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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 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.

SUNY Canton Receives $20,000 Instruction Technology Grant

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Engineering course among 27 proposals chosen as part of innovation project 

craigA SUNY Canton project that will attract engineering technology students has been selected to receive $20,000 as part of the State University of New York’s 2015 Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) Program.

The funding will be used to develop a general elective engineering technology course that will be open to current SUNY Canton students and local high school students. The curriculum will include an introduction to several areas of engineering technology, such as electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental.

Students will utilize a 3-D projector system and a gesture-controlled armband, called the Myo, which will also be purchased with the grant funding. The projector system allows students to view items in a three-dimensional space, and the Myo analyzes muscle movement by the users’ arm to control technology such as computers, smartphones and robots.

“This project is designed to excite students about science, technology, engineering and math,” said SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of Mechanical Technology Lucas Craig, Ph.D., who submitted the proposal and will help oversee its implementation. “They will have the opportunity to utilize innovative technology to solve problems and present concepts.”

SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Lucas Craig works with a student during a Mechanical Engineering Technology lab. Craig recently received a $20,000 Innovative Instruction Technology Grant.

SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Lucas Craig works with a student during a Mechanical Engineering Technology lab. Craig recently received a $20,000 Innovative Instruction Technology Grant.

This is the first time SUNY Canton has received a grant through the IITG program, which was established in 2012.

“IITG is an opportunity for faculty to take their most innovative teaching and learning techniques to the next level, not only fostering their ideas on their home campus but teaming with colleagues across SUNY to implement them elsewhere within our system,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “We look forward to bringing these outstanding programs to even more of our students, faculty and staff as a result of this year’s grants.”

In total, more than $600,000 was awarded for 27 projects throughout the state. The entire list of funded projects is available online.

 

About the State University of New York

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 460,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs on 64 college and university campuses, and online through Open SUNY. SUNY students and faculty across the state make significant contributions to research and discovery, resulting in nearly $1 billion of externally-sponsored activity each year. There are 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. 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 provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Blackboard Transition Officially Kicks Off

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The transition from ANGEL to the Blackboard Learn Course Management System (CMS) officially kicked off on September 18th. The SUNY Canton Office of OnLine Learning “Set the Table” for the Phase 1 pilot group with a restaurant inspired overview session, detailing the conversion. Phase 1 training will continue throughout the fall semester, leading up to Blackboard course delivery starting in the Spring 2014 semester for pilot courses.

The event concluded with a gift card drawing to the Campus Store. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Technology Lucas Craig, Ph.D (below) was the lucky winner. Pictured below from left to right are Learning Systems Manager Jerry Bartlett, Instructional Technologist Christina Smith, Craig, Online Learning Technician Mat Nichols, and Dean of Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies Molly Mott, Ph.D.

For additional information about the Blackboard transition, please visit the Online Learning Faculty Resources page at: http://www.canton.edu/ol/faculty.html

 

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