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05/12/2011
Hudson Valley Community College to Showcase Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs at South Colonie Central High School Event

CONTACT: Dennis Kennedy (518) 629-7180, d.kennedy1@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, May 12, 2011

WHAT:

Faculty and program administrators from STEM-related academic departments at Hudson Valley Community College will exhibit and present information to hundreds of Capital Region students at the South Colonie Central High School's STEM Expo. The event is free and open to prospective college students and their family members. Local colleges and universities, as well as science and technology companies, will participate. South Colonie Central Schools will give away an iPad to one lucky attendee.

WHO:

Representatives from the following areas of the college will attend:

  • Admissions
  • Automotive/Auto Body, Alternative Fuels, Electrical Technology, Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Tech Systems
  • Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, and Physical Science
  • Construction Building Technologies, Architectural, Civil and Mechanical Technologies
  • Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Overhead Line Worker, Wind Technician, Heating – Refrigeration Systems, Plant Utilities
  • Math and Engineering Science

Dr. Andrew (Drew) Matonak, President of Hudson Valley Community College will provide opening remarks.

WHEN:

6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 23

WHERE:

Sponsored by and located at the Holiday Inn Albany, 205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

WHY:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields are increasingly central to our economic competitiveness and growth. Our nation's economic future depends upon improving the pipeline into the STEM fields for sub-baccalaureate students as well as advanced degree holders, for youth moving toward employment and adults already in the workforce, for those already employed in STEM fields and those who would like to change careers to secure better employment and earnings."

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 14,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.