SUNY New Paltz to Host Science Seminar for High School Seniors
NEW PALTZ -- Eighty Ulster County high school students are expected to participate in a seminar on nuclear energy held at the State University of New York at New Paltz on Friday, February 12. The seminar, which is sponsored by the United States Navy in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Business Administration at SUNY New Paltz, is one in a series planned each year by the Ulster County Math/Science School/Industry Council to highlight science and technology. The primary purpose of the Council is to provide quality educational experiences for highly- motivated math and science high school students in order to enrich their opportunities.
Chief William Hansel, of the U.S. Navy, will deliver the keynote address on "Nuclear Energy: Past, Present and Future." Students will also attend seminars on nuclear science and molecular modeling, presented by Donald Walker, a faculty member in the physics department, and David White, a faculty member in the chemistry department, respectively.
Participants will have the opportunity to tour the College's engineering facilities, including the recently dedicated Louis and Mildred Resnick Engineering Hall, and the newly renovated Coykendall Science Building. A luncheon will follow in the College Terrace Conference Center.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.