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What would happen if we utilized resources from many of our 64 campuses across New York State to produce a smartphone? As it turns out, the result is pretty cool!
As our world becomes increasingly digitized, the data that is created is beginning to play a powerful role in society. From candidates using it to win elections to saving taxpayer dollars, big data is transforming the way decisions are made. SUNY’s push to most efficiently allocate resources is among the key players using big data and one of the most influential education institutions to do so.
Dr. Brian Lowe, associate professor of sociology at SUNY Oneonta, explains why “Big Data” is becoming a focus of academic inquiry in today’s edition of The Academic Minute, airing at 3:56 p.m. on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
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Eric Limer is a tech enthusiast and a professional writer for popular technology blog Gizmodo, part of the Gawker Media network. Mr. Limer is a University at Albany alumnus of the Class of 2011 with a B.A. in English Literature.
Following graduation, Mr. Limer turned an internship into a job with technology blog Geekosystem. He then began to contribute to technology blog, Gizmodo, until he joined the team as a Staff Writer this spring.
As a Staff Writer, Mr. Limer composes dozens of articles every week and garners hundreds of thousands of impressions on his stories, which is a testament to his talent and persistence in his work. Although the focus of Gizmodo is on technology, Mr. Limer finds no limit; he authors content ranging from NASA‘s thermal tiles to explaining why orange juice and the aftertaste of toothpaste don’t mix.
SUNY attracts the best and brightest scholars and our 3 million alumni are helping shape life in the 21st century. Take, for example University at Buffalo alum Norman R. McCombs, who developed an oxygen production system that spawned a billion dollar industry and helped ease the pain of millions suffering from lung diseases. Recently, President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to McCombs at a ceremony held at the White House.
Anchoring a career in today’s automotive industry means students have to know about a lot more than just what’s under the hood.
To keep up with the accelerating pace of vehicles today, students have to be tech-savvy and familiar with the latest electronics and sophisticated devices coming on to the auto scene and colleges have to offer this experiential learning—both of which happen at Morrisville State College.
“We are noted for our auto programs,” Joe Kidd, assistant professor in the automotive department, said. “We are very hands-on and our students’ skill-set is exceptional when they graduate.”
MSC took another step toward preparing its automotive students to keep up with the driving demands of the auto industry, with its recent certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) of its automotive technology bachelor degree program. The college’s automotive technology—Ford ASSET (Automotive Students Service Education Training) program also received recertification.