High Achievers

katy tatzel

Digital and Brand Strategist Katy Tatzel, in the Office for Institutional Advancement, was recently elected vice president of SUNYCUAD (SUNY Council for University Advancement). Involved with SUNYCUAD since winning the Charlton Scholarship for new professionals, she has given back to the organization in significant ways: coordinating the annual Awards for Excellence competition for the past two years and serving on the Digital Marketing Committee for five years. She also serves on the Board of Directors.

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Dr. Robert Saunders

It’s already been a busy summer for Dr. Robert Saunders,
professor in the Department of History, Politics, and Geography – and there’s no end in sight.

He recently arrived in Europe for a whirlwind tour of the conference circuit, beginning in Denmark, and then moving to Finland and Hungary. Not only that, he is spending the summer months doing research for his next book; completing the 2nd edition of  his Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation (Scarecrow Press);

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Hand drawn Mathematics on chalkboard.

Dr. Steven Hoehner has submitted a research paper titled
“Almost sharp concentration for random polytopes and Dirichlet-Voronoi tiling numbers” to the journal, Advances in Applied Probability. The paper is a joint work with Gil Kur, Weizmann Institute ofScience, Israel.

A pre-print can be found on arXiv.org.

Recently, Dr. Hoehner presented this paper at the AMS (American Mathematical Society) Spring Central Sectional Meeting at Ohio State,

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funding grants

Dr. Beverly Kahn, director of FSC’s RAM (Research Aligned Mentorship) Program, and Assistant Director Dr. Erica Friedman, have been awarded $10,000 from SUNY’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for their proposal, “Increasing Access to Summer Research and Project-Based Learning Outcomes for the Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) Program Scholars.”

The project will support low-income students, minority students, first-generation students, and students with disabilities as an extension of the Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) program at Farmingdale.

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Three FSC students were recognized for excellence in research and presentation at last month’s 28th Annual CSTEP Conference, in upstate Lake George.

First Place winners were Tunisia Solomon ’19 and Bazit Bisiolu ’19, with Maxine Harris ’18 taking home second place. Solomon won in the Math/Physics/ Computer Science category for her poster presentation. Bisiolu’s oral presentation brought home the top prize in  Physics, and Harris’s poster presentation placed in Math/Physics/Computer Science.

The trio’s awards are all the more impressive when you consider that the conference featured more than 650 students representing more than 50 institutions.

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Rams logo

Farmingdale State’s men’s and women’s outdoor track teams each took first place at last weekend’s 2018 Skyline Conference Outdoor Track Championship, held at FSC. The men  scored 236.5 points, while opponent Merchant Marine was the runner-up with 187 points. The women finished with 193.5 points, followed by Merchant Marine in second place with 178 points.

Visit the Athletics web site for more on this story.

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trophy cup for winner

We reported recently that business management majors
William Turano ’18 and Tal Granot ’18 had been chosen to compete in this year’s prestigious Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge, to pitch their start-up business, Lifted Roots Vertical Farms, at e-Fest 2018.

Now we’re happy to report Turano won second place in the Innovation Challenge, and brought home a $2,500 cash prize.

Competing in the “Waste” category with teams from three other institutions, Turano had to apply principles of entrepreneurship and innovation to address the growing challenges of managing –

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Roller Hockey Skates

The FSC Roller Hockey Club has once again won the NCRHA Division-I National Championship!

They defeated Lindenwood University 5-1 in the championship game, capping off a tournament where they went 7-0 and outscored opponents 62-4. This is Farmingdale’s second straight Division-I National Championship, and third title overall.

Said the NCRHA on its website: “With their second straight Division I National Championship, Farmingdale State College secured their place in Collegiate Roller Hockey history,

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