Rochester Young Scholars Academy at Geneseo (RYSAG)
Rochester Young Scholars Academy at Geneseo (RYSAG) is a summer STEM camp for adolescence students that provide rising 6-11th grade participants with an intensive 2-week residential thematic program. One recent theme was the Food Fusion Showdown, which focused on the science of food magic, cultural wisdom, and the art of cuisine.
The State University of New York College at Geneseo, also known as SUNY Geneseo, is a College in the State University of New York (SUNY) system located in Geneseo, NY. Originally, the college was founded in 1871 as the Wadsworth Normal and Training School before becoming a state liberal arts college in 1948. It is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The college serves 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students across 54 degree-granting programs.
Program Director: Susan Norman
Susan is the director of the School of Education’s Xerox Center for Multicultural Teacher Education at SUNY Geneseo and Executive Director for the Rochester Young Scholars Academy at Geneseo. Her work at SUNY is aimed at cultivating culturally responsive teachers through seminars and other related activities. She is a program facilitator for Real World Geneseo, a diversity retreat that won the Bronze NASPA award in 2013 and coordinates weekly seminars for the Center. Currently the grant-funded work being done at the Xerox Center also includes providing direct services in tutoring and enrichment for students in Rochester as well as providing scholarships to diverse teacher candidates. In a prior position, Susan was director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program at Clarkson University where she helped enroll and graduate under-represented engineers and those with other technical majors.