Alumni Roundup: April 16, 2013
Apr16

Alumni Roundup: April 16, 2013

See What SUNY Alumni are Accomplishing This Week! In addition to our regular Alumni Profile series, we hear about great things our graduates are doing around the country. Why not share them?   An endowment by SUNY Geneseo alumni Jack and Carol Kramer, both 1976 Geneseo graduates, made a keynote speech by a former New York Times science reporter at the school’s annual GREAT Day possible. SUNY Oneonta alumnus and ESPN...

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Research: SUNY Contributes Researchers, Development, Data Analysis to NASA
Apr01

Research: SUNY Contributes Researchers, Development, Data Analysis to NASA

Three SUNY campuses may now tout relations with the world’s leading aerospace engineering organization, NASA. SUNY Oswego recently announced that three more undergraduate students will intern this summer in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; NASA last week announced that it will be launching a satellite into orbit which was designed by students from the University at Buffalo; and A Stony Brook University expert this year...

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Looking for Life on Mars
Mar25

Looking for Life on Mars

Up to half of all life on Earth consists of simple microorganisms hidden in rocks beneath the surface. Scientists have suggested that the same may be true for Mars. When meteorites strike the surface of Mars, they act like natural probes, bringing up rocks from far beneath the surface. Recent research has shown that many of the rocks brought up from the Martian subsurface contain clays and minerals whose chemical make-up has been...

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STEM Hub Happenings: Teachers Work With NASA to Recreate Curiosity ROVER in Classrooms
Jan30

STEM Hub Happenings: Teachers Work With NASA to Recreate Curiosity ROVER in Classrooms

At Pine Grove Middle School in East Syracuse, NY eighth-grade students are preparing to land ROVER robots on the planet of Mars. Their Mars might be simulated, and their ROVER robot might be made out of LEGOs, but this three month-long project requires students to work collaboratively and learn skills in design, building, and programming to successfully pull off their Mars landing. The students are led by two of their S.T.E.A.M....

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A New Direction for Space Industry
Dec10

A New Direction for Space Industry

Some of the biggest names in aeronautics came to Buffalo for SpaceVision 2012, the nation’s largest student-run space conference. And this year, it was hosted by the University at Buffalo’s chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). In a nod to changing times, the conference theme was “Crossroads: How Our Generation Will Take Us to the Space Frontier.” Two UB alumni were among the presenters: Christopher...

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