peggy-sniezekAt its April 30, 2016 Quality Day Conference held at the Endicott Visitor Center, the Binghamton, NY Section of the American Society for Quality presented its annual Paul A. Robert Award.

The award is presented to a local member of the community that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting the Binghamton Section and the local business community in promoting product and service quality. Presented since 1965, the award is in honor of the local section’s founder, Paul A. Robert. The local section was actually formed back in 1947 to preserve and propagate knowledge learned by the military after World War II.

The 2016 award was presented to Peggy Sniezek, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science Information Systems (CSIS) at SUNY Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY.

Mrs. Sniezek has fifteen years’ experience in the development and maintenance of Computer Information Systems in the industrial sector. Such systems involved systems analysis and design, database management, information systems security, technical task lead of information systems, and web server development. She has eight years’ experience teaching college level Computer Science courses. Peggy is responsible for teaching and advising, leading program development and assessment, developing on-line course materials, and conducting CSIS-related research.

She co-taught the summer course “Quality Principles and Software Design” at SUNY Broome in 2014 to the SEED students. She is the current SUNY Broome ASQ – Student Section advisor.

Her recent American Society for Quality presentations include:
• “A Computer Science Methodology For Your Quality Tool Box” at the ASQ CNY 2012
• “Thoughts on Software Quality (Information, Analysis, and Knowledge Management)” at the third International Quality Conference PUCP- ASQ in Lima, Peru June 2015,
• “Data Mining Using Pivot Tables” at the Binghamton ASQ dinner meeting, November 2015

robert-awardIn addition to her award, SUNY Broome was provided with a Paul A. Robert historical commutative plaque showing past recipients of the award. The plaque will be on display at SUNY Broome for the current award period. The plaque was accepted by Dr. Francis Battisti, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at the State University of New York at Broome Community College.