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The Global Laboratory: Developing a Globally Engaged Workforce

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Global Laboratory

  1. 1. The Global Laboratory: Developing a Globally Engaged Workforce Partnerships/Enhancing Access Presented by: President Deborah F. Stanley SUNY Oswego
  2. 2. The Global Laboratory a World of Possibility
  3. 3. 700 acres 46 buildings 1 Great Lake
  4. 4. The State University of New York <ul><li>Largest comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>state university system </li></ul><ul><li>in U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>64 Campuses </li></ul>
  5. 5. About SUNY Oswego <ul><li>SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Plan: VIEWS </li></ul><ul><li>V itality, I ntellectual Rigor, E ngagement, W orld Awareness, S olutions </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional commitment to active learning and undergraduate research </li></ul><ul><li>1,200 STEM students </li></ul><ul><li>8,307 students in over 110 programs </li></ul><ul><li>New engineering programs </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Education Pipeline and STEM <ul><li>Developing a stronger education pipeline is a centerpiece of the SUNY strategic plan </li></ul>
  7. 7. Centers for STEM Research <ul><li>Center for Neurobehavioral Effects of Environmental Toxins </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Research Center </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Effect Storm Prediction & Research Center </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Global Engagement </li></ul>
  8. 8. Summer Science Immersion Program <ul><li>Matching funds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syracuse Academy of Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summer residential research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>experience in the STEM fields </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local education pipeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>into STEM disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for high school teachers </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Fixing the Education Pipeline <ul><li>Graduating a significantly increased number of alumni with STEM credentials is critical to the future of NYS and our nation is both a SUNY Oswego and SUNY strategic goal </li></ul><ul><li>SUNY Oswego has an overall goal to produce a new generation of diverse, scientifically and internationally skilled problem solvers, empowered to meet the challenges before us. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Student-Faculty Research <ul><li>$38,131 awarded to 96 students (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>278 scholarly & creative projects (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>$50,000 additional awards (2010) to create the Summer Scholars Program </li></ul>
  11. 11. Summer Research Institute <ul><li>High level, faculty-mentored research project </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for industry partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Research interests matched w/career goals </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity of research </li></ul><ul><li>Stipend – $4,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Room and Board </li></ul>
  12. 12. Possibility Scholarship <ul><li>Need-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Underserved/low-income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full tuition, room, board, fees, books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STEM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interest in career/teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to increase success and retention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summer Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid Research Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Laboratory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International research experience with local application </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Global Laboratories: A STEM Solution <ul><li>The Global Laboratory is an innovative undergraduate research experience offering students hands-on, immersive problem-solving opportunities in international laboratories around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative and rigorous experience is designed for students who hope to pursue careers in STEM-related fields of study </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of research is to find applications to problems/ scientific issues in the host country. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Extending the Impact <ul><li>Only 1% of all U.S. undergraduates study abroad and only 7% of undergraduates taking part in study abroad do so in a science based field (Open Doors, 2006) </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Global Laboratory Outcomes <ul><li>Prepare the next generation of scientists as diverse, globally engaged researchers with a capacity to understand and respect cultural differences and perceptions and a sense of responsibility to others </li></ul><ul><li>Increase capacity to translate scientific discovery and innovation in our region </li></ul>
  16. 16. Worldwide Global Laboratory • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Paulet Island Melbourne Univ. Fed’l Univ of Mato Grosso Univ. of Paraiba Fed’l Univ. of Paraiba Fed’l Univ. of Alagoas Univ. of Kinshasa Nat’l Inst. Of Biomedical Research Hydrobiology Research Center Dr. J. Garang inst. Of Science National Central Univ. Indian Inst. Of Science Univ. of Bucharest Polytechnic Univ. High Tech. Univ. Izmir Univ. of Nottingham Univ. of Toronto Paul Scherrer Inst. Univ. of Naples Observatory of Capodimonte
  17. 17. Evolution of the Program <ul><li>Previous experience in NFS International Research Experience for Undergraduates (2008-2011): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazilian Robotic Telescope (2008-2011) included 17 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Pantanal Wetlands (one of the world’s largest wetlands regions) ecology project has had about 20 students (2008-2011) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Establishing Global Labs <ul><li>Government and Institutional agreements </li></ul><ul><li>University to University agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Academic courses abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Joint sponsored research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Programs in development </li></ul>
  19. 19. Current Participating Institutions <ul><li>Federal University of Paraiba at Joao Pessoa, Brazil. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal University of Alagoas at Maceio, Brazil. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sol, Brazil. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. John Garang Institute of Science, South Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Kinshasa, DRC. </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Research in Hydrobiology, Uvira, DRC. </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Biomedical Research, DRC. </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. </li></ul><ul><li>National Central University, Taiwan. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Global Laboratory Research <ul><li>Defeating diabetes w/natural products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democratic Republic of Congo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Protein stability and folding- HIV/influenza </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extra-galactic distance scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Central University, Taiwan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engineering justice –forensic animation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne, Australia/ South Wales </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wetland ecology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pariaba, Brazil </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Climate change in Larsen Ice Shelf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Antarctic Peninsula </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental deforestation in Urvia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democratic Republic of Congo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Imperiled aquatic environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North America- U.S. Canada, Mexico </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Structure of the Experience <ul><li>Qualifying undergraduates spend an average of six to eight weeks in locations at all seven of the world’s continents. </li></ul><ul><li>This network of global laboratories is a key component of the College’s Possibility Scholarship program, created to assist talented students in the sciences with tuition, room and board. </li></ul><ul><li>The Global Laboratory combines the international connections of SUNY Oswego faculty with the scientific talents, research proficiency, and intellectual curiosity of undergraduates to advance scientific knowledge, design solutions to the many intractable challenges of our time, and to improve the quality of life for humans worldwide. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Places of Global Labs Summer 2011 <ul><li>Brazil – All Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 students supervised by Brazilian Faculty with Cleane Medeiros  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taiwan – Physics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 students supervised by Shashi Kanbur & Ching Hung Hsiao, Modern Languages Teaching Mandarin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Congo – Biological Sciences Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>supervised by Webe Kadima </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Iceland - Geology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>supervised by Dave Valentino </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Summer 2011 <ul><li>11 students from SUNY Oswego </li></ul><ul><li>2 students from SUNY Geneseo </li></ul><ul><li>1 student from SUNY Binghamton </li></ul><ul><li>1 student from SUNY Albany </li></ul>
  24. 24. Faculty Mentors, Summer 2011 <ul><li>Cleane Medeiros (Biological Sciences) </li></ul><ul><li>Webe Kadima (Chemistry) </li></ul><ul><li>David Valentino (Earth Sciences) </li></ul><ul><li>Shashi Kanbur (Physics and Earth Sciences) </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Pantanal Florida today Pantanal
  26. 26. Robotic telescope project in Brazil , including a picture of M25, a Galactic cluster which can only be seen from the Southern hemisphere - but taken from SUNY Oswego.
  27. 27. Checking blood sugar levels after diabetes treatment using local plants in the DRC. Fishermen on Lake Tanganayika removing debris from their catch. This project will look at environmental erosion on the Lake and its effects on the lives of people.
  28. 28. Evaluation of Global Laboratory <ul><li>Measure of Intellectual Development “pre-post” survey (Perry’s (1970) cognitive development scale.) </li></ul><ul><li>Global Perspective Instrument “pre-post” (student’s global perspective) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups/interviews will also be conducted </li></ul>
  29. 29. Associated Costs <ul><li>Per Student: $5,000 (approximate) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel, Lodging, Fees, Insurance, Misc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Per Faculty: $3,500 (approximate) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel, lodging, fees </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Support Funding <ul><li>2011-2013: Banco Santander grant of $160,000 for study in Brazil (SUNY) </li></ul><ul><li>2011-2015: National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics grant of $599,700 provides14 scholarships a year to Possibility Scholars </li></ul><ul><li>2011-2014: National Science Foundation (NSF) for Astrophysics grant of $130,000: Connections between East and West </li></ul>
  31. 31. Future Research Directions <ul><li>Study at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India </li></ul><ul><li>Study in the Democratic Republic of Congo </li></ul><ul><li>Several Placements in China </li></ul>
  32. 32. SUNY Oswego Global Laboratory An investment in our students is also an investment in our common future –they will become a new generation of problem solvers, empowered to meet the challenges that lie before us .