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Morrisville State College Campus Offers Green Entrepreneurship Seminar for High School Students June 29-July 3

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Morrisville State College is offering a five-day green entrepreneurship seminar for high school students June 29–July 3.

The course, open to junior and senior high school students, including 2009 graduating seniors or college freshmen, will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 29-July 2 and from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, July 3.
During the event, students will participate in daily field trips and perform hand-on activities, exploring the latest trends in the growing green market including renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and biomass power, among others).

Locally grown food and fuels, eco-friendly clothing, green cars and new “green” opportunities in more conventional ventures including dairy farming, aquaculture, horticulture, and waste management, will also be discussed.

Students will explore the steps necessary to create a start-up venture in emerging environmental fields though fast-paced, hands-on activities that highlight creativity and innovation, team-building techniques, research techniques, and presentation skills.

The program is made possible through the ESF in the High School Program, with support from a New York State Department of Labor grant under the leadership of Morrisville State College’s on-campus Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC), and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, with support from the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grant Initiative administered by the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

The fee for the course is $65. Students may obtain financial assistance for the seminar through the college’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

To register for the seminar, which has limited space, or to receive financial assistance, call the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at 315-684-6083 or register online at

Morrisville State College recently added a new associate of applied science degree in renewable energy technology to its program offerings. Applications are being accepted now for the program which will welcome its first students this fall.

Morrisville State College’s RETC is a multi-county alliance of employers, training providers, economic development partners and K-12 schools to address the long- and short-term needs of New York state’s high-growth, high-demand renewable energy sector.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options including a new bachelor degree in business administration, a bachelor of technology degree in criminal justice and an associate degree in renewable energy technology.

Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college 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.