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HNR 230 – From Salt to Super Bowl: Game-Changing Innovations from Syracuse

Course Schedule:

Th 3:30 – 4:50 pm


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Edward Bogucz

Counts toward:

HNR Seminar (210, 220, 230)

MySlice Info:

Class #: 41180
Section: M001
# Credits: 1

Course Description:

The Syracuse metropolitan area has a rich history of innovations, beginning with the production of salt more than 200 years ago, and continuing to development of a transformational lighting technology that lit Super Bowl in February 2015. This seminar will explore the history of selected local innovations, including gears, typewriters, traffic lights, automobiles, heating and air conditioning systems, consumer and defense electronics, and lighting for sports arenas. The seminar will include visits to sites where people and places combined to create fertile hot spots for innovations, and discussions with entrepreneurial firms that are collaborating with SyracuseCoE to develop innovations in environmental and energy systems. Students will learn how innovators conceived ideas and developed commercial products, and how changes in the locations of firms over years served to change the landscape of economic vitality throughout the region.

Notes about this course:

Notes about this section:

Meets at the Center for Excellence, an easy stop on the Connective Corridor Bus.

Class times and locations often change. Please verify your class schedule in MySlice as these will not be updated after their initial posting.