New Engineering Program for SUNYIT

New Engineering Program for SUNYIT

There are 5 comments on the Oneida County Courier story from May 19, 2010, titled New Engineering Program for SUNYIT. In it, Oneida County Courier reports that:

Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito is pleased that Governor David A. Paterson has given final approval of a new Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Program for the SUNY Institute of Technology in Marcy .A Destito says the new program will greatly strengthen the college's emphasis on science and technology.

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Since: Jan 08

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#1 May 20, 2010
This is good news.

While it doesn't provide as significant a boost to economic development as lowering the tax and regulatory burdens associated with doing business in central-NY, it certainly does help.

So how do we get more local kids interested in math, science and engineering?

Since: Oct 08

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#2 May 20, 2010
We need to improve the coursework, specifically in Math, for kids starting as early as elementary school.

If they get behind, it gets harder and harder to catch up and results in kids "not liking" it.

Math is really the key to engineering and computer science. If you know it well you can teach yourself the rest.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#3 May 20, 2010
Well said, Jebus. I'm inclined to agree with you.

I'm not sure I fully understand what is involved with improving coursework. Is that the same as making math more interesting to kids?

Since: Oct 08

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#4 May 20, 2010
Interesting is a subjective term, so id consider that a moving target.

We need to get highly motivated teachers down at the elementary level - people with some skill and charisma and creative lesson plans - that can get the kids hooked.

How you do this with the union atmosphere - beats me. I don't know how you can do it without rewarding individuals.
t of t

Plymouth, MN

#5 May 20, 2010
frankcor wrote:
This is good news.
While it doesn't provide as significant a boost to economic development as lowering the tax and regulatory burdens associated with doing business in central-NY, it certainly does help.
So how do we get more local kids interested in math, science and engineering?
Local kids are interested in math, science and engineering. But they go away to college. Binghamton University is the closest that offer those majors.

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