Institutional Resources

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In March 2019, New York State designated Clarkson University and SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF) to co-lead a new Center of Excellence (CoE) in Healthy Water Solutions to deliver synergistic problem-solving on the wide-range of water issues impacting the Empire State.

Clarkson’s world-class technical and engineering innovation expertise in healthy water systems and ESF’s renowned expertise in monitoring, watershed ecosystem management and solution development uniquely position the CoE to create and leverage partnerships across the public-private sectors.

Our researchers have many resources available to them, including but not limited to the centers and stations below.

Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries (Clarkson University)

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries is the Hudson Valley campus of Clarkson University, with administrative headquarters and a state-of-the-art educational facility on Dennings Point, Beacon, NY. The Institute’s mission is to ignite community science, user-inspired R&D and education through collaboration and creative innovation, inspiring sustainable solutions for estuary and freshwater ecosystems throughout the Hudson Valley and across New York State.

Center for Air and Aquatic Resources Engineering and Sciences (CAARES) (Clarkson University)

Clarkson University has significant resources in people and equipment that focus on the management of pollution and measuring contaminant concentrations in environmental media. CAARES is the center that brings together this world-class expertise focused on environmental sampling and analysis, receptor modeling, analytical chemistry, atmospheric deposition, and the application of experimental and computational fluid dynamics to pollution problems. In addition we are developing new modeling, measurement, and flow management tools that can provide critical information to state and federal regulatory authorities that will help to improve environmental quality. CAARES laboratory and office space, and equipment including an aerosol wind tunnel, a high-speed aeronautical wind tunnel, a Beowolf computer cluster, field sampling systems, and world class analytical equipment are available to programs at Clarkson.

The Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) (Clarkson University)

CAMP is a research center that consists of Clarkson University faculty whose expertise in materials science and processing supports companies interested in understanding and exploiting state-of-the-art, advanced, tailor-designed materials and processes to improve products, solve manufacturing challenges, increase yield, lower cost and foster innovation.

Cranberry Lake Biological Field Station (SUNY ESF)

Aesthetically, the Cranberry Lake Biological Field Station has few peers. The combination of a sunset over Cranberry Lake and the call of loons is an unforgettable experience. The station hosts both an academic summer program and a number of independent research projects by teaching and non-teaching scientists. The station includes research lab, fleet of boats/canoes, weather station, and high-frequency lake monitoring buoy, as well as accommodations for dining and lodging. Our mission is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional field experience in biology.

Newcomb, NY Campus (SUNY ESF in the Adirondacks)
Encompassing over 15,000 acres of Adirondacks wildlands, ESF’s Newcomb Campus offers incomparible opportunities for learning and research

The Shipley Center for Innovation (Clarkson University)
The Shipley Center for Innovation is a discovery-driven entrepreneurial support hub that can help guide you as you bring your idea to life. Through a collaborative hands-on process, the Shipley Center brings academic and social experience together under one roof, providing inventors and entrepreneurs with the ability to commercialize their productsconnect with potential investors and utilize Clarkson University faculty and student resources to bring their ideas to life.