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Clarkson University Students Earn Tau Beta Pi Awards

Three Clarkson University students have received 2010-2011 awards from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.

Farshad Madhi of Utica, N.Y., a graduate student studying fluid mechanics, was awarded the Tau Beta Pi-James Fife Fellowship Award, presented in memory of late member William Fife, CA A ’21.

Ryan M. Davis of Edwards, N.Y., a senior engineering & management major, was awarded the GEICO Scholarship, sponsored by GEICO.

Will M. Thompson of Paradox, N.Y., a senior electrical engineering major, was awarded the Record Scholarship, commemorating Leroy E. Record, KS A ’29, whose generous bequest provides earnings to support awards in perpetuity.

All Tau Beta Pi Awards are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.

Tau Beta Pi was founded at Lehigh University in 1885. It has collegiate chapters at 236 engineering colleges in the United States, including Clarkson University and active alumni chapters in 18 cities. It has initiated nearly 514,000 members in its 125- year history and is the world’s largest engineering society.

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.

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