Varied Oswego Program Prepares Science Grad for Multiple Careers

John Planz ’84, Ph.D.

University of North Texas Health and Science Center Professor John V. Planz ’84, Ph.D., offers this advice to students: “Don’t have blinders on. You never know what opportunities might come up.” This wisdom, shared by one of America’s leading forensic scientists, represents what Planz has learned from his own journey. “Forensics?” he asks. “Never even on my

NSF Grant Funds Brain and Health Monitoring Research

Jason Bennett

Mirroring the support he received as an undergraduate chemistry major at SUNY Oswego, Jason Bennett ’01, Ph.D., mentors students at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. A three-year National Science Foundation award of $243,462 that began July 2013 will advance their research. The NSF grant will help fund development of a material that can selectively oxidize hydrogen

Professor Models Her Techniques on Oswego Mentors

Dae Ri Park Tenery ’02

Chemistry instructional support specialist Kristin Gublo ’92 M ’98, recalls Tenery as a student worker with an “amazing work ethic,” even walking to campus through a major snowstorm to maintain the labs and learning areas over a winter break one year. “We could always count on her,” Gublo says. “Her teaching abilities were evident to me when

Harvard Professor Solves Mysteries Through DNA Analysis

Frederick Beiber ’72

Frederick Bieber’s career revolves around science. But, his life has a lot more to do with serendipity. Chance meetings. Chance phone calls. The things you can’t measure in a lab or inspect under a microscope. A recognized leader in the field of forensic pathology, Bieber has a list of credits that includes working with families

Oswego Experience Helped Launch Career

Earl Bellinger

The sky’s the limit for SUNY Chancellor Award winner Earl Bellinger ’12. A Schenectady native, he is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing. Upon graduating from Oswego, Bellinger flew to Southern California to develop software at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the Cassini Mission to Saturn. He is

On a Roller Coaster Ride

Roller Coaster Ride

Katharyn Christiana ’13 would like to put you on a ride that flips you around 32 times in a minute. Sound like fun? Not if your eyeballs pop out of your head. Roller coasters grow more and more extreme, but to make them safe — or even feasible — designers have to consider physics. “I was always interested in

The Weather: Alumna is Doing Something About It

Judy Levan ’81

Everyone talks about the weather, but when the comments and complaints become watches and warnings, Judith Levan ’81 hopes everyone’s listening. “We’re the ones that set off the tones on the radio. We’re the ones who send out those crawlers when you’re watching your favorite TV show,” says Levan, the warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather

Water, Water Everywhere for Meteorology Graduate

Matt Kelsch ’81

Oswego weather is one of the things meteorology major Matthew Kelsch ’83 appreciated most as an undergraduate. By diving head first into his program at Oswego, Kelsch says he discovered exactly what he wanted to do with his future. He is a hydrometeorologist in the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, or UCAR’s, cooperative program for operational meteorology,

Retired Alumni Taught STEM Subjects at Same School

Fred and Ed

Frederick Walker ’64 and Edward Currier ’68, retired science teachers, visited campus Sept. 30 for open house at Rice Creek Field Station and the Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation. Although they didn’t know each other as students, they have been best friends since 1971, when Walker completed a six-year stint in the U.S. Air Force and

Long-Reaching Effects of a Close College Community

Doug Purdy

Life as Doug Purdy ’85 M ’86 knows it has flourished from his roots in the SUNY Oswego Technology Education Program, where he did his first teaching as a graduate student. An innovative robotics, computer and technology education teacher at Queensbury Middle School since 1986, he credits his success to his college mentors. At Oswego,