Month: <span>March 2015</span>

Faculty Book Looks at the Past, Personal and Cultural

In some form or another, we all look back on the past, but Assistant Professor of Digital Media Ryan Lizardi makes it his mission to look at how we get caught in the thralls of nostalgia, and how clear the vision of our own past is. In his new book, Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and […]

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Faculty Profile: Narayan Sharma

Family man. Researcher. Teacher. Each of these words could be used to describe Narayan Sharma, assistant professor of biochemistry. If you ask Sharma himself, though, he likes to use one term in particular: lifelong learner. “I came from Nepal where I was a high school teacher, but I always like to gain new knowledge. I’m […]

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Student Cooking Up Success With Her Own Food Truck

It’s often said that the best way to learn is through experience, and one business student at SUNY Poly’s Utica campus is getting her experience first-hand, running and expanding a business of her own creation. “Many of us, at one point or another, have thought about starting our own business,” said Sarita Ruiz, junior, the […]

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Faculty Profile: Ilulian Gherasoiu

Ilulian Gherasoiu was amazed when he first saw the 1966 science fiction film “Fantastic Voyage” in which a submarine is shrunk to microscopic size and travels through a human body. And the idea of technology becoming increasingly smaller has stayed with him. Now, as assistant professor of electrical engineering at SUNY Poly, Gherasoiu is fascinated […]

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Campus Hosts Regional Innovation Challenge Event

Students from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and other area colleges competed over the course of two days to create innovative solutions to the area’s most challenging social and economic issues. The inaugural “Innovation Challenge New York: Mohawk Valley,” supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, was hosted October 24-25 by […]

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Faculty profile: Kazuko Behrens

Once upon a time, Kazuko Behrens navigated the busy streets of Manhattan and the hustle and bustle of the Wall Street scene. She soon discovered that Wall Street was not all it was cracked up to be; and as her disenchantment with that life began to grow, so did her interest and desire to do […]

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Students, Faculty Tackle Communication Challenge

A summer student engineering project with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate (AFRL) and the New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation (NYSTEC), culminated in the successful demonstration of Air Force-adapted technology that could solve radio communications problems for emergency responders across New York State. Two SUNY Poly engineering students, Kyle Waldeck, a senior, and […]

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Faculty profile: Naren Peddibhotla

The landscape of commerce changes every day, and that change has been moving at lightning speed since the advent of the Internet and e-commerce. It’s a world that Naren Peddibhotla, assistant professor of technology management, knows well. After a decade in sales, marketing and other professional pursuits in the business world, Peddibhotla is now devoted […]

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Faculty profile: Ibrahim Yucel

Ibrahim Yucel is serious when it comes to playing games. Games and digital culture aren’t just for fun for Yucel, assistant professor of Communication and Information Design at SUNY Poly since 2011. He has turned a lifelong passion into a career of research and education. “Many people think of games as a mere child’s toy. […]

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Good Showing for NCS Student Team at Regional Event

SUNY Poly’s Network and Computer Security (NCS) club was one of ten student teams that gathered at the University of New Hampshire recently to test their mettle and their minds in the Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The three-day event had each team working as an IT Department would, taking requests put forth by a […]

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Faculty Member Among Mohawk Valley’s Outstanding Women

Kathryn Stam, associate professor of anthropology, will be one of eight honorees at the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley’s 26th anniversary Salute to Outstanding Women event April 3 at Hart’s Hill Inn, Whitesboro. A Fulbright Scholar, Stam teaches courses in anthropology, sociology, cultural diversity, and the social and ethical aspects of information technology. Her qualitative […]

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Students Help Design a Brighter Future

Assistant Professor of Technology Management Robert Edgell recently took a group of four SUNY Poly students to Philadelphia to take part in “Design Challenge,” an annual civic innovation competition that turns student solutions into community action. This year’s event, hosted by the Center for Design and Innovation at Temple University focused on reducing littering along […]

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