Healthier New York
A SUNY Big Idea
Health and safety are crucial to New York's quality of life. SUNY campuses prepare students for a host of health-related careers. In addition, researchers around the State University system, Oswego included, are involved in a wide variety of projects aimed at making life healthier and safer.
Health and safety initiatives
- Meteorology students and faculty began conducting first-of-their-kind studies of lake-effect snowstorms to expand understanding of these intense weather events and improve forecasting that can enhance public safety.
- A chemistry faculty member studies plants that Congolese people have traditionally used to treat diabetes with the aim of capturing their effective essence and sharing it with diabetic patients everywhere.
- The director of the college's Environmental Research Center and student assistants are working to improve the health of the Lake Ontario ecosystem through Oswego's role in the collaborative Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program.