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NASA Space Shuttle Commander Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson ’66 from Suffolk County Community College

NASA Space Shuttle Commander Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson ’66 from Suffolk County Community College

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10/6/17 Free Women in Manufacturing Summit at Suffolk County Community College

Women in Manufacturing Summit at Suffolk County Community College

SCCC Women Manufacturing Summit

Presented by Suffolk County Community College’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development, this free event will explore the importance and impact that women have in a wide range of manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries and how STEM education can support further growth in these industries.

The conference is FREE but registration is required.

The development of this document was funded completely by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration for $2,949,137 to Suffolk County Community College, and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

Time Activity
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Guests
Remarks by Suffolk’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development Associate Vice President John Lombardo
Remarks by Suffolk President Dr. Shaun L. McKay
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Video Presentation: “How Women Choose Career Paths” and review of regional and national studies
Rosalie Drago, Regional Director – Workforce Development Institute
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Panel discussion features a Q & A with a wide range of leaders from regional industries, including food service manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, clothing and design, wine and spirits, aerospace and defense, and electronics.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibitions including robotics demonstrations and STEM project displays. In addition, various companies will be showcasing core products. Exhibitor space is free but you must sign up in advance. Please call 631-851-6200 for details.

 ONLINE REGISTRATION

For more information contact advmfg@sunysuffolk.edu

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Prestigious 2017 Margaret Ashida Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader Award to Suffolk’s Dr. Candice Foley

Candice J. Foley Professor, Ph.D.

Suffolk County Community College Professor of Chemistry and College National Science Foundation S-STEM Chair Dr. Candice Foley. photo by Victoria Pendzick

Dr. Candice Foley, Professor of Chemistry and Suffolk County Community College’s National Science Foundation S-STEM Project Director/Principal Investigator, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Margaret Ashida Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader award at the annual meeting of New York State STEM Education Collaborative on July 31.

Dr. Foley, of Stony Brook,  was recognized for her efforts promoting the integration of STEM education as a statewide and national model and for her lasting contribution to STEM career path options for students.


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LI Cybersecurity Conference Fri, June 9, 2017, 7:45 am – Noon

Cyber Security

Long Island businesses will learn how to protect themselves from cyber threats including identity theft, data breaches and a wide range of cyber-related challenges at the L.I. Cybersecurity Conference sponsored by  Suffolk County Community College in partnership with DuWayne Gregory, Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, and Legislator Kara Hahn.

Suffolk County Community College is launching a new Cybersecurity degree, an industry/education collaboration that will provide the trained workforce for tomorrow’s Long Island cybersecurity needs.

Conference Web Page: http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/cyberconf

DATE:         June 9, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
TIME:          11:45 a.m.
PLACE:       Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus
Health, Sports and Education Center
Wicks Road, Brentwood, NY

Program and Speakers

Time Activity Location
7:45 am Coffee and breakfast; vendor displays Field House
8:30 – 8:55 am Welcome and Introduction of Guests
Remarks by Suffolk President Dr. Shaun L. McKay
Remarks by DuWayne Gregory, Presiding Officer, Suffolk County Legislature
Remarks by Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn
Overview of Cybersecurity and IT programs by Professor Peter Maritato
Lecture Hall
8:55 – 9:15 am Keynote Address:

Hon. Michael A.L. Balboni – President and Managing Director, RedLand Strategies
Lecture Hall
9:15 am Coffee and networking Field House
9:30-10:30 am Breakout Sessions:

1. IT Security: Critical Fundamental Steps for Your Small Business
Speakers / Facilitators
Nicholas Barone – Cyber Risk & Response Services, EisnerAmper LLP
Matthew Brown – Vice President, Network Solutions and Technology
2. Intermediate Steps to Enhance Your Business’ IT Security
Speakers / Facilitators
John Cooney, Esq. – Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C.
Nicole Della Ragione, Esq. – Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Associate, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C
3. IT Workforce and Training Needs Within the Region (held in Lecture Hall)
Speakers / Facilitators
Peter Dispirito – Chief Information Security Officer, Flushing Bank
Benjamin Sondgeroth – Principal Cybersecurity Engineer, CA Technologies
4. Health IT: Hospital and Medical Record Security
Speakers / Facilitators
Pat M. Darienzo, CISSP – Chief Information Security Officer, Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Stephanie Musso-Mantione – Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer, Stony Brook Medicine Information Technology (SBMIT)
Kathy Hughes, Chief Information Security Officer, Northwell Health

Field House activity with vendors and coffee

Classroom
10:45-11:45 am Panel Discussion

  • Features select speakers and Laurin Buchanan, CISSP, Secure Decisions
  • Panel responds to reports from breakout sessions, survey results, and discusses skills gaps in LI’s IT workforce;
  • Audience responds to clicker survey;
  • Q&A for panelists
Lecture Hall
11:45 am Conference Closing Field House

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Partners With Auto-Tech at Suffolk County Community College

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be added to the curriculum of Suffolk County Community College’s automotive technology program it was announced by College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. Students in the program can acquire a Chrysler-Fiat training certification for employment in Fiat Chrysler Automobile dealerships and elsewhere.

Suffolk County Community College offers an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology that is National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF) certified and designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians and professionals at automotive service facilities.

Suffolk offers four separate automotive programs that includes academic classes and automotive classes that fulfill the requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree.

The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, and the General Automotive ATAC I & ATAC II programs. Suffolk recently announced a partnership with Subaru.

“Our program is growing, we just also added Subaru to our line-up and students will be able to work in any dealership in the region,” McKay said.

Connect with Automotive Technology Alumni


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Suffolk Program Encourages Women Pursue Technology Related Careers

Eleven students – all female – worked on a real-life architectural project that provided them with work experience and hands-on architectural experience.

The four-day program at Suffolk County Community College, funded by a grant to encourage women to pursue technology-related careers, enabled students to prepare preliminary designs for a new, moderate-sized home in Mattituck.

The project demonstrated to the students the process architects typically go through in analyzing the site, researching local and state codes, and designing a building in multiple phases. The group also reviewed New York State’s education and work experience requirements related to obtaining an architectural professional license.

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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5/24/17 Liberty Partnership Program Annual Recognition Ceremony & Reunion

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30PM
Liberty Partnership Program Annual Recognition Ceremony & Reunion

Montauk Point Room
Babylon Student Center
Ammerman Campus
533 College Road, Selden
RSVP on or before 5/19/17

631-451-4109
(Park in Lot 7)

Liberty Partnerships Program

The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) at Suffolk County Community College represents a cooperative effort between the college and the Longwood Central School District , governmental agencies and business and industry to provide a unique, comprehensive and supportive environment for students who may be at risk of dropping out of school.

Reunion program generously supported by AT&T.

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Suffolk to Host Research Conference, Garners Major Foundation Support

It’s a community college first.

Suffolk County Community College will be the first community college to host a SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) it was announced by Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. In another first, McKay said, the conference has garnered the support of a major research foundation, the Swachman Diamond Project, that will provide an endowed STEM scholarship. McKay said it is rare for community colleges to be recognized by and receive the support of major research foundations.

SURC, hosted each year by a different SUNY institution,  will bring together more than 1,000 undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from more than 25 SUNY and CUNY colleges for a full day devoted to student presentations in wide-ranging disciplines, including science, the performing arts, humanities, and others.

A luncheon will feature keynote speaker SUNY Stony Brook President Sam Stanley.  SURC will also include a SUNY Graduate School and Transfer Fair, and professional development workshops for students and faculty.

“Original research and creative activity are widely recognized as high-impact educational experiences that positively affect undergraduate students’ completion rates, career prospects and readiness for transfer and graduate study. Most SUNY campuses encourage research and creative activity throughout the curriculum, in capstone experiences and/or internship placements. This is a tremendous opportunity for all involved and we look forward to sharing this student-focused event with you,” said President McKay.

“We are delighted to partner with the Shwachman Diamond Project to advance STEM research”, explained Sylvia A. Diaz, Ph.D., LMSW, Executive Director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation.  “Their award provides support to present the highly regarded SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) and will raise awareness of Shwachman Diamond Syndrome and other rare bone marrow failure conditions, but they went even further and made a generous gift to permanently endow the Shwachman Diamond Project Undergraduate Research Scholarship at Suffolk County Community College.  This scholarship will be awarded annually to Suffolk’s promising science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students who are engaged in scientific research.”

The Shwachman Diamond Project Ltd. was established in 2005 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization with a mission of fundraising to support research into treatments and a potential cure for Shwachman Diamond Syndrome and other bone marrow failure syndromes. In keeping with this mission, the organization works to encourage cord blood collection and funds research projects related to this area. 

Since its inception, SDP has funded many research projects, including the development of The Shwachman Diamond Syndrome Registry at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.

“Suffolk County Community College has set the bar high as the first community college to host this prestigious research conference and the first to receive funding to offset conference costs with generous gifts from the Shwachman Diamond Project and scientific publisher Elsevier,” explained SURC East Coordinator Candice Foley, Ph.D., a Professor of Chemistry and STEM Chair at Suffolk County Community College.  “Moreover, another first was achieved by securing funds to support scholarships for community college undergraduate researchers who will continue on the successful path to discovery at Suffolk and beyond.”

SURC is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by a different SUNY institution. The third annual SURC will be hosted at two SUNY locations: SURC East at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, on Friday April 21 and SURC West on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at SUNY Fredonia.

Source: Suffolk County Community College

SURC


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Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader Award to Suffolk’s Candice Foley

Prestigious 2017 Margaret Ashida Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader Award to Suffolk’s Dr. Candice Foley

Candice J. Foley Professor, Ph.D.

Suffolk County Community College Professor of Chemistry and College National Science Foundation S-STEM Chair Dr. Candice Foley. photo by Victoria Pendzick

Dr. Candice Foley, Professor of Chemistry and Suffolk County Community College’s National Science Foundation S-STEM Project Director/Principal Investigator, will be awarded the prestigious 2017 Margaret Ashida Higher Education STEM Outreach Leader award this summer.

Dr. Foley, of Stony Brook,  is being recognized for her efforts promoting the integration of STEM education as a statewide and national model and for her lasting contribution to STEM career path options for students.

This award will be presented to Foley on July 31 at the New York State STEM Education Collaborative Summer Institute at SUNY Alfred.

Media Contact:
Drew Biondo
631-451-4776
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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Attracting More Women Into STEM: Suffolk’s Dr. Candice Foley Invited to International STEM Gender Conference in Berlin

Breaking The Gender Barrier in STEM

Candice J. Foley Professor, Ph.D.

Suffolk County Community College Professor of Chemistry and College National Science Foundation S-STEM Chair Dr. Candice Foley. photo by Victoria Pendzick

Suffolk County Community College Professor of Chemistry Dr. Candice Foley has been invited to attend the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Gender Equality Congress in Berlin, Germany on June 8 -9.  Foley is Suffolk’s National Science Foundation S-STEM Chair.

The STEM Gender Equality congress will be attended by policy makers, equality staff, the private sector, academic staff, government representatives and others for two days of thought-provoking addresses, high-level panel discussions, and in-depth case studies and discussions.

“Because there remains a persistent gender gap in college degrees in STEM, Suffolk’s presence at this International Gender Equality Conference will highlight the success of our vast network of collaborations within our college, SUNY, statewide and nationally for connecting underrepresented female STEM students to educational opportunities that prepare them to compete for the highest quality jobs of today and the future,” said Dr. Candice Foley, Professor of Chemistry and the College’s NSF S-STEM PI.   Foley explained that Suffolk County Community College is a crucial entry point enabling underrepresented women in STEM to bridge from the community college to the baccalaureate level, on to graduate school and into the STEM workforce.

“It is no secret that women are underrepresented in STEM fields,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “In 2014, nationally, only 29% of the bachelor’s degrees awarded to women were in science and engineering, compared with 40% for men, according to the National Student Clearinghouse,” McKay said. “Dr. Foley has been at the forefront of advancing our College’s STEM students and programs.”

Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees Chair Theresa Sanders explained the college’s commitment to STEM programs and successes:  “Improving America’s STEM education has become a top priority across the nation. At Suff¬olk, approximately 1,500 students are currently enrolled in STEM majors and the College’s STEM program has been producing award winning students while providing summer research internships at internationally renowned facilities, including Brookhaven National Laboratory, NASA, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory among others,” Sanders said.

STEM Central, a nationwide forum that connects STEM faculty and administrators with others to learn, share ideas, share resources, and work collaboratively on initiatives recently featured  Suffolk County Community College’s STEM program on its website: https://goo.gl/mBXXEM .


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