Associate Professor Phil Ortiz, area coordinator of natural science for SUNY Empire State College's distance-learning program, was interviewed on Open Stage Media's, "IMPACT." He discussed Empire State College; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; and SUNY. It aired April 2 in the Schenectady area and can be seen here on YouTube.
Ortiz is also the chair of SUNY Empire State College's Senate and is activley involved in many STEM projects for the college and SUNY. In addition, he serves on SUNY's Committee for Diversity and Cultural Competence.
Ortiz recieved a B.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in biology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, and his Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics at SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He is a fellow at the American Diabetes Association and the National Institutes of Health. He is also a 2010 recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.
About SUNY Empire State College
SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York.
In addition to awarding credit for prior college-level learning, the college pairs each student with a faculty mentor who supports that student throughout his or her college career. Students engage in guided independent study and course work onsite, online or a combination of both, which provides the flexibility for students to learn at the time, place and pace they choose.
The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at more than 35 locations in New York state and online. Its 63,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, nonprofit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more.
More information about the college is available here.