Sometime in the 1990s, while working at SUNY New Paltz, I had suggested that the campus could play an important role in economic development if it could marry its traditional strengths in arts and design with its nascent program in electrical engineering. While the suggestion was met with quizzical looks at the time, it has now become a reality. The college is using donations from a local businessperson and utility to create the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center, to make 3-D printing technology available to firms in the region.
Donald P. Christian, president of SUNY New Paltz, said “3-D printing provides a great opportunity for SUNY New Paltz to build on our strengths in the arts and in engineering and technology.” He said 3-D printing “shows so much promise for our students and for economic development in the Hudson Valley and New York.”
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