Episode 6: Where the Wind Blows

In Episode 6 of the Ignite Podcast, we talk with Ken Visser, associate professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson. Prof. Visser has worked at NASA Langley and Boeing in addition to Clarkson. In the episode, we discuss many of his successes including the current 2017 Clarkson ISE Sustainability Project and some projects that did not make it to the implementation phase. Ken was really fun to talk with, and we hope you learn just as much as we did. For more on Ken's current work, visit http://ductedturbinesinternational.com.

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Episode 4: Where Do You See Yourself?

In this episode, we sit down with Ken Camarco '85, president of Boundless Breakthroughs LLC, to talk about decision making and what drives him in life. Finding fulfillment and success can be difficult. Ken provides some advice based on how he found both of these things himself. 

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Episode 2: Plasma Does What?

Professors Tom Holsen and Selma Mededovic-Thagard discuss their innovative water purification system that tackles one of the world's most toxic and stubborn chemicals: PFAs. Their story of their accidental discovery is fascinating and a great listen for anyone interested in how research can turn into much, much more. 

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Episode 5: IoT & Looking for Problems

In Episode 5 of the Ignite Podcast, alumnus and University trustee Rajan Raghavan '82 discusses IoT (Internet of Things), this year's theme for the President's Challenge. As a serial entrepreneur, Rajan has built numerous businesses and found his niche in IoT. In this episode, we discuss how IoT was born and how he became interested in it. In addition, we discuss IoT security and his formula for founding companies. To learn more about what Rajan is doing now, visit www.thefabricnet.com

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Episode 3: One Shoe at a Time

Mechanical engineering-turned-entrepreneur Damilola Adepoju '13 joins us for episode 3 of the podcast. As a Clarkson graduate, he utilized his principles of engineering design and his passion for problem solving to create a shoe like no other and a company, Fini Shoes. In this episode, we talk to him about his journey, having to put his passion on pause and all of the ups and downs that go along with starting your own business. Check out @finishoes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

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Episode 1: Think. Make. Podcast.

An introduction to Clarkson Ignite with Managing Director Erin Draper and Dean of the Coulter School of Engineering William Jemison. In this episode, we give background as to why this podcast exists, what Clarkson Ignite is and why students should care. 

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