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  • Monday, January 11, 2016

    Kiln Drying Workshop
    159 Baker Laboratory. This workshop provides practical knowledge about how to effectively kiln dry wood, and focuses on the science behind related wood properties and drying processes.
    Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 470-6888

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Introduction to Design of Experiments for UV/EB Scientists and Engineers Webinar
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Online Webinar. Design of Experiments (DOE) is a powerful technique that allows the maximum amount of information to be obtained by performing the minimum number of experiments. For those in production, product design, or quality control, knowledge of DOE can dramatically enhance effectiveness in solving problems and optimizing systems. Most experiments not based on DOE concepts, are two-dimensional, i.e. one variable is changed while a response is measured. DOE, on the other hand, varies all of the important variables simultaneously and systematically, thereby examining the response(s) in many dimensions. The webinar will introduce the topic of DOE with particular focus on its value for those in the radiation curing industry. | Contact: Radiation Curing Program, 315-470-4871

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016

    Small Paper Machine Run 3
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Walters Hall Pilot Plant. PSE468/668/596 Small 12" paper machine run. Paper grade: Art Paper Visitors should make appointments in advance.
    Sponsor: Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Dr. Klaus Doelle, 315-470-6531

  • Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Small Paper Machine Run 4
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm. Pilot Plant Walters Hall. PSE468/668/596 Small 12" paper machine run. Paper grade: Stock Paper Visitors should make appointments in advance.
    Sponsor: Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Dr. Klaus Doelle, 315470-6531

    At the Tipping Point? A Snapshot of UV LED Curing in North America
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Online Webinar. With rapid advances in both chemistry and hardware, UV LEDs are fast becoming an alterniative, or even the standard method for UV curing in certain markets. At the same time, interest in UV LEDs is higher than ever, with a record number of papers addressing UV LED technology scheduled for the upcoming Radtech 2016 conference in May. This 30-minute webinar will provide a brief "snapshot" of progress of UV LEDs for curing inks, coatings, and adhesives. We will examine the state of UV LED curing in various print markets (digital, screen, flexo, offset), as well as in the spot cure industrial adhesives market and for curing UV coatings. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    WISE Professions: the evolution of collegiate science education
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 408 Baker Laboratory. "Not just stitchin' and stirrin'--an alternative view of women's science education" with Prof. Gwen Kay, Graduate Program Director, History, & Director, Honors Program, SUNY Oswego, bringing together research in history of medicine & science, Progressive Era America, & women's history. Kay authored the 2005 American Nurses Association's book of the year (2005) "Dying to be Beautiful: The Fight for Safe Cosmetics" (Ohio State University Press) and edited "Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Times" (University of Georgia Press, 2015) with Sharon Y. Nichols. Presentation is free; Pay Parking in Syracuse University's Irving Ave garage.
    Sponsor: Environmental Scholars Program and the ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016

    14th Annual New York State Green Building Conference
    OnCenter. The New York State Green Building Conference is hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE).
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF, Syracuse COE, & USGBC NY Upstate Chapter | Contact: Katherina Searing, 470-6888

  • Friday, April 15, 2016

    ESFHS Teacher Professional Development Day
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm. 408 Baker .

  • Monday, April 18, 2016

    SUNY SPARE (Solar Power As Renewable Energy) Basic Course: PV Installation & Maintenance
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm. 240 Gateway Center. 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.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Jacob O'Connell, 470-4705

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Adirondack Leadership Challenge
    ESF Newcomb Campus. The Adirondack Leadership Challenge is a unique, intensive and interactive program for leaders on college campuses. The program combines a stunningly beautiful wilderness environment with leadership development to create an experience that is transformational. Participants will: • Spend three days in a wilderness setting, immersing themselves in indoor and outdoor learning activities • Experience and apply leadership models that directly influence their performance as a leader • Participate in group problem-solving tasks and interactive discussions This experience focuses on creating leaders equipped to thrive within the complexities of higher education. The Adirondack Leadership Challenge can change people’s lives will improve your performance and professionalism, positively impacting your work environment and colleagues.
    Sponsor: Northern Forest Institute & SUNY Leadership Institute | Contact: Daphne Taylor, 518-582-4551

  • Friday, April 22, 2016

    Onondaga Lake: An Important Stop for Birds on an Impressive Journey Photo Exhibit
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Gateway Event Space C. ESF will proudly host the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps (OLCC) photo exhibit, Onondaga Lake: An Important Stop for Birds on an Impressive Journey. This exhibit represents OLCC's partnership with Audubon New York and Honeywell. Photographs showcase stunning images of migratory birds and waterfowl along the Onondaga Lake shoreline. Onondaga Lake is a priority Audubon Important Bird Area and a vital stop for migratory birds along the Atlantic Flyway. Friends and colleagues from our Central New York community, along with ESF students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for light refreshments, to view the photos, and to meet some of the photographers responsible for this magnificent work.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Eugene Law, 470-4940

    Moonlighting Spring 2016: Ethics and Earth Day
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Gateway Conference Rooms A and B. Joining ESF President, Dr. Quentin Wheeler, for this special Earth Day event will be Sanjit "Bunker" Roy, Indian social activist and educator who founded the Barefoot College and was named one of Time 100's 100 most influential personalities in 2010 for his work in educating illiterate and semi-literate rural Indians, Meagan Fallone, CEO of Barefoot College International, and Dr. Samuel Gorovitz, Professor of Philosophy and former Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University. Dr. Gorovitz is a leader in the development of the field of medical ethics.
    Sponsor: Office of the President | Contact: Eugene Law, 315-470-4940

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016

    8th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium
    Gateway Center. This symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology; and works to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field. It has a history of convening the region’s most promising and innovative biotechnology companies and experts, both as speakers and participants, and promises to be the largest and most exciting yet.
    Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 470-6888

  • Friday, June 10, 2016

    Foundational Competency Training
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm. MACNY 5788 Widewaters Pkwy, Syracuse, NY 13214. SUNY-ESF and MACNY are once again offering free training to AMTEC cluster companies and the general public, supported by funding from the Department of Labor as part of the Advanced Manufacturing of Thermal and Environmental Controls (AMTEC) Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant. The two day Foundational Competencies, i.e. “soft skills,” training is available at no cost (including all course materials and DiSC profile). Competencies covered are interpersonal skills, communications, teamwork on the first day; critical thinking, problem solving, and planning & organizing on the other. SUNY-ESF will award 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) to participants at course completion. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315470-4882

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    SUNY-ESF/RadTech Webinar Series: Implementing atmospheric plasma to improve adhesion of UV/LED Curable Coatings
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Online Webinar. SUNY-ESF/RadTech Webinar Series: Implementing atmospheric plasma to improve adhesion of UV/LED Curable Coatings Sarah Bauer, Surface Treating Application Specialist, Enercon Industries As UV and LED applications continue to expand there is a growing need for supporting these processes with surface pre-treatment. In-line atmospheric plasma surface treating systems clean, etch and functionalize surfaces to improve wettability, increase free surface energy and promote strong adhesive bonds. This new webinar will explain the basic functionality of atmospheric plasma systems, share lab data on the surface effects produced by atmospheric plasma, and provide insights on best practices for implementing surface treating solutions in the field. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    The New TSCA and Acrylate-Based Products – What to Expect
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Online Webinar. This presentation will cover the new provisions of the law for new and existing chemicals, the implementation, compliance, and enforcement effects of the new law, and forecast requirements for UV/EB curing in various applications including wood, automotive, and conventional and 3D printing. The impact on manufacturers, importers, formulators and end user customers will be covered. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    Certified Production Technician Training: Green Production Module
    Online Webinars with an Assessment Test at Onondaga Community College. Today, more companies are redesigning their processes in order to use their resources more efficiently, increase productivity and reduce waste. MSSC is aware of this new direction and offers its fifth module in the well-established Certified Production Technician (CPT) national certification system. GPM applies to all frontline production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. The eligible population for the GPM Certificate expands far beyond just workers in green product sites (e.g., wind, solar equipment producers). Green Production is defined as workplace activities across all industries within the manufacturing sector that require the use of equipment, technologies, and processes that will improve the environmental performance of manufacturing companies. This module is based on industry-defined, nationally validated national skill standards and includes a comprehensive set of system tools: curriculum, e-learning, instructor certification training, a national registry, assessments, and credentialing. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Environmental Forensics with Remote Sensing Methods PDH Dinner
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Attilio's, 700 North Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13208. The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Chapter of the New York Water Environment Association invite you to attend two presentations given by Prof. Massimiliano Lega and Dr. Roberta Teta. Remote sensing in environmental police investigations: aerialplatforms and an innovative application of thermography to detect several illegal activities and Tracing Cyanobacterial Blooms to Assess the Impact of Wastewaters Discharges on Coastal Areas and Lakes 5:00 – 6:00PM Cash Bar, Meet and Greet our Speakers 6:00PM Italian Buffet 6:30PM 1.0 PDH Program coffee and dessert will be served Please send a check for the full amount to: ERE Department 1 Forestry Drive Syracuse, NY 13210 Or, payment by credit card may be made to Attilio’s, attention Thom Madonna at 315-414-9851. Payment must be received by September 2, 2016 to guarantee seating. Receipt of payment will be provided at the event. $35 for NYWEA Members $40 for non-NYWEA Members | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Aquaday at Onondaga Lake
    Onondaga Lake Park (Willow Bay). Come join us for a day by the lake! We will be hosting a morning field trip for students to get hands-on fisheries science experience followed by an afternoon of live demos, a walking tour and a BBQ social! This event is open to the ESF community as well as the public!
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF Chapter of the American Fisheries Society | Contact: SUNY ESF Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

  • Monday, September 26, 2016

    SUNY SPARE (Solar Power As Renewable Energy) Basic Course: PV Installation & Maintenance
    12:00 am - 12:00 am. 240 Gateway Center, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse NY & ETM Solar, Endicott, 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.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

  • Monday, September 26, 2016 - Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Basic SPARE PV Installation Training
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 1 Forestry Dr., Syracuse, NY 13210. 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. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016

    NE-1333 Chestnut Meeting
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm. 408 Baker Laboratory. NE-1333 is a collaborative project in which researchers from around the country as well as Ontario, Canada are working to save the American chestnut. The goal of the project is to identify genes that confer blight resistance; improve American chestnut resistance to chestnut blight using breeding, hypovirulance, and transgenics; and to explore the reestablishment of American chestnuts in orchard and forest settings. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

    SURE Presentation: Gigatechnology: Developing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure to Solve Gigaton Problems, by Fetner Fellow Prof. John Crittenden
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Gateway Center, Room C & Concourse. This year's Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program will be presented by Sustainable Enterprise Partnership's Fetner Fellow, Prof. John Crittenden, Director, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, Hightower Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Environmental Technologies. Presentation begins at 4:30 PM followed by a catered reception.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach, CASSE, & SU Whitman School | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Detecting Microplastics in Waterways with Citizen Science
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm. ESF Gateway Center. Join the renowned Marcus Eriksen of the 5 Gyres Institute and Judith Enck, EPA Region 2 Administrator at this exciting "Trash Free Waters," microplastics event. The EPA Region 2 Trash Free Waters and Citizen Science Programs and ESF are co-sponsoring this one-day Microplastics/Citizen Science Workshop. This Workshop will look at the historical research conducted, the importance of standardizing sampling and analytical methodologies, future research needs, and how organizations aggregating citizen science efforts can assist in filling these research gaps.  Participants will be introduced to preferred methods of microplastics sampling, and then perform actual sampling to obtain tangible experience.
    Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency | Contact: Mark Lichtenstein, 315-470-4748

    The Chemist's Code for Success
    6:45 pm - 8:00 pm. 148 Baker. A webinar hosted by the American Chemical Society on professional development. This event is focused on time management, professional etiquette, and handling failure.Refreshments will be provided.
    Sponsor: Alchemist's Society | Contact: Jordan Pitt, 5125385659

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Foundational Competency Training
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. ICM Controls, Syracuse, NY. SUNY-ESF and MACNY are once again offering free training to AMTEC cluster companies and the general public, supported by funding from the Department of Labor as part of the Advanced Manufacturing of Thermal and Environmental Controls (AMTEC) Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant. The two day Foundational Competencies, i.e. “soft skills,” training is available at no cost (including all course materials and DiSC profile). Competencies covered are interpersonal skills, communications, teamwork on the first day; critical thinking, problem solving, and planning & organizing on the other. SUNY-ESF will award 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) to participants at course completion. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

    Small Business U.S. Administration Emerging 200 Initiative Graduation
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Gateway Center Room A & B. ESF is proud to cosponsor and host the graduation of Syracuse Small Business Leaders from the Emerging 200 initiative, a U.S. Small Business Administration-supported training initiative to accelerate growth of high-potential small businesses. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

  • Friday, November 18, 2016

    Divestment 2016: Setting a Path for a "Just Transition"
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Gateway Center. This daylong symposium, the first of its kind in New York state, will draw together experts in the field to discuss divestment from fossil fuels in a manner that is both socially responsible and financially feasible. This symposium is free for all students and ESF faculty and staff. The symposium will: Inform the public about fossil fuel divestment (and re-investment) in higher education, in the broader context of a just transition to a clean energy economy. Inform institutional and university decision makers of the feasibility and effectiveness of fossil fuel divestment. Explore alternative investment strategies to foster local, regional and state-wide innovation and economic activity. Provide a gathering opportunity and platform for emerging leaders from across New York state and the country. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

  • Friday, December 2, 2016

    MPS Capstone Seminar- Shannon Fabiani
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. Capstone Seminar for MPS Candidate in Environmental Communications, Shannon Fabiani. It Takes A community to Protect a Park: Inspiring Community-Based Stewardship in New York State Parks | Contact: Shannon Fabiani, 621-487-5662