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Alfred State Hosts Sustainability Conference

Debra Rowe, PhD Mitchell ThomashowNearly 75 sustainability professionals from as far as California converged on Alfred State for “Innovations in Technical Education to Advance Sustainability,” bringing with them ideas and best practices from their own experiences.

Nearly 75 sustainability professionals from as far as California converged on Alfred State for “Innovations in Technical Education to Advance Sustainability,” bringing with them ideas and best practices from their own experiences.

The Opportunity of a Lifetime at Bonneville Salt Flats

Alfred State students are poised to make their own run with one of the college’s alternative fuel vehicles – a green initiative about to meet the need for speed. A prime demonstration of project-based learning, the students have rebuilt or modified much of the car as they’ve learned to make it race ready. They’re raring to go, but are still in need of parts and supplies.

“See you at four!” Such words have been typical for automotive trades students to hear from Assistant Professor Jim Fleischman. In order to prepare one of the college’s Honda Insights for a land speed record attempt during Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August, students have been up and working at 4 a.m.

Utah’s Salt Flats hosts this annual, historical event, which began in 1949. The Flats are comprised of a 30,000-acre expanse of hard, white salt crust on the western edge of the Great Salt Lake basin in Utah.

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Alfred State Becomes Partner in CeCet

Alfred State is pleased to announce its partnership to become a part of the Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CeCeT) that is implementing a photovoltaic (PV) and wind equipment test facility. The new PV and wind test centers will operate as the core of CeCeT’s network of renewable energy resources.

Alfred State is pleased to announce its partnership to become a part of the Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CeCeT) that is implementing a photovoltaic (PV) and wind equipment test facility. The new PV and wind test centers will operate as the core of CeCeT’s network of renewable energy resources. CeCeT is funded by a $4.2 million grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) with Intertek, a leading international quality assurance testing company.

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Clark Serves as Panelist at Workforce Development Institute

Earlier this semester, Craig Clark, dean of Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology, served as a guest panelist at the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), presented by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

Earlier this semester, Craig Clark, dean of Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology, served as a guest panelist at the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), presented by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

In “Green Credentials Matter,” Clark and three others discussed the foundational standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency training, and how national assessment and goal attainments can demonstrate a college’s commitment to green initiatives. Alfred State was highlighted as a national model at this session.

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Alfred State Shines in 2012 Green Grand Prix

2012 Green Grand Prix thumbnailDetermined to beat their record from last year, 60 students and four faculty/staff members returned to Watkins Glen International Raceway in April for the 2012 Toyota Green Grand Prix. They brought home another win in fuel economy, second place overall for the Saturday road rally around Seneca Lake, and were awarded the Auto Career Development Center Excellence in Innovation Award.

Determined to beat their record from last year, 60 students and four faculty/staff members returned to Watkins Glen International Raceway in April for the 2012 Toyota Green Grand Prix. They brought home another win in fuel economy, second place overall for the Saturday road rally around Seneca Lake, and were awarded the Auto Career Development Center Excellence in Innovation Award.

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Alfred State Highlighted in the SEED Initiative’s 2012 Program Plan

The Sustainability Education and Economic Development Initiative (SEED Center) recently included Alfred State in its 2012 program review, commending the college’s sustainability and green programming efforts. The embedding of green-focused modules into existing programs, the college-wide Green Team, Alfred’s project-based, hands-on learning distinctions, and the zero-energy green home on the Wellsville campus were all highlighted.

The Sustainability Education and Economic Development Initiative (SEED Center) recently included Alfred State in its 2012 program review, commending the college’s sustainability and green programming efforts. The embedding of green-focused modules into existing programs, the college-wide Green Team, Alfred’s project-based, hands-on learning distinctions, and the zero-energy green home on the Wellsville campus were all highlighted.

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Earth Week 2012

Alfred State’s Green Team and Sustainability Club, the Alfred Sustainability Working Group, and Alfred University’s Green Alfred collaboratively invite the public to the following Earth Week Events during April:

Alfred State’s Green Team and Sustainability Club, the Alfred Sustainability Working Group, and Alfred University’s Green Alfred collaboratively invite the public to the following Earth Week Events during April:

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‘Team Alfred’ Enters Solar Decathlon China 2013 in International Collaboration

A total of 37 universities from 13 countries have formed 24 teams that were accepted for the 2013 competition, co-hosted by the China National Energy Administration and the United States Department of Energy.

‘Team Alfred,’ which will include students from Alfred University, Alfred State College, and Guilin University of Technology in China, has officially entered the Solar Decathlon China 2013.

A total of 37 universities from 13 countries have formed 24 teams that were accepted for the 2013 competition, co-hosted by the China National Energy Administration and the United States Department of Energy.

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President Anderson to Participate in The Salzburg Global Seminar's Sustainable Futures Academy

Alfred State President Dr. John M. Anderson has been invited to travel to Salzburg, Austria, to participate in The Salzburg Global Seminar's Sustainable Futures Academy. He is one of a select number of higher education and sustainability leaders to take part in a special planning meeting from Jan. 31-Feb. 4.

Alfred State President Dr. John M. Anderson has been invited to travel to Salzburg, Austria, to participate in The Salzburg Global Seminar's Sustainable Futures Academy. He is one of a select number of higher education and sustainability leaders to take part in a special planning meeting from Jan. 31-Feb. 4.

“I am honored to be a member of this esteemed group of leaders,” Anderson said. “Being invited to attend this seminar speaks volumes about the strides Alfred State has made in the field of sustainability.”

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ASC's Template for Success: Infusing Sustainability

Read our success story on the SEED (Sustainability Education & Economic Development) Web site. This article includes information about our programs that lead to green careers, our zero energy green home, and COSA.

Read our success story on the SEED (Sustainability Education & Economic Development) Web site. This article includes information about our programs that lead to green careers, our zero energy green home, and COSA.

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