A watershed describes an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water. The Lake Ontario watershed, part of the even greater Great Lakes watershed, includes innumerable water sources, two of which are Rice Creek and the Little Salmon River. SUNY Oswego
Rachel Lee of the atmospheric and geological sciences department will research the behavior of lava flows on the island of Hawaii and in laboratory simulations, thanks to a highly competitive two-year, $30,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Working as co-investigator with colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a doctorate and did
Last spring, SUNY Oswego received a $320,000 National Science Foundation grant to fly and drive into the heart of lake effect snowstorms to study their structure and improve forecasting. Field work began in December. “We are getting awesome data from this storm!” said Associate Professor of Meteorology Scott Steiger ’99 after a mid-December snow storm
The National Science Foundation recently awarded SUNY Oswego a five-year, $872,523 grant to boost the retention of freshmen and sophomores in STEM majors.
The grant will enable the college to increase support services — especially in math and chemistry — and research opportunities for all science, technology, engineering and math majors, with a particular eye to helping younger students avoid academic disqualification, switches to non-STEM majors and other departures from science and math disciplines.