Farmingdale State College SUNY, is an American institution of higher education located on Long Island in East Farmingdale, New York. Formerly known as the State University of New York at Farmingdale or SUNY Farmingdale, it is a college of the State University of New York. The college was chartered in 1912 as a school of applied agriculture under the name of New York State School Of Agriculture on Long IslandFSC currently offers bachelor's degrees in health science, communications, economics, business, criminal justice, and computer systems along with engineering technology degrees such as aeronautical science, telecommunications, architecture/construction, manufacturing, and electrical engineering. Farmingdale also offer associate degrees in liberal arts and science, landscape development, and medical laboratory technology. Wikipedia.
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Normanyo A.K.,Ho Polytechnic
Environment and Development Economics | Year: 2014
Capture fish stocks are facing an increasing threat of extinction, partly due to the use of illegal fishing methods. In developing coastal countries - where fishing activities are the mainstay of the population along the coast - livelihoods are being directly threatened. Although a number of studies exist on fishing regulations and those who violate them, little has been done on the relationship between intrinsic catch potentials/fishing skills and illegal fishing behavior. Using data on violations of light attraction regulation among small-scale fishers in Ghana, our results show that the risk of punishment, the amount of fishing experience, the skipper's age, and religious norms all influence the decision to violate fishing regulations. Most importantly, we found that violators and non-violators have different fishing skills. Consequently, policies targeting illegal fishing must focus on equalizing efficiency and/or fishing skills among the fishermen as well as on traditional variables that influence violation decisions. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013.
Thoms B.,Farmingdale State College
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies | Year: 2011
In this research, we examine the design, construction, and implementation of a dynamic, easy to use, feedback mechanism for social software. The tool was integrated into an existing university's online learning community (OLC). In line with constructivist learning models and practical information systems (IS) design, the feedback system provides members of the OLC with the capability to rate blog posts and provide instant feedback on the content of their peers. The software was implemented at a US university in an introductory course on IS with the goal of fostering higher levels of learning and social interaction. A content analysis showed higher levels of system usage corresponded with higher course grades. A survey analysis supported these results showing statistical significance between levels of system use and perceived levels of learning. © 2008 IEEE.
Hachadoorian L.,Farmingdale State College
Urban Studies | Year: 2016
The Tiebout hypothesis has stimulated 50 years of research into the relationship between residential location and local taxes and services. One line of research has focused on socioeconomic homogeneity as an indicator of Tiebout sorting. I argue that spatial dependence of socioeconomic variables confounds attempts to attribute sorting to Tiebout processes. Socioeconomic sorting is investigated in Queens and Nassau Counties, NY, one a jurisdictionally unified central city, the other a jurisdictionally fragmented suburban county. Socioeconomic differences between neighbouring census tracts are quantified throughout the study area and regressed on variables representing general purpose local governments and school districts. There is strong evidence of income sorting across small suburban municipalities, while the evidence of income sorting across school districts is ambiguous. I conclude that income sorting may not be as important at the school district level as generally believed, and previous research may have misattributed the political scale of household choice. © 2015, © Urban Studies Journal Limited 2015.
Miao L.,Farmingdale State College
IEEE Wireless Communications Letters | Year: 2015
This letter utilizes the principle of reciprocity in electromagnetic wave propagation as well as the variations of the wireless channel state to share secrets in wireless networks. In particular, a novel secret sharing mechanism is proposed to share secret bits between two wireless users. Using the Central Limit Theorem, we show that the proposed approach can provide performance guarantee when only limited stochastic information is available. A few properties of the proposed approach are identified to optimize the secret sharing process. Simulation results indicate that compared with the work done by Mathur et al., the proposed mechanism can share secret bits 3-4 times faster with higher probability of success. © 2012 IEEE.
Bryer J.,Farmingdale State College
Clinical Nursing Research | Year: 2014
This study examined the determinants of Black parents’ intention to have their daughters receive the HPV vaccine. Relationships between behavioral beliefs regarding the HPV vaccine, HPV vaccine attitudes, and HPV vaccine intentions among Black parents were explored. A descriptive correlational design and mediation model were used to explain the hypothesized relationships. HPV parental attitudes were significantly related to vaccine intention (r =.865, p <.001). A significant relationship between HPV vaccine behavioral beliefs and HPV vaccine attitudes was found among Black parents (r =.239, p <.001). Parental vaccine attitudes completely mediated the relationship between HPV vaccine behavioral beliefs and parental HPV vaccine intention. Understanding relevant factors associated with parental intent to have their daughters vaccinated are essential to reducing opposition to the HPV vaccine and increase vaccination rates among Black female adolescents. © The Author(s) 2013.