Through innovative research, education and extension programs, the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) seeks to advance a sustainable agriculture and food system that will improve human health, protect the environment and support the economic development that is needed to address state and global needs.
The Station, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2007, has four academic departments: Entomology (the study of insects), Food Science & Technology, Horticultural Sciences and Plant Pathology.
"Open-ended research is so different from classroom labs," said Thomas Glover, liaison between the Colleges and NYSAES and adjunct professor at Cornell. "Students do very sophisticated work, much of which gets published in scientific journals. It's a really great experience."
According to the MOU, the Colleges' goal is to place 10 to 20 students in research positions at the Station each year. Qualified and accepted HWS students can participate in summer or academic-year research such as an independent study, honors work or a research semester. Students who take part in a research semester are permitted to conduct research at the Station in lieu of two courses in one particular semester. Students may receive course credit or monetary compensation for their research work at the Station.
This summer, Juliana Freier '12, Eileen Oelhaf '13, Nathan Martin '13, Kevin Pollard '13 and Gussie Williams '13 will all be conducting research at the Station, either with Station researchers or HWS faculty who also work at the Station.
"Everybody wants to be a success, but no one wants to stop to understand what it takes to be a success -and what it takes to succeed is to understand that failure is part of the process," said James Carville, one of America's best-known political commentators and a leading citizen in the revitalization of post-Katrina New Orleans, as he delivered the 2013 Commencement Address at Hobart and Willia... More >>
"Why are you here?" asked Chaplain Lesley Adams at Saturday's Baccalaureate Ceremony. "Stop for a moment, and take the time to appreciate the change taking place." Hobart and William Smith faculty and staff members gathered with the members of the Classes of 2013 and their families to pause in the midst of the whirlwind of Commencement weekend for the traditional Baccalaureate Ceremony held in T... More >>
For their dedication to academic excellence, members of the Classes of 2013 had their moment of recognition Saturday morning during the annual Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony held this year at the Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House. "We warmly welcome all of our students who will be acknowledged here this morning and we congratulate them for their hard work," said President Mark D. Gearan dur... More >>
During Commencement 2013 ceremonies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will honor two special educators for the role they played in the lives of a Hobart and a William Smith student who will graduate on Sunday, May 19. William Smith senior Krissy B. Stoner will honor Southside High School Retired Spanish Teacher Susan Tryon Rogers P'05 with the Touching the Future Award, and Hobart senior Raphae... More >>
Elected by the members of the Classes of 2013 to be their faculty speaker during the Senior Dinner, Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain reminded the senior classes to reflect on what's most important to them and to recall the experiences that led to their own personal empowerment. He also urged them not to lose sight of the things that make people come alive. "I hope you don't leave ... More >>