News from SUNY Oneonta
Gregory Eisenhut Presents Project at Student Research and Creative Activity Day
ONEONTA, NY (04/17/2015)(readMedia)– Gregory Eisenhut, a senior from Dover Plains, NY, was one of 163 students who presented original research and creative projects at SUNY Oneonta’s annual Student Research and Creative Activity Day on April 16.
Eisenhut developed a project titled “Yeast Transposition” under the guidance of Dr. Fred Zalatan of the Biology department. It was one of more than 175 scholarly works displayed at the college’s Hunt Union during the daylong showcase, which also featured a keynote lecture titled “SUNY Oneonta–a lot closer to Broadway than you think” by theatrical producer Hal Luftig, a 1979 SUNY Oneonta graduate and four-time Tony Award winner.
Created to recognize and promote undergraduate scholarship and creative activity, Student Research & Creative Activity Day has become the premier on-campus event for scholarly student exhibition. A total of 163 students, supported by 71 sponsors from academic and administrative departments, participated in this year’s event, which featured presentations on a wide variety of topics across academic disciplines.
A liberal arts institution with a strong focus on undergraduate research, SUNY Oneonta consistently gains recognition for delivering excellence and value. The college has been named to Kiplinger’s list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for nine consecutive years, was ranked No. 2 on the 2014 Kiplinger’s list of “10 Best Public Colleges With Lowest Debt at Graduation” and sits at No. 9 on the 2015 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region. The college enrolls 6,000 students in its 70 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs.