Morrisville State College exhibits renewable energy project, has vast presence at Great New York State Fair

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Morrisville State College will have a vast presence at The Great New York State Fair which runs Aug. 26-Sept. 6.

New this year in the college's building, near Gate 4, is a micro hydro test station, an active display where visitors can learn how this renewable energy generates power from sources of moving water.

Also making its debut is a 1933 hot rod being built by Morrisville State College students. The public has been a part of the project too, choosing red as its paint color in an online vote. When it is completed, the Factory Five roadster will be given away at the 2011 Syracuse Nationals.

Stalls in the building will be filled with horses again this year and a canoe made by wood products technology students and faculty, and an electric cart designed by mechanical engineering technology students will also be on display.

College representatives will announce the winner of their Tim McGraw concert ticket giveaway on Aug. 26, the opening day of the Fair. The concert is Sept. 3 at the State Fair Grandstand. To register for the Tim McGraw ticket giveaway, go to

Fair-goers can also obtain an array of information about the college and speak to faculty and staff about the college's program offerings, athletics and activities. Morrisville State College alumni are encouraged to stop by and access materials to find fellow classmates, enjoy history about the college and get caught up on its expansion and progress.
The college will also have a presence in the Pride of New York Marketplace, managed by the Morrisville State College Auxiliary Corporation (MAC) through Nelson Farms. This former lottery building, located at the main entrance to the fair, resembles an old-time store stocked with food grown or produced in every corner of New York state.

The college's School of Agriculture and Natural Resources will also exhibit in the Future Farmers' of America (FFA) Building.

During the fair, equine faculty and students will compete with the Morrisville College Foundation's six-horse Belgian hitch in the equine facility.

The college's building is located near Gate 4 by the Coca-Cola Coliseum and the Iroquois Indian Village.

Morrisville State College, one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options.