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ASC to Present at Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference

Craig R. Clark, dean, School of Applied Technology, John Werner, instructor, Building Trades, and Jeffrey Stevens, associate professor, Electrician and Computer Technician, will present at the 2011 Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference on March 8 at the Saratoga Hilton.

Integrating Green Home Construction and Renewable Energy into Training Programs

Craig R. Clark, dean, School of Applied Technology, John Werner, instructor, Building Trades, and Jeffrey Stevens, associate professor, Electrician and Computer Technician, will present at the 2011 Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference on March 8 at the Saratoga Hilton.

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Faculty Members Bake Bread in Solar Oven

Burch and Stevens inspect the baking bread.On a sunny but frigid day, Jeffrey Stevens, associate professor, Electrician and Computer Technician Department, and Debra Burch, associate professor, Culinary Arts Department, teamed up to bake a loaf of bread without using electricity.

Burch and Stevens inspect the baking bread.Whoever said you can’t cook outdoors in below-freezing weather using only the heat of the sun? Faculty members from two different departments at Alfred State College recently joined their respective expertise to bake bread in a solar oven!

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Claim a Plot in New Community Garden

Alfred State College’s Green Team is calling all types of gardeners to put down roots in a new community garden hosted by the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA).

Do you want to grow your own food? Need the space and tools to do it? Never gardened before but want to learn how? Are you an experienced gardener who wants to share what you know with beginning gardeners and learn new techniques from other gardeners? Alfred State College’s Green Team is calling all types of gardeners to put down roots in a new community garden hosted by the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA).

Renewable Energy and Conservation Methods Info Night, Feb. 17

This session features a lineup of professionals within the renewable energy fields of PV (solar electric), wind energy, solar thermal, geothermal, and energy conservation and weatherization will speak on the basic terminology and considerations homeowners and business owners need to know.

Alfred State College is once again partnering with Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES to sponsor the second annual Renewable Energy and Conservation Methods Information night, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 6:45-8:30 p.m., at the BOCES Center, 1825 Windfall Rd., Olean.

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ASC Alumnus Supplies ACES Dining Services

“I worked for ACES catering when I was in college and over the summer and I knew that they sometimes used edible flowers for their dishes. I approached Bron Norasethaporn, the catering manager, to see if he would be willing to buy flowers from me,” Kacalski said.

Sometimes, the stars are misaligned and a farmer or a gardener is born into the wrong city. When it happens, those budding individuals must make their own way to a place where they can become rooted – a place where their passion for plants and agriculture can thrive. It happened this way for Tom Kacalski, Alfred State College ’06, ’09. And now Kacalski is providing specialized growing services for Alfred State’s Dining Services.

MET Students Complete Electric Car Project

President Dr. John M. Anderson receives the keys to the newly retooled electric car.The newly retooled car can travel 50 miles per charge, dependent on terrain and driving habits; can reach a top speed of 81 mph; can achieve 0-60 mph in 28 seconds. The car can be charged in four hours to charge on 220Volts, and eight hours on 115Volts.

President Dr. John M. Anderson receives the keys to the newly retooled electric car.Alfred State College students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department programs recently handed over the keys to an electric car to College President Dr. John M. Anderson for campus use.

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Clark Presents at Appalachian Regional Commission Conference

Craig R. ClarkClark’s presentation, Green Schools, Sustainable Communities, was part of the Green Colleges and Universities: Greening Your Campus Operations discussions at the conference. Clark’s presentation detailed the activities Alfred State College is conducting to become greener and what steps are being taken to address the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment signed by Alfred State Colleg

Craig R. ClarkCraig R. Clark, dean, School of Applied Technology at Alfred State College, recently presented at an Appalachian Regional Commission conference in Rome, GA.

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The Sun Goes to Work at Arbor House

ARBOR FRIENDS, a publication of the Friends of the National Arboretum, fall 2010 issue, includes an article titled “The Sun Goes to Work at Arbor House,” written by Roberta Gutman. The article, on page three, references the solar panels our students installed on the roof of Arbor House. 

ARBOR FRIENDS, a publication of the Friends of the National Arboretum, fall 2010 issue, includes an article titled “The Sun Goes to Work at Arbor House,” written by Roberta Gutman. The article, on page three, references the solar panels our students installed on the roof of Arbor House.

President Dr. John M. Anderson Signs SEED Commitment

Dr. John M. AndersonAnderson notes that he is “proud to join my colleagues in this necessary and worthwhile endeavor. Colleges play a vital role in preparing our nation’s workforce and in acting as agents of economic change. I wholeheartedly embrace this opportunity to train workers for high-growth jobs in the green economy and educate students about the importance of sustainability.”

Dr. John M. AndersonAlfred State College President Dr. John M.

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