Binghamton University hosts symposium to connect academia and industry


The Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE), which is associated with the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University, will host the “Academia & Industry - A Dynamic and Interactive Cycle” symposium. Activities will run from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, October 17, in Casadesus Recital Hall, located in the Fine Arts building on the Binghamton University campus. This inter/multidisciplinary symposium is free and open to the public.

Symposium participants will assess and evaluate current systems in place for knowledge development and effective information transfer, as well develop new ideas, which will allow the educational system to better serve industry, students and the economy. Participants will also explore how exposure to industry can complement academic learning while providing feedback to academia.

Speakers will be on hand from Endicott Interconnect, General Electric, IBM, Maines, Purdue University, Hidden Valley Electronics, UHS, and Texas Instruments. Key topics for discussion include: knowledge development between industry and the classroom; how education can better serve industry, students and the economy; and creation, development, management and transfer of knowledge through active interaction between industry and academia.

WISE, an Institute for Advanced Studies on-campus, is a part of the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering in the Watson School at Binghamton University. WISE brings graduate students together with federal and industry sponsors to conduct innovative research.

For more information or to RSVP contact Monice DeGennaro at or by call (607) 777-5489.

Last Updated: 9/17/13