Students and families from across the North Country were welcomed to tour the Canino School of Engineering to learn about future career paths in engineering and technology. Faculty and current students showcased our award winning steel bridge team, Lego Mindstorm robots, 3D topographical mapping, a massive wood splitter, smashing concrete cylinders, digital wrenches, laser communicators, and many other innovative technologies. The main event of the night was the Marshmallow Challenge which saw 20 teams consisting of students from 5-17 years old competing for a SUNY Canton scholarship and other exciting prizes.
Women business owners can learn how direct mailing can be used to promote their business at the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon. The annual workshop is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.
Area high school students will compete in the St. Lawrence County Mock Trial Tournament from March 2 to 18 at SUNY Canton. Six St. Lawrence County schools, coached by local attorneys, will argue a civil case involving the alleged embezzlement of funds. Participating local high schools will include Hammond Central School, Heuvelton Central School, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Morristown Central School, Ogdensburg Free Academy and Potsdam High School.
Television personality, author and famed chef Anthony Bourdain traveled to Syracuse in December to film a metal artisan company working in a studio owned by SUNY Canton alumnus Rick Destito for a web series titled “Raw Craft.” Bourdain and his crew spent a day filming Destito’s tenants, John Truex and Liz Seru, who are the owners of Borough Furnace, a small cast-iron skillet manufacturing business. The skillets are handmade by Truex in a 2,000-square-foot studio in Destito’s building, named the Gear Factory.
A $500 scholarship and other prizes will be up for grabs during SUNY Canton’s Engineers Day from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Nevaldine Technology Center. The event will feature a team marshmallow design competition that will test participants’ engineering skills. The first place team will each receive a $500 SUNY Canton scholarship, and the second place team will each receive a waived tuition deposit. The competition and event are free and open to anyone.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik visited the SUNY Canton campus today as part of her St. Lawrence County higher education tour. Stefanik and college representatives spoke about the importance of a hands-on education, particularly in the science, technology, engineering and math fields; the cost of higher education; and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
Clarkson University and SUNY Canton are researching renewable wood heating systems that would improve energy efficiency in New York State. Researchers at the universities are evaluating a new generation of wood pellet boilers that were developed in Austria and now are being manufactured in New York State. Director of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment and Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor Philip K. Hopke recently led a tour of the three experimental North Country wood pellet boiler sites with Renewable Heat NY personnel from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
Students and faculty members from the SUNY Canton Accounting program will be helping individuals and families file their taxes. For the 10th year, the college will be participating in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Students volunteer to increase their tax preparation skills and to help teach individuals how to correctly prepare their own taxes. The service is offered free-of-charge to SUNY Canton students and the community. There is a qualifying income bracket to participate in the program.
SUNY Canton has received approval to begin its first Start-Up NY partnership. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Adirondack Operations LLC, has been approved to begin working with the college. The business will receive tax incentives as it expands its operations in Canton.
For the second year, SUNY Canton students celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of community service. The Student Affairs Division invited more than 50 children from the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club to campus to play basketball, volleyball, kickball and ice skate with students.