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A close look at life-changing opportunities

The front wall at the Troy, NY Educational Opportunity Center‌‌SUNY’s Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) offer a second chance at a diploma, or a certification for adults who are now looking to access higher education or to move up in their career—and it’s all at no charge so long as you meet EOC’s criteria for admission.  READ MORE >>

 

Diving Into the Mysteries of the Deep Blue Sea

Long Island Sound sunset‌‌The world’s oceans cover approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface, measures about 36,200 feet at its deepest point, and contains over one million known species of plants and animals (with millions yet to be identified). With a wealth of knowledge still needing to be explored, Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is diving into groundbreaking research to uncover the untold mysteries of the sea. READ MORE >>

 

Frozen Journeys at the End of the Earth

Students from the College at Brockport sit on the ground in Antarctica.Antarctica, which contains the South Pole, is Earth’s fifth largest continent and the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth. The average temperature during the coldest part of the year drops to around −81 °F. With that kind of cold, people can’t live there for a long time. Scientists instead spend periods of time at research stations there studying south polar oceans, ice, atmosphere, and birds and marine animals. Students involved with study abroad through The College at Brockport can also experience this incredible landscape and ecosystem first hand by travelling to and studying in Antarctica. READ MORE >>

 

Applied Learning Prepares Students Beyond the Book

Professional Skills Pic‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Applied learning refers to an educational approach whereby students learn by engaging in direct application of skills, theories and models. With a half-million enrolled students, The State University of New York is presented with a unique opportunity, and responsibility, to create deep applied learning opportunities for each and every student in order to foster meaningful and reciprocal opportunities and partnerships with our communities. READ MORE >>

 

Making Strides in Cancer Research and Treatment

Female nurse provides radiology treatment at Upstate Medical Center.‌‌‌‌‌‌‌A cancer diagnosis can be the scariest time in a person’s life. It’s a moment filled with uncertainty and fear, but SUNY has been working hard to alleviate some of these uncertainties and fears through cutting-edge research and treatment. In July 2014, SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse opened the doors to its new Cancer Center. With this new building, the Cancer Center is able to offer the most advanced outpatient treatment, clinical research studies, and support services all in one convenient location. READ MORE >>

 

Supplying Your Local Food, From Seed to Plate

Inside the kitchen at Coltivare bistro‌‌‌‌‌SUNY's work with our local communities and agriculture is playing an important role in providing quality education, economic growth, and a future in food. As part of Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Farm to Bistro concept, students are gaining hands-on, real-world experience in every aspect of the food production system, including planning, growing, marketing, distributing, preparing, and presenting. Together, the TC3 Farm Coltivare and bistro are providing students with the opportunity to learn the skills they need to be competitive in today’s marketplace. READ MORE >>

 

Studying the Cleanliness of the Mohawk River

Professors from SUNY Cobleskill on a dock take water from Mohawk River for research study. ‌‌‌At SUNY, we want to bring New York and the world into a healthier, greener future. New York’s waterways are essential to the various ecosystems, economies, and communities throughout the state. SUNY Cobleskill is teaming up with the environmental organization Riverkeeper in a high-profile project to launch a new water quality monitoring project in the Mohawk River Watershed, one of the state’s most historic rivers. The project has the potential to be a model for applied learning and collaborative problem solving for undergraduates. READ MORE >>

 

Research at SUNY Seeks to Know if Brainwaves Can Verify Identity

Female researcher at Binghamton University looks looks at subject's head.‌Researchers at SUNY don’t just want to shape minds, they want to understand how they work. At Binghamton University, researchers have made another huge stride in understanding and utilizing the brain’s unique structure. This year a team at Binghamton released a study about a new technique called "Brainprinting" in the journal Neurocomputing. The goal of the study was to assess the "uniqueness, collectability, and permanence" of brainwaves. This means that the team was trying to discern whether brainwaves could be used as an identifiable biometric, like a fingerprint or retinal scan. READ MORE >>

 

Reshaping America’s Eighth Largest City & Beyond

Buffalo glass wall building showing reshaping the future‌In a true New Yorker attitude and brotherhood, the entire state has rallied behind our neighbors to reinvigorate the Erie Canal and Buffalo region. From New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “StartUp NY” law and “Buffalo Billion” grant, to the State University of New York’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering rapidly expanding from Albany to Utica to Buffalo and worker retraining in full effect, the region—with a special focus on Buffalo, New York’s second largest city—is on the brink of an economic resurgence. READ MORE >>

 

Protecting & Serving New Yorkers

A wave crashes against a barrier near SUNY Maritime campus during Hurricane Sandy‌In the fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy tore through the Eastern Seaboard, taking with it over 169 lives and 650,000 homes.  A 14-foot surge caused the first weather-related consecutive-day closure of New York Stock Exchange in 124 years.  And as New York fortifies and rebuilds, those affected are reeling in a $65 billion bill of damage and economic loss. READ MORE >>