The New York Academy of Sciences Recognizes SUNY as Innovation Leader
SUNY campuses statewide were recognized by the New York Academy of Sciences at a reception celebrating Research and Innovation in New York State at the Academy headquarters at 7 World Trade Center in New York City on May 26, 2011. The reception recognized SUNY’s contribution to research and innovation across regions and communities of all sizes and demographics, covering projects and disciplines in engineering and the sciences--ranging from nanotechnology to biotech, microelectronics, business start-ups, clean energy, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, productivity, community vitality, fashion, agriculture and training.
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Legislative Commission on Science and Technology and member of the Assembly’s Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Industry and Commerce addressed the audience providing praise and support for the work accomplished and the work ahead. "SUNY is an important component of New York's emerging innovation based economy,” said Assemblywoman Lupardo. “Working collaboratively with diverse partners from across the state, SUNY is helping New York regain its competitive advantage.”
“A great story is unfolding across SUNY’s 64 campuses,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “It’s a story of creativity and bold thinking. It’s the story of the kind of innovation that is saving lives, creating jobs for tomorrow’s workplaces, and laying the foundation for New York as an economic leader for a challenging new century. Faculty and students at SUNY campuses statewide are charting our future.”
Ellis Rubenstein, President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences, said, “We’re proud to have the opportunity to highlight SUNY’s incredible resource base and proven ability to make a difference in New York State,” he said. “Each of the success stories recognized today is testimony to the tremendous assets that SUNY brings to communities across the state.”