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SUNY Canton Shares Semester with German Fulbright Scholar, Ergonomics Expert

Friday, December 21st, 2018

An international faculty member shared his professional industry experience with SUNY Canton’s Graphic and Multimedia Design and Engineering Technology programs during the Fall semester.

Johannes Brombach, Ph.D., a professor for work science and ergonomics from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany, split his time teaching and conducting research at SUNY Canton and Clarkson University during the fall semester. Brombach came to the U.S. through a highly-prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

Fulbright scholar Johannes Brombach stands in front of Nevaldine Hall

SUNY Canton Visiting Scholar Johannes Brombach, Ph.D., a professor for work science and ergonomics from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany, taught ergonomics, biomechanics and project management at SUNY Canton and Clarkson University through a Fulbright Scholarship.

“What I like the most is the variety and diversity of the SUNY Canton’s student population,” He said. “No matter where you are from, when you are at Canton, you are at home. I felt like I was welcome here from the very first day.”

At SUNY Canton, Brombach taught the college’s multimedia project design course, where he encouraged the students to look at their overall assigned project as a series of planned and actionable smaller tasks. He also taught a course in ergonomics, where he drew upon his background in workplace efficiency and risk assessment to help plan for further expansions in the college’s 3D printing workshop.

“I was exposed to many years of project management in industry,” Brombach said. “I encouraged students to set obtainable goals, and to follow through on all of the steps involved in reaching those goals.”

Student projects included marketing the college’s Roo Life student portal, which allows access to student activities events and important announcements, in addition to working with the college’s Diversity Center.

At Clarkson, Brombach taught biomechanics and ergonomics. He conducted scientific research into risk analysis for spinal injuries with Laurel Kuxhaus, Ph.D, Clarkson’s Associate Professor for the Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering department. Previously, he’s studied lighting conditions in industry as well as conducting an evaluation of motion and posture with an ergonomics risk assessment in automotive manufacturing settings.

Matthew J. Burnett, a professor who teaches in the Graphic and Multimedia Design program, participated in a similar exchange program in Munich last year, where he conducted research into artistic and technological applications of 3D printing, Biomimicry and Sustainability.

 

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 digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding acadfulbrightemic credentials. As SUNY’s leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 16 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference.

SUNY Canton Welcomes Fulbright Scholar from New Zealand

Friday, September 9th, 2016

A respected academic leader from New Zealand has embarked upon an American educational adventure at SUNY Canton.

Caroline McCaw, Ph.D., who taught communication design at Otago Polytechnic, won a prestigious Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Award to teach in the college’s Graphic and Multimedia Design (GMMD) program. McCaw is currently living in Hermon with her two sons.

Caroline McCaw


Caroline McCaw, Ph.D., received a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Award to teach in SUNY Canton’s Graphic and Multimedia Design program during the 2016-17 academic year.

SUNY Canton helped facilitate the Fulbright position, which will pay for McCaw’s 10-month stay. McCaw visited the college during the fall 2015 semester and presented as part of the visiting lecture series.

Her area of specialty includes examining the value of local art and design.

“A large part of New Zealand’s design identity relies on picturing ourselves in landscapes,” she explained. “I’m interested in the idea of design engaging more socially with landscapes.”

She is currently teaching an Arts of Oceania course and other graphic-design related classes.

SUNY Canton faculty members noted that McCaw’s research coincides with the North Country culture. “Much of what we create locally is based on envisioning ourselves amongst the beautiful and majestic scenery exclusive to our locale,” said Christopher Sweeney, associate professor and curriculum coordinator for the GMMD program. “Our students will benefit from her experience and unique vision.”

McCaw will be supplementing the program during Associate Professor Matthew Burnett’s sabbatical. Burnett has accepted a teaching fellowship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

 

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 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.