If you’ve been reading the updates coming from the Office of the Education Pipeline, you know that the work we are doing is like SUNY itself: broad, expansive, and striving to serve every single student in the State of New York. With our diverse programs and initiatives, it’s sometimes easy to get bogged down in the details and miss the “so what?” portion of our stories.
With that in mind, we’ve put together some impressive achievements that we think will show you why you should be paying attention!
This week, faculty members at Onondaga Community College (SUNY OCC) are looking forward to being awarded with Summer 2013 Cooperative Education (Co-op/Internship) Development Fellowships. This brand new SUNY Works Fellowship is intended to help build varied and strong co-op experiences to students at the college through a number of small pilot programs with local business and industry.
The cooperative education (or co-op) approach is a partnership between students, institutions of higher education, and employers that formally integrates a student’s academic program of study with work experience in cooperating employer organizations. This lets students mix classroom theory and practical experience in the workplace by alternating semesters of paid employment with semesters of study. For more on what co-op is and isn’t, read our SUNY Works intro blog post.
Supporting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership in expanding educational opportunities that enhance New York’s innovation-enabled economy, SUNY is a major sponsor of the 2013 New York Business Plan Competition, which features a major statewide expansion of more than 300 teams competing for $500,000 in total prizes. The final round of competition takes place today at CNSE.
The collegiate competition is presented by CNSE in partnership with the University at Albany School of Business and Syracuse University. SUNY, SEFCU, and higher education community partners from around the state have put more than $500,000 in prizes up for grabs—more than triple the amount awarded at the 2012 event—with national venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, and seasoned entrepreneurs to serve as judges.
Biotechnology students at Hudson Valley Community College.
A free, eight-session course designed to provide basic skills for those interested in entry-level laboratory work will be offered next month at Hudson Valley Community College.
The course will run for four weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in May and will cover laboratory safety, equipment, solution preparation and standard operating procedures used in fields like biotechnology, biomanufacturing, food science, forensics and health care. Those who successfully complete the course will be offered job search assistance. The college will also offer a complementary free course in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) designed for those working in a variety of manufacturing industries.
A Biotechnology Career Night to learn more about the program and careers in biotechnology will be Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the college’s Continue reading
Food service doesn’t end at the table; leftovers and scraps must be disposed of. Doing so in an environmentally responsible way—especially at Crossroads Culinary Center, University at Buffalo’s busiest dining hall where 2,000 students eat daily—can be a daunting task.
When university leaders couldn’t find existing models to guide their efforts, they turned to a program started by UB students.
Known as the “canal,” the 32-foot, stainless steel channel moves food waste along its length by recirculating water. It’s the first step in a recycling process before the waste is taken to one of two food composters on campus where it is heated and dehydrated. The result is a soil amendment that is free to faculty, staff, students and community organizations.