From the Director
Yesterday was a major milestone for CHESS. NY State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and Deputy Director Joseph Roman from New York State’s Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council were joined by a host of representatives of federal, state, and local governmental officials, representatives of the CHESS-U’s industrial partners, and Cornell University’s Administration for the official celebration of the successful completion of the CHESS-U project. Cornell University’s Vice-President for University Relations led the festivities which focused on the scientific importance of CHESS-U, the impact of CHESS-U on the local economy and the developing public/private partnerships in the region. A tour of the new facility and a reception capped off the event.
It was a great opportunity to thank both the State of New York for its visionary investment in CHESS-U and the laboratory staff and industrial partners for their hard work over these past many months. We’ve completely re-built the laboratory. I can’t wait for our users to return and utilize our new facility!
Joel Brock, Director