Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Sage Professor and Students Receive EPA Grant, Will Present Water-Purifying Catalyst at National Sustainable Design Expo



The Sage Colleges Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Emilly Obuya, Ph.D., and her Intro to Research Methods students have received a nearly $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and Planet (P3) award program. The P3 student design competition is a two-phase grant competition that challenges students to research, develop and design solutions to environmental protection and public health concerns.

The Sage team is collaborating with partners along the nearby Hudson River and as far away as Kenya as they apply green chemistry principles and nanotechnology to develop a catalyst that will be used to provide safe drinking water to affected communities.

Sage received a Phase I award. The students will present a prototype at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C on April 7-8 and will be eligible to compete for a Phase II grant to advance their research.

“It is amazing, most fulfilling to come up with a project that connects students to the local and global community. The students are really, really engaged,” said Obuya who is also working with Sage’s Office of Service Learning to measure how a implementing a course-based research project affects learning outcomes.

“The Sage Colleges is grateful to the Environmental Protection Agency for supporting undergraduate research and I am exceptionally proud of Professor Emilly Obuya and her students,” said Sue Beatty, Ph.D., provost of The Sage Colleges. “The P3 program gives Sage students an opportunity to engage in relevant national and global research in water sanitation, and to apply their knowledge to finding solutions to complex environmental and public health challenges.”

Northern Rivers Family of Services’ Early Head Start program has been awarded a $3,750 grant from Stewart’s Holiday Match and a $2,500 grant from National Grid. The funds will be used to purchase learning supplies, play equipment, bottles, diapers, books, and other needs for the facility and its clients. Early Head Start, operated by Northern…
Leaders of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Unity House announced that the Unity House Downtown Troy Ambassadors Program, which employs individuals to guide visitors through downtown Troy and provide assistance to residents who may need it, has been expanded to help patrons visiting the Music Hall. The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation…
CAP COM Federal Credit Union has opened its 11th branch at 899 Western Avenue, Albany. The 3,300-square-foot branch is conveniently located close to the State Office Campus and the University at Albany (SUNY).  "Brick and mortar is still a large part of CAP COM’s business, even as more members are using our digital and mobile platforms,” said…
May
03
Market, develop & connect at our must-attend event of the year! The Annual Dinner {with a twist} & Business Expo is the Chamber’s premier event of…
5:30 p.m. Networking & Expo Booths
May
08
This course focuses on understanding core Excel features for enhanced productivity and effectiveness in business. Topics Include: • Working with Formulas…
8 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training
May
10
Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Ruck! The community has embraced the business and changes as The Ruck evolved into the Craft Beer…
4 p.m.