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Binghamton Rotary Hosts Michele Snyder PhD

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Michele Snyder, Ph.D., presented on the Calice Advanced Manufacturing Center and workplace development opportunities at the Binghamton Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The Dean of STEM at SUNY Broome discussed the $12.7M renovations, and its innovation for education. Amongst the features are a high-tech soldering lab, renovated mechanic labs, a clean room, and new fermentation and food processing labs. Additionally, the Center has geothermal heating/cooling and runs on solar energy, in hopes to make the campus more sustainable as a result.

 "We are very lucky to have the opportunity to transform a building that was built in 1957 to a 21st-century state of the art learning facility," said Snyder. "It offers us the opportunity to transform our workforce and to transform the community in ways we had never thought about because of the educational opportunities."