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New VP Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST


The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering / SUNY Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of a new Vice President of the CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology.

Catherine Gilbert has been chosen to lead CNSE CMOST as it prepares to expand and relocate to the Albany NanoTech complex.

“Governor Andrew Cuomo has made it a priority to engage our youth in creative science, technology, engineering, and math activities as we prepare them for the high-tech future we are building for them. Catherine Gilbert is highly qualified to meet that challenge and we are delighted to have her leading the team at CNSE CMOST,” said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, CEO and Officer in Charge of SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT. “Catherine’s appointment is a testament to CNSE/SUNYIT’s commitment to inspiring the great thinkers of tomorrow, and we wish her the best of luck.”

"I am delighted and honored to serve as the Museum's Vice President and I look forward to pursuing CNSE CMOST's vision to be recognized as a world class science center, inspiring students of all ages to explore, discover, and imagine their world. The Museum boasts an incredible staff of dedicated individuals who contribute their talents toward enlivening CNSE CMOST's mission," Gilbert said. “My aspiration is that this venture will result in a museum which will exemplify progressive educational strategies and satisfy the modern museum-goers’ expectation to be an active participant in the museum experience.”

Gilbert received a Master’s degree in Museum Education from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Marist College. She has spent the past six-and-a-half years as Director of the Museum Association of New York.

“And I look forward to pursuing the CNSE CMOST vision to be recognized as a world-class science center.”

CNSE CMOST is the Capital Region’s only science center designed specifically for children and was named as one of Parents Magazine’s top 20 science centers in the United States, providing an exciting, hands-on environment that encourages children to explore, discover, and imagine.


Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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