Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Area college students could hold the key to making energy-efficient homes affordable.
Students from ESF, Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University are collaborating to design an energy-efficient affordable house based on the median family income of the area. They are participating in the Challenge Home Student Design competition sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Association of Homebuilders. (3/11)
Oakie the Acorn, the mascot of ESF's Mighty Oaks athletic teams, is one of 43 SUNY mascots competing in SUNY's Second Annual Mascot Madness beginning March 11. (3/10)
An alumnus of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has been named to the Science Advisory Board of American Forests, the oldest national conservation organization in the United States. (3/7)
The staff at ESF's popular, year-old eatery, the Trailhead Cafe, has devised a way for its customers to enjoy a meal and, at the same time, reduce their impact on the environment. (3/7)
The 12th Annual Green Building Conference sponsored by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will feature presentations by experts in the fields of renewable energy and home construction. (3/6)
"Fungal overlord" isn't a job title you see every day on LinkedIn unless you're linked to Matt Gretton. (2/28)
"This is a fantastic chance for our students to start to envision where they fit into the workforce after graduation," said ESF President Quentin Wheeler, of ESF's 13th Annual Environmental Career Fair. (2/26)
ESF in the Media
- Onondaga County clears out weak ash trees to prepare for emerald ash borer:
(Melissa Fierke is quoted in this story on Onondaga County's plan to remove unhealthy ash trees and combat the emerald ash borer. 3/7/14)
- Chemistry professor publishes in Nature Geoscience:
Dr. David J. Kieber is part of a team that published a paper in the journal "Nature Geoscience." The paper is titled, "Contribution of sea surface carbon pool to organic mater enrichment in sea spray aerosol." The paper was published online Feb. 27, 2014.
- Kieber, students to present at international symposium in May
Dr. David J. Kieber of the Department of Chemistry, and graduate students Inger Tyssebotn and Joanna Kinsey, will present research results at the 6th International Symposium on biological and environmental chemistry of DMS(P) and related compounds. The conference will be May 26 through 30, 2014, at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain.
- SUNY RF grant funds research at Cranberry Lake
Dr. David J. Kieber and a colleague have received a $29, 810, two-year grant from the Collaboration Fund of the SUNY Research Foundation to conduct a gas flux study at the Cranberry Lake Biological Station. They will assess factors that regulate fluxes of carbon dioxide from lake waters into the atmosphere. Keiber is working with Dr. Scott Miller of SUNY Albany.
- Moon Library Recognized as a STAR in Resource Sharing:
Moon Library at ESF recently received 4 out of 4 stars for our commitment to resource sharing best practices! This award presented by the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative and the American Libraries Association's Reference & User Services Association provides recognition for contributions to and improvements in library resource sharing services such as interlibrary loan.