higher ed


Wed April 10, 2013
Higher Ed

SUNY Oswego looks to build 'innovation ecosystem'

It won't be a physical structure like some incubators. And it won't be trying to churn out startup businesses. Instead the incubator SUNY Oswego is launching this month will try to create an "innovation ecosystem."

The Thrive program will try and develop a new blueprint for Oswego's future, says Jeff Grimshaw, the director of business and community relations at SUNY Oswego. He notes that if new businesses were another outcome of the incubator, that would be a positive.

But the bigger goal is community engagement.

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Sat April 6, 2013

Salary prospects dim for the Class of 2013, more of the same ahead

Recent college graduates are facing smaller and smaller wages.
deanmeyersnet via Flickr

High paying jobs will remain elusive for the class of 2013 as a slow economic recovery drags on, according to numbers tallied by an economic policy center.

The Economic Policy Institute crunched some data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and found starting salaries for 21-24-year old demographic entering the labor force continues to be lower than it was a a decade ago.

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Thu April 4, 2013

Upstate universities to be NASA competition sites


Two upstate universities have been chosen as host sites for the international NASA space apps challenge. The challenge, taking place this month, brings together collaborators in 41 different countries to solve some of the toughest challenges facing space exploration and society.

Syracuse University and Rochester Institute of Technology are among 18 US locations selected to participate in the international competition. Worldwide, 75 locations have been chosen as host sites.

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Sat November 24, 2012
Higher Ed

Law school program helps bring research to the market, for free

Syracuse University law professor Ted Hagelin lectures during his course on technology commercialization.
Credit NYS Science & Technology Law Center

Law students have often been used to help solve so-called ‘cold-cases’, but criminal law isn’t the only place their skills are being put to use.

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Mon November 19, 2012

IBM grant recognizes Clarkson 'smart grid' researcher

Professor Lei Wu works in his office at Clarkson University.
Joanna Richards

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced New York would invest $250 million to develop “smart” grid technologies to modernize the state's energy grid.

At Clarkson University, the highly regarded science and engineering school in St. Lawrence County, a professor working on smart energy grid systems was just awarded a grant by IBM.

The $10,000 prize will help him continue his research, and develop coursework for students to train the next generation to use this hot technology.

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