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2023 News Archive

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NSF Funds ESF Research Focused on Improving Air Quality in Major Metro Areas

Dr. Jiajue Chai at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) received two National Science Foundation grants totaling nearly $700,000 to advance research on improving air quality in large cities. Chai, an assistant professor in ESF’s Department of Chemistry, studies how atmospheric compositions influence air quality, ecosystem health, and climate change.

Alumni Spotlight: David Spector

David Spector entered ESF as a pre-med student. He majored in biochemistry, with a minor in biotechnology, and quickly became fascinated with the biochemistry of disease inspired by his experiences as the primary caregiver for a disabled parent and his fight with cancer in his youth.

Continue Fighting for Our Planet, but Have Fun While Doing It

“We cannot let the pressure of knowing we have been tasked with saving the world stop us from enjoying our lives,” said Rowan Nothnagle, student speaker to graduates during December Commencement exercises at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

ESF to Celebrate December Graduates

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will award 110 degrees, including 14 master’s degrees and eight Doctor of Philosophy degrees, during the 2023 December Commencement at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Hendricks Chapel. A reception will follow at ESF’s Gateway Conference Center.

SUNY ESF Flood Recovery Research Earns Nearly $800,000 in Funding through National Science Foundation’s Civic Innovation Challenge

A research team led by Dr. Jamie Shinn at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) was awarded $787,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and advanced to Stage 2 of the NSF’s Civic Innovation Challenge for its work to help drive climate-change adaptation in communities affected by flooding.

ESF Cross Country Teams Make USCAA History with Three-Peat Championships

It’s a history-making three-peat for ESF’s cross country teams. ESF is the only school in United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) history to win three consecutive titles in the same sport for both women’s and men’s teams.

ESF Men’s, and Women’s XC Teams Look to Make History with Repeat Championships

The ESF men’s and women’s cross country teams look to make USCAA history as the only teams to be two-time defending champions for both men and women at the national championships 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at Penn State Fayette.

Mighty Oaks Women’s Soccer Head to USCAA National Championship

The ESF women’s soccer team heads to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national championships next week with the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) conference championship title under their belt.

Governor Hochul Announces SUNY, University of Puerto Rico Agree to Five-Year Collaboration

During the 2023 SOMOS Puerto Rico Conference, Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the State University of New York Chancellor John B. King, Jr. joined University of Puerto Rico Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research Dr. Oreste Quesada, who represented President Luis A. Ferrao Delgado, to sign a five-year collaboration between the systems on shared priorities including student success, research, sustainability and social mobility.

ESF’s American Chestnut Restoration Program Receives More than Half a Million Dollar USDA Grant

The American Chestnut Restoration Project at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) received a $636,000 grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants (BRAG) program.