Expanded Math Camp Key to Retention Effort

Expanded Math Camp Key to Retention Effort

Last summer, SUNY Oswego launched an expanded math bridge camp for first-year students in STEM majors. Supported by a SUNY grant for its potential as a template for other colleges and universities, the weeklong camp is a key strategy in the college’s retention efforts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The initiative—SUNY Undergraduate Mathematics Success

The Inland Watershed

The Inland Watershed

A watershed describes an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water. The Lake Ontario watershed, part of the even greater Great Lakes watershed, includes innumerable water sources, two of which are Rice Creek and the Little Salmon River. SUNY Oswego

STEM Student Retention Rises Thanks to NSF Grant, Campus Teamwork

STEM Student Retention Rises Thanks to NSF Grant, Campus Teamwork

A five-year National Science Foundation grant to increase retention of freshmen and sophomores in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs has succeeded beyond expectations in its first three years, fueling growth in peer-mentored labs, tutoring and math-in-context courses, among other support services. Jaclyn Lovell ’18 (right), a biochemistry major, works with Andrew McElwain of

Top Historian, Author, Engineer Helps Students Discover ‘Amazing STEM Women’

Top Historian, Author, Engineer Helps Students Discover ‘Amazing STEM Women’

Jill Tietjen, chief executive officer of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, author and electrical engineer, spoke to a standing-room only crowd on Sept. 10 about scientific and technical women, whom she featured in her bestselling and award-winning book, Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America. Her visit was part of the

Alumna to Technology Education Teachers: We Must Evolve

Yvonne Spicer '84 M'85, Ph.D.

When Yvonne Spicer ’84 M’85, Ph.D., started at SUNY Oswego, her degree program was industrial arts. The program name later changed to technology education, and the field continues to evolve. So, too, must its practitioners, Spicer said. She gave the keynote address at the 75th anniversary of the Fall Technology Conference, an Oswego tradition that

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

Oswego Soars to a Universe of Opportunity, a Galaxy of Possibility

Oswego Soars to a Universe of Opportunity, a Galaxy of Possibility

Celestial in its reach, the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation is also practical to the core — a visionary platform for launching careers in the physical sciences while tackling urgent issues of environmental sustainability. From its 35-seat planetarium to its 240 energy-efficient geothermal wells, the complex showcases Oswego’s ever-growing commitment to

A Heritage of Mentorship Continues From the Shinemans To the Danas

Shinemans to the Danas

“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” —HARRIET TUBMAN Sometimes, we make choices that lead us to the best possible circumstance among the best possible people we could hope for in our lives. When that happens, we thank our lucky stars,

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

SUNY Oswego-ESF Pact Encourages Teacher Training in Sciences

SUNY Oswego-ESF Pact Encourages Teacher Training in Sciences

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry President Cornelius B. Murphy Jr. have signed an agreement that enables ESF graduates who fulfill a prescribed curriculum to enter a graduate-level initial teacher certification master’s degree program at Oswego. Barbara Garii, associate dean of SUNY Oswego’s School of Education, called