Updated 08/17/2012 07:29 PM
SUNY IT looks toward future
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NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Mohawk Valley officials have long talked about turning the region into the next Silicon Valley of the cyber world.
Friday, SUNY IT President Bjong Wolf Yeigh gave members of the Utica Rotary Club an update on progress made on the school's end toward that goal. The tech school has added programs and started construction on Cat Quad-C. Yeigh says such measures are important for attracting high tech companies to set up shop.
The deputy director of the National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office will also be visiting SUNYIT's upcoming convocation.
"It can't be a nano technology valley just for local consumption, the rest of the world has to know about that. And we're starting to send those messages out also, so we're on our way," said Yeigh.
Yeigh says the community is invited to the August 30th convocation.