Alfred State Students Help the U.S. National Arboretum Go Greener
Oct28

Alfred State Students Help the U.S. National Arboretum Go Greener

Nineteen students and two instructors from Alfred State’s electrical construction and maintenance electrician program headed to Washington, D.C. this October to complete the largest phase of what has been a five-year project to help the U.S. National Arboretum meet its sustainability goals. Their mission: to install a 15 kilowatt photo voltaic system. The new solar energy system is just one part of a long-term plan to update and...

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Alfred State Professor and Imaginary Scientist Gives TEDx Talk in Buffalo
Oct24

Alfred State Professor and Imaginary Scientist Gives TEDx Talk in Buffalo

When he isn’t teaching, Jeremy Speed Schwartz, assistant professor of Digital Media & Animation at Alfred State, spends his time traversing wormholes, discovering the surface of Mars (in Ireland), and diving headfirst into aquifers. He calls himself an imaginary scientist, and his work redraws (or altogether erases) the line between fact and fiction, science and art. And believe it or not, it’s his wild imagination...

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Alfred State Students Set Sail for the 2013 Fireball Run
Oct02

Alfred State Students Set Sail for the 2013 Fireball Run

Three Alfred State students set off for Colorado this September, where they embarked on an epic 2,500-mile cross-country trivia game called The Fireball Run. This contest saw participants traveling from the forest Northwest to the desert Southwest all in an effort to help raise awareness about missing children. Their trip started in Longmont, Colorado, and ended in Riverside, California. “There’s not only a common interest in helping...

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Alfred State Expands its Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Wind Turbine
Sep18

Alfred State Expands its Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Wind Turbine

The newest member of Alfred State’s growing renewable energy family is currently catching the breeze above campus — a 100 kilowatt grid-tied wind turbine that will offset some of the college’s electricity usage. The turbine came online just a few weeks ago and is already producing clean, green energy. “This community wind project is another example of sustainability at the college and highlights the progress of our Center for...

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IWA Faculty Expert, Dr. John Williams
Sep06

IWA Faculty Expert, Dr. John Williams

Interview With A is 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. We chat here with Alfred State’s Dr. John Williams, Dean of the School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology.  Dr. Williams introduces the College’s new Bachelor of Architecture program of the Department of Architecture and...

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Alfred State Takes the Lead in Civic Engagement
Sep05

Alfred State Takes the Lead in Civic Engagement

Alfred State students are doers, not bystanders. In fact, last year alone, more than 2,000 of this college of technology’s students contributed more than 46,000 hours of service, civic leadership, and workforce-ready knowledge to communities in need. And this August, the college was selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement for the second consecutive year. Alfred State has been...

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Southern Tier Manufacturing Gets a $15 Million Green Light
Aug30

Southern Tier Manufacturing Gets a $15 Million Green Light

People used to say American manufacturing is dead. Those people are awfully quiet these days. In fact, according to Business Insider, for the first time in decades, the trend of relocating manufacturing offshore is starting to reverse, and SUNY schools have been paying attention. In an effort to prepare for an influx of manufacturing jobs requiring highly-skilled workers, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo gave one initiative, (dubbed Retooling...

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Alfred State Treks to China for the 2013 Solar Decathlon
Aug19

Alfred State Treks to China for the 2013 Solar Decathlon

From July 15, 2013, to August 18, 2013, students from, Alfred State, Alfred University, and Guilin University of Technology in China, have come together in Datong, China, to build a home of the future — one that will showcase some of the biggest innovations in renewable energy and sustainable design. “It has been a life changing experience, full of challenges,” says Jacob Grisewood, of Belmont, NY. A 2013 graduate of Alfred State’s...

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