SUNY Poly and New York State’s High-Tech Future

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Written by: Steve Melito, Industry Blog Writer for FuzeHub

The State University of New York (SUNY) system spans 64 campuses, educates over 450,000 students, and generates $60.2 billion in total economic impact statewide.  Recently, the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany merged with the SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) in Marcy and Utica/Rome. Collectively, the new institution will have a new name, SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

CSNE and SUNYIT are now SUNY Poly

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SUNY Poly will also have an expanded mission. According to SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimfer, who proposed the merger of CNSE and SUNYIT, SUNY Poly will “further enable” workforce development across numerous cutting-edge industries. With $20 billion in high-tech investments and 300 corporate partners, SUNY Poly is already playing an important role in efforts such as Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Nano Utica initiative.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is the founder and manager of the Quad C computer chip commercialization center, a 253,000 square-foot facility in Utica with integrated offices and laboratories. SUNY Poly is also the lead developer of the Marcy Nanocenter, a 420-acre greenfield site that’s near secure water and energy sources, three major highways, two regional airports, and major U.S. and international markets.

“The Marcy Nanocenter has the potential to transform the economy of the Mohawk Valley and position the region to become a global leader in the nanotechnology industry,” Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy explained last year. As the end user for this facility, the newly-named SUNY Poly will help educate a skilled workforce for the high-technology jobs of New York State’s future.

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