Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Siena College to Dedicate New, High-Tech Science Lab, the Stewart’s Advanced Instrumentation and Technology (SAInT)Center

Siena College will officially open the Stewart’s Advanced Instrumentation and Technology, or SAInT, Center this Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m. in Roger Bacon1919-1428

A brand new, cutting-edge scientific instrumentation lab, the SAInT Center provides Siena College students and faculty with access to state-of-the-art facilities for a myriad of applications, including bio-imaging, nanoscale microscopy, proteometrics and environmental analysis.
“The SAInT Center provides Siena students with access to the most modern equipment and technology on the market today,” said School of Science Dean Allan Weatherwax, Ph.D. “Undergraduates at Siena will have the opportunity to use equipment that is usually in the domain of only graduate students, post-docs or medical school students.”
The SAInT Center instruments have been incorporated into relevant academic coursework, exposing Siena students to the latest technology and preparing them for careers in many emerging fields.
“At Siena, students get a more rounded experience. They are able to explore and push their own limits beyond the traditional education for undergraduate students,” said SAInT Center Director Kristopher J. Kolonko, Ph.D.
Along with preparing students for continued success as they continue their education or begin their careers, the SAInT Center will advance Siena College’s academic mission by augmenting existing programs, fostering undergraduate research and supporting the development of a Scientific Technology minor program.
“The SAInT Center is a wonderful new addition to the Siena campus. It will create an environment for the type of experiential learning and student-faculty collaboration that makes a Siena College education unique,” said Br. F. Edward Coughlin, O.F.M., Ph.D. “The SAInT Center will also strengthen the College’s connections within Tech Valley and beyond. We are grateful to all of the people who made this instrumentation lab come to life.”
The development of the SAInT Center was made possible through a lead gift from the Dake Family and Stewart’s Shops along with generous support from Michael R. O’Leary ’74, M.D., Colleen E. O’Leary, M.D. and The George Alden Trust.

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