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.

Grant Supports Undergraduate Research in Brazil

Banco Santander, SUNY and Brazil representatives

Oswego students Earl Bellinger ’12 and Janet Buckner ’12 eagerly tell how their summer 2010 work at the college’s global laboratories in Brazil studying the stars and surveying wildlife has opened opportunities for them as future scientists.

As they prepared to return this summer, they had a chance to share their stories with representatives of the international partnership that is supporting a Brazilian research experience for them and 13 other SUNY students this year and another 15 next year.

Alumna Shares Photos of Chimps

Kristin Mosher '89 and Bill Wallauer

Chimpanzees are a lot like humans, sharing 98 percent of the same DNA and many personality traits. That fact was in evidence in a special multimedia presentation on campus in February by wife-and-husband photography and video team Kristin Mosher ’89 and Bill Wallauer.

For 15 years, Bill followed the wild chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, capturing the intimate details of their daily lives for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which is led by renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall.

‘Gorilla’ Marketing: Bocko helps change the way we view the world

‘Gorilla’  Marketing: Bocko helps change the way we view the world

If you are one of the 100 million Americans with smart phones, chances are you are holding the work of a fellow Oswego alumnus.

Peter Bocko ’75, chief technology officer for Corning Glass Technologies, a business within Corning Inc., driving new glass opportunities, has spent his career developing and bringing to market glass used in cutting-edge high-tech devices like these. His latest project is Corning Gorilla Glass, a super-tough, ultra-thin product used in some of the hottest electronic devices on the planet.

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