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Students Get Excited about STEM at SUNY Canton’s Women in Engineering Day

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

SUNY Canton’s Canino School of Engineering Technology hosted more than 200 middle and high schoolers for its annual Women in Engineering Day held Wednesday, May 16.

Students from Canton, Hammond, St. Regis Falls, Gouverneur, Tupper Lake, Ogdensburg, Madrid-Waddington, Potsdam and others took part in interactive activities and conversations related to STEM.

“We are thrilled that 241 students from the surrounding area came to spend the day learning about engineering technology fields, hearing from a leader in solar energy research and experiencing SUNY Canton’s hands-on, applied learning philosophy,” said Women in Engineering Day Committee Chair and SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Kathleen Mahoney, who teaches in the Graphic and Multimedia Design program.

A student launches a bottle rocket outside of Nevaldine Hall

A student launches a bottle rocket during the 2018 Women in Engineering Day.

The guest speaker was Deidra R. Hodges, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. She previously worked on NASA’s Space Shuttle program in Avionics while with IBM’s Federal Systems Division, and later joined Martin Marietta Manned Space Systems where she conducted independent research in support of NASA’s Unmanned Shuttle C proposal.

Students gather around Adrienne Rygel as she teaches about water filtration.

SUNY Canton Associate Professor Adrienne Rygel teaches a group of students about clean drinking water and filtration techniques.

“Dr. Hodges has experienced a lot of adversity throughout her life, particularly when she and her family had to relocate from Louisiana after their home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina,” said Lisa M. Beldock, a living environment science teacher at Ogdensburg Free Academy high school. “I think it was important for students to hear from someone who has persevered despite major setbacks, as well as the added obstacles she faced as a woman in a male-dominated field.”

There were several new workshops offered this year, two of which aligned with the college’s recently added four-year Game Design and Development program and varsity eSports team. A “Women in Gaming” presentation was led by student and Game Design major Emily A. Oeser, who is the captain of the college’s all-female and co-ed “Overwatch” eSports teams.

Brandon Baldwin uses a touch screen to instruct a small group of students.

SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Brandon Baldwin showcases the technology in the Automotive Technology Lab.

Other highlights included demonstrations about cutting-edge research in the field of artificially intelligent prosthetics and how virtual reality is used in the architecture and construction industries. Students also had the chance to learn about aerodynamics by launching homemade water rockets.

Arconic Inc. was the lead sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors were the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women, the North Country Young Women’s Leadership Institute, and New York State’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program. Funding support for the keynote speaker was provided by a Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant.

 

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 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

Corning Incorporated Foundation Supports SUNY Canton

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Corning Incorporated Foundation is continuing its generous support of SUNY Canton through two recent donations.

Anne Sibley and Bart Tuttle hold a check from Corning Incorporated Foundation.

Corning Canton Plant Manager Bart R. Tuttle presents a check to SUNY Canton Vice President for Advancement Anne M. Sibley.

A gift to the Canton College Foundation will help fund the Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series program, which brings alumni and regional business leaders to campus to share their perspectives and insights into their career field. This spring, the series will welcome leaders in engineering, funeral services, and emergency management and homeland security.

Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology Michael J. Newtown; Assistant Professor Lucas Craig, Ph.D.; Corning Canton Plant Engineering Manager Brian Bush; and SUNY Canton Engineering Lab Coordinator Paul E. Todd.

Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology Michael J. Newtown; Assistant Professor Lucas Craig, Ph.D.; Corning Canton Plant Engineering Manager Brian Bush; and SUNY Canton Engineering Lab Coordinator Paul E. Todd.

Corning Incorporated Foundation is also promoting STEM learning through a donation to the Engineer’s Week celebration roundtable discussion, which will be held Feb. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. as part of a day-long event, which includes a career fair and open house.

SUNY Canton Once Again Named a ‘STEM Jobs Approved College’

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

STEMJobs Approved Colleges 2016-17For the third straight year, SUNY Canton has earned a “STEM Jobs Approved College” designation by Victory Media, publishers of STEM Jobs magazine.

The 2016-17 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges list honors the top U.S. universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools that are connecting students with high-demand STEM occupations.

Schools were scored on their ability to provide opportunities for students to explore STEM subjects, promote partnerships that foster STEM literacy, ensure coursework and activities have a focus on careers, and promote STEM programs to under-represented populations.

“We take great pride in our continued recognition as a STEM Jobs Approved College,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “In addition to the more than 30 STEM-related degrees we currently offer, the launch of the four-year Game Design and Development program opens up even more opportunities for students who want to pursue careers in growing high-tech fields.”

SUNY Canton offers the majority of its STEM-related degree programs via the Canino School of Engineering Technology. Students can pursue degrees in Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, Graphic and Multimedia Design, Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Information Technology, and more.

Other STEM-related degrees include Nursing, Finance, Accounting and Veterinary Technology.

The college was also recognized for its efforts to encourage middle and high school students to pursue careers in science and technology by hosting annual events such as Women in Engineering Day and Engineers Day.

“With our STEM Jobs Approved awards, we’re able to help educators evaluate whether they’re meeting the needs of students by employing the kinds of programs that our research shows are most effective in getting students involved in STEM,” said Ellen Pomerantz, director of Educational Partnerships and Programs for Victory Media. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like SUNY Canton as an institution leading the way in this area.”

 

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 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.

Ramped Up for STEM – High School Students Build Remote Control Cars During Summer Camp

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Andrew M. Ranger (left) launches a remote control car outside of SUNY Canton’s Nevaldine Hall. Ranger and Lucas J. Stiles (right) built the car as part of a high school summer STEM program sponsored by grants from the New York State Education Department and the Department of Defense Activity. Ranger attends Immaculate Heart Central High School in Watertown and Stiles attends Carthage High School. The two joined 13 other students for the weeklong summer camp. The activities conclude tomorrow (Friday, July 21) with several races and challenges to test each team’s car.

Students driving a remote control car

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

(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.

Registration Opens for Camp Invention at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

SUNY Canton will again be hosting Camp Invention, a summer experience emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for students entering grades 1-6.

The weeklong day camp will run 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from July 25 to July 29 in the college’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Students working on a computer motherboard.

To celebrate upcoming day camp, SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran will be presenting a free chemistry magic show at 1 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the Canton Free Library.

Student jumping on a rocket launcher.The Camp Invention curriculum is redesigned every year to ensure that participants have a dynamic and memorable experience. Children will have access to several projects including:

  • Building cricket-inspired inventions to outsmart motorized spider predators.
  • Designing an “Epic Park” with zip lines and water flumes.
  • Using motors, gears, lights, fans and components found in broken machines to make their own innovations.
  • Exploring demolitions, coding, squid, slime and sound-activated lights.

The program is $220 each week per student. Families enrolling two children receive $25 off per child. Families registering three or more children will save $50 per child. Special rates are available for children of SUNY Canton employees.

Parents can register their children online at www.campinvention.org, or by calling 1-800-968-4322. For more information contact Rhonda Rodriguez by email, rrodrig@twcny.rr.com.

 

About Camp Invention

Created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention is a nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. The program presents essential STEM concepts through creative hands-on activities. SUNY Canton has hosted Camp Invention for five years.

 

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 scholarships.”

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 Named a ‘STEM Jobs Approved College’ for 2016

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

STEM JobsFor the second consecutive year, SUNY Canton has been designated as a “STEM Jobs Approved College” by Victory Media, publishers of STEM Jobs magazine.

The organization also announced that SUNY Canton is a “Top 5 Industry Award” winner for geoscience.

Both honors recognize schools that demonstrate a strong commitment to students pursuing STEM programs and careers.

The 2016 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges list rates universities, colleges and trade schools on their ability and responsiveness to connecting programs and students with STEM occupations. Schools were scored on areas such as student opportunities, industry partnerships, career-driven coursework and engaging under-represented populations.

“With our STEM Jobs Approved awards, we’re able to help educators evaluate whether they’re meeting the needs of students by employing the kinds of programs that our research shows are most effective in getting students involved in STEM,” said Glen Zollman, vice president of STEM Jobs. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like SUNY Canton as an institution leading the way in this area.”

Steel Bridge Team

 

 

SUNY Canton offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 STEM-related programs. Four-year programs include Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nursing and Veterinary Technology. Two-year degrees include Engineering Science and Dental Hygiene.

The college was also selected for its efforts to expose elementary, middle and high school students to STEM fields through the annual Women in Engineering Day and Engineering Open House.

New this year, the Top 5 Industry Awards recognize the colleges and employers who contribute the most to STEM workforce development and diversity. Results from more than 1,000 entries nationwide placed SUNY Canton among the top five colleges that offer degree programs that prepare students for careers in geoscience.

SUNY Canton offers a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology, where students can choose to study in areas such as geotechnology, water and wastewater testing and treatment, and environmental remediation. The college’s state-of-the-art lab also allows students to master soil and water collection and testing procedures. Employment opportunities for civil and environmental engineering technicians are expected to expand due to increased awareness of environmental issues and more stringent regulations.

 

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 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.

SUNY Canton Named a ‘STEM Jobs Approved’ College

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Stem Jobs CollegeSTEM Jobs magazine today announced that SUNY Canton is included in its 2015 list of STEM Jobs Approved Colleges.

The list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations. SUNY Canton was chosen specifically for its program diversity and successful job placement.

“This distinction is a fitting recognition given SUNY Canton’s strong emphasis on applied learning in STEM fields,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “By preparing our students to be competitive in these high demand, high growth areas, we are helping fill a critical need in New York State’s job market.”

The college offers bachelor’s degrees in a number of STEM-related programs, including Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, Civil and Environmental Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechanical Technology, Nursing, and Veterinary Technology. Associate programs include Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Science and Dental Hygiene.

Pictured is SUNY Canton Mechanical Technology major Daniel B. Geisenhof of Newark Valley assembling a three-dimensional printer. Mechanical Technology is one of many STEM-focused majors at the college.

Pictured is SUNY Canton Mechanical Technology major Daniel B. Geisenhof of Newark Valley assembling a three-dimensional printer. Mechanical Technology is one of many STEM-focused majors at the college.

Earlier this year, the Civil and Environmental Technology, Electrical Technology and Mechanical Technology programs received initial accreditation by ABET, the premiere engineering and engineering technology accrediting body. All three boast a 100 percent placement rate for graduates. Most new hires within these fields are earning salaries of more than $50,000 annually.

“With the list of STEM Jobs Approved Colleges we’re able to help parents, students and guidance counselors evaluate how well education is translating into real-world jobs, and how responsive institutions are to meeting those demands,” said Daniel Nichols, President of STEM Jobs. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like SUNY Canton as a school leading the way in this area.”

The entire list will be published in the magazine’s Winter issue and can be found online at www.stemjobs.com.

 

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 eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.