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Canino School of Engineering Technology Open House Draws Future Students

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

More than 200 guests attended SUNY Canton’s third Engineering Open House, held Tuesday evening in Nevaldine Hall.

Faculty and students from the Canino School of Engineering Technology prepared more than 20 hands-on demonstrations. Guests could drive robots, take thermal images, learn to solder and crack computer passwords, among other activities.

Teams of two work to build their vehicles for the engineering challenge. Each team was given an assortment of supplies and craft items to build a vehicle capable of racing down a zip line.

“Our students are very proud of what they do here,” said Michael J. Newtown, dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology. “They love showing the world what they’ve learned and how they learned it.”

Contestants prepare to launch their hand-built zip line racers in the annual engineering challenge.

The annual engineering competition challenged students from area schools to build the fastest zip-line vehicle using an assortment of objects. Participants in two age groups quickly assembled their racers in about 20 minutes. The thirty duos then raced to the finish line for prizes, ranging from model rocket kits to $1,300 scholarships to SUNY Canton.

Otis J. Edwards, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology major from Peru, demonstrates soldering.

Coinciding with the open house, the college held a career fair which brought in representatives from about 25 different companies. Students from all levels of education came prepared with resumes looking for internships and employment.

(l to r) Kevin J. LaJuett, a 1988 alumnus, and Jeffrey P. Carpenter from the New York State Department of Transportation speak with Barandyk Nurdinova, a Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Canton at the college’s career fair.

The Engineering Open House event serves to introduce younger students to STEM fields and helps them discover their technical ability and creativity. The college receives support from Corning Incorporated Foundation to hold the event.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton to Award Scholarships, Prizes at Engineering Open House

Monday, February 20th, 2017

SUNY Canton invites the community to explore the fun side of technology at the annual Engineers Week Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 in Nevaldine Hall.

Children in grades K-12 and their families are invited to take a tour, meet with faculty and participate in 20 exciting hands-on demonstrations that offer a unique glimpse into the college’s engineering technology programs. Guests will be able to experiment with lasers, learn about 3-D software, test out a thermal camera and more.

This is the third year the college has hosted the event, which draws students from all over the North Country.

Engineers Week Robotics

“The public’s interest in this event has grown tremendously within the past two years,” said Michael Newtown, dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology. “Last year more than 200 students attended, and we anticipate being able to showcase our career-focused degrees to even more visitors this year.”

Newtown added that the Open House serves to introduce younger students to STEM fields and helps them discover their technical ability and creativity.

This year’s theme is “Launch Your Future,” and the evening’s highlight will be a student competition where teams of two will face off to build the fastest zip-line racer. Contestants of the winning team in the 9th to 12th grade group will each receive a $1,300 SUNY Canton scholarship. The second-place team will each win a $500 SUNY Canton scholarship, and the third-place team will be awarded $100 gift cards.

First-, second- and third-place prizes in the 3rd to 8th grade category include Lego Mindstorms kits, remote-control cars and model rocket kits.

In addition to the Open House, a career fair and alumni panel will be held for current SUNY Canton students who are looking to connect with employers and graduates. All events are being held to celebrate National Engineers Week, which is dedicated to increasing understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers.

The event is sponsored by Corning Incorporated Foundation and is free and open to the public. To register or learn more about the competition, visit www.canton.edu/engineers or contact SUNY Canton’s Career Services Office at (315) 386-7119.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Open House Welcomes Future Engineering Students of All Ages

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The college meets future students, and employers seek college graduates during the second-annual Engineers Week celebration.

Aaron Clark traveled to SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House from Saranac Lake with one goal in mind – to win the Corning Incorporated Foundation  sponsored scholarship at the bridge building contest.

He and his partner, Jacy Thompson, accomplished that objective and both walked away with the coveted $1,300 scholarship to the college. Clark and Thompson assembled pipe cleaners, Popsicle sticks, straws and plastic lacing to span a clear plastic bin. Judges then loaded two kilograms of weight onto the bridge and measured how much the laden bridge deflected, or bowed, under the strain.

Across the crowded classroom of about 60 young students, Naomi Crowell of Canton and Grace Sawyko of Pierrepont were skeptical about the appearance of their bridge, but their colorful creation earned the top spot in their section of the competition. The two excited 12-year-olds walked away with matching Lego Mindstorms kits they can use to build and program their own robots.

Aaron Clark and Jacy Thompson construct their winning bridge during the competition at SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

Aaron Clark and Jacy Thompson construct their winning bridge during the competition at SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

“We really want the public to bridge the future with us at SUNY Canton,” said Michael Newtown, Interim Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology. “We love to open the doors to our great facility to show people what we do. It’s very important that we reach out to students at a younger age so they can discover their technical ability and their creativity.”

Right next to the bridge competition, members of the SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers Chapter (commonly known as the Steel Bridge Team) practiced with their much larger model bridge. The college’s bridge will also be measured for deflection, among other criteria, when the team faces off against other colleges and universities at the upcoming annual competition.

Dakota Way and Brittany LaForty hold their prizes at the end of the bridge building competition during SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

Dakota Way and Brittany LaForty hold their prizes at the end of the bridge building competition during SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

Both faculty and students from the engineering technology curricula assisted Newtown with the event. Guests could see a faculty member’s custom-built industrial lumber processor, experiment with 3D technologies, participate in water-quality testing, and witness many of the resources available at the college.

Now in its second year, Engineers Week, and the Engineering Open House exposes the public to the fun side of the Canino School of Engineering Technology and offers current SUNY Canton students the chance to meet up with employers recruiting from their fields of study.

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A group of onlookers watch a student-run Lego Mindstorms robotics demonstration at SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

“Seventy percent of our technicians come from SUNY Canton,” said Kyle R. Hartford, of Novelis, an Oswego-based rolled aluminum manufacturer. “If you graduate from Mechanical [Engineering Technology] or Electrical [Engineering Technology] you are pretty much guaranteed a job.”

About 20 different employers attended and spoke with students about their plans after graduation. New this year, representatives from General Electric (GE) in Schenectady attended the Engineers Week Career fair. “There are degree programs here that do apply directly to what we are looking for,” said Vernon Estes, a senior manufacturing engineer for GE.

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Vernon Estes, a Senior Manufacturing Engineer from General Electric speaks with Riley P. Taylor, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology Major from Port Kent.

Other companies and organizations in attendance included New York State Electric and Gas, with representatives looking for students from the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems program, among others, and the New York State Department of Transportation, with personnel seeking applicants from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program, among others.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton to Award Scholarships, Prizes at Engineering Open House

Monday, February 15th, 2016

SUNY Canton will award two $1,300 scholarships and other prizes during a community open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

Engineers Day 2016

The event, sponsored by the Corning Inc. Foundation, is free and open to students of all ages and their parents. Activities will include a construction competition where teams of two will put their engineering skills to the test to build the sturdiest bridge. The first place team in the 9th to 12th grade category will each win a $1,300 scholarship. The second place team will receive waived tuition deposits, and the third place team will each win a $25 campus gift card.

Prizes for the 5th to 8th grade and kindergarten to 4th grade groups will include Lego Mindstorms and Technic kits, a Miposaur robot, and K’NEX construction sets.

There will also be more than 15 fun, hands-on demonstrations that will provide a unique glimpse into the college’s engineering technology programs. Guests will be able to construct and program Lego robots, communicate with lasers, experiment with a 3-D projector and more.

“This event is designed to bridge SUNY Canton to the community by allowing everyone to experience the fun of being an engineer,” explained Michael J. Newtown, interim dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology. “We encourage everyone to join us and explore the high-tech resources we have on campus.”

Newtown added that students from the college’s award-winning steel bridge team will showcase past and future designs. Since 1995 the team has garnered 15 regional titles and one national title.

The college is also sponsoring a dinner for high school technology teachers from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Activities will include tours, a guest lecture and demonstrations.

Both events are being held in conjunction with National Engineers Week Feb. 21-27, which is dedicated to increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

To register for either event, visit www.canton.edu/engineers/ or contact the college’s Career Services Office at (315) 386-7119.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Corning Incorporated Foundation Promotes STEM Learning and Tutoring at SUNY Canton

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Corning Incorporated Foundation is helping SUNY Canton promote its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs by contributing to the college’s annual Engineers Week and sponsoring a new student position at the college.

Corning Incorporated Foundation donation

The Corning Incorporated Foundation recently donated funding for SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week celebration and sponsored a tutor to help students with STEM related fields. Pictured are: SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Lucas Craig, Director of Tutoring Services Johanna M. Lee, Corning Inc. Processing Engineering Supervisor and 1997 Alumnus Kevin D. Logan, and SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans.

“We will be holding our second engineers week celebration in late February,” said Assistant Professor Lucas Craig Ph.D., who teaches in SUNY Canton’s Canino School of Engineering Technology. “One of the highlights of the event will be a engineering challenge designed for children grades 1 to 12. Corning has graciously sponsored the competition’s first place team with two $1,300 SUNY Canton scholarship.”

The entire event is designed to highlight programs in the college’s Canino School of Engineering Technology.

In an ongoing effort in support of STEM Scholars, Corning Incorporated Foundation also contributed the funding to create the college’s very first sponsored tutor position. The tutor is available to help students develop their career-building skills and provide academic assistance, according Johanna M. Lee, SUNY Canton’s director of Tutoring Services.

Daniel B. Geisenhof

Daniel B. Geisenhof, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Newark Valley works with a Fanuc robotic arm in one of the college’s technology-focused labs. Geisenhof was recently hired as a STEM tutor with funding provided by the Corning Inc. Foundation.

“This is the first partnership we’ve ever had to promote tutoring on campus,” Lee added. “Our tutor will work closely with a Corning Inc. representative to develop a list of skills that are directly related to employment after college, which helps us continue our career-driven mission.”

The college has already appointed Daniel B. Geisenhof, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Newark Valley, as its first Corning STEM tutor. Geisonhof helps students in any of the engineering technology programs. He was also one of the students who assisted SUNY Canton Instructor Neil M. Haney with the design and fabrication of a lumber-processing machine, which later led to the faculty member seeking a provisional patent application.

For more information about SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week events, visit http://www.canton.edu/engineers/.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Corning Contributes to Liberty Partnerships at SUNY Canton

Monday, June 22nd, 2009
Pictured is Grant receiving a check from Alex Neubert, Corning Plant Manager.

Pictured is Grant receiving a check from Joseph Neubert, Corning Plant Manager.

Corning, Inc. of Canton recently donated $1,000 to support the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley Liberty Partnerships Program’s work-mentoring program. Liberty Partnerships provides services to students in 12 school districts helping high school students to graduate and enter college or the workforce. According to Agnes Grant, Director the Liberty Partnerships Program, work-mentoring helps students gain self-confidence and professional skills as they begin to consider future careers.  Liberty Partnerships is housed at SUNY Canton. Pictured is Grant receiving a check from Joseph Neubert, Corning Plant Manager.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.