New Paltz faculty and staff were on hand in the Science and Industry Building, meeting with visitors of all ages, providing information about academic opportunities at the College, including the new Advanced Certificate in Trauma and Disaster Mental Health and the 3D printing initiative.
“We spoke to a steady stream of families coming through the SUNY section of the Science and Industry Building all day,” said Karla Vermeulen, deputy director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH). “A lot of high school age students stopped to talk about SUNY New Paltz undergraduate programs, and some adults about graduate programs and the new Advanced Certificate in Trauma and Disaster Mental Health. We also had a few proud alumni stop by and mention how much they gained from their time at New Paltz.”
The informative session also included admissions counseling for prospective students and their parents with questions about the campus and the enrollment process.
For visitors still a few years away from being eligible for enrollment, however, the demonstrations of the MakerBot desktop 3D printer, presented by Katherine Wilson of the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center and Aaron Nelson of the MakerBot Innovation Center, were the main attraction.
“The younger kids (and their parents) were fascinated by watching the 3D printer in action and examining the sample items the team brought along,” Vermeulen said.
More information about SUNY showcases at the Great New York State Fair can be found online.