SUNY’s Office of the Education Pipeline is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for SUNY campuses to participate in a collaborative project designed to strengthen the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education pipeline in New York State. In September 2012, SUNY was awarded a $2.95 million grant from the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with the New York Academy of Sciences and SUNY Empire State College, to bring to scale a successful afterschool program in which SUNY graduate students and postdoctoral fellows studying in the STEM disciplines serve as mentors to students in high-need middle schools.
Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Erin Coon is a community member, leader, and advocate. She was recently named the Executive Director of the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, NY–the same city that one of her alma maters, SUNY Adirondack, is located.
Ms. Coon attended SUNY New Paltz to earn her Bachelor’s degree following her attendance at SUNY Adirondack in high school, then returned to the North Country to refresh her business skills at SUNY Adirondack more recently. For two years before being named the Executive Director, Ms. Coon was the theater’s operations manager after completing an internship with Adirondack Theatre Festival, a group that the theater continues to host.
The Charles R. Wood Theater is a 30,000 square-foot community facility with a theater, rehearsal hall, and reception area that hosts year-round art events. It is this year celebrating 10 years in operation. Learn more about the Charles R. Wood Theater, including the history and schedule of events at their website.
What do actors and scientists have in common? A lot more than one might think, according to Alan Alda.
The actor and visiting professor at Stony Brook University’s newly renamed Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science has been working with graduate students pursuing research science and health profession careers on how they can best use acting techniques to communicate technical and scientific information to different audiences. Since it’s founding in 2009, he has helped train more than 230 students through the Center’s interactive instructional programming.
As this spring semester comes to a close, thousands of SUNY students are preparing to graduate. Whether the student is graduating with a certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or doctorate degree, each graduate’s story is unique and will be continued as they join the massive SUNY alumni base, which totals nearly 3 million today. SUNY graduates dot the globe on every continent in every imaginable sector of the economy; we are proud to spread SUNY’s influence internationally and just as honored that a majority of the Class of 2013 will stay to live, work, and play in New York.
We compiled the entire schedule of Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies from all 64 SUNY campuses. Continue reading
Interview With A: A video series where we talk with real SUNY students and faculty on their experience, achievements, and research at any of SUNY’s 64 campuses in New York State.
David Campbell, an instructor at SUNY Cobleskill and University at Albany alumnus, was recently named the best culinary educator in the Northeast by the American Culinary Foundation. Mr. Campbell is working on expanding SUNY Cobleskill’s culinary class offerings and incorporating current technology trends in his courses. He recently took over management of SUNY Cobleskill’s coffee shop, Coby’s, and turned it into a student-run restaurant, all while working on enriching the College’s culinary curriculum. In this #IWA, Mr. Campbell tells us about his experience as a culinary instructor, his aspirations, and shares some tips for prospective chefs with the Generation SUNY Team.
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