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Science Knowledge Skyrockets at Liberty Partnerships Program Aeronautical Camp

Friday, July 1st, 2016

The final day of the Liberty Partnerships Program’s Summer Aeronautical Camp was a blast.

SUNY Canton’s Assistant Professor Lucas Craig gave a countdown and then four middle-school students fired model rockets high into the sky on the afternoon of Friday, July 1, on the field bordering the college’s entryway. As soon as they were done, four more excited students from St. Lawrence County raced to prepare their devices for flight.

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Sisters Cassidy J. and Carley J. Simmons from Hermon-DeKalb Central School launch their model rocket during the Liberty Partnerships Program summer Aeronautical Camp at SUNY Canton.

The rocket launch followed a week’s worth of experimentation surrounding aerospace. Students flew kites, built model airplanes and practiced flying with a remote control flight simulator. They even built operational hovercraft that they buzzed up and down Nevaldine Hall.

“The purpose of this camp is to get students interested in engineering and help them understand the importance and values of engineering technology in the real world,” Craig said.

Ogdensburg Free Academy student Keegan M. Ford and SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Lucas Craig make launch preparations on the final day of Aeronautical Camp.

Ogdensburg Free Academy student Keegan M. Ford and SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Lucas Craig make launch preparations on the final day of Aeronautical Camp.

Aeronautical Camp is a little different from the college’s other summer science camps like Camp Invention. The Liberty Partnerships Program exclusively selects participants for Aeronautical Camp from in an effort to help them transition between middle and high school. “The end goal is to ensure these students are fully prepared for college and competitive workplace demands,” Grant said.

Craig sees it as an opportunity to showcase the resources available through the college’s Canino School of Engineering Technology. “I hope we can recruit some of these students into the engineering disciplines at SUNY Canton,” he said.

 

St. Lawrence Central’s Dakota K. Thompson flies a kite on SUNY Canton’s front lawn during the final day of Aeronautical Camp, a special summer experience created by the Liberty Partnerships Program.

St. Lawrence Central’s Dakota K. Thompson flies a kite on SUNY Canton’s front lawn during the final day of Aeronautical Camp, a special summer experience created by the Liberty Partnerships Program.

About Liberty Partnerships Program

The Liberty Partnerships Program is funded by the New York State Education Department. Locally, it is housed at SUNY Canton and works with all four Associated Colleges and numerous High Schools in St. Lawrence County. The program was founded in 1988 to help reduce the statewide high school dropout rate.

 

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.

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.