SAS Founder Awarded During 20th Anniversary Celebration

SU Professor Dr. Ehat Ercanli Awarded by SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali

Thursday, May 25th, 2023: Dr. Ehat Ercanli is an integral member of the Science Academies of New York community. He is one of the founding members of Syracuse Academy of Science. He is another deserving member that Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali awarded into the “SANY Hall of Fame” during our 20th Anniversary celebration.  

Dr. Ercanli is an engineering and computer science professor at Syracuse University with expertise in computing systems, system verification, and databases. While pursuing his graduate degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, he voluntarily took part in numerous initiatives to assist students in need and provided educational guidance. Recognizing that motivation and a strong foundation are crucial for success in college, he actively participated in the design and curriculum creation for a charter school initiative with individual attention as its key emphasis. As a result, he co-founded Horizon Science Academies as STEM-focused, college-preparatory institutions, which expanded into multiple campuses. He relocated to Syracuse in 1999 to take an academic position at Syracuse University. He contributed to the founding and establishment of Syracuse Academy of Science, one of the first charter schools in New York with a college preparatory concentration. He served on the school board and presided over it from its formation in 2003 until 2009.

Thank you for your advocacy and dedication to all children in the community!

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