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SUNY To Create First On-Line Engineering Bachelor's Degree

:: Three SUNY Schools of Engineering: the University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University, and Binghamton University, are involved in the creation of the first online bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. From the SUNY site:

SUNY Receives Prestigious Sloan Foundation Award

June 09, 2005

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor John R. Ryan today announced that the University is the recipient of a $300,000 grant award from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support the creation of the world’s first online bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

The award announcement represents the culmination of eighteen months of planning and collaboration among three SUNY Schools of Engineering: the University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University, and Binghamton University; the extraordinary efforts of their respective deans, Mark Karwan, Yacov Shamash, and Charles R. Westgate, and the Office of Learning Environments, part of the System Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

“The State University of New York very much appreciates the continuing generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for our distance learning programs,” said Ryan. “SUNY’s position as a national and world leader in distance learning is clearly demonstrated by our continuing growth in online enrollment, the increasing number and variety of courses and degree programs offered online, and through the recognition and financial assistance provided by independent organizations such as the Sloan Foundation.”