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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Alfred State: Amazing student projects to be displayed May 3

Students across multiple fields and disciplines will publicly display work they’ve done this past school year on Tuesday, May 3, from 5-6:30 PM in the Student Leadership Center on the Alfred campus.
Named the “Student Showcase,” the event is open to families, neighbors and colleagues, alumni and community partners from regional businesses, civic organizations, and local schools who’d like to drop by and see some truly amazing projects. Alfred State students are proud of their accomplishments and are excited to share their innovative research and compelling design work.
Daniel Andrews, a construction management engineering technology major from Penfield, displays the automatic fire sprinkler system he worked on at a past Alfred State Student ShowcaseWith the aid of models, posters, prototypes, multimedia exhibits, and sometimes even their advisers, the students will take attendees step-by-step through their own learning and achievement process. The range of their work is stunning: air-powered engines, fuel cell performance studies, taxpayer-subsidized stadiums for national sports teams, gene annotation of psychrophilic bacteria, innovative waste management protocols, electrical grid configurations for local municipalities, and more.
An awards presentation will conclude the event at 6:45 p.m.
Dr. Kristin Poppo, provost, said Alfred State students create exceptional projects as part of their curricular and co-curricular projects.
“The Student Showcase provides an opportunity for students to share their work with the college and community,” she said.“I am so impressed with our student work, and I am sure those who attend will see why our students can ‘hit the ground running’ in their future work.”
Kevin Cassell, assistant professor of English and Humanities, describes the Student Showcase as “bringing together students, faculty, staff, and the local community in a single space to celebrate the great work our students are doing here.”
“It’s a fun, high-energy event that nicely displays how academic research is applied to hands-on projects and real-world issues,” he said. “While competing for special recognition adds some excitement to the event, it’s mostly about building and strengthening our college community and connecting that, ultimately, with the greater communities that surround us.”
In photo: Daniel Andrews, a construction management engineering technology major from Penfield, displays the automatic fire sprinkler system he worked on at a past Student Showcase.