The Broome County EMC makes it a point to work closely with high school, SUNY Broome, and Binghamton University students to provide aid with possible final projects, internships, and/or research opportunities. Below, you will find the projects that have been completed in collaboration with the EMC and students in our area.
Binghamton University Student Projects
Team Green's Capstone Project- Electric Vehicle Charging Point Solutions for Broome County
D. Henry, M. Huang, T. Irizarry, and E. Tremsky
This project was created with the purpose of incentivizing and further developing the use of electric vehicles within Broome County. Through the creation of a website and a deep analysis of optimal charging station locations, we expect to ease the life of electric vehicle owners within the county. The eight optimal locations chosen were Oakdale Mall, Town Square Mall, Vestal High School, Binghamton University, State Theater in Deposit, New York, Broome County Regional Farmers Market, Mobil Gas Station in Whitney Point, New York, and the final location was to be based on the preference of an actual EV owner in the Binghamton area. In light of any difficulties throughout the course of this undertaking, this project has achieved its goal. We have produced the desired deliverables of a website and brochure along with a sound infrastructure plan for the installation of EV charging stations throughout Broome County.
Evaluation of Current Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Waste Management in Broome County
S. Bouillon, C. Davey, B. Goodman, L. Kidd, C. Manolian, and D. Tepe
Waste management is a multifaceted process concerning local governance, county resident participation, and education. To gain better understanding of attitudes towards food waste management and recycling in the county, a voluntary survey was issued this past Fall season by the Broome County Environmental Management Council, spearheaded by Binghamton University students, to Broome County residents at public events. The findings from this survey reflect positively on residents’ attitudes toward food waste management. Our analysis shows that home ownership was the most prominent factor in a person’s willingness to compost, for example. The survey also reveals a strong preference for home composting bins, curbside pickup (at a cost), and neighborhood drop-off as the composting programs of choice. This demonstrates that the survey-takers overwhelmingly value convenience.