Harnessing SUNY faculty research and expertise to drive collective impact
The SUNY Networks of Excellence connect students and faculty with each other, external funders and private sector experts to spur research and drive innovation, economic opportunity and job growth across New York State. These networks leverage the substantial resources and facilities at multiple campuses to elevate SUNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scientific prominence, increase the number of research applications and awards, and educate New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next-generation workforce. Each network assembles scientists and scholars from SUNY campuses, as well as external partners, to conduct collaborative research in high-demand areas. By sharing knowledge, facilities and ideas in these critical areas of research, SUNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Networks of Excellence positions SUNY as a national and international thought leader that competes aggressively for research grants and advances the commercialization of promising technologies and effective solutions for the benefit of New York.
Energy, Environment, Economics and Education Focuses on research across SUNY related to energy and the environment with associated economic considerations and educational programming. Sustainability and environmental research are key areas of interest. In 2014, SUNY 4E invested $778,000 in multidisciplinary research projects on topics including biosensors, water resources, climate, as well as energy sources, use, management, and storage.
CHAMPIONS: David Conover, Interim Vice President for Research, Stony Brook University James Dias, Vice President for Research, University at Albany Neil Ringler, Vice Provost of Research, College of Environmental Science and Forestry Bahgat Sammakia, Vice President for Research, Binghamton University
Maximizes SUNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diverse health-related assets to support basic, clinical, and public health research. In 2014, SUNY Health invested $900,000 in a variety of areas, including clinical applications of 3D printing, treatments for infectious disease, biosensors, big data, and aging.
CHAMPIONS: David Amberg, Interim Vice President for Research, Upstate Medical University David Conover, Interim Vice President for Research, Stony Brook University James Dias, Vice President for Research, University at Albany Mark Stewart, Vice Dean for Research, Downstate Medical Center
Advances the frontiers of neuroscience research by integrating current investments in neurosciences, neuroclinical services, and analytic sciences at multiple SUNY campuses. In 2014, SUNY Brain invested $800,000 in the areas of vision and brain mapping; and provided research opportunities for 13 SUNY undergraduate students through the Brain Summer Scholars program.
CHAMPIONS: David Conover, Interim Vice President for Research, Stony Brook University Mark Stewart, Vice Dean for Research, Downstate Medical Center Kenneth Tramposch, Associate Vice President for Research, University at Buffalo
MATERIALS & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
Applies SUNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capacity to innovate to revitalize New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manufacturing sector. The ultimate objective is to establish a single statewide voice for materials and advanced manufacturing research to ensure continued public-private collaboration and success in innovation and the pursuit of federal funding. In 2014, SUNY Materials and Advanced Manufacturing invested $710,000 in the areas of biomaterials, energy materials, flexible electronics, green composite materials, digital and additive manufacturing, functional and responsive materials, informatics, characterization, and education.
CHAMPIONS: Venu Govindaraju, Interim Vice President for Research & Economic Development, University at Buffalo Michael Liehr, Vice President for Research, SUNY Polytechnic Institute Bahgat Sammakia, Vice President for Research, Binghamton University
Creates a dynamic mechanism for engaging SUNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vast creative talent and humanities assets to find answers to contemporary problems, promote knowledge and discovery, and position SUNY as a global thought leader. The faculty involved in SUNY Arts and Humanities will meet for the first time in late 2014 to define its areas of focus.
CHAMPIONS: Thomas J. Schwarz, President, Purchase College Barry Pearson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Purchase College
TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
Includes experts in cognitive learning, learning and knowledge assessment, and innovative teaching strategies. The faculty involved in SUNY Teaching, Learning and Assessment will collaborate with K-12, post-secondary, private sector and community experts to conduct research on education access, completion, and digital and non-traditional learning.
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