Tag Archives: suny college of environmental science and forestry

Congratulations Syracuse COE Friends and Colleagues

Congratulations on the successful 15th annual symposium, “Clean Energy Frontiers: From Lab to Market” organized by SyracuseCoE, New York State’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems at Syracuse University.

COE 15th Annual Symposium 2015 Clean Energy Frontiers From Lab To Market Janet Joseph NYSERDA Keynote Presentation

COE 15th Annual Symposium 2015 Clean Energy Frontiers From Lab To Market Janet Joseph NYSERDA Keynote Presentation

New Beginnings

I enjoy wishing students and colleagues a “happy new year” on the first day of classes. It’s even more fitting on a glorious fall day like this year’s first day of classes (not that there is ever reason to complain about the weather in Syracuse!).

The bikes are back on campus for the new fall semester!

The bikes are back on campus for the new fall semester!

Here at ESF, we are embarking on not only a new academic year but also the installation of our new campus president, Dr. Quentin Wheeler. A web page devoted to President Wheeler’s inauguration outlines the events including a Presidential Roast, an academic symposium, and a bioblitz at Onondaga Lake. The centerpiece event is the formal Inauguration Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 12th in Hendricks Chapel. I hope you will join the ESF College Community – in person or from afar – as a new era unfolds.

Join us, too, for one or more of the College’s new and ongoing outreach programs. Programs serve K-12 students, professionals, students at other colleges/universities, and other lifelong learners from communities of practice and scholarship near and far. Last year, ESF Outreach staff enjoyed working with the College’s faculty, staff, alumni, students, and off-campus collaborators to serve over 4,000 participants in a diverse range of credit and non-credit educational programs.

Along with ongoing programs such as ESF in the High School, Professional and Field Engineer short-courses, Summer Session, and SPARE (solar power installation training), explore these additional opportunities for 2014 – 2015:

  • The 6th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium will be held at the Brookhaven National Laboratory May 12-13, 2015.
  • The SUNY-ESF/RadTech Future of UV/EB Webinar Series kicks off August 27, 2014 with Lance Pickens, CEO and Founder of MadeSolid, who will present “UV 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.”
  • The Dale L. Travis Lecture Series begins Wednesday, September 24, 2014 with Professor Robin Wall Kimmerer, Director of the ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Dr. Kimmerer’s talk is titled “The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation.”
  • The RadTech International North America/SUNY-ESF Radiation Curing Program credit and non-credit short courses begin September 8th for ESF and visiting graduate and undergraduate students or professionals.
  • The SURE program’s first event of the year is “Sustainable Practices in Central New York,” a one and a half-day program held October 2 & 3, 2014 in collaboration with the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership. Join Dr. Brad Allenby, Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics at Arizona State University to learn more about the future of sustainability and industrial ecology.
  • The 13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference will be held at a new location: The Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool in Liverpool, NY.

All this and more! Visit us in ESF’s new Gateway Center, learn more on the web at www.esf.edu/outreach, or contact us at (315) 470-6817 or outreach@esf.edu.

Happy New Year!

Dr. Chuck Spuches
Associate Provost for Outreach

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.

View the Agenda

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.