NEW PALTZ — Eighty Ulster County high school students are expected to participate in a seminar on nuclear energy held at the State University of New York at New Paltz on Friday, February 12. The seminar, which is sponsored by the United States Navy in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Business Administration at SUNY New Paltz, is one in a series planned each year by the Ulster County Math/Science School/Industry Council to highlight science and technology. The primary purpose of the Council is to provide quality educational experiences for highly- motivated math and science high school students in order to enrich their opportunities.
Chief William Hansel, of the U.S. Navy, will deliver the keynote address on “Nuclear Energy: Past, Present and Future.” Students will also attend seminars on nuclear science and molecular modeling, presented by Donald Walker, a faculty member in the physics department, and David White, a faculty member in the chemistry department, respectively.
Participants will have the opportunity to tour the College’s engineering facilities, including the recently dedicated Louis and Mildred Resnick Engineering Hall, and the newly renovated Coykendall Science Building. A luncheon will follow in the College Terrace Conference Center.