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SUNY Oswego and the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering & Innovation
Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering & Innovation
The State University of New York at Oswego announces Shineman $5 million gift and naming of Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation
"The largest cash philanthropic gift in SUNY Oswego's 150-year history -- will name the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation.... Dr. Barbara Palmer Shineman, Professor Emerita of Education, made the gift of $5 million, which includes $4 million from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, in memory of her late husband, Dr. Richard S. Shineman. [Dr. Shineman was] a seminal figure in the history of sciences at Oswego. He was the founding chair of the chemistry department and was a key player in developing the sciences facilities used at the college over the last half century."
Deborah Stanley stated "We are tremendously thrilled and grateful. This gift comes at a key time, as we focus more than ever on educating students in the sciences and related disciplines. The work and recognition made possible by this wonderful and welcome act of generosity will put Oswego on the map in these fields."
The Shineman Center is currently under construction and is scheduled to be opened in the fall of 2013.
The Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation
The Shineman Center will feature new construction joining Piez Hall to create a 262,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility scheduled for completion in 2013. The complex will be a training ground for students of sciences, engineering and mathematics in its state of the art facility. These students will enrich the region’s workforce in such growing fields as health and green technology.
Oswego is one of 13 university colleges in the 64-campus SUNY system. As a comprehensive college, Oswego offers more than 110 majors, minors, cooperative and graduate programs.
SUNY Oswego enrolls around 8,000 students, some 6,500 of them full-time undergraduates. About 4,100 students live on campus among the college's 13 residence halls. Overall, Oswego's lakeside campus stretches for almost 700 acres and includes 58 buildings.
Economic impact: $179.4 million total economic impact for Oswego County. $345 million total economic impact to the immediate seven-county region.