In the next installment of the Skaneateles Speaker Series, Skaneateles resident Cathy Dove will present “An Insider’s Guide to Cornell NYC Tech.”
The program, organized by the Professional Services Committee of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 11 at The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355 State Street Road, Skaneateles Falls. Dove’s talk starts at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
As vice president for Cornell NYC Tech—a graduate institution devoted to tech education and entrepreneurialism—Dove is responsible for all administrative and operational aspects, as well as planning for, and construction of, the new campus on Roosevelt Island.
Following a yearlong competition, Cornell University was selected by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in December 2011 to create a New York City tech campus that would “serve as a global magnet for tech talent and entrepreneurship.” Together with its academic partner, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Cornell will create a distinctive model of tech education.
“The campus aims to attract the best and brightest in technology, immerse them in an entrepreneurial culture with deep ties to the local business community, and spur the creation of new companies and new industries in New York City,” says Dove. “Ripples from this activity will be felt in Central New York, throughout New York state and, indeed, around the world.”
The sustainable campus, built for innovation and extending over 2 million square feet, will open in 2017. Until then, Cornell Tech is operating out of temporary headquarters in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, in space donated by Google.
The first “beta” class of eight students began classes Jan. 21 in a one-year master of engineering degree program in computer science.
Future programs will include additional graduate degrees from Cornell, as well as a dual-degree offered by Cornell and Technion as part of the unprecedented international partnership between the two schools – the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute.
When fully complete in 2037, the campus will be home to more than 2,000 graduate students and hundreds of faculty and staff.
Welch Allyn is presenting sponsor of the Speaker Series event. Promotional support has come from Vincent McCabe Inc. and Group M Communications.
The evening will include opportunities for networking, a free drink coupon for wine or beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and door prizes.
Along with the local business community, the program should be of special interest to Cornell alumni, family and friends.
Tickets are $20 for members of the Skaneateles Chamber and $25 for non-members, with payment requested at time of registration. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 315-685-0552, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by paying online at https://www.skaneateles.com/gift-shop/category/22-chamber-events.