In the spirit of the Power of SUNY, Cayuga Community College‘s commitment to impacting New York is clear. Among the College’s many organizational partners, like AmeriCorps, is Calvary Food Pantry, an Auburn, NY food pantry. Recent Cayuga Community College graduate Ed Onori has capitalized on his computer science skills adopted at the college to help the pantry excel in its mission — and ultimately serve over 10,000 meals every month to the Central New York community.
Lately, the pantry has witnessed an increase in their service level to meet the needs of their community. The evolving demand naturally calls for innovative solutions. In this case, Nancy Sheffield, executive director of Calvary Food Pantry, saw a need for a database to move toward a digital record-keeping system. Calvary applied for and received a $10,000 grant for building their own technological capacity, which included equipment and labor.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York is now accepting applications for the New York State Master Teacher Program. The program, built via SUNY infrastructure and designed to bolster STEM education in grades 6-12, was first announced by Governor Cuomo in May.
“Making sure we have the best and brightest teachers in our classroom is a fundamental part of creating a world-class education system in New York State,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Master Teacher Program will identify and reward teachers that go above and beyond for their students, as well as lay the foundation for a corps of leading teachers who will work with their peers to give our students the best education possible. I encourage parents, administrators, and school affiliated organizations to nominate their top math and science teachers to apply for this program.”
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
Student participants at the STEM You Can! Video Contest Awards Gala
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.
SUNY’s Office of the Education Pipeline is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for SUNY campuses to participate in a collaborative project designed to strengthen the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education pipeline in New York State. In September 2012, SUNY was awarded a $2.95 million grant from the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with the New York Academy of Sciences and SUNY Empire State College, to bring to scale a successful afterschool program in which SUNY graduate students and postdoctoral fellows studying in the STEM disciplines serve as mentors to students in high-need middle schools.