island, N.Y., served as a conference ambassador.

Howell, Glave and Yambay are also Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) scholars.

In all, seven Clarkson University students from the CSTEP program attended the conference.

Seniors Farshad Madhi, mechanical engineering, Utica, N.Y., and Emmanuel Asare, biology, Bronx, N.Y., presented research orally.

Ivy Mensah, junior, biology, Staten Island, N.Y., and Sarah B. LaFave, junior, environmental engineering, Yorkville, N.Y., presented their research through the poster competition.

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: Two Clarkson University students recently received awards at the 17th Annual Statewide College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Student Conference. Left to right: Theodore Glave, first-prize winner for poster presentation in the technology division; Technology Judge Ronald Schumacher of Monroe Community College; and David Yambay, second-place winner.

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