News Release: SUNY Poly Students in Need of Long-Distance Learning Technology Receive Laptops from Applied Materials

News Release: SUNY Poly Students in Need of Long-Distance Learning Technology Receive Laptops from Applied Materials

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 16:39
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UTICA – SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is receiving additional laptops to distribute to students in need of certain computer programs and technologies for remote study through a generous donation from Silicon Valley-based research partner Applied Materials, Inc.

“On behalf of the entire SUNY Poly community, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Applied Materials for supporting our students by ensuring that technology is not a barrier to achieving important educational goals,” said SUNY Poly Interim President Dr. Grace Wang. “SUNY Poly is ready to accommodate any student who needs a laptop for coursework, and we are proud that our partnership with Applied Materials is providing resources that further underpin this institution’s high-value education which is helping students gain the skills to thrive for years to come.”

“Applied Materials is committed to making positive contributions in the communities where our employees work and live,” said Applied Materials Senior Director, New Markets & Alliances Group, Vincent Guerriero. “We are thankful to be able to help SUNY Poly students who need additional resources during these challenging times.”

SUNY Poly has loaned laptops to students after surveying students in March regarding special needs for equipment. The additional laptops from Applied Materials will be on hand for students who may need one as remote instruction continues throughout the State University of New York (SUNY) system and at other higher education institutions around the state and nation.

Any SUNY Poly student who needs a laptop is encouraged to contact SUNY Poly Director of Community Standards and Leadership Development Megan Lennon at


About SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)
SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience programs at its Albany campus, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica campus; thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts billions of dollars in high-tech investments and hundreds of corporate partners since its inception. For information visit