Monthly Archives: October 2014

RCP Spotlight: 5 Reasons You Should Take Introduction to Polymer Coatings

1)  Keep up with changing trends in advanced manufacturing.  More firms are adopting radiation curing techniques every day because they can be cheaper, higher quality, and more sustainable.  Introduction to Polymer Coatings will help you stay on top of rapidly developing trends.

2) Work towards an Advanced Certificate in Radiation Curing.  If you’re looking for new job or just a promotion, a certificate proving you know what you’re talking about certainly helps!

3) Learn the fundamental chemistry that makes modern polymers work.  Introduction to Polymer Coatings covers reaction kinetics, cross-linking agents, mechanical and optical properties, and many other fascinating dimensions of polymer coatings.  Isn’t science fun?

4) Further your understanding of current technologies and techniques used in the coatings industry.  Understanding these complex processes will help you develop, refine, implement, sell, and even use polymer coated materials.

5) Take the course from where ever you are, whenever you have time. Introduction to Polymer Coatings is entirely, completely online.

Take Introduction to Polymer Coatings starting February 2, 2015.

Learn more about the Radiation Curing Program’s graduate-level courses and register today!

Willow Biomass Energy and Alternative Applications Short Course

Shrub willow biomass crop.

POSTPONED–further details TBA

Learn about the exciting frontiers of willow crop production, harvest, utilization for heat and power, alternative applications, and environmental benefits during the Willow Biomass Energy and  Alternative Applications Short Course. Land-owners, natural resource managers, renewable energy professionals, academics, and anyone interested in willow biomass can register online today!

The short-course begins on Tuesday, November 18th with presentations on production, harvest, and profit of shrub willow crops.  Following lunch, participants will learn about energy and environmental applications for shrub willow in the afternoon.  On Wednesday, November 19th, participants will venture into the field to experience a commercial willow harvest demonstration at Celtic Energy Farms.

Make sure to check out the schedule online and register today!

Radiation Curing Program Recognized

The RadTech/SUNY-ESF Radiation Curing Program has been chosen by the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY) as the winner for this year’s James C. Hall Exemplary Credit Program Award.  The Radiation Curing Program was chosen among strong competition from across the State of New York.  CEANY cited our program’s close ties to real world businesses and it’s ease of accessibility to for both local and international students as distinguishing features of our program.  The Radiation Curing Program is designed to help both students and industry professionals capitalize on the exciting growth of radiation curing in the sustainable materials manufacturing field.  Thank you to all of the dedicated partners and staff that make the Radiation Curing Program exemplary!

RCP Postcard

SPARE: Solar Power As Renewable Energy

October 27 – 30, 2014, Syracuse

Solar PanelAs the demand for sustainable energy grows, photovoltaic panels are becoming a popular way to go green and save money.  Consumers making the jump to solar energy look to expert installers to site, design, and maintain these complex systems.

Through the 4-day SPARE Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course, participants can learn the essentials of photovoltaic technology for household use.  The course includes sizing and design for grid- and off-grid systems, various electrical load levels, different mounting configurations, and for the problems associated with shade and orientation. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for photovoltaic systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for photovoltaic arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants get hands-on experience by building a working photovoltaic system.

This course is recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), and along with passing score on the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, counts as 18 hours applicable towards certification.

Register online at: www.esf.edu/outreach/spare/registration.htm