SUNY Oswego Secures $1.2M to Draw STEM Students, Workers to Teaching

STEM Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded SUNY Oswego a five-year, $1.2 million grant for a scholarship program to help create a pipeline of science, technology, engineering and math teachers for high-needs school districts. Oswego’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Education worked together on the “Full STEM” grant and will collaborate

Engineering Programs Receive High Needs Grant

Engineering Programs Receive High Needs Grant

Oswego has received a SUNY High Needs Program grant of $183,800 to accelerate development of its engineering programs and recruit and prepare students for high-need jobs in the region. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the latest round of grants June 6, saying, “The High Needs Program helps fulfill SUNY’s original purpose: to be world class institutions

College’s New X-ray Device to Probe Archeological Samples

Kathleen Blake uses Forensic X-ray Device

Analyzing sharp-force trauma, studying ceramic artifacts disinterred after centuries, disclosing the trace elements in soils—SUNY Oswego forensic anthropologist Kathleen Blake can think of many uses for portable X-ray equipment purchased with a National Park Service grant. The new instrument will enable faculty and student researchers to study samples in detail without liquefying, pulverizing or otherwise

RISE supporting undergraduate research, creative opportunities

Diana Boyer and RISE

Earth sciences faculty member Diana Boyer, director of the Office of Research and Individualized Student Experiences, or RISE, can speak from experience on encouraging and enabling student research, creative work, internships and conference travel.

“When I was in high school, I was given an amazing opportunity to work with a faculty member at Penn State, where I’m from,” said Boyer, who wanted to explore her interest in paleontology. “I did a research project. I went out into the field, collected fossils, did the lab work, presented at a regional conference — and from that moment on I was hooked.”

$872,523 grant to help younger students stay with STEM

Damkaci and Peng

The National Science Foundation recently awarded SUNY Oswego a five-year, $872,523 grant to boost the retention of freshmen and sophomores in STEM majors.

The grant will enable the college to increase support services — especially in math and chemistry — and research opportunities for all science, technology, engineering and math majors, with a particular eye to helping younger students avoid academic disqualification, switches to non-STEM majors and other departures from science and math disciplines.

New math camp seen as plus for student scholars

New math camp seen as plus for student scholars

A new summer math camp at SUNY Oswego aimed to solve a problematic equation: college-level mathematics classes that may complicate the progress of students in the science and engineering fields.

Grant funds student astrophysics research in Taiwan

Grant funds student astrophysics research in Taiwan

The National Science Foundation has awarded SUNY Oswego faculty member Shashi Kanbur a $138,545 grant to provide students interested in astrophysics opportunities to do research at a Global Laboratory partner in Taiwan.

The grant, titled “Astrophysics International Research Experience for Students in Taiwan: Connections Between East and West,” started this summer. It enables Kanbur and Ching Hung “Jean” Hsiao, adjunct instructor of Chinese, to mentor six students each of the next three years on research trips to the Graduate Institute of Astronomy at National Central University in Jhongli, Taiwan.

Alumna named Purpose Prize Fellow

Ginny Donohue

Civic Ventures honored Virginia “Ginny” Donohue ’88, executive director and founder of On Point for College, as a 2010 Purpose Prize Fellow at a November ceremony in Philadelphia. Purpose Prizes honor Americans over age 60 for making an extraordinary impact in their encore careers.