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The Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium is a cooperative effort by seven public and private colleges and universities (Stony Brook University, Farmingdale State College, SUNY Old Westbury, SUNY Maritime, Nassau and Suffolk County Community Colleges, and the New York Institute of Technology), working with public entities (including Brookhaven National Laboratory) and private companies, to ensure that students get the education and training they need to work in the emerging and rapidly evolving industries of renewable and alternative energies, as well as meeting the challenges of maintaining and modernizing the current energy infrastructure. This collaboration is the beginning of a broad interdisciplinary focus on energy and related issues for a variety of career paths. The ultimate goal is to boost the Long Island economy and contribute infrastructure jobs in the energy sector."

Goals of consortium

THE CONSORTIUM WILL ESTABLISH:

  • Academic Program Development – faculty at these colleges will work closely with each other and with industry and government representatives to enhance existing, or develop new, academic pro- grams for students interested in working in businesses that design, industrialize, distribute or assess alternative energy for the benefit of Long Island, New York State and the nation as a whole.
  • Cross Registration – students attending one of the participating colleges and universities will be able to register for courses related to renewable and alternative energy technology and development at any of the participating colleges and universities. Students can choose courses that suit their personal career goals and that reflect the diverse capabilities of six outstanding institutions while graduating from their registered institution.
  • Lectures and Conferences – in order to facilitate the discovery and understanding of key issues in the field, the Consortium will sponsor a series of lectures and conferences relating to sustainable and alternate energy, bringing in experts to interact with students, faculty, government agencies and private companies.
  • Internships – companies, government agencies, colleges, and universities will collaborate to enable students to acquire meaning- ful, job-related work experiences on Long Island, earn academic credit, and develop skills, insight and experience that will guide their future careers.
  • Job Fairs – one aspect of the Consortium’s efforts will be to develop a marketplace where Long Island businesses can find well-prepared students to work in Long Island’s emerging energy sector, through job fairs, college and university placement offices, and faculty/ internship referrals.
  • Collaborative Research – the Consortium will link Long Island’s world-class college and university resources in basic and applied research to Long Island’s business and government communities in order to bring innovative solutions to their impending energy problems.

Links to consortium partner sites

Stony Brook University:   www.stonybrook.edu

Farmingdale State College:  www.farmingdale.edu

New York Institute of technology (NYIT):   www.nyit.edu

SUNY Old Westbury: www.oldwestbury.edu

SUNY Maritime: http://www.sunymaritime.edu/

Suffolk County Community College: www.sunysuffolk.edu

Nassau County Community College: www.ncc.edu

Brookhaven National Laboratory:   www.bnl.gov

Contact

General inquiries:  Gary Halada:  gary.halada@stonybrook.edu

Contacts at partner sites:

Prof. Adam Filios (Farmingdale State College):

Dean Nada Anid (NYIT):

Ken White  (Brookhaven National Laboratory):  “kwhite”at”bnl.gov”

Prof. Peter Maritato (SCCC):

Prof. Nicole Simon (NCCC):

Prof. Barbara Hillery (SUNY Old Westbury):

Dean Richard Burke (SUNY Maritime):

ESTeP (minor):

Dr. Robert Amundsen (NYIT):
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