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2012

Past Workshops, Conferences & Meetings
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  • Thursday, January 5, 2012

    Principles of Engineering Part B Electrical Engineering Review Classes Begin
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. ARCADIS, 6723 Towpath Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214. Principles of Engineering Part B Electrical Engineering review classes begin. Fee for course is $425.00. Visit website for schedule and to register.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

  • Monday, January 9, 2012

    Kiln Drying Workshop
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm. SUNY-ESF, Baker Lab.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach in cooperation with the New England Kiln Drying Association | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    New York Society of American Foresters 2012 Annual Meeting
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Syracuse Doubletree Hotel, 6301 State Rte 298, E. Syracuse, NY 13057. Annual meeting of professional foresters and resource managers from New York State and surrounding areas. Program and registration details at www.safnet.org/ny. Pre-meeting workshops on Wednesday afternoon include a GIS Refresher Course and a New York Project Learning Tree Workshop. The general meeting begins Thursday with agency news, a statewide forest health update, and a regional market update, followed by general and technical sessions on forestry and wildlife issues, biomass, working with forest landowners, and graduate student presentations. Thursday concludes with a poster session and alumni receptions. Friday includes technical sessions on specialty forestry markets and products, invasive species update, white-tailed deer management, and discussion of forestry practices in New York. A box lunch business meeting will be followed by afternoon sessions on forest taxes and ‘Law for Foresters,’ and a New York Tree Farm update.
    Sponsor: New York Society of American Foresters | Contact: Mariann Johnston, 315-848-2566

  • Thursday, January 26, 2012

    CANCELLED: Graduate Student Association: 1st Annual Elevator Pitch Contest and Research Mixer
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. EVENT CANCELLED
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association | Contact: Jesse, 502-320-1851

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall, 1 Forestry Dr., Syracuse, NY 13210. "Transforming Workplace Culture." Marie Garland, Director of SU ADVANCE, and Sharon Alestalo, Program Coordinator of SU ADVANCE and WISE will discuss ways of looking at workplace culture, interaction in the workplace, male faculty engagement, and provide a brief overview of their programs. Dr. Garland's academic training and preparation is in the area of organizational communication, specifically in the interpersonal negotiation of identity via workplace interactions. Prior to coming to Syracuse University, she was the Director of Faculty and Staff Diversity, a position within central Human Resources at Cornell University. She also has experience as a faculty member at Ithaca College, where she held an appointment in the department of Strategic Communication (previously Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design). Prior to joining the WISE program, Ms. Alestalo was the program manager for the Healthy Marriage and Family Formation Training Grant to SU from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also served for 15 years as the executive director of Girls Incorporated of Central New York. All presentations are free and open to the public. Parking is available in Syracuse University's Irving Avenue Parking garage, $3.50 for the first hour, $2 for each additional.
    Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4868

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Heating Options
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. National Grid Auditorium. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Electricity Options
    5:00 pm - 6:30 am. National Grid Auditorium. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Monday, March 12, 2012

    Basic SPARE: Solar Power As Renewable Energy Installation & Maintenance Training
    Centennial Hall, Multi-purpose Room, 142 Oakland Street, SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY 13210. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is a board-recognized training program through North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course students will learn the basics of how to site, design and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resource and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Students will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, students will build a working PV system.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Adaptive Peaks/Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 5 Illick Hall. After retiring from UC-Davis (plant cellular biology), Dr. Deborah Delmer took on translational science as Associate Director for Food Security for the Rockefeller Foundation. There, she was charged with grant making and policy relating to the role biotechnology can play in advancing the improvement of crops for the developing world. Dr. Delmer retired again in 2007 and now serves on a number of advisory boards and works independently as a consultant to foundations, industry, and governments on developing world agriculture and on issues surrounding biomass production. Most notably: in 2009/10, she served as Program Director to help roll out a new program called BREAD that supports innovative research that addresses issues of importance to small-holder farmers in the developing world and is jointly funded by the US National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2010, she became a member of the Board of Governors of The International Center for Research on the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), one of the 15 centers of CGIAR devoted to research that promotes agriculture in the developing world.
    Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus and Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4868

    SURE Seminar: Existing Buildings & Conservation
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. National Grid Auditorium. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012

    New York State Green Building Conference: 10th Annual
    Oncenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse, NY 13202. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry partners with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter to host the 10th Annual New York State Green Building Conference Syracuse, NY. This conference will provide focused presentations and discussions on green building science, research, operation and maintenance, as well as opportunities to network and interact with green building experts, professionals, and researchers.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and US Green Building Council NY Upstate Chapter | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315-470-4882

  • Saturday, March 31, 2012

    Certified Professional Constructor Examination
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm. Room 145 Baker Laboratory. This is a professional examination given at ESF on behalf of the Construction Certification Commission. This is open to only those persons who have registered through the Commission and have met the requirements of the Commission.
    Sponsor: SCME | Contact: Kenneth J. Tiss, 470.6747

    Project Food, Land & People
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Illick 12. What is Food, Land & People? Food, Land & People (FLP) is a curriculum resource committed to helping students and communities better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment, and people of the world. Food, Land & People is: science and social studies-based lessons for Pre-K to 12th grade students 55 hands-on lessons, developed and tested by more than a thousand educators aligned to NYS Learning Standards a range of subject areas from environmental science and stewardship to human populations and land use issues available in Spanish (20 lessons) Where: SUNY-College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Illick 12 To Register: Email Beth Folta at efolta@esf.edu by 3/23/12
    Sponsor: Natural History and Interpretation Program & Cornell Aqricultural Outreach and Education | Contact: Beth Folta, 315-470-4938

    Project Food, Land, & People workshop
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Illick 12. ESF will host a FREE Project Food, Land & People (FLP) workshop for students, faculty, staff, and friends from the community on Saturday, March 31. FLP is a curriculum resource that helps students and communities better understand relationships among agriculture, the environment, and people of the world. It consists of 55 hands-on lessons (20 available in Spanish) for Pre-K to 12th grade students, developed and tested by more than a thousand educators and aligned to NYS Learning Standards. Topics range from environmental science and stewardship to human populations and land use issues. For more information or to register, e-mail your name, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address to Dr. Beth Folta at efolta@esf.edu.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

  • Sunday, April 1, 2012

    Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium
    12:00 pm - 12:00 pm. The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Available Incentives and Wrap Up
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Milton Room, Whitman School of Management. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Cross-disciplinary Seminar in Hydrological and Biogeochemical Processes /Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Alumni (Nifkin) Lounge. Dr. Lilian Na'ia Alessa, "Water, Technology and Sustainability: Are we engineering vulnerability?" Dr Alessa is Professor of Biology and Director, Resilience and Adaptive Management Group, University of Alaska Anchorage. She holds a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of British Columbia and has extensive training in cognitive psychology. These greatly inform her current approaches to social ecological complexity and research on human adaptation to climate change.
    Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus, Graduate Student Association, and Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4868

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    NYS Geographic Information Systems Conference
    12:00 am - 12:00 am. The Oncenter.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and the NYS GIS Association | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315-470-6817

  • Thursday, May 17, 2012

    SUNY Faculty Senate/Research Foundation for SUNY Sustainability Research Workshop
    Nifkin Lounge. The purpose of this workshop is to maximize the potential for collaborative sustainability-related research and bring together SUNY faculty who are interested in preparing grants and obtaining funding for interdisciplinary sustainability research. Ideally, the outcome of this workshop will be to create at least one sustainability research network and several NSF-type sustainability science research proposals.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Monday, May 21, 2012

    Biotechnology Symposium: Open for Business!
    The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY. This symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics and students, and other professionals in the biotechnology industry; and works to develop synergies and relationships to advance the field. The event will include topics related to bioenergy, bioremediation, agricultural biotechnology, steps to success for small businesses, drug discovery, and biopharmaceuticals. Be sure to save the date, and for more information, visit: www.esf.edu/outreach/pd/2012/biotechnology/ | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

  • Monday, May 21, 2012 - Thursday, May 24, 2012

    Basic SPARE: Solar Power As Renewable Energy Installation & Maintenance Training
    Room 110 Moon Library, SUNY-ESF Campus. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is a board-recognized training program through North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course students will learn the basics of how to site, design and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resource and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Students will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, students will build a working PV system.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

    Being the Change: Can We Learn from Nature Before it is Too Late?
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm. 146 Baker Labs. Lecture followed by discussion with Dr Eugene Tssui. Dr. Tssui is an architect and city/regional planner, author of 6 books on nature and architecture and is an international professor of architecture and ecology, teaching and developing research at Harbin University Institute of Technology and Beijing University, in Shenzhen, China, and at the University of California, Berkeley. He has design offices in Berkeley, California and Shenzhen, China, and is annually featured on global television programs such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, History Channel, MTV, CNN, Euro Televison, China CCTV and many others. He is currently in meetings with Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, to create a new kind of nature-based, interdisciplinary laboratory, that addresses social, economic, environmental and health issues simultaneously with hopes of solving the current worldwide environmental and health crisis. | Contact: Prof Scott Turner, 3154706806

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    Likelihood and Bayesian Approaches to Data Analysis Workshop
    408 Baker. This 4.5 day workshop provides an introduction to the use of statistical models as a tool to understand and predict ecological processes. Participants will learn quantitative tools used to link models to data, how to compare alternative models, and the utility of different modeling approaches through a combination of presentations, discussions, and practical exercises. The workshop covers basic probability theory, maximum likelihood methods, and Information Criteria with an emphasis on hierarchical Bayesian analysis and Monte Carlo Markov Chain. Most examples will be from population ecology, and participants will walk away with a suite of useful R and WinBUGS code and skills that they can adapt to their own ecological analyses. Bring your own data for some focused feedback and coding help during the workshop.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina B. Searning, 315470-6888

  • Thursday, June 7, 2012

    12th Annual American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting
    SUNY-ESF. SUNY-ESF is hosting the 12th annual American Ecological Engineering Society meeting June 7-9, 2012 on campus. The AEES promotes the developmemnt of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both by fostering education and outreach, extending professional development and associations, raising public awareness, and encouraging original research. Abstracts for oral presentations can be submitted for review.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering and AEES | Contact: Emily L. Gillis, 315-470-6817

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Graduate Workshop: "Ethics, Culture and Community-based Environmental Research"
    Baker 141. NSF-funded research training workshop for graduate students in environmental science, engineering and related fields. Led by Dr. Dianne Quigley, Adjunct Asst. Professor, Brown University; and Dr. David A. Sonnenfeld, Professor, Dept. of Environmental Studies.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.6636

  • Monday, September 10, 2012

    LA Faculty Mtg.
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 327 Marshall Hall. | Contact: Anthony J. Miller, x6551

  • Monday, October 22, 2012

    Basic SPARE: PV Installation & Maintenance Training
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Syracuse, NY. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. This course will include 3 days of classroom instruction with the 4th and last day held in Endicott, N.Y., at the offices of ETM Solar. The 4th day includes a mock build, tour of residential and commercial installations and a group design project.
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura H. Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Friday, October 26, 2012

    ERE Research Seminar Series
    2:55 pm - 3:50 pm. 432 Baker. Chuck Kroll, Ph.D. • Introduction Fred Agyeman, M.P.S. Candidate • Codigestion of food waste and dairy manure for methane gas production Roman Yavich, M.S. Candidate • Water system vulnerability in Nicaragua Maria Theresa Cabaraban, Ph.D. Candidate • Modeling air pollutant removal by dry deposition to urban trees This is an open seminar for interested students, faculty, and community members. It is part of the ERE 797 Research Methods course. We hope to see you all there. Pizza and drinks will be served after the seminar.
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Resources Engineering | Contact: Wendong Tao, PhD, 4928

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    Forest Stand Rehabilitation Workshop
    8:30 am - 4:30 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center. New York Logger Training welcomes Dr. Ralph Nyland, Distinguished Service Professor from SUNY-ESF, who will present perspectives for rehabilitation of cutover stands and creative examples of treatments and methods of dealing with beech bark disease. The workshop includes an afternoon field trip looking at the outcomes of various stand treatments over many years, which encourages rich on-site discussions. Call ESFPA (518)463-1297 for registration. Approved for NY Logger Training Continuing Education Credit. Bring lunch, hardhat, and raincoat. Coffee break provided.
    Sponsor: Empire State Forest Products Association | Contact: ESFPA, 51463-1297

  • Saturday, November 3, 2012

    Certified Professional Constructor Examination
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm. Room 154 Baker Laboratory. This is a professional examination given at ESF on behalf of the Construction Certification Commission and is open to only those persons who have registered through the Commission and have met the requirements of the Commission.
    Sponsor: SCME | Contact: Kenneth J. Tiss, 470.6747

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Small Business U.S. Administration Emerging 200 Initiative Graduation
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Marshall Auditorium/Nifkin Lounge. ESF is proud to co-sponsor and host the graduation of Syracuse Small Business Leaders from the Emerging 200 Initiative, a U.S. Small Business Adminstration supported training initiative to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach/U.S. Small Buisness Administration | Contact: Barbara Newman, 315470-4898

  • Monday, November 26, 2012

    Capstone Talk: Andrea M. Webster, "Who Are We Educating About Sustainability?"
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Baker 408. "Who are we educating about sustainability? A quantitative analysis of underrepresented students enrolled in higher education institutions in New York State." Capstone talk for the M.S. in Environmental Studies degree.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

    Vincent P. Lattanzio Lecture: Public Space/Public Place - A series of case studies of various scales of public work
    5:15 pm. 319 Marshall Hall. Vincent P. Lattanzio, President, is manager of the San Francisco office and Partner-in-Charge of urban planning and design. Vincent Lattanzio brings 30years of experience as a landscape architect and project manager. After completing an urban design Fulbright Scholarship study in Greece and five years of experience with a nationally recognized design firm, he obtained a master’s degree with distinction from Harvard University. Vincent has received traveling scholarships and a Fulbright Foundation Grant for landscape design work. His expertise in providing unique and appropriate design for public spaces is enhanced by his environmental background and community planning experience.
    Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture | Contact: Richard S. Hawks, 470-6544

  • Monday, December 10, 2012

    Using Hydrogeophysics to Image the Hyporheic Zone: What Works and What Doesn't
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 146 Baker Lab. Dr. Laura Toran, P.G. Professor at the Dept of Earth and Environmental Science,Temple University will present "Using Hydrogeophysics to Image the Hyporheic Zone: What Works and What Doesn't"
    Sponsor: Department of Envoronmental Resources Engineering | Contact: Theodore A. Endreny, 6633