Clarkson University knows that quality research never sleeps in The Empire State. The research institution confers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in more than 50 academic fields of study, including engineering, business, science, liberal arts, and health sciences. It also has well-regarded programs in advanced materials, biotech, environment and energy, entrepreneurship, and global supply chain management. The university employs more than 220 full time teachers and scholars catering to more than 3,000 undergraduates and graduate students. Clarkson University was founded in 1896 as a memorial to Thomas Clarkson, a businessman from Potsdam, New York, where the university is located.