Clarkson celebrating centennial of Coulter School namesake Saturday
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:51 pm

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University will celebrate the 100th birthday of Wallace H. Coulter, the namesake of the Clarkson School of Engineering, Saturday, April 13 with a party and undergraduate research symposium.

The event will be held in the Robert E. Plane Atrium.

The engineering schools name was chosen in recognition of the late Wallace Coulter's dedication to the university as a trustee and the support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

The symposium will start at 9:15 a.m. with welcoming remarks by President Tony Collins. This year’s topic will be “Technology Serving Humanity.”

Oral presentations will start at 9:30 a.m., followed by a poster presentation at 11 a.m., with more presentations at noon.

Research projects on 76 different topics will be presented at the symposium, including plankton dynamics along the Saint Lawrence River, greenhouse sustainability and sexual dimorphism in snakes.

The birthday party will take place at 1:30 p.m. with a food, drinks and cake.

President Tony Collins will again provide a welcome, followed by a keynote address by alumni Tim McAuley.

Wayne Barlin, vice president and general counsel of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, will also share remarks and a video tribute to Coulter.

The event will wrap up with awards, including the “Technology Serving Humanity” winners.