Changing Minds, Changing Lives

Changing Minds, Changing Lives

Yvonne Spicer ’84, M ’85 loves changing minds.

So when skeptical teachers walk away from her institutes inspired, it inspires her. That’s how she knows her mission to elevate high technology in American classrooms is headed in the right direction.

Science sage Hyde retires after 43 years

Ken Hyde

After four decades in Snygg Hall, Kenneth Hyde, distinguished teaching professor of chemistry, traded in his course notes for a hammer and level. Retiring after a 43-year career in the classroom, he has a new avocation: fixing up an old camp on the south shore of Skaneateles Lake, where he and his wife will spend time in retirement.

Three things you can do to make your kids more tech savvy

Three things you can do to make your kids more tech savvy

Try an at-home science project. The Discovery Center at the Museum of Science, Boston, has many activities to choose from, including copter engineering, bridge building and paper recycling. Visit mos.org/discoverycenter/aotm for ideas. Take a “tech walk” around your home or school. Make a list of everything that is engineered by humans. Make another list of things that are

Your Next TV

Your Next TV

Ed. Note: In January, at a session titled “In Search of TV’s Next Big Thing” at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Peter Bocko ’75 and four other industry executives debated trends in hardware, software and the sociology of future TV. Here, Pete shares some highlights of their discussion. Are there big differences between brands of flat

Oswego digs into science project

Fengrong Wong ’11 shares her research with President Deborah F. Stanley.

With sharpened focus on the cutting edge of science, technology, engineeringand math, SUNY Oswego leaders broke ground on a campus-transforming, $118 million build Sept. 17.