From SUNY Poly: “SUNY Poly gets $2.25 million toward education program”


SUNY Polytechnic Institute


Times Telegram

May 17, 2017
By GateHouse New York

SUNY Polytechnic Institute has been tapped by the National Science Foundation to receive $2.25 million in federal funding for continued development of the Northeast Advanced Technology Education Center, with the goal of fostering opportunities for semiconductor-related education fields.

Based at SUNY Poly’s Albany and Marcy campuses, the center will launch credit-bearing high-tech education and training programs over the next three years in support of the region’s advanced semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem, according to a news release.

“I am honored that the National Science Foundation awarded this grant to SUNY Poly and our partners to continue and dramatically expand NEATEC,” SUNY Poly Professor of Nanoscale Science Robert Geer said in the release. “By supporting the development of exciting new technological education and training modules in nanotechnology and advanced semiconductor manufacturing, SUNY Poly and our key partners at Mohawk Valley Community College, Onondaga Community College and Fulton Montgomery Community College will be able to deploy exciting new programs for addressing the workforce needs of leading innovation- based companies across New York state and the northeast U.S. so that our dramatic expansion of high-tech manufacturing remains robust, with opportunities for all.”

The center will offer academic certificate programs geared toward advanced technological education programs to help meet the workforce needs of the region’s industries related to semiconductors including power electronics, integrated photonics, silicon photovoltaics and advanced LED lighting technology.

“MVCC is thrilled to continue our dynamic partnership with SUNY Poly in such a critical area of economic development for Upstate New York,” said MVCC President Randall Van Wagoner in the release.

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The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, commonly referred to as SUNY Polytechnic Institute or SUNY Poly, is a public research university with campuses in the town of Marcy in the Utica-Rome metropolitan area and Albany, New York. Founded in 1966 using classrooms at a primary school, SUNY Poly is New York’s public polytechnic college. The Marcy campus, formerly the SUNY Institute of Technology, has a Utica, New York mailing address and was established in 1987. The Albany campus was formerly a component of the University at Albany, established in January 2003.

SUNY Poly is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The university offers over 30 bachelor’s degrees, 15 master’s degrees, and three doctoral degrees within five different colleges. SUNY Poly students come from across the state of New York, throughout the United States, and more than twenty other nations. More than 25,000 alumni enjoy successful careers in a wide range of fields.