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Testing a rewound field

Photo courtesy of Penfield Library Special Collections, SUNY Oswego 

Then: This image appearing in the 1937 Vocationist with the caption "Testing A Rewound Field" is a snapshot from the progression of one of Oswego's oldest programs. Oswego established what it billed as the first manual arts training course in the country in the late 19th century. By this photo, it had evolved into industrial arts, and the 1932 opening of the Industrial Arts building (now Park Hall) recognized the importance of this world-renowned program. As the technology has evolved from vacuum tubes to transistors to microchips, Oswego's program -- now known as technology education -- has kept pace.

Richard Bush showing off mini-Zamboni

Now: The technology education program still prepares graduates for jobs in teaching around the country while providing hands-on learning opportunities. Students in Oswego's technology education program have high placement rates due to the program's strong reputation and track record. Here technology faculty member Richard Bush shows off the inner workings of the mini-zamboni at Oswego's Fall Technology Conference -- a tradition dating back to the 1930s. Created, operated and maintained by Oswego technology students, the mobile mini-zamboni is a popular T-shirt-launching attraction between periods of hockey games.