Five SUNY Geneseo alumni artists are scheduled to perform this week during the Geneseo Dance Ensemble’s “Dancing Past to Present: Celebrating 45 Years.”
Rosemary Cardamone Crane, a SUNY Oswego alumna who has built a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, will join in recognizing more than 100 academic achievers at the college this week.
Zeigler, who curates the Apollo moon samples, spoke with students about the importance of the missions in an event titled “What We Have Learned Since the Apollo Missions”. He brought with him moon samples from the collection, some of which were billions of years old.
“We haven’t been there in about 40 years. Our understanding of the moon has evolved a lot since then, so I think going back to the moon would be a very important step as NASA goes out into the solar system to explore again,” Zeigler said.
Zeigler also noted to YNN that it is important to note humans’ technology abilities when we went to the moon. For example, we hold in our hand today more computing power in smartphones and tablets than the entire NASA rocket was capable of when we were making trips to the moon.
SUNY has an extensive relationship through alumni, students, and joint projects with NASA. Zeigler’s trip to the North Country last week was one of many outreach efforts that our supportive alumni embark on every day.
As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, SUNY is once again recognized for its outstanding commitment to environmental conservation. The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), this week salutes eight SUNY campuses among the 230 most environmentally responsible “green colleges” in the United States and Canada.
“SUNY’s commitment to an energy-smart New York and to sustainability throughout our system is a critical component of our strategic plan, one that our campuses have widely embraced and consistently shown leadership on,” said SUNY Chancellor Zimpher. “Congratulations to the eight SUNY campuses listed in the 2013 Guide to Green Colleges. This recognition is much deserved and highly commendable.”
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The SUNY Oneonta Model UN delegation, shown here with Croatian diplomat Lada Curkovic.
Sixteen SUNY Oneonta students spent part of their spring break at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City. More than 3,000 students representing 150-plus colleges and universities from almost 30 countries participated in the conference from March 24-28.
This year’s delegation, representing Croatia, was one of 29 groups from around the world selected to receive the Distinguished Delegation award at the end of the five-day conference. This is a high honor, placing the Oneonta delegation in the top 10 percent of participants. In addition, Oneonta students Vanessa Griffith, Cady Kuzmich and Marybeth Carswell were recognized for writing the best position papers in their respective committees.
SUNY Mascot Madness is all about SUNY engagement; students, fans, alumni, and community members rally together to boost their favorite SUNY mascot up. But what’s the reasoning behind two hundred thousand votes cast in 2013?
As we approach the end of this year’s competition (which you still have some time to vote in if you haven’t already), we compiled the best mascot quotes from their profiles to explore the differences in personalities between the mascots. After all, who would have otherwise known that some North Country mascots have a longing to meet? Or how each of the 30 mascots joined their SUNY campus? Just like SUNY students, our mascots are diverse, energetic, and passionate!
SUNY Oneonta has received a $612,515 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for “Critical MaSS: Math and Science Scholars,” a scholarship program aimed at enabling students who would otherwise face significant barriers to graduate and enter careers or advanced degree programs in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
The five-year grant, which was awarded through the NSF’s S-STEM Program, will support 24 SUNY Oneonta students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy, or Environmental Science with scholarships of up to $5,400 per year.
“I am delighted that the NSF has recognized SUNY Oneonta’s critical contribution to the pipeline for STEM careers and graduate studies,” said SUNY Oneonta Provost Maria Thompson. “This grant will help ease the financial burden of college among highly qualified students enrolled in the sciences and related majors. Such a large investment in the college also signifies the excellence of our faculty in mentoring undergraduates and preparing them to continue scholarly research and pursue advanced degrees after graduating.”