Alumni Soar in the Sciences

Alumni Soar in the Sciences

Launched from Oswego’s lakeside laboratories and classrooms, mentored by Oswego’s dedicated faculty and inspired by a culture of inquiry, Oswego alumni soar in research, discovery, innovation and design. They lead the way in a variety of groundbreaking missions; their work is a testimony to the vigor of the Oswego experience and the value of an Oswego degree. Read more

A Chemist Abroad

Stacy Trey ’02

At the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Stacy Trey ’02 collaborates on projects to make lightweight, anti-static building materials; she also works at SP Wood Technology and Process Development to formulate commodity chemicals from pulp and paper industry residual streams. Trey is a chemist, who says she was encouraged by Oswego professors to participate in summer programs

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

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,