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2017Past Workshops, Conferences & Meetings
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  • Monday, January 9, 2017

    Kiln Drying Workshop
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 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. The instruction and topics are of interest and value to novice and experienced kiln operators as well as yard, sales, purchasing, marketing, and manufacturing managers. University professors and various industry experts instruct in the classroom and through hands-on lab exercises using our modern kiln. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Designing Sustainable Energy & Water Systems for Central America & Africa
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Baker Labs 438. The discussion is open for all to share insights. There will be some presentation of a recent trip to Central America by the Field Study Abroad course, led by Professor Micangeli. There will also be an explanation and critique of the role of i-Tree Tools in designing energy and water systems. Discussion Leaders: Professor Andrea Micangeli (U. of Rome, Sapienza), Professor Theodore Endreny (ESF ERE)
    Sponsor: Department of Envoronmental Resources Engineering | Contact: Theodore Endreny, 6633

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Public Speaking BINGO Night
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 16 Illick Hall. PUBLIC SPEAKING BINGO NIGHT!!! ESF's Public Speaking Lab presents a twist on the classic game in which Public Speaking Lab tutors and you give silly speeches that will be “reviewed” through a fun game of BINGO! There will be PIZZA, PRIZES, and BINGO FUN!
    Sponsor: Public Speaking Lab | Contact: Madison Morley

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Small 12" Paper Machine Run 1 - Business Card Grade
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Pilot Plant Walters Hall. PSE468/668/596 small paper machine run. Paper grade: Business Card Grade Visitors should make appointments in advance.
    Sponsor: Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Klaus Doelle, 315470-6531

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Small 12" Paper Machine Run 2- Table Cover Grade
    8:00 am - 2:00 am. Pilot Plant Walters Hall. PSE468/668/596 Small paper machine run. Paper grade: Table Cover Grade Visitors should make appointments in advance.
    Sponsor: Depatment of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Klaus Doelle, 315470-6531

  • Friday, March 24, 2017

    Large 48" Paper Machine Run 1 - Business Card Grade
    Walters Hall Pilot Plant. PSE468/668/596 Large 48" paper machine run. Paper grade: Business Card Grade Visitors should make appointments in advance.
    Sponsor: Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Klaus Doelle, 315470-6531

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Top Dog? The Ecological Role of the Coyote in Northeastern Forests
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Gateway Center. Once restricted to the western plains, coyotes colonized New York State in the 1920s and today are the largest and most widespread canine predator around. Join ESF’s Dr. Jacqueline Frair for a night of “coyote tales,” based on extensive and novel research conducted by her team. How many coyotes are there in New York State, what do they eat, and what is their impact on other species in the region? Learn all this and more about the new “top dog” in the eastern forest region. Dr. Frair is Associate Professor in Environmental and Forest Biology at ESF. She is also Associate Director of ESF’s Roosevelt Wild Life Station, a research center focused on preserving our wildlife heritage and imperiled species worldwide. She and her students have worked with a wide range of mammals from bats to beaver, white-tailed deer, foxes and wolves. Her students’ work spans the globe, extending to studies of jaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal, and lion-human conflicts in Africa. She teaches several popular courses at ESF including Applied Wildlife Science, Wildlife Field Techniques, and Landscape Ecology. A reception will follow the lecture. Admission to the lecture and reception is free. Parking will be available on the ESF campus (download parking permit at: http://www.esf.edu/efb/travislecture/). The event is sponsored by the Dale L. Travis Public Lecture Series at SUNY ESF.
    Sponsor: Dale L. Travis Lecture Series at SUNY ESF | Contact: Catherine Landis

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Associate Constructor/Certified Constructor Examination
    7:00 am - 5:30 pm. 154 Baker Laboratory. Associate Constructor/Certified Constructor Examination
    Sponsor: FNRM-CM | Contact: Kenneth J. Tiss, 315.470.6747

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Standing Rock & Beyond
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. Standing Rock and Beyond with Attorney Joseph Heath Joseph Heath, Esq., has served as General Counsel for the Onondaga Nation since 1982, focusing on archeological site and unmarked burial site protection; hunting and fishing rights; treaty rights; and excise tax issues. His most visible work in recent years has been on environmental issues through the Onondaga Nation’s Land Rights Action and helping local landowners get out of oil and gas leases, which played a key role in the effort to ban fracking in New York State. His career in social and environmental justice spans decades, including an extensive background in Indian Law, criminal defense, and defending environmental activists against trespass charges.
    Sponsor: Center for Native PEoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson Jr, 315.470.6870

  • Friday, April 14, 2017

    Large 48" Paper Machine Run - Table Cover Grade
    Pilot Plant Walters Hall. PSE468/668 Large 48" paper machine run. Paper grade: Table Cover Grade Visitors should make appointments in advance.
    Sponsor: Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Klaus Doelle, 315470-6531

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Indigenous Environmental Studies & Science
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. 408 Baker Laboratory. Indigenous Environmental Studies & Science: The Necessity of Engaging with Multiple Knowledge Systems to Address Environmental Complexity. With Dr. Dan Longboat, Trent University Roronhiakewen Dan Longboat is a Turtle Clan member of the Mohawk Nation, a citizen of the Haudenosaunee; he was born in Ohsweken – The Six Nations Grand River Territory. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Native Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, as well as the Director of Trent’s Indigenous Environmental Studies Program. Dr. Longboat’s areas of research and expertise are in Haudenosaunee cultural teachings, Kanyen’keha language programs, Indigenous environmental knowledge systems with regard to: Indigenous Peoples health and the environment, traditional foods and medicines, natural resource and ecological restoration, Indigenous community sustainability and international Indigenous environmental networking.
    Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson Jr., 3154706870

  • Monday, April 24, 2017

    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: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Antibiotic Resistance as an Environmental Contaminant: Balancing Water Sustainability and Public Health Goals
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Nifkin (Alumni) Lounge, Marshall Hall. Amy Pruden, W. Thomas Rice Professor, Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, Virginia Tech, will conclude this year's Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series.
    Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752

  • Friday, May 5, 2017

    Commercial SPARE PV Training
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Gateway Center, Room 240. In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial buildings have expansive, flat roofs. The class will also look at issues for large, ground-mounted systems and review interconnection issues such as the necessary size of the local service, when a new transformer would be needed, when an entire substation would be needed and when the local utility might need the plant to provide reactive power (VAR support). The economics of these larger systems will also be reviewed. NABCEP requires that a "minimum of 40 of the 58 prescribed hours for certification must cover advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis". This class meets section 3.5.C.III as it is taught by an ISPQ certified instructor. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017

    9th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium
    The Gateway Center, SUNY ESF. The NYS Biotechnology Symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology. We are crafting an agenda that includes exciting plenary presentations and concurrent sessions focused on exploring biodiversity with molecular tools, nanobiotechnology & human health, nutrition & metabolic disorders, public health, environmental pollution, energy, chromatography and environmental biotechnology! The symposium 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: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

  • Friday, May 19, 2017

    NYS Biotechnology Symposium Exhibitor Show
    11:15 am - 2:00 pm. Gateway Center. Please take advantage of the nice weather and cover over to our NYS Biotechnology Symposium Exhibitor Show at SUNY ESF’s Gateway Center on TODAY from 11:15 AM – 2:00 PM. There will be exhibitors from: · SUNY UMU/CNY Biotech Accelerator, · NYS Science & Technology Kaw Center, · Quadrant Biosciences, Inc., · Tosoh Bioscience, LLC., · Beckman Coulter, · PerkinElmer, · Eppendorf North America, · Waters Corporation, & · IKA-Works.
    Sponsor: ESF Biotechnology Symposium | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Silviculture 2017: A Day of Seminars for Practitioners
    8:45 am - 5:00 pm. Gateway Event Center. Please join us for a day of seminars for forest practitioners on uneven-aged silviculture, exploitative harvesting, rehabilitation, and interference, representing the work conducted with or are reflective of the work of Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Ralph Nyland, who retired after 49 years of service to ESF. In honor of Dr. Nyland's dedication for mentoring students and to providing outstanding continuing education and real-world strategies to forestry professionals, each speaker will summarize research results to provide practical guidance to managers. Presenters, many of whom got their starts under Nyland’s tutelage, hail from the US and Canadian Forest Services, extension programs, as well as from ESF’s Departments of Forest & Natural Resources and Environmental & Forest Biology. RSVP required! For full agenda, and information about parking, lunch, overnight accommodations, and CFE credit, visit: https://silviculture2017.eventbrite.com
    Sponsor: Forest and Natural Resources Management | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752