Laker Turf Stadium kick-off ceremony
Prior to the men's soccer game, SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley will officially open the facility together with Vice President for Student Affairs Jerald Woolfolk, Director of Athletics Sue Viscomi and esteemed alumnus and member of the 1966 SUNYAC men's soccer championship squad Dan Scaia, a 1968 Oswego graduate. The first 200 students in attendance will receive a free "Laker Turf Stadium Kickoff" T-shirt and a free soft pretzel. Free. 312-3056.
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Tuesday, Sept 1, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Concert: Bach cello suites by Matt Haimovitz
Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. (The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3 p.m. appearance at the River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library.) The remaining suites at 7:30 p.m. Sheldon Hall: $15 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. http://www.oswego.edu/arts. 312-2141.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 16, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Tuesday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Location: Oswego, NY, Laker Turf Stadium
Tuesday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
2015 New Jersey Event
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Location: Ridgewood Country Club 96 W. Midland Ave., Paramus, N.J.
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
SUNY Oswego’s Graduate STEM mentoring initiative began March 2014 in an effort to improve science and math literacy among middle school children.
During the past spring semester, Patricia Waters, interim director for Experiential Learning at SUNY Oswego, recruited four graduate students in the fields of chemistry, human-computer interaction (HCI) and mental health counseling.
At the end of the mentoring program, the students and teachers ventured to SUNY Oswego’s campus to participate in workshops with the mentors in the new Shineman Science Center and Park Hall.
Graduate student mentors Patricia Tanner and Carly Karas, HCI, led a workshop on the NAO robots and augmented reality.
The second workshop, led by Ahmeda Hrustanovic, chemistry and Kelly LaBarge, mental health counseling, involved freezing objects with liquid nitrogen and making ice cream.
The graduate student mentors met with the 24 middle school students twice a week throughout March and April to discuss robotics and forensics.
The robotics group had the opportunity to build a robot throughout the two months, while the forensics team learned about crime scene investigation.Responses from students and teachers
The students were split into two groups, depending on interest and participated in hands-on activities and demonstrations.
In the beginning of the program, the graduate mentors introduced students to the forensic and robotics fields through educational labs.
The forensic students learned about how to measure bones, determine gender through bone remains, blood splatter analysis and other forensic investigative procedures preparing them for the final project involving the investigation of a crime scene.
“I liked solving the crimes,” said Liam Tovey, Oswego Middle School student. “We had to analyze the crime scene, determine where the person was bleeding, and lift fingerprints from glass and a pen.”
The robotics students learned about functions and programming, while building Lego Mindstorm robots among small groups. At the end of the program, the small groups had a dance off competition with the robots.
“I was so excited when I found out I got into the program, I hope to work with the big robots one day,” said Nelson DiGregorio, Oswego Middle School student. “I liked everything about the program and had a lot of fun building the robot and having the dance off.”
The mentoring program introduces students to college level experiences and careers in the STEM fields.
“The importance of this program is to get an appreciation at a younger age rather than waiting for these students to go to high school or college to understand what they can do with careers in STEM,” said Sarah Therrien, 7th grade math teacher. “It’s so important to grab these kids’ interest while they’re still young.”The program
The middle school students applied for the STEM mentoring program, but only 24 students were accepted despite, having several other interested 7th and 8th graders.
Waters would like to expand the program and recruit up to 10 graduate mentors for the upcoming fall semester, which would allow the program to double the number of middle school students accepted into the STEM initiative.
The fall program will run between Sept. and Dec., with each pair of graduate student mentors working directly with 10-12 middle school students overseen by an Oswego Middle School Teacher.
Graduate students will also enroll in a 3 credit online course through SUNY Empire State College.
For more information and to apply visit SUNY Afterschool or contact Patricia Waters at email@example.com.