It is commonly referred to as Binghamton University (abbreviated BU) or SUNY Binghamton. Since its establishment as Triple Cities College in 1946, the school has evolved from a small liberal arts college to a large doctoral-granting institution. Presently consisting of six colleges and schools, it is now home to more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Binghamton is one of the four university centers in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.
Binghamton University is currently ranked 88th among the 201 national universities in U.S. News & World Report ’s 2015 America’s Best Colleges and Universities ranking; internationally, it is ranked 701+ according to QS University Rankings. It has been called a “Public Ivy” by Greenes’ Guide.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified the school as a Research University with high research activity. Binghamton University is famous for the quality of education given the affordable price. For many years, it has been ranked as one of the top 10 best-value public colleges.
Although the university’s mailing address is in Binghamton, its main campus is in the nearby town of Vestal, with a secondary education center located in downtown Binghamton. The Vestal campus is listed as a census-designated place with a residential population of 6,177 as of 2010.
Binghamton University research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Researchers Can Identify You by Your Brain Waves with 100% Accuracy – April 25, 2016
- Clean energy generated using bacteria-powered solar panel – April 12, 2016
- Move Aside Carbon: Boron Nitride-Reinforced Materials Are Even Stronger – December 23, 2015
- Brain’s reaction to certain words could replace passwords – June 4, 2015
- Scientists create first computer-designed superconductor
- Researchers Design Sensitive New Microphone Modeled on Fly Ear
- What humans really want – creating computers that understand users
A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions, a Binghamton University engineer says.
Seokheun “Sean” Choi and two of his students developed the device, a microbial fuel cell that runs on the bacteria available in a few drops of dirty water. They report on their invention in a new paper published online in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
Choi previously developed a paper-based origami battery. The first design, shaped like a matchbook, stacked four modules together. The ninja star version, which measures about 2.5 inches wide, boasts increased power and voltage, with eight small batteries connected in series.
“Last time, it was a proof of concept. The power density was in the nanowatt range,” says Choi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. “This time, we increased it to the microwatt range. We can light an LED for about 20 minutes or power other types of biosensors.”