TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series – The Historical Heritage Of Technology In Central NY And The Rise Of TACNY

Tuesday, December 10 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Onondaga Community College, 101 Whitney Applied Technology Center



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Ed Bogucz and Howie Hollander will look back at the rich historical heritage of technology in Central New York and the history of the Technology Club of Syracuse, now doing business as the Technology Alliance of Central New York.

Dr. Ed Bogucz leads SyracuseCoE, New York State’s Center of Excellence for innovations in environmental and energy systems. SyracuseCoE is a collaborative enterprise that engages more than 200 firms and institutions to address global challenges in clean energy, healthy buildings, and sustainable communities. Prior to becoming SyracuseCoE’s Executive Director in 2003, Bogucz served more than eight years as dean of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. Bogucz joined the Syracuse University faculty in 1985 as an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. He earned bachelors and doctoral degrees from Lehigh University, and a master’s degree from Imperial College, University of London. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Near Westside Initiative.

Howie Hollander has been president of TACNY since 2005. Retired from Lockheed Martin since 2011, where he had various engineering and program management roles, he recently rejoined the workforce part-time at SUNY-ESF where he is a program manager in the Outreach department. He earned a BE in electrical engineering from NYU and an MS in engineering management from Northeastern. He is a board member of the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology and vice president of the Central NY Jazz Arts Foundation, as well as an advisory board member of the LeMoyne College information systems program and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute information technology and web sciences program. Howie is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse.

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series

Since 1916, the TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series has annually presented a minimum of six lectures, free and open to the public. Former speakers have included Herbert Hoover, R. Buckminster Fuller, and Jacques Cousteau.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

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