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New York State Green Building Conference Announces New Partnership

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has joined ESF and the Syracuse Center of Excellence as a partner for the 2015 Green Building Conference. Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, will host a plenary session during this year's conference. Fedrizzi and his USGBC colleagues were awarded the United Nations Champion of the Earth award in November for their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. DETAILS

Student Team Wins $50,000 in Commercialization Competition

A team of students, including one from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), won $50,000 in cash prizes in a competition sponsored by the New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation (NYSTEC). (11/24/2014)

Radiation Curing Program Earns Recognition

The Continuing Education Association of New York has recognized ESF and its partner, RadTech International North America, with the James C. Hall Exemplary Program Award for the Radiation Curing Program.

The Radiation Curing Program's online courses serve practicing professionals, upper-level undergraduate students, and graduate students in the science and technology of energy curing.

"The Radiation Curing Program is innovative and successful with a national and perhaps international reach," said Jill Pippin, CEANY Awards and Resolutions Committee co-chair. "With its close tie to business, especially in high-growth sectors, and its friendly online approach, this program epitomizes the spirit of continuing education and has been normally recognized by colleagues across New York State." DETAILS

Biotechnology Symposium Builds New Partnerships

In addition to collaboration with the Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Research Foundation for the State University of New York will partner with ESF to advance the 2015 New York State Biotechnology Symposium.

The symposium has been held annually in Central New York with speakers and workshop leaders from around the United States. Now in its seventh year, the symposium has a new name, stronger partnerships, and a new location at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Long Island campus. These advancements reflect a shared commitment to serve our state's various biotechnology education, research, development and business communities. DETAILS

Blight-Resistant American Chestnut Trees Take Root at ESF

Scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) are growing the first American chestnut trees that can withstand the blight that virtually eliminated the once-dominant tree from the eastern United States. (11/5/2014)

Giant Tortoises Gain a Foothold on a Galapagos Island

A population of endangered giant tortoises, which once dwindled to just over a dozen, has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española, a finding described as "a true story of success and hope in conservation" by the ESF professor who is the lead author of a study published today (Oct. 28). (10/28/2014)

Dr. Robin Wright inducted into 3M’s Carlton Society

SUNY-ESF congratulates our friend and colleague, Dr. Robin Wright, 3M Corporate Scientist, on his induction into the Carlton Society. The Carlton Society is 3M's technical "Hall of Fame" consisting of top 3M scientists who contribute to the company's culture of innovation. Dr. Wright has advised and actively encourages the SUNY-ESF/RadTech Radiation Curing Program as a way to serve and advance the radiation curing field. We thank him for his leadership and join the 3M and RadTech communities in congratulating him on this most deserved achievement. DETAILS

‘Humanitarian Engineering’ Puts ESF Students to Work

ESF students have an opportunity to combine their education, interest in service work and budding professional skills to improve communities, both locally and globally, through projects described as "humanitarian engineering." (10/7/2014)

‘Honorable Harvest’ Lecture Draws SRO Crowd

With more 50 students sitting on the floor and people lining the perimeter of the room, Dr. Robin Kimmerer drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Gateway Center Sept. 24 to hear her insights into the blending of indigenous knowledge, sustainability and conservation. (9/26/2014)

13th Annual NYS Green Building Conference Call for Abstracts Announced

Presentation proposals are being sought for the 13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference March 12-13, 2015 in Syracuse. (9/22/2014)

Governor Announces $20M Grant to ESF, Partners

N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, that ESF and several partners will receive $20 million through the New York SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program to develop a SUNY Water Research and Education Center at Onondaga Lake. (9/16/2014)

Quentin Wheeler Installed as ESF’s Fourth President

ESF faculty and delegates from academic institutions in full regalia processed from the ESF campus to Hendricks Chapel to the strains of "Scotland the Brave" to herald the inauguration of ESF's new president, Dr. Quentin Wheeler. (9/12/2014)

U.S. News: ESF among 30 Top Public Universities

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has earned a place among the top universities in America for 2015, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. (9/9/2014)

ESF, Conservation Corps Launch Bioblitz at Onondaga Lake

Hundreds of scientists, students and members of the public will gather along the shores of Onondaga Lake Sept. 12 and 13 to inventory and identify every species of plant and animal that can be found in 24 hours. (9/3/2014)

3-D Printing Visionary Lance Pickens Selected to Keynote UV/EB Advanced Manufacturing Webinar Series

Lance Pickens, 3-D printing visionary and CEO of MadeSolid, Inc., will kick off the 2014-2015 Future of UV/EB Webinar series on August 27th at 2:00 p.m. Lance will recount developments in advanced materials for 3-D printing and share his perspective on the role of UV curing as 3-D printing technology continues to accelerate. DETAILS

Daily Freeman covers student winner of Outstanding Oral Presentation for 2014 Environmental Summit

("Angelica Owen from Saugerties High School earned the 2014 Award for an Outstanding Oral Presentation at the Environmental Summit at The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse on May 28." 7/13/14) DETAILS

Podcast: SUNY-ESF and Rapid Cure discuss ESF's new Radiation Curing Program

("In this podcast, Kate Wall of SUNY ESF and Dan Montoney of Rapid Cure Technologies discuss the Radiation Curing Program." 7/2/14) DETAILS

ESM honors partnerships with SUNY-ESF and the village of Minoa

("East Syracuse Minoa Central School District students benefit greatly from rewarding partnerships with the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (SUNY ESF) and the village of Minoa's Cleanwater Educational Research Facility (CERF). The District honored both at a "Partnership for Learning" recognition on May 15." 7/2/14) DETAILS

High school students present college-level research at SUNY-ESF Environmental Summit

("Eleven students from G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton used the knowledge acquired in Dan Mainville's global environment course as part of their research for a recent environmental summit sponsored by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry." 6/28/14) DETAILS

2014 Biotechnology Symposium Held at Gateway Center

The 2014 Biotechnology Symposium hosted approximately 150 participants from more than a half-dozen states. The connections made between experienced and emerging professionals from academia and industry help to keep biotechnology in New York ever expanding. Please save the date for next year's Symposium at Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 12 and 13, 2015. DETAILS

Kennedy takes home best poster award at ESF Environmental Summit

("Syracuse Academy sophomore Aireyanna Kennedy (10th grade) won Best Poster Presentation at SUNY ESF Environmental Summit on Wednesday May 28th." 6/14) DETAILS

Urban CNY reports on Environmental Challenge 2014

("Seventh and eighth grade students attending schools in the SCSD participated in Environmental Challenge 2014 held at the Carrier Dome. The event was hosted by the Syracuse City School District and SUNY- Environmental Science & Forestry." 5/30/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF Expands Radiation Curing Program

("SUNY-ESF is expanding its Radiation Curing Program (RCP) with the addition of a new short course in ultraviolet/electron beam (UV/EB) curing beginning in May 2014." 5/29/14) DETAILS

ESM Recognizes SUNY-ESF with Partnerships for Learning

("ESM recently recognized the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF) and the Village of Minoa's Cleanwater Educational Research Facility (CERF) with aPartnership for Learning award. ESM students benefit greatly from these rewarding partnerships." 5/14) DETAILS

Scientists Announce Top 10 New Species for 2014

A carnivorous mammal, a 12-meter-tall tree and a sea anemone that lives under an Antarctic glacier are among the species identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's International Institute for Species Exploration as the top 10 species discovered last year. An international committee of taxonomists and related experts selected the top 10 from among the approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year. (5/21/2014)

ESF to Confer Degrees at Commencement Ceremony

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will confer up to 575 degrees during joint Commencement exercises with Syracuse University May 11 in the Carrier Dome. (5/6/2014)

ESF-SU-OCC Team Wins National Competition

A team of area college students was named Grand Winner in a national competition to design an energy-efficient affordable house based on the median family income of the area. (4/30/2014)

SUNY-ESF Expands Radiation Curing Program with New Online Short Course

("The new short course, Principles of Energy Curing Technologies, is targeted at sales and customer service representatives, marketing and business managers, and regulatory agencies in these fields." 4/21/14) DETAILS

Survey: Financial Concerns, Old Habits Hinder Green Building

The biggest impediments to widespread adoption of green construction practices are the cost - either real or imagined - of incorporating more environmentally friendly features into construction projects and a lack of understanding about what can and should be done, according to a survey of attendees at the New York State Green Building Conference. (4/21/2014)

College Earns Spot in Guide to Green Colleges from Princeton Review

ESF is listed in the 2014 Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges. (4/18/2014)

SUNY-ESF and CNY Section of American Chemical Society Co-Host Presentation by Dr. Stephen Cantor

("The presentation, entitled "UV Curing Technology: A Route to Solvent-Free Adhesives and Coatings", was presented to a live audience in Syracuse, NY at SUNY-ESF's Gateway Center, and was simulcast as a live webinar for participants nationally and internationally." 4/15/14) DETAILS

ESF Receives $2.4M Gift, Largest in College History

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has received a $2.4 million gift from the estate of an alumnus, the largest cash gift the 103-year-old college has ever received. (4/8/2014)

Bogucz Honored as Green Building Advocate

Dr. Edward Bogucz, executive director of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE), was honored as Green Building Advocate of the Year during the 2014 New York State Green Building Conference held in Syracuse. (4/1/2014)

Syracuse.com showcases some of the best products from the Green Building Conference

("Sure, the annual New York State Green Building Conference taking place in downtown Syracuse offers plenty of workshops on things like carbon neutral structural systems and operational sustainability strategies. But what about cool green products?" 3/28/14) DETAILS

New York's newest and most significant green buildings, innovations

(In honor of this week's New York State Green Building Conference, sponsored by SUNY-ESF, Syracuse.com compiled a photo gallery of significant sustainably designed buildings in New York. 3/27/14) DETAILS

HS Chemistry students visit SUNY-ESF Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

(On Tuesday March 25th, chemistry students from Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School were welcomed to the Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Department at SUNY-ESF and given a tour of Walters Hall Pilot Plan. 3/26/14) DETAILS

ESF Professor Wins John Burroughs Nature Essay Award

Dr. Robin Kimmerer of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has won the John Burroughs Essay Award for "Council of the Pecans," published by Orion Magazine in its September/October 2013 issue. (3/20/2014)

SAF honors Project Learning Tree

(The Statewife Forestry Association honored Project Learning Tree with the 2013 Community Service Award. Dr. Beth Folta serves as a member of the project's steering committee. 3/17/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF staff, programs recognized in 2014 Celebration of Technology awards

(Brandon Murphy and SUNY-ESF's Office of Outreach were honored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York. 3/13/14) DETAILS

ESF’s Oakie the Acorn Enters SUNY’s Mascot Madness

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. (3/10/2014)

Energy, Construction Experts to Speak at Green Building Conference

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. (3/6/2014)

Labor Department Funds Aimed at Helping Job Seekers

ESF is involved in training partnerships that helped the Fulton Companies develop the workforce it needed to expand its manufacturing capacity locally. (2/26/2014)

ESF Faculty to Be Featured In Symphoria Concert

With musical works such as "La Mer" and "The Ruined River," it isn't a big leap to wed those pieces to environmental science. Saturday's Symphoria concert, "The Sound of Nature," will do precisely that. (2/26/2014)

ESF Celebrates Darwin Day

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will highlight research in evolutionary biology in conjunction with Darwin Day. (2/11/2014)

ESF in the HS Students Honored with Racial Justice Awards

Two ESF in the High School students received youth awards from the Community Wide Diaglogue to End Racism. (1/30/2014)

ESF Named One of Princeton Review’s 'Best Value' Colleges

ESF has again been named one of the nation's 150 "Best Value" colleges and universities by The Princeton Review. (1/29/2014)

Regional Economic Development Scholarship Supports Local Business

The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CEO), through its Clean Tech Center, is funding an incentive program to enable employees of Central New York businesses who currently use - or who are considering using - energy curing in their manufacturing processes to take Radiation Curing Program (RCP) courses at no cost. DETAILS

ESF's STEM Mentor Program Announces 2014 Mentors

SUNY-ESF's STEM Mentoring Initiative to Strengthen the Education Pipeline program has selected its first group of ESF graduate students who will mentor and serve as front-line role models for Syracuse middle school students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Learn more about the Spring 2014 ESF Science Corps at www.esf.edu/outreach/stemmentor.

Neil Murphy will be remembered for his kindness and concern for the ESF community

(Everyone at ESF has a story about Neil's care for the campus, the students, and the community. 12/1/13) DETAILS

SUNY ESF to offer online courses to address workforce shortage in special manufacturing technique

("State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry is offering an online training program to address a shortage of workers skilled in radiation curing, a manufacturing technique that uses ultraviolet light or electron beams to cure coatings and other materials." 11/20/13) DETAILS

Quentin Wheeler Chosen as New President of SUNY-ESF

Dr. Quentin Wheeler, director of the International Institute for Species Exploration and Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment at Arizona State University, has been named the next president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) by the SUNY Board of Trustees and SUNY Chancellor. (11/15/2013)

American Chemical Society: Low Energy Radiation Curing Program Offered at SUNY

The American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute posted an article on their Nexus Blog titled, "Low Energy Radiation Curing Program Offered at SUNY." Click the link below to read the article.

More information about the Radiation Curing Program can be found at: www.esf.edu/outreach/radcuring. DETAILS

ESF Launches Program Focused on UV/EB Technologies

Radiation and energy curing is the focus of a new program offered by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). (10/31/2013)

Terry Ettinger reports on Leavenworth Park

(Terry Ettinger covers the hidden features built into Leavenworth Park for rainwater conservation. 10/21/13) DETAILS

Brandon Murphy of ESF Outreach works with ES-M middle schoolers on an Onondaga Lake proposal

("A group of about 100 seventh graders from the East Syracuse-Minoa School District came to Onondaga Lake Park Friday to learn about the past, present, and future of Onondaga Lake." 10/18/13) DETAILS

High school students focus on science with summer internships

(Five Skaneateles High School students started school this fall with a greater appreciation for science, research, trees and life in general, thanks to the research internships they worked over the summer at SUNY-ESF. 10/22/13) DETAILS

SEA Semester lets ESF students spend a semester at sea

("Students at SUNY-ESF who chose to study at sea this semester set sail on Saturday aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer to learn oceanography and marine biology." 10/14/13) DETAILS

Upcoming symposium on water quality will include SUNY-ESF faculty and alumni speakers

(The symposium is entitled "Preserving Water Quality in a Changing Climate," and will be held on October 26 at The Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, New York. Speakers will include faculty members Donald Lake and Margaret Bryant, and the keynote speaker will be ESF alum Dave Eichorn. 10/3/13) DETAILS

Skaneateles high school students get hands-on experience in SUNY ESF lab

("The internships were arranged by Skaneateles High School science teacher Rick Garrett, a graduate of SUNY ESF who has been sending student interns to work with Professor William Powell since 1997. This summer's group was the largest yet." 10/2/13) DETAILS

Utica may join SUNY-ESF and other regional operators of biomass plants

(Utica's project would be one of several burgeoning initiatives in the area, including the wood-pellet project in SUNY-ESF's Gateway Center, but one of the first in the state to provide power for part of a city. 9/26/13) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF offers course on 'Radiation Curing' environmental-friendly manufacturing process

("Radiation curing is used to bond materials and create waxy coatings and inks in an environmentally friendly manner, according to RadTech, the ultraviolet light and electron beam processing company that the school has partnered with to create the program." 9/23/13) DETAILS

Friday Science Seminar Series at LeMoyne College

Dan Montoney - LeMoyne College alumni and current Rapid Cure Technologies Chief Technology Officer - will be speaking about how his STEM education at LeMoyne prepared him for his future endeavors, including his career at Rapid Cure Technologies and his current work there.

Friday 9/27/13 at LeMoyne College in the Science Center Addition, Room 100. Seminar will be from 3:30pm-4:30pm, including a Q and A period. DETAILS

SUNY ESF/Syracuse U. study finds in-stream restoration structures effective

("Researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) and Syracuse University led a study of two streams in upstate New York that had undergone restoration.", 9/8/13) DETAILS

SUNY celebrates opening of pellet-fueled gasifier, boiler

("Some 200 people, including elected officials, friends of the college, business partners, students, faculty and staff attended the ribbon cutting Friday morning." 9/9/13) DETAILS

Thanks to ESF student volunteers for their cleanup efforts.

("With the help of CreekRat volunteers and a large group of SUNY-ESF students, the 2013 Onondaga Creek Cleanup Project accomplished its goal by removing six canoe loads of junk from the creek and overgrowth..." 9/9/13) DETAILS

ESF Powers Up Gateway Center

The combined heat-and-power system housed within the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's Gateway Center uses biomass pellets and natural gas to provide the campus with 65 percent of its heating needs and 20 percent of its electrical power. (9/6/2013)

AIC's Guide Boat Regatta to feature a historic vessel

("The guideboat Beaver returned to Newcomb this summer after an absence of more than 70 years." 9/6/13) DETAILS

Governor Cuomo Announces SUNY Research Networks of Excellence Competitive Grant to Support Science and Commercialization

(Governer Cuomo announces the first of four SUNY Centers of Excellence as part of his 'Innovation Agenda.' 9/4/13) DETAILS

Wanakena's SUNY-ESF to host free forest workshop Saturday

("SUNY-ESF Ranger School will host a free forest workshop and walk Saturday, Sept. 7." 9/4/13)

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ESF Stages Exhibits at New York State Fair

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will have a presence at three venues at the 2013 New York State Fair. (8/20/2013)

ESF Alumni Participate in Teacher Development Day

The daylong event offers teachers a chance to learn new skills. (7/1/2013)

ESF Offers Summer Research Ethics Workshop

The Dept. of Environmental Studies will host a three-day graduate workshop on "Ethics, Culture, and Community-based Environmental Research," August 14-16, 2013. The session is designed for students in Environmental Science and Engineering, Environmental Studies and related fields in upstate New York, who are planning to conduct field-based environmental research. (4/29/2013)

ESF Offers Radiation Curing Program

The Radiation Curing Program (RCP) is a three-course suite of graduate-level online courses that responds to current and emerging demand for UV/EB training and education. (4/3/2013)

Diane Brandli Named Green Building Advocate of the Year

Diane Brandli was honored as Green Building Advocate of the Year during the 2013 New York State Green Building Conference held in Syracuse. (3/22/2013)

The Big Apple, The Nation's Capital, and Anywhere You Are!

Get out of the classroom with some unique Summer Session courses. In addition to on-campus and field-based courses, you are invited to take a course:

  • in New York City: 7 Days in NYC - Exploring Contemporary Urban Landscapes (LSA 496/696)
  • in Washington DC: Natural History Museums and Modern Science (EFB 404)
  • or take ESF with you anywhere you are with ESF Online

SUNY-ESF courses are offered at SUNY's favorable tuition rates (in-state undergraduate: $232/credit; in-state graduate: $390/credit*).

*Tuition costs referenced here are based on currently published rates and are subject to change: www.esf.edu/bursar/costs.htm

For more information on these and other Summer Session courses, visit www.esf.edu/outreach/summer/

James Gibbs to Lecture on Snow Leopard Conservation

Dr. James Gibbs, internationally recognized scientist and professor at SUNY ESF, will give the first Dale L. Travis Public Lecture on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7:30pm, at the ESF's new Gateway Center. Admission to the lecture and following reception is free and open to all. (3/15/2013)

From Science Fair Participant to Judge

When hundreds of students from the Syracuse City School District came to the 12th Environmental Challenge science fair at ESF March 13, they were ready to answer questions from the judges. One of the judges was perhaps more tuned into what the students were experiencing than others. (3/14/2013)

Resilient Design, Energy Technology Focus of NYS Green Building Conference

The 11th Annual Green Building Conference hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will take a close look at the sustainable technologies used in the college's new Gateway Center. (3/11/2013)

Emerging Leaders Initiative 2013 Kickoff

Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Bernard J. Paprocki will announce the 2013 Emerging Leaders (formerly e200) Initiative Feb. 19. ESF is a partner in the program. DETAILS

Wetland Restoration Courses Offered this summer

Renowned wildlife biologist and wetland ecologist Tom Biebighauser will teach online and field courses this summer on the subject of wetland restoration. DETAILS

Reicher, Wilson to Speak at NYS Green Building Conference

Annual Green Building Conference hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will feature two experts on energy technology, climate change and green building. Dan Reicher and Alex Wilson will be the featured speakers at the two-day conference in Syracuse, March 11-12. (1/22/2013)

Science Alliance Dean’s Dinner Announced

The Science Alliance Dean's Dinner has been slated for June 3 in the Syracuse University Life Sciences Complex. The event will take place in the Lundgren Room 160 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. (1/22/2013)

It’s Not to Early to Plan For ESF Summer Session

Even though warm weather is months away, it isn't too early to start planning for summer. Currently there are 13ESF Online courses offered, with topics including math, history, climate, and culture. (1/22/2013)

Nominations Sought for Green Building Advocate of the Year

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is seeking nominations for the 2013 New York State Green Building Advocate of the Year award. The award will be presented during the Green Building Conference March 11-12 in Syracuse. (12/18/2012)

Murphy to Step Down as President of SUNY-ESF

Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., announced today (Dec. 11, 2012) that he plans to step down as president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). Murphy made the announcement during a campus meeting this morning. (12/11/2012)

ESF in the High School

("Chittenango High School students spend week without cell phones, computers"; 9/28/12) DETAILS

UV/EB Technology

(SUNY, RadTech Partner to Produce Free Webinar Series on UV/EB Technology) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF Offers Basic Photovoltaic Installer Training

Registration is now being accepted for the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (ESF) Solar Power As Renewable Energy (SPARE) basic photovoltaic installer training course this fall. (9/20/2012)

SUNY-ESF to Offer Engineering Review Classes

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is offering a preparation course for engineers taking licensing exams in the spring of 2013. (9/17/2012)

Vestal High School, ESF in the High School

("Vestal students have chance to earn college credit"; 9/2/12) DETAILS

ESF Brings Hands-on Science to State Fair

ESF once again returns to the New York State Fair with 12 fun-filled days of hands-on science (8/1/2012)

Workshop Focuses on Ethics and Research

Graduate students, faculty and staff from across upstate New York will meet at ESF for an NSF-sponsored workshop on "Ethics, Culture and Community-based Environmental Research" Aug. 15 to 17. (7/24/2012)

High School Students Present Scientific Findings

Zebra mussels, biodegradable products, the environmental benefits of vegetarianism, the decline of honey bees, and alternative energy were some of the projects presented by high school students during The Environmental Summit. (5/31/2012)

Syracuse Academic of Science Charter School

Photo of fifth- and sixth-grade Syracuse Academic of Science Charter School students visiting ESF. ("Elementary students started visiting colleges. First Stop at SUNY ESF & Le Moyne College"; 5/17/12) DETAILS

Community Engagement

Photos/video of Syracuse City School District students and what they learned in ESF collaboration. ("Dr. King Students join with SUNY ESF to try out their green thumbs"; 2012) DETAILS

Tour of CNY BRC Featured at Biotechnology Symposium

The future home of biotechnology in Syracuse was on display during the Biotechnology Symposium 2012 hosted by ESF. (5/22/2012)

ESF Graduates Look Forward to Green Futures

Spenser Howden graduated from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) with a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture. He's heading home to his native Alfred, NY, to work as a foreman in a local nursery. (5/14/2012)

STEM; Community Engagement

SCSD teacher Gwendolyn Raeford who founded environmental club with ESF to be honored. ("Technology Alliance of Central New York to honor five teachers"; 5/3/12) DETAILS

Summer Session Offers ESF Courses Online

ESF Summer Session offers a variety of excellent online courses, several of which fulfill general education requirements. DETAILS

SUNY-ESF Offers Basic Photovoltaic Installer Training

Registration is now being accepted for the ESF's Solar Power As Renewable Energy (SPARE) basic photovoltaic installer training course this spring. (5/1/2012)

Future of Biotechnology Focus of ESF Symposium

The future of biotechnology and a tour of the Central New York Biotechnology Center (CNY BRC) bio-incubator facility will be the focus of Biotechnology Symposium 2012 hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in May. (4/23/2012)

Spotlight Put on Student Research & Outreach

ESF will focus on student research during its annual Spotlight on Student Research and Outreach April 11 and 12. (4/9/2012)

ESF Gears Up for Summer Session

ESF is gearing up for an exciting Summer Session of online, on-campus, field, and international courses. ESF professors are recognized as experts in their fields and the session offers a number of the College's outstanding faculty members. (3/21/2012)

ESF’s Environmental Challenge Takes Over Carrier Dome

Five hundred students from 10 middle schools in the City of Syracuse participated in the Environmental Challenge science fair sponsored by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry March 14. (3/15/2012)

ESF/SCSD Environmental Challenge

Additional coverage of science fair. ("SCSD students participate in 'Environmental Challenge''"; 3/14/12) DETAILS

ESF/SCSD Environmental Challenge

ESF sponsored annual science fair for middle school held at the Dome. ("Hundreds of young Syracuse science fans compete in Carrier Dome"; 3/14/12) DETAILS

ESF Solar Power Students Take On Mock Build

Students enrolled in ESF's Solar Power as Renewable Energy course will participate in the mock build of a rooftop solar installation 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 14, in front of ESF's Centennial Hall. (3/12/2012)

$1.3 Million Federal Grant to ESF Supports Job Training

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced $1,387,104 in funding for ESF to educate students and workers in the defense, automotive, electronics and medical/technical manufacturing sector. (3/8/2012)

Power of SUNY, Outreach

ESF's Rich Beal says community outreach sets his school apart. ("SUNY system offers community outreach effort"; 3/5/12) DETAILS

Dan Phillips to Speak at NYS Green Building Conference

Dan Phillips, an environmentally and socially conscious designer/builder, will be the plenary speaker for the 10th Annual New York State Green Building Conference. (2/14/2012)

Significant Green Buildings Sought

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is looking for significant green buildings in New York state. (1/30/2012)

ESF in the High School

Students to learn in the outdoors while earning up to six credits from the SUNY-ESF. ("BOCES science lessons get students out of the classroom, into the field"; 1/25/12) DETAILS

High School Students Get Hands-on Lessons from ESF Class

Central New York high school students interested in exploring science careers have an opportunity to step outside and do some hands-on learning through the New Vision Animal and Environmental Science class. (1/20/2012)

Nominations Sought for Green Building Advocate of the Year

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is seeking nominations for the 2012 New York State Green Building Advocate of the Year award. The award will be presented during the Green Building Conference March 29-30 in Syracuse. (1/19/2012)

BMRA to Partner with NYS Green Building Conference

We're excited that the Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) will be partnering with the 10th Annual New York State Green Building Conference! The BMRS is a non-profit educational and research organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse/recycling of recovered building materials. DETAILS

"App Garden" for NYS GIS Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

As the geospatial industry continues to evolve with location-enabled and place-based information streams, the NYS GIS Conference advisory council is providing sponsors and exhibitors with more opportunities to highlight their geospatial products and services. New for this year are the "App Garden," a designated space on the exhibitor floor to showcase mobile, web-based, and/or desktop applications; the "Technology Petting Zoo," a place where attendees can spend quality time with the latest and greatest hardware, gadgets, and technology; and a "Demo Theater," a time where platinum, gold, and silver sponsors can engage attendees by introducing their products and services to participants. The NYS GIS is May 15-16, 2012 at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY. DETAILS

ESF in the High School, Biodigester, Waste-to-energy

Story on ESM high school students partnering with SUNY-ESF to research technology that turns food scraps into fuel. ("CNY students turn food scraps into fuel"; 12/26/11) DETAILS

ESF in the High School

Story about the ESM students in the successful ESF in the High School: Global Environment class. ("East Syracuse-Minoa students research alternative energy at village facility"; 12/16/11) DETAILS

AEES Call for Abstracts

The American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES) Meeting Technical Committee is currently seeking abstracts for the 2012 event. This year's meeting, focusing on Coupling Natural and Human Systems, will be held at SUNY-ESF on June 7-9, 2012 in Syracuse, NY. Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract by Jan. 31, 2012 by emailing: aeesabstracts@gmail.com using the pdf form provided at www.esf.edu/outreach/pd/2012/aees.

To read a recent opinion about ecological engineering written by an ESF student in the Daily Orange visit: http://www.dailyorange.com/opinion/environment-nature-offers-smart-way-to-treat-water-waste-1.2687416

Summer Session 2012: Take ESF home with you this summer

The number of courses that ESF will offer this summer is growing fast! To date, we have 23 courses that include exciting online, classroom and field-based courses. With eight online course offerings, you have an opportunity to Take ESF home with you this summer! Or with our more traditional offerings you can experience courses on ESF's campus or at one of our field sites. This summer, get ahead, make up a course, or pursue a lifelong interest.

For more information, please visit www.esf.edu/outreach/summer. DETAILS


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