This year’s class of graduate researchers were recognized in a symposium taken place on February 26 in Albany at the Legislative Office Building.
On Tuesday, February 26, SUNY and CUNY joined together for Boosting the Power of SUNY and CUNY: A Celebration of Graduate Research. The SUNY Faculty Senate sponsored the event.
At the symposium, participants got to hear from several distinguished speakers including Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy – himself a Monroe Community alumnus, Board of Trustees Chairman Carl McCall, Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, SUNY Vice Chancellor for Research & President of the Research Foundation Timothy Killeen, and Faculty Senate President Ken O’Brien about the strength and skill of SUNY graduate student research.
Chancellor Zimpher said, “This annual event in which our graduate students showcase their newest discoveries and innovation in New York’s capital city is a fantastic opportunity not just for our students and the faculty who mentor their research but for all who attend.”
SUNY College of Optometry students now have a new option for an advanced degree from an unexpected source – Empire State College. Through an agreement signed last week, the College of Optometry and Empire State College will develop and deliver an advanced graduate certificate in optometry business management. Graduates of the program will earn 18 credits over 6 courses that can then transfer to the Empire State College School for Graduate Studies MBA program. Nationally, this is the first time that a school of optometry has partnered with another educational institution on such a program.
This new program is a result of both the increasing interest from optometry students to receive business management education and the private and public sector need for managers that are also health care subject matter experts.