A new academic year has started at SUNY-ESF and with the new year comes a new group of students starting in our Paper Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering programs as well as a new look for the space between Walters and Bray Halls.
Due to the beginning of the construction of the new Gateway Building on the parking lot behind Moon Library, the area between Walters and Bray Halls and around the Robin Hood Oak has been reconfigured to provide the parking that will be lost. This has required the relocation of the Lincoln statue that has sat in front of Walters Hall since the early 1970s. With much fanfare, Lincoln was moved to his new location at the north end of Bray Hall where he now welcomes students entering the Quad from between Bray and Illick Halls.
We also welcomed 28 new students to our programs in PBE. This year, the class was almost evenly split between Paper Engineering (13 students) and Bioprocess Engineering (15 students). In addition, we welcomed 3 exchange students from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China and a dual degree student from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology from Beijing, China.
Please return to the blog as I will be posting information about the events of the semester.