School responded to the needs of the region’s telecommunications
industry by establishing the Masters Degree Program
in Computer and Engineering Sciences. Regional telecommunications
firms contributed $8.7 million to the program, enabling SSU
to establish the Cerent Engineering Science Laboratories.
A name change from
the School of Natural Sciences to the School of Science and
Technology reflects the changing nature of the curriculum that
emphasizes the integration of technology in the various disciplines.
The School has initiated the Center for Research and Education
in Science and Technology (CREST).
The Department of Nursing now offers a Bachelor
of Science in Nursing that students earn concurrently
with their RN license.
leadership of Lynn Cominsky, Professor of
Physics and Astronomy, SSU leads the Education and Public
Outreach programs for three NASA satellite missions. More
than $5 million in NASA funding has been
awarded to SSU to develop educational materials
for high schools, as well as television programs, interactive
web tools and planetarium shows. The program has created the
North Bay Science project to provide training for more than
140 local elementary and middle school teachers. The group
also produces science education materials that it distributed
to more than 200,000 teachers nation-wide and hosts five web
sites with more than a half million viewers.