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Morrisville State College to Host Free Energy Alternatives Symposium April 10, Open to the Public

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Morrisville State College will host an energy alternatives symposium, a free event, on
April 10.

The science and technology symposium, Energy Alternatives: Exploring the Technical, Social, Historical, Ethical, and Artistic Challenges of Our Energy Future, will cover the alternative energy debate, energy futures, and will also include a panel discussion on the social and ethical aspects of energy production and use.

The panel discussion will be held at 3 p.m. in the Little Theater of the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC). It will feature science and technology studies scholars who study alternative energy as well as historical, social, and ethical aspects of science and technology.

In addition, tours of the Morrisville State College methane digester, which assists in powering the campus with renewable energy, will be held at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. and a tour of a local wind farm will be held at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required for tours.

As part of the Energy Alternatives symposium, digital art that creatively engages the human relationship to energy will be solicited for a community-focused art show. The theme of the artwork should be energy alternatives—attempts to promote awareness of how thoroughly people’s lives are involved with energy in various forms. Submissions will be accepted digitally through April 3. Entries will be displayed at the symposium and prizes will be awarded for the most creative entries in various categories.

To register online and for more information on the symposium and tours, visit, or call 315-684-6173.

The symposium, hosted through Morrisville State College’s Science, Technology and Society program, is being funded in part by the Sheila Johnson Institute at Morrisville State College and the New York Council for the Humanities.

Morrisville State College’s Science, Technology and Society bachelor of science program offers a science degree that reflects not only the importance of substantive technical and scientific knowledge, but also seeks to understand it in the larger perspective of society.

Two concentrations are offered: environmental conservation and information technology. Each track provides students a base of technical knowledge within their concentration and connects it to historical, sociological, and philosophical perspectives on science and technology.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.