In the beginning, there was a single teletype machine spitting out National Weather Service reports in SUNY Oswego’s Piez Hall. There were students and professors gathered around pieces of paper, working out complicated mathematical equations using raw meteorological data to develop weather forecasts—with a pencil. “There just wasn’t much available in the way of tools,”
A shrewd investment in his industrial arts education has paid hefty dividends in his manufacturing career. Just to be clear: George Wurtz III ’78, president and CEO of Soundview Paper Co. LLC, fully intended to teach industrial arts after graduating from Oswego. Hardwired with his grandfather’s love of woodworking and machinery, Wurtz had graduated from
Corning Glass Technologies Chief Technology Officer and Augustine Silviera Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Peter Bocko ’75, left, met with students in Snygg Hall chemistry labs during his visit to campus in April. Bocko described a future of “ubiquitous connectivity” fueled by technology and glass that could support computers and applications virtually anywhere. This vision, outlined in the viral video “A Day Made of Glass,” (embedded below) is not without its drawbacks. “The technology is great, but at the same time we need to be responsible,” Bocko said.