The State University of New York College at Cortland, also officially called SUNY Cortland or informally known as Cortland State, is a coeducational university located in Cortland, New York, United States. In each of the four years to 2010, SUNY Cortland was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and ranked by Kiplinger's among its 100 Best Values Among Public College and Universities. Wikipedia.
News Article | February 21, 2017
The Nike Running Camps offer the full running camp experience in which campers are placed in small compatible groups based on fitness, event and ability while training. Nike Track & Field Camps offer the full track camp experience and are designed to help youth athletes reach their highest potential in their chosen event. The Nike Cross Country Camps offer the perfect mix of learning, training and recreation. Runners are placed in running groups based on fitness, speed and distance when running on the nearby trails and courses. The Nike Running Camps’ mission is to provide athletes with the tools necessary to improve and enjoy the sport of running for the rest of their lives. “We couldn’t be more thrilled about running camps in these new locations this summer,” states Jan O’Connor, Executive Vice President at US Sports Camps. “Our goal is for campers to receive an unforgettable experience and feel like a part of a family. With each camp’s outstanding coaching staff, I am sure our goal will be accomplished.” The new 2017 Nike Running Camp locations are: Nike Cross Country Camps at The College at Brockport, NY Nike Cross Country Camp at Bowling Green State University, OH Chris Solinsky Distance Camp, Amherst Junction, WI Nike Running Camp Whistler BC Nike Cross Country Camp at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA Nike Track & Field Camps SUNY Cortland, NY Nike Track & Field Camps at The College at Brockport, NY For more information on Nike Running Camps and US Sports Camps, please visit the company's website at http://www.ussportscamps.com/running or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP (645-3226). Nike Running Camps is a division of US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Over 85,000 athletes attended a US Sports Camps program in 2016. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Nike Running Camps new pole vaulting camps place a large emphasis on running mechanics for the approach, work on the pole, and very specific skills needed to participate in pole vault. Campers are taught breakthrough skill enhancing techniques that launch athletes to a higher tier. The following Nike Running Camps are offering pole-vaulting this summer. Nike Track & Field camp of champions at Stanford University: This one of a kind T&F camp features pole vaulting as one of its disciplines and is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18, welcoming pole vaulters of all skill levels. This co-ed camp runs July 2nd-6th. Nike Rising Stars Track & Field Camp Hillsdale College: This co-ed T&F camp is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18. Campers who choose pole vaulting as their discipline receive hands-on educational and skill training. This camp welcomes pole vaulters of all skill levels and runs July 12th-15th. Nike Track & Field Camp at The College at Brockport: Ranked #1 athletic facility in the New York State collegiate system in 2016, pole vaulters enjoy the immaculate Special Events Recreation Center, in which Olympian Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr set the Indoor World Record in the women’s pole vault in February of 2016. This co-ed T&F camp is open to any and all entrants ages 10-18, running July 30th – August 2nd. Duke Nike Track & Field Camp: “I highly recommend this camp to future campers,” states Olivia G., Duke University Camper 2016. “It's great for beginners to experienced track athletes. As a pole vaulter, I experienced a positive environment with my event group.” This co-ed T&F camp is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18, welcoming pole vaulters of all skill levels. This camp runs July 12th-15th. Nike Track & Field Camps SUNY Cortland: Considered to be one of the best pole vaulting camps in the country, this is the only Nike Running Camp that features an independent pole vaulting session. The SUNY Cortland camp offers top-of-the-line skill training as well as educational lectures given by NCAA coaches on topics geared towards cutting-edge knowledge about the pole vault. This co-ed pole vaulting camp is open to any and all entrants ages 12-18, welcoming beginners as well as more advanced vaulters. This camp runs July 28th-30th. NOTE: FOR LIABILITY REASONS, ALL OF THESE CAMPS REQUIRE THAT POLE VAULTERS BRING THEIR OWN POLES. For additional details or to register online, visit http://www.ussportscamps.com or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. About US Sports Camps, Inc. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Over 80,000 kids attended a US Sports Camps program in 2016. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.
News Article | December 16, 2016
In 2017, both Cross Country and Track & Field Nike Running Camps are offered at more than 25 locations nationwide. Middle school and high school runners of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Each program will educate, inspire and train young to reach their goals. SUNY Cortland, Brockport, Central Wisconsin, and Bowling Green State University are just a few of the camp locations set to launch for the first time this year. Cross country destinations boast woodsy running trails and track & field athletes will experience state of the art facilities. Many programs offer workshops on health and fitness running topics, as well as guest speakers and recreational activities. All campers will have the opportunity to stay the duration of the session on campus and experience life as a collegiate athlete. Day attendance and extended day options are also available at varying locations. In addition to youth camps, Nike Running Camps offer two Nike Coaches Workshops in 2017, which run alongside the Smoky Mountain and Green Mountain cross country camps. Coaches of all levels and experience will have the opportunity to gain new insights on coaching philosophy and technique, as well as participate in trail runs and informational workshops. “Our Nike Running Camps really exemplify US Sports Camps’ ultimate goal – to connect young athletes with the best coaches, facilities and instruction in the country,” states Jan O’Connor, Executive Vice President at US Sports Camps. “We are proud that these camp experiences can really shape young athletes to have a lifelong love for their sport.” Registration for summer is now open. Parents, coaches and campers can register for the 2017 Nike Running Camps at http://www.ussportscamps.com/running/ or by calling 1-800-645-3226. About US Sports Camps, Inc. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Over 85,000 kids attended a US Sports Camp program in 2016. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.
Emam M.H.,SUNY Cortland
Classical and Quantum Gravity | Year: 2010
We review the major mathematical concepts involved in the dimensional reduction of D = 11 N = 11 supergravity theory over a Calabi-Yau manifold with non-trivial complex structure moduli resulting in ungauged D = 5 supergravity theory with hypermultiplets. The latter has a particularly rich structure with many underlying geometries. We reproduce the entire calculation and particularly emphasize its symplectic symmetry and how that arises from the topology of the underlying subspace. The review is intended to fill a specific gap in the literature with the hope that it will be useful to both the beginner and the expert alike. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Emam M.H.,SUNY Cortland
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2012
We study the scalar fields of the five-dimensional N=2 hypermultiplets using the method of symplectic covariance developed in previous work. For static spherically symmetric backgrounds, we show that exactly two possibilities exist. One of them is a Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfeld zero-brane carrying charge under the hypermultiplets. We find an explicitly symplectic solution of the fields in this background and derive the conditions required for a full spacetime understanding. © 2012 American Physical Society.
Emam M.H.,SUNY Cortland
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2011
Split-complex fields usually appear in the context of Euclidean supersymmetry. In this paper, we propose that this can be generalized to the non-Euclidean case and that, in fact, the split-complex representation may be the most natural way to formulate the scalar fields of the five dimensional universal hypermultiplet. We supplement earlier evidence of this by studying a specific class of solutions and explicitly showing that it seems to favor this formulation. We also argue that this is directly related to the symplectic structure of the general hypermultiplet fields arising from nontrivial Calabi-Yau moduli. As part of the argument, we find new explicit instanton and 3-brane solutions coupled to the four scalar fields of the universal hypermultiplet. © 2011 American Physical Society.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 799.86K | Year: 2015
Through this proposed scholarship program funded by the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, SUNY Cortland will create 38 scholarships for secondary school teacher candidates in mathematics, science and technology fields. These teachers will serve in central New York and the five major city areas of New York State. Partners in the project include departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics, the School of Education, SUNY Cortlands Urban Recruitment of Educators (CURE), the SUNY Urban Teacher Education Center, and Central New York (CNY) public school districts including Cincinnatus, Cortland, Dryden, Homer, Marathon, and South Seneca. Having highly trained STEM teachers who truly understand both their content and pedagogy will engage students in such ways as to increase the numbers of both future STEM professionals and the next generation of STEM teachers.
The proposed work has three major foci: (1) to support 38 new Noyce Scholars with scholarships and value-added immersion experiences with project partners; (2) to develop a freshmen-learning community at SUNY Cortland named STEM2ED COR that provides orientation sections for the recruitment of future STEM educators early on in their careers as freshmen and sophomores; and 3) to design a longitudinal study that aims to identify which aspects of the immersion model designed for the SUNY Cortland Noyce Scholarship Program have the most positive impact in attracting, preparing and supporting participants for work in high-need schools. This immersion model system of specialized classwork, field experience, student teaching in a high-need school district (HNSD), and integrated professional development will produce exceptionally-trained and qualified teachers ready to be successful in a HNSD. Additionally Noyce Scholarship recipients will attend on-campus workshops, seminars, and book chats with New York State Master Teachers with a focus on successful teaching in high-need schools and working with students who live in poverty. A longitudinal research study will examine scholar recruitment and certification, teaching efficacy and effectiveness, and retention among Cortland Noyce scholars.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 294.26K | Year: 2011
A National Science Foundation grant will support archaeological work at the site of Çadýr Höyük in central Turkey (Anatolia). Dr. Sharon Steadman and an international team will conduct three years of fieldwork including excavation and the conservation of both artifacts and architecture. The international team, consisting of scholars from the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, and Turkey, will investigate three important periods during the 6,000 years of nearly unbroken occupation at the Çadýr Höyük site (ca. 5200 B.C.E. - 1170 C.E.). Previous research has demonstrated that the settlements at Çadýr Höyük experienced three significant transitional periods in which comfortable, stable, and well-stocked communities located either at the heart or the frontier of contemporary empires became far more unstable and residents coped with considerably more meager circumstances. The first transition occurred in the later prehistory in the Late Chalcolithic/Early Bronze I (ca. 3300-2800 BCE), the second when the Hittite Empire collapsed around 1200 BCE, and the last during the Byzantine empires fading control of central Anatolia (ca. 600-1100 CE). The Çadýr team will examine the experiences of these settlements residents as their surrounding worlds collapsed. Particular areas of focus include subsistence practices, craft production, trade relations, and domestic and public buildings and spaces; results will reveal how residents experienced and reacted to changes and challenges in their day-to-day living circumstances.
The research at Çadýr will yield data on two major research areas of interest to scholars beyond Anatolia, namely those interested in frontier studies, and those investigating imperial collapse. Additionally work will contribute to anthropological and archaeological literature on subsistence strategies in stable or stressful circumstances; craft production management in crisis periods; and sociopolitical reorganization in the context of collapsing external imperial/centralized systems.
An additional element to the research is Çadýrs geographical position within each of these empires; as noted, in each of the three transitional cases, Çadýr was situated either at the heart of an empire, or in the frontier of one. The Late Chalcolithic Çadýr settlement rested in, or just beyond, Uruks churning system at the turn of the 4th-to-3rd millennia; Çadýr was near the nerve center of the Hittite heartland in the second millennium; and it was a rural frontier settlement within the Byzantine Empire two thousand years later. Micro-level investigations at the village level will be a lens through which both the impact a collapsing empire had on local populations, and the role that changes in these local/rural settlements played in the dissolution of these powerful imperial systems can be viewed.
Broader impacts include the elucidation of multiple periods in a little known region of Anatolia (particularly the Chalcolithic and Byzantine periods). The team will continue to provide original material and data to students for B.A. and Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations; the project will also continue to serve as a training excavation for U.S., European, and Turkish students who wish to gain expertise in excavation and laboratory techniques while learning, first hand, about the livelihoods of 6000 years of northern Anatolian residents.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION | Award Amount: 270.81K | Year: 2013
With this award from the Chemistry Major Research Instrumentation Program, Professor Jeffrey Werner from SUNY Cortland and colleagues Christa Chatfield, Terrence Fitzgerald, Patricia Conklin and Francis Rossi will acquire a linear ion trap mass spectrometer with integrated liquid chromatography separation (LC/MS). The proposal is aimed at enhancing research and education at all levels, especially in areas such as (a) use of proteomics time series analysis to optimize open microbial communities in a bioreactor producing extended carbon chain commodity chemicals; (b) identification of larval trail pheromones that could be exploited to reduce insect-related crop damage; (c) elucidation of the physiological mechanisms of environmental biofilm formation involving Legionella pneumophila; and (d) determination of the role of VTC3 in the regulation of ascorbic acid in plants.
Mass Spectrometry (MS) is one of the key analytical methods used to identify and characterize small quantities of chemical species embedded in complex matrices. In a typical experiment, the components flow into a mass spectrometer where they are ionized into the parent ion and its fragment ions and their masses are measured. This highly sensitive technique allows detection and determination of the structure of molecules in a complex mixture. An instrument with tandem capability provides additional structural identification power through further fragmentation of ions produced in the spectrometer. As a primarily undergraduate institution, SUNY Cortlands faculty embraces undergraduate research experiences as one of the most important outcomes of their research activities. The proposed instrument will directly impact the research experiences of at least 28 students within the three-year project period, and many more in years to come. The added synergistic benefit of enhanced capabilities on campus will also increase competitiveness for external funding, further facilitating and enhancing undergraduate research experiences. Undergraduate researchers will travel to high-needs school districts to share their experiences with high school students. Their authentic narratives of scientific inquiry will inspire future scientists as to the leading-edge research one can do as a college student. Ultimately, the goal of these high school connections is to enhance the diversity of students entering science and technology fields.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 715.40K | Year: 2013
Drexel University, the State University of New York College at Cortland, and the University of Massachusetts Boston are organizing two annual conferences for Noyce Scholars, Fellows and faculty from Noyce programs located in the Northeast United States. The conferences are designed to advance the content knowledge and pedagogical practices of STEM teachers with a focus on teaching in high-need schools. Successful teaching in high need schools is dependent upon STEM teachers who have a wide repertoire of pedagogical practices for teaching conceptually difficult content. The conferences are enabling participants to learn about, discuss and practice the latest methods for teaching STEM content to students who face the challenges common in high-need schools. To this end, the conference aims to integrate the intellectual and conceptual aspects of STEM teaching with the practical application of STEM concepts in the classroom. Noyce programs from the Northeast region are coming together to learn about and share the latest content from STEM fields and the best teaching practices. The conferences provide a platform for them to inspire one another, to address the national needs of supporting high quality, innovative and transformative mathematics and science teaching and to advance education in high need schools. Noyce scholars and teachers receive professional development that directly impacts their teaching. The conferences are providing opportunities for Noyce scholars and teachers to collaborate, share experiences, expertise, and skills with peers and colleagues and to continue to maintain the connections beyond the conference through on-going networking. The goal is to advocate for strong content knowledge and teaching practices in mathematics and science and include researchers, teacher educators, K-12 educators, school administrators, and policy makers who can support teachers and work to positively transform practices and policies to better support science and mathematics learning for students in high need schools.