For the second consecutive year, ESU is among the top colleges and universities nationwide being recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as a member of the 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer. Other institutions joining ESU in this honor include: Ohio State University, Iowa State University, the University of Arizona and University of Kansas.
ESU’s G3 Design Lab was one of the first three Stratasys Super Labs in the world. When Stratasys, a corporation that leads the world in 3D printers, launched the J750 3D printer in 2015, the company provided only three universities in the world with the new printer: ESU, Columbia University and New York University. This technology now provides ESU students with state-of-the-art experiences in the exciting field of additive manufacturing.
In a report released December 2015 by The Education Trust, Rising Tide: Do College Grad Rate Gains Benefit All Students?, ESU was ranked sixth among the 255 institutions in exhibiting exceptional improvements in graduation rates and diminished gaps for underrepresented minority students (URMs).
In the largest single grant ever awarded to ESU, the National Science Foundation granted $4 million to help transfer students complete their education at ESU in the fields of science, technology and math. The five-year grant for the project -- dubbed “Clear Path” -- provides scholarships for about 120 students who start their education at community colleges and transfer to ESU for bachelor’s degrees in such fields as biochemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics.
Blaise Delfino’14 M’16, a two-time ESU graduate from Bethlehem, Pa., earned first place in the collegiate sector of the TecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition in April 2017 winning more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Delfino’s company, Fader Plugs LLC, created first-of-its-kind, patent-pending adjustable earplugs. The design of the earplugs allows the wearer to adjust noise levels without taking the plug out of the ear.