A collaboration between Miner Institute and SUNY Plattsburgh brought together area middle and high schoolers interested in science with chairs from the biology, chemistry, and earth and environmental science departments on campus as well as President Dr. Rick Grant from Miner Institute and President Dr. Alex Enyedi from SUNY Plattsburgh on a recent Saturday to learn about opportunities for study and careers in science.
Science Saturday was held on April 2 at Miner Institute and provided students and their parents an opportunity to learn about science programs at SUNY Plattsburgh and speak directly with the department chairs. Dr. Grant was also on hand to talk about careers in animal science to interested students.
Opening remarks were made by Dr. Grant and Dr. Enyedi and then time was given to Dr. Neil Buckley who chairs the biology department; Dr. Ewa Pater who chairs the chemistry department, and Dr. Ed Romanowicz who chairs the earth and environmental science department. Students were able to converse with the professors and ask questions. After a lunch break, interested participants were led on a tour of Miner Institute's Lake Alice research site and the dairy research barn and horse barn.
We look forward to collaborating with SUNY Plattsburgh to make Science Saturday an annual event!