Alumni

Portraits of Hope Exhibit Features Refugees in Central New York

They come from all over the world to make their home in the City of Utica and its surrounding areas. And now their faces, their lives, their stories are a sight to behold at a photography exhibit at the area’s most prestigious museum – an exhibit that owes its creation to a SUNY Polytechnic Institute […]

Alumni Profile: Jean Paul (JP) Quashie ‘11

Student Profile: Tanzid Sultan, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics `16

Tanzid Sultan can usually be found curled up at the Peter Cayan library or somewhere else on campus, reading something related to physics. His interest in physics began in high school, but he never believed it was a field that he would devote his life to. Instead, he was encouraged to study engineering. When he […]

Student Profile: Alida Rivera de Davis, M.S. Nursing Education '16

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Those words, by the late Nelson Mandela are how Alida Rivera de Davis describes her motivation for enrolling in the M.S. Nursing Education program at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “Investing in my academic future will provide me with the necessary tools to […]

Alumni Profile: Stacey Smith

Local Startup Wins Big A SUNY Polytechnic Institute graduate’s idea for a bicyclist water bottle with a bottom drinking valve is now on its way to reality, as well as a place on consumer shelves, after winning a startup business competition in the City of Rome. Stacey Smith, Business Administration ’15, of Westmoreland was one […]

Not Your Average Boot Camp!

Computational Boot Camp ’15 & the SUNY STEM Passport Program A dozen students from SUNY Poly, SUNY Poly’s CNSE, Stony Brook University, SUNY Buffalo, and University of Albany convened at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica this summer for a boot camp unlike any other. The two-week computational boot camp, led by SUNY Poly faculty members Andrea Dziubek, Edmond […]

Meet Fernando Gómez-Baquero PhD ’12: Co-Founder and CEO at BessTech LLC

Why did you decide to attend SUNY Poly and study in the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering? I was recruited by a professor in the nanoeconomics constellation whom I met in a conference in California. He showed me around and I understood the vision and the potential in the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and […]

Alumni Profile: Doug Cohen G’14

Like many working professionals, Doug Cohen finds himself juggling – whether it’s his role as Associate Director of Academic Technology Services at Open SUNY, or the many responsibilities that come with a family, and he needed a degree program that offered the flexibility to accommodate his schedule. Fortunately for Doug, the Information Design Technology (IDT) […]

Student/Alumni Profile: Lauren Lowe

With an abundance of awards to her credit, one might find it difficult to pinpoint Lauren Lowe’s greatest achievement. But if you ask the 2015 graduate of SUNY Poly’s Nurse Practitioner Graduate program, she’ll give you a quick and simple answer – her family. Balancing life as a mother, wife, and full-time graduate student with a […]

Student/Alumni Profile: Jenjira May Htoo

When she walked across the stage of the Wildcat Field House in May 2015 to receive a master’s degree, Jenjira May Htoo was a long way from the refugee camp in Thailand where she was born. A Karen refugee whose family came from the Karen borderlands between Thailand and what is now known as Myanmar, […]

Mechanical Engineering Students Help Veteran

More than anything else, he’d like to golf again. Rick Yarosh of Windsor, N.Y., was deployed to Iraq in 2005. He served nine months until one day, in September 2006, his tank was hit by a makeshift bomb. The attack left him with terrible injuries. More than 60% of his body was badly burned, and […]

Eve Van de Wal G’07 G’08

A single-page résumé would not do justice to Eve Van de Wal. Her career has comprised an array of roles with increasing clout in the healthcare field; a textbook example of climbing the corporate ladder. While her professional impact in the healthcare field is significant, her community involvement and educational accomplishments show a well-rounded, motivated, and driven woman. […]

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