Monthly Archives: June 2012

SUNY-ESF Summer Session II Begins July 2, 2012!

Classes running this summer session include:

  • APM 391: Intro to Probability and Statistics
  • FCH 496/696: Advanced Training in Alternative Energy
  • LSA 303/696: Computer Aided Design
  • LSA 496/696: ON the Plaza Exploring Public Spaces and Culture (field class in Puerto Rico)

You can still register for summer session II and registration is easy! Visit for more information on summer session and to find out how to register.

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The Environmental Challenge Science Fair

On March 14, 2012, Syracuse city school district 7th and 8th grade students transformed the Carrier Dome and ESF campus into a buzz of scientific exploration when they presented their science projects in the 11th Environmental Challenge Science Fair hosted by SUNY-ESF Outreach. About 300 projects focused around the theme “Science Around Central New York” were presented by 500 students and judged by more than 100 volunteers who represented public, private, non-profit, and educational organizations from throughout Central New York. The Environmental Challenge aims to encourage scientific research, exploration of science-based careers, and an understanding of the connection between urban and global environments. For more about this year’s Environmental Challenge, see the event website at

Congratulations and thank you to Brandon Murphy, Rick Beal, Sharon Weis, and the rest of the team for their hard work putting together this year’s incredibly successful Environmental Challenge.

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12th Annual American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting

This week, from June 7th through June 9th, a plethora of presentations, gatherings, trips, tours, and activities are bringing 140 professionals and students together from 20 states and 3 countries for the 12th Annual American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES) National Meeting. AEES’s aim is to “promote the development 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.” This year’s meeting features three keynote speakers:

Dr. Patrick Kangas – Associate Professor of Natural Resources Management from the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland, College Park


Dr. Charles A. S. Hall – Professor in the Environmental and Forest Biology Department at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry


Chief Oren Lyons – Native American Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation of Iroquois Confederacy


Hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s main campus, this year’s AEES conference focuses on restoration, sustainability and sustainability analysis, education, community, and technology transfer, stream restoration, water and wastewater, green infrastructure and urban restoration, industry restoration, agroecosystems, and wetland and coastal restoration.

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