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Robin Kimmerer: We owe our children the right to a livable future

I commend to you an essay written by our colleague, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Ph.D.,  a plant ecologist and Distinguished Teaching PrRobinKofessor here at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  Dr. Kimmerer offers an instructive and inspiring perspective on the young people in Oregon who are pursuing a historic  legal case against the federal government for “failing to adequately address accelerating climate change that jeopardizes their Constitutional rights to life, liberty, property and security.” Continue reading

SURE: Sustainable Practices in Central New York

Join expert faculty, researchers, & practitioners from Syracuse and beyond as we explore Sustainability Practices employed in Central NY. Presentations at SURE 2014 will highlight new environmental services and job opportunities that are being developed in the Central New York area.

Visiting the Harbor Brook Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment Wetland Pilot Plant is just one of the exciting opportunities during SURE 2014.

On Thursday October 2nd, Dr. Brad Allenby, Sustainable Enterprise Partnership Fetner Sustainability Fellow and Professor at Arizona State University, will kick-off the conference with remarks on “Industry, Urban Management and Sustainability.”

On Friday, October 3rd, discussion panels will cover topics including “Sustainability Initiatives at Higher Educational Institutions,” “Carbon Footprinting & Climate Action Planning,” and “Green Infrastructure Projects & Evaluations.”

Following these panels, attendees will tour the ESF Gateway Center Green Roof, the Harbor Brook CSO Treatment Wetland Pilot Plant, and the Onondaga Lake Clean-Up & Visitors Center. Explore the full conference schedule online!

Consider attending this conference if you are interested in learning about science, policy, technologies and the growth of sustainability practices in New York State and beyond.  Register online today to save your spot! We hope to see you on October 2nd & 3rd!

 

Future of Biotechnology Focus of ESF Symposium

Two-day event includes tour of CNY Biotechnology Research Center

Biotechnology Symposium 2012

The future of biotechnology and a tour of the Central New York Biotechnology Center (CNY BRC) bio-incubator facility will be the focus of Biotechnology Symposium 2012 hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in May.

This year’s conference features two days of presentations, a tour of the new CNY BRC bio-incubator facility, more exhibitors than in previous years and an expanded student poster session.

Scheduled sessions include:

  • Bioenergy
  • Keys to Entrepreneurship and Innovation Success
  • Drug Delivery/Nanotechnology
  • Bioremediation
  • Fermentation: the Original Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials/Orthopedics
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Biopharmeceuticals
  • Stem Cells/Tissue Engineering

The CNY BRC is a joint project between ESF and Upstate Medical University. The 40,000-square-foot building will accommodate companies involved in the commercialization of medical and biological technologies.

Structural steel and foundation work is complete, and when open at the end of 2012, the facility will include 18 independent laboratory-office modules that will house more than 100 scientists, technicians and entrepreneurs and a full complement of business support services.

This year’s symposium will be May 21 and 22 at the Oncenter Complex, Syracuse. For complete event information, visit www.esf.edu/outreach/pd/2012/biotechnology.

Explore the future of biotechnology

Biotechnology Symposium: Open for Business!

Come and explore the future of biotechnology!

May 21-22, 2012
Oncenter Complex – Syracuse, NY
http://www.esf.edu/outreach/pd/2012/biotechnology/

Central New York Biotechnology Research Center

The symposium provides an opportunity to tour the Central New York Biotechnology Research Center, the region’s new bio-incubator facility.

We’re excited to announce our full list of plenary speakers!

  • Dr. Milena Adamian
    Director, Life Sciences Angel Network
  • Ms. Heather Briccetti, Esq.,
    President and CEO, Business Council for New York State
  • Dr. Steven Goodman
    Vice President for Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr.
    President, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Dr. Karin Pavese
    Vice President, Innovation and Sustainability, New York Academy of Sciences
  • Ms. Nancy Rurkowski
    Vice President of Process Sciences, Biologics Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Dr. David Smith
    President, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Dr. Todd Zion
    Founder and CEO, SmartCells

Register today!
Join scientists, industry representatives, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology to develop synergies and relationships that further advance your career and the field.

Call for Posters: Showcase your research to colleagues and professionals, network with representatives from leading companies in the biotechnology field, and enhance your academic profile!  For abstract submission information, download the PDF on our website.

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Registration Information 
Sponsorship Information 

This event is hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical University and the CNY Biotechnology Research Center, and in collaboration with the New York Academy of Sciences.