News from SUNY Oneonta


Kevin Knox of Stormville Chosen to Present at 2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

ONEONTA, NY (05/14/2018)– Kevin Knox of Stormville, NY, was selected to present at the 2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC), hosted by SUNY Oneonta on April 20.

Students from 28 SUNY colleges and universities presented 179 research projects in two poster sessions and another 100 projects in oral presentations throughout the day.

Knox, whose major is Physics & Math, presented a poster titled “Planetarium Script; Audio Collaboration.” Knox was also a co-presenter for a poster titled, “Construction of a Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor.”

Every spring, SURC brings together undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors for two daylong programs of presentations, performances, art displays and poster sessions held on two separate campuses. The second SURC event was April 21, at Monroe Community College in Rochester.

As part of the event, students and faculty attended workshops on topics such as “Engaging Underrepresented Students in Applied Learning Opportunities” and “So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur?” The day also included a SUNY Graduate School Fair, a sustainability tour of the SUNY Oneonta campus, a planetarium presentation, and the chance to explore hands-on learning activities at the college’s A.J. Read Science Discovery Center.

Located in the hills of Central New York, SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public, liberal arts and sciences college with a pre-professional focus. The college enrolls approximately 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor’s degree programs and a number of graduate certificates and degrees.