Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

The Center for Energy Education & Economic Solutions

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The Center for Energy Education and Economic Solutions on the SUNY Oswego campus
was in part created by a $300,000 federal earmark secured by Congressman John M. McHugh. The center is a collaboration of Oswego, Morrisville State, Cayuga Community College, the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology and other groups.

A Joint Effort

The three colleges and the IAGT have already partnered on a variety of topics, and the funding allows the groups to coordinate and broaden their work. Energy generation is a major industry in Central New York area and the center will play a key economic development role.

Educational Emphasis

An educational emphasis will focus on identifying best practices in the energy industry and creating training modules on topics that could range from

  • Employing global-positioning technology for alternative-energy sites.
  • Using biofuels for economic progress.
  • Mapping out regional energy options.
  • Understanding the opportunities for optimizing use of methane digesters.
In addition, an energy institute will be offered at SUNY Oswego for teachers this summer.

The center will leverage the specialties of various partners and other groups depending on the project expertise required. Also, an advisory board will expand to include members of local industry and other entities interested in pertinent issues.