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.
UAlbany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) hosted the nation’s first nanotechnology-based Girls Inc. Eureka!® Program.
The Girls Inc. Eureka! program at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), the first of Girls Inc. nation-wide Eureka! programs with a focus on nanotechnology, is approaching the end of its first school year. Designed to engage under-served populations within the City of Albany, the program began in July 2012 with an initial group of 30 girls, all of whom are now 8th graders in Albany and Schenectady Public Schools.
Last summer’s launch started the program strong, with the girls participating in their first intensive summer camp experience. Volunteers from Girls Inc., CNSE and SEFCU led the participants in hands-on nanoscale education at UAlbany’s CNSE NanoTech Complex and exposed the participants to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on weekly field trips. The program is designed to bring back the same girls to participate in the camp again in the summer of 2013.
As the program goes into its third and fourth years, program staff will help the girls find paid internships with local businesses and organizations during the summer, with individualized plans and opportunities crafted to suit the needs of each student. The program will culminate with the then high school seniors taking responsibility for their futures by securing an internship, job, or summer program on their own. Continue reading →
As it turns out, quite a bit! As we honor the past president’s of the United States today, read below for a few interesting facts and pieces of info on U.S. presidential history at SUNY.
President Millard Fillmore co-founded the University at Buffalo in 1846. He was the thirteenth President of the United States and served from July 1850 to March 1853 following the death of president Zachary Taylor. He is perhaps best known for accepting California into the Union as a free state, introducing international trade between the U.S. and Eastern nations, and a handful of divisive slavery stances.
The Office of the Education Pipeline is excited to move forward with the implementation of a recent $2.95 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant allows SUNY to bring the New York Academy of Sciences’ (the Academy) afterschool Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) mentoring program for middle school students to scale statewide through a partnership between SUNY campuses and the Academy. Three SUNY campuses will implement the program in year one of the grant period – SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, the University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in the Capital District, and SUNYIT in Utica and Rome. SUNY and the Academy will select additional sites for implementation through a Request for Proposals process in the second year of the grant.
The Research Foundation for SUNY continually works to stimulate and support innovation throughout New York State. To fulfill its mission, the RF provides two core services – sponsored programs administration and innovation support services – to assist SUNY faculty and students and ultimately share the developments and results of their research with the public so that New York’s economy is strengthened.
Projects out of the University at Buffalo and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany, show how students participate in research and discovery at SUNY. Learn more about each after the jump.