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SUNY Canton Hosts Award-Winning Tech Journalist Feb. 11

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Steven RossAn award-winning technology journalist will visit SUNY Canton to discuss career opportunities in STEM, as well as the importance of diversity within those fields.

Steve Ross will speak at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, in Nevaldine North, Room 102. He will talk about his background and offer advice for students who are pursuing STEM-related degrees.

The event is sponsored by the National Science Foundation STEM Scholars Program and is free and open to the public.

Ross is the editor-in-chief of Broadband Communities magazine and a co-founder of the Institute for Analytic Journalism and the State of New Jersey’s Environmental Education Fund. His clients have included Time Warner, Consumers Union and UNICEF.

He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and has lectured and worked in more than 80 countries worldwide. He has also written and edited 19 books and numerous papers on land-use planning, product safety and environmental issues. In addition, Ross is a co-founder of the State of New Jersey’s Environmental Education Fund.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

In addition to being a National Society of Professional Engineers President’s Award winner, he was named among the “Top 50” pioneers in new media by Online Journalism Review.

 

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.

Engineering Scholarships Available at SUNY Canton

Friday, April 8th, 2011

A handful of prestigious, full tuition scholarships remain available for students planning to study in SUNY Canton’s four-year engineering technology programs.

In 2010, the College received a National Science Foundation grant to provide 18 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarships. There are several STEM scholarships left for the Fall 2011 semester. Each scholarship provides students with $7,200 a year, or $28,800 over four years. Annual tuition for bachelor’s degree programs at SUNY Canton is $4,970 for New York State residents.

Justin Seymour works on a panel.

Justin Seymour, a SUNY Canton electrical technology student and National Science Foundation scholarship recipient from Elmira.

In order to be eligible, applicants must be accepted into one of several SUNY Canton Canino School of Engineering Technology programs and be able to provide: proof of U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency; a transcript with Regents exam scores of 80 percent or higher, or a transfer GPA of 3.0; and household financial records.

Megan Sampier tests electrical connections.

Megan Sampier, a SUNY Canton engineering science student and National Science Foundation scholarship recipient from Colton.

Additionally, applicants will need two letters of recommendation and will need to author a 500-word essay. The scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants until all remaining slots are filled. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible upon acceptance into a qualified program.

Graduates of the College’s engineering technology programs are among the most sought-after employees. The Canino School of Engineering Technology offers a low student to faculty ratio with hands-on access to advanced laboratories and learning facilities.

Terrance Davis views containers with colorful chemicals.

Terrance E. Davis, a SUNY Canton alternative and renewable energy systems major and National Science Foundation scholarship recipient from the Bronx.

For more information, visit www.canton.edu/nsfsstem, or contact Julie Parkman, associate director of advancement in the SUNY Canton Foundation, parkmanj@canton.edu, 315-386-7746 or the Director of the NSF STEM Scholarship, Lawretta Ononye, associate professor of physics, ononyel@canton.edu, 315-386-7521.

SUNY Canton Receives Nearly $600,000 NSF Grant for Scholarships

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Over the next four years, SUNY Canton will receive a $596,160 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be used for scholarships given to engineering technology students.

Dr. Lawretta Ononye, associate professor of physics, serves as the principal investigator and director of SUNY Canton’s project proposal. She is assisted by colleague Dr. Stephen Frempong, professor of electrical engineering technology and co-principal investigator of the proposal, as well as JoAnne Fassinger, the College’s grants coordinator.

Ononye and Frempong

“This is a monumental accomplishment for us as we continue to do everything we can to make college an option for all students, irrespective of their economic circumstance,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “I thank the efforts of Dr. Ononye, Dr. Frempong and JoAnne for working as hard as they did over the last few years to make this a reality for SUNY Canton and our future students.”

SUNY Canton’s project, entitled “Scholarships for Engineering Technology,” will be funded through the NSF Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) project. It will provide scholarships for 18 full-time students who have demonstrated superior academic performance but face economic hardships. An annual award of $7,200 for up to four years will help support the scholars through their degree completion at the College.

The scholarships will be awarded to students in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree or enrolled in a two-year associate degree program with plans of earning their four-year degree.

“A grant of this magnitude is an extraordinary achievement for SUNY Canton and brings us to a new level of grantsmanship,” said Fassinger, who noted that the NSF award is a first for the College. “Grants from the National Science Foundation are considered to be among the most prestigious and competitive in higher education. It is truly a sign of SUNY Canton’s tremendous growth in all areas.”

Programs at the College affected by the S-STEM project include electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, civil engineering technology, engineering science and alternative and renewable energy.

“I’m very excited that the countless hours and energy we put into the proposal has paid off,” Ononye said. “This award will encourage all students to consider engineering, science and technology, including underrepresented groups and women.”

Frempong emphasized the S-STEM project is of great significance to SUNY Canton and its Canino School of Engineering Technology.  “It has both intellectual merit and broader impact,” he stated. “The funding will help with new support programs, including a mentoring program, STEM seminar, and a tutoring center. We will have the resources to develop a summer program to boost scholars’ physics and mathematics backgrounds. It will also allow us to offer field trips to local businesses and into industry.

“It will enhance the ongoing efforts at SUNY Canton by promoting retention and building a community of scholars,” Frempong added. “It will assist in the placement of students in the workforce or graduate school.”

According to NSF’s website, the S-STEM program “makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate; baccalaureate; or graduate-level degree in science and engineering disciplines.”

Institutions receiving awards are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project on campus.

For more information about SUNY Canton’s S-STEM project, visit: http://www.canton.edu/nsfsstem/.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.