SUNY campuses statewide were recognized by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, The New York Academy of Sciences and The Research Foundation of State University of New York at a reception on May 26 celebrating Research and Innovation in New York State. The reception was held at the New York Academy of Sciences headquarters at 7 World Trade Center in New York City and was attended by elected officials, members of the SUNY Board of Trustees, members of the Research Foundation Board of Directors, representatives of SUNY campuses and other distinguished guests.
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., attended the celebration as Stony Brook was recognized for “Moving Inventions to the Marketplace,” emphasizing the University’s standing as a science and research powerhouse with an array of economic development and innovation programs in which businesses can partner with faculty and researchers.
The reception recognized SUNY’s contribution to research and innovation across regions and communities of all sizes and demographics, covering projects and disciplines that range from nanotechnology, biotechnology, microelectronics, business start-ups, clean energy, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, productivity, community vitality, fashion, agriculture and training.
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Legislative Commission on Science and Technology and member of the Assembly’s Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Industry and Commerce, addressed the audience providing praise and support for the work accomplished and the work ahead.
“SUNY is an important component of New York’s emerging innovation based economy,” said Lupardo. “Working collaboratively with diverse partners from across the state, SUNY is helping New York regain its competitive advantage.”
“A great story is unfolding across SUNY’s 64 campuses,” said Zimpher. “It’s a story of creativity and bold thinking. It’s the story of the kind of innovation that is saving lives, creating jobs for tomorrow’s workplaces and laying the foundation for New York as an economic leader for a challenging new century. Faculty and students at SUNY campuses statewide are charting our future.”
“This was an impressive display of what the SUNY research enterprise brings to the table to move New York State forward,” said Bonny G. Boice, Executive Vice President of the Research Foundation. “The breadth and impact of SUNY research and innovation is clear and we are committed to supporting these and other achievements that have a profound effect on our state and our lives.”
“We’re proud to have the opportunity to highlight SUNY’s incredible resource base and proven ability to make a difference in New York State,” said Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences. “Each of the success stories recognized today is testimony to the tremendous assets that SUNY brings to communities across the state.”
An event photo album is posted on the Research Foundation’s Facebook page.