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Ephesus Technologies Develops LED Chip Built in NYS
Save the Date: SyracuseCoE R&T Forum, May 8
Save the Date: SyracuseCoE 12th Annual Symposium
Two Weeks Left for Students vs. Trash Design Contest
Su Showcase for Sustainability, April 18
SyracuseCoE Faculty Collaborator Awarded Chancellor's Citation for Excellence
*Register Now* 8th Annual Symposium on Energy, April 27
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Ephesus Technologies Develops LED Chip Built in New York State


SyracuseCoE collaborator Ephesus Technologies recently announced it has developed its own LED chip, which brings the firm one step closer to the brightest chip in the world.
Ephesus has partnered with Group4 Labs, based at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Canandaigua, to engineer and manufacture its LED prototype that is expected to rival the best and most efficient LEDs on the market today. The EG4TM LED is the first that will be completely developed and manufactured in New York State. As the technology is launched, Ephesus expects to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.

The development of the LED was aided by Upstate New York's research and manufacturing strengths in the regional innovation cluster related to clean technologies and through collaboration with Upstate New York academic institutions and Centers of Excellence.

Ephesus received a $50,000 grant in 2012 from the SyracuseCoE Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) established in partnership with CenterState CEO and Empire State Development (ESD) with grants received under the auspices of New York Assemblyman William Magnarelli (D- 120). The company also received a $1 million tax incentive from the ESD. And, CSNE's STC provided support and infrastructure to enable Group4 Labs to produce demonstration LEDs as a first step toward development of super-bright LEDs.


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Save the Date: May 8 R&T Forum on Advanced Lighting Technologies 


SyracuseCoE offers a new series of research and technology forums to highlight cutting edge research by academic and industry leaders, as well as the latest market drivers and trends.  Each forum will feature presentations from academic and industry experts. 


Speakers at the May 8 forum on Advanced Lighting Technologies will include:

  • Dan Frering, Lighting Research Center  
  • Eugene Schuler, Linc, The Lighting Cultivator 
  • Joe Casper, Ephesus Technologies      

The forum will be held from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at the SyracuseCoE Headquarters at 727 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, NY. Click here for more information or to RSVP.    

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Save the Date: SyracuseCoE 12th Annual Symposium, 


Save the date for SyracuseCoE's 12th Annual Symposium on Environmental Energy Systems.  This year's event will be hosted on October 11 and 12 in Syracuse, NY.  More details to come!    

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Two Weeks Left for Students Vs. Trash Design Contest    


In an effort to capture the creativity and talent of college students throughout EPA Region 2, the "Students Vs. Trash" poster design contest has launched for the Spring 2012 semester to challenge students to design compelling messages about recycling, reuse, and reducing litter. With a submission deadline of May 1, there is just two weeks left to enter the contest. 


Open to college students in New Jersey, New York and Puerto Rico, the contest solicits designs in any medium - from crayons to photography to Photoshop - and must have a message that encourages recycling, reuse, or litter reduction. One winner from each of the three regions will win a trip to New York City to meet with top EPA Region 2 officials. In an effort to prevent waste and the number of actual printed posters used, the designs will be shared online and social media will be utilized to select the "Top Trash Conquerors." 


For more information on the contest and how to submit designs, visit Keep updated on the project and get ideas for designs by following @StudentsVsTrash on Twitter, and "liking" the Students Vs. Trash page on Facebook:



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SU Showcase for Sustainability, April 18


The SU Showcase for Sustainability 2012 will highlight and celebrate innovative advances in sustainability within the energy, entertainment and plastics sectors of the green economy. All Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry community members, as well as the general public, are invited to attend this exciting full-day event hosted on April 18 at SU's Schine Student Center.


This year's event includes:

-Presentation by actor and producer Antonio Saillant followed by a free luncheon (registration required)

-Showcase Fellows and Student Video Competition Screenings

-Presentation by Paul Roberts, best-selling author of "The End of Oil"


Click here to view a full schedule of events.


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SyracuseCoE Faculty Collaborator Awarded SU Chancellor's Citation for Excellence   


Don Carr, professor of industrial and interactive design (IID) in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a SyracuseCoE Faculty Collaborator, was recently awarded the Chancellor's Citation for Excellence.  Carr was recognized for his visionary inventiveness, exemplary collaborative scholarship, and dedication to mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs and creative innovators.


This year's honors also include:

* Steve Davis, professor of newspaper and online journalism in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications;
* Linda Littlejohn, Syracuse University associate vice president, Southside Initiative;
* Karin Ruhlandt, professor and chair of the chemistry department in The College of Arts and Sciences; and
* Scott T. Webster, the Steven Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Whitman School of Management.


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*Register Now* 8th Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century, April 27    


Registration is open for the 8th Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century.  This event will be hosted on April 27.  The symposium has been noted as one of the most important energy conferences in the North East and provides a venue for diverse groups to join together in a multidisciplinary conversation and learning experience. The symposium is geared toward congressmen, mayors, town supervisors, presidents and deans of colleges, CEO's, professors, students, engineers, architects, city planners, representatives from the offices of elected official both on the federal, state and local levels, farmers, as well as interested citizens. Diverse groups of people, all who work in or have interest in energy, from the largest to the smallest of municipalities, come to share and learn from each other and from an outstanding group of speakers, which include:
  • New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
  • Congressman Paul Tonko
  • U.S. Department of Energy Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy Laura Morton 

 For more information or to register, click here. 


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