Last November, SUNY hosted higher education faculty and their education partners from across the state for the launch of the SUNY Statewide Teacher Education Network (S-TEN). Supported by a $3.5 million Race to the Top grant, S-TEN engages higher education faculty and their educational partners in the renewal of teacher and school leader preparation to meet the needs of today’s children. The S-TEN initiative involves the work of 17 campus network teams (C-TENs) from the SUNY institutions with teacher and school leader preparation programs. The C-TENs share a purpose and passion around renewing the preparation of teachers and educational leaders throughout New York State.
In news that will encourage bright, hardworking students to attend SUNY colleges in the future, the Smart Scholars Early College High School program at Farmingdale State College has received a grant from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).
The Smart Scholars program will receive a HESC College Tour Initiative grant that will allow 100 students to visit SUNY colleges this summer for an immersive college experience. The initiative provides low-income New York State high school students with the opportunity to experience college first-hand by eliminating the financial burden and costs associated with college campus visits.
A little while back, we brought you the story of the Ying TRSEF at Onondaga Community College, a regional science fair that brought the spirit of learning and scientific inquiry to the previously fair-less Central New York region. Since then, the winners of the science fair have gone on to have exciting and prestigious awards and experiences.
First place winners received the Ying TRSEF Grand Award, allowing them to Continue reading
The SUNY Works summit, a three-day professional development event taking place at Hudson Valley Community College, wrapped up on Wednesday. The summit was kicked off with opening remarks from SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and brought together members of private industry, professional organizations, SUNY faculty and staff, and other higher education leaders. The partners engaged in talks around advancing and expanding cooperative education and formal internships within the SUNY system.
An increasing number of students need to work while in school, and employers are reporting that work experience is the biggest factor in their evaluation of potential hires. Cooperative education and internships allow students to integrate classroom theory with real world experience in business/industry and non-profit organizations across the state. With these facts at hand, the SUNY Works initiative has the potential to give students a leg up in their drive for success and career achievement. For more information on co-op/internships, read our intro post on SUNY Works.
On April 30th the STEM You Can! Video Contest Awards Gala was held at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.
Eight teams of students from area schools were recognized for outstanding videos highlighting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Students from elementary, middle, and high school all submitted short videos illustrating concepts such as robotics, electricity, and the weight of electricity.
All of the youth who participated were from grades 3 to 12 in the Finger Lakes region. The students worked individually or in teams with two or three other students, plus an adult mentor or adviser, to create three-minute videos that explored STEM topics and their impact in our world today.