Syracuse – State University
of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher visited the Great New York State Fair
today, in recognition of Student Day.
After interacting with SUNY
alumni as well as current and prospective students at the SUNY booth, Chancellor
Zimpher visited each of the SUNY campus booths to lend her support.
SUNY Cobleskill’s exhibit at
the Fair, in Building 11, tells the story of the college’s 100 years of
dedication to hands-on, applied learning, from the early programs of nursery
education and home economics, to feeding the future with hydroponics. The
exhibit features a timeline of a century of service (1911-2011), cabinets
containing memorabilia, and a display panel highlighting the programs of the
institution’s current curriculum. The rosemary trees on site were grown by
students in SUNY Cobleskill’s Department of Plant Science.
At the SUNY ESF booth, the
Department of Environmental Resources Engineering is giving fairgoers the
opportunity to experience what water is capable of doing. The ESF exhibit is
located in the New York State Parks at
the State Fair area in front of the Horticulture Building. Once the Fair is over, SUNY ESF scientists will turn
the butter sculpture into biodiesel, as they have each year since 2008.
Medical University is offering free health screenings and health-related
information – including community resources for the uninsured, advances in
cancer care, and smoking cessation programs – at its New York State Fair
exhibit in the Science and Industry Building.
The SUNY Morrisville barn is open
at the Fair again this year, at Gate 4. In addition to showcasing horses, the
college is highlighting an electric cart designed by mechanical engineering
technology students and a video game created by students in computer
information technologies programs.
The SUNY booth at Gate 3 and
those of each of campus will maintain their presence for the duration of the
Fair, which ends Monday, Sept. 5
For photos, visit GenerationSUNY
About the State University of New
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating more than 467,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses with nearly 3 million alumni around the globe. To
learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu