Developing and retaining STEM talent in CNY for economic advancement

CNY STEM Programs

Goal: to develop, nurture, and retain interest and education/training in STEM careers

Many inquiries have come from parents, teachers, guidance counselors, businesses and funders about what STEM Programs exist in the region.

In partnership with the CNY STEM Hub, the Technology Sector has developed an initial list of STEM programs in Central New York. The inventory includes program information at the middle school, high school and post-secondary levels as well as information for teachers and guidance counselors.

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  • STEM Grants
    The SRC STEM Grant program is intended to increase the opportunity for students to take part in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related activities. The grants offer resources to fund extracurricular STEM activities to help cultivate ideas that will encourage students to consider a STEM career.
  • STEM Video Contest
    The STEM Video contest is the chance to showcase your STEM skills, make new friends, and win a sweet prize! We want to see you solve a problem, or attempt to, using STEM fundamentals. The problem can be either big or small - you decide it.
  • STEM Engineering Careers Event External link opens in new window or tab.
    Purpose is to create interest and excitement in a wide variety of STEM careers. To provide high school (possibly middle school also) students with an awareness of the many businesses, organizations, government agencies, programs of higher learning within CNY that employ/offer training of STEM careers.
  • First Robotics External link opens in new window or tab.
    Financially sponsor and provide engineers for Liverpool Highschools first robotics team. View more information.
  • Nature in the City External link opens in new window or tab.
    Baltimore Woods' Nature in the City program brings authentic, hands-on/minds-on natural science learning to K-6th grade urban school children. Now in its ninth year with the Syracuse City School District, and in its pilot year with the Auburn City School District, this award winning program is better than ever. Nature in the City lessons provide ... (click the link above for more details)
  • STEM-Engineering Career Event External link opens in new window or tab.
    The MOST and PEB create interest and excitement in a wide variety of STEM careers. To provide high school (possibly middle school also) students with an awareness of the many businesses, organizations, government agencies, programs of higher learning within CNY that employ/offer training of STEM careers.
  • Project Lead the Way (RIT) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Students develop critical thinking skills through hands-on project-based learning. The program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to subjects that they typically would not pursue, provides them with a strong foundation for achieving their academic goals in any chosen field of study and, if pursued, establishes a proven path to ... (click the link above for more details)
  • RxeSEARCH External link opens in new window or tab.
    This program takes students through the discovery, development and marketing of a pharmaceutical drug. A trans disciplinary approach involves biology, chemistry, general science, math, language arts, ethics, social studies, business and marketing. Scientific machinery is used from local universities. Students tour Bristol's research facilituies ... (click the link above for more details)
  • National Engineers Week External link opens in new window or tab.
    National Engineers week always falls during CNY winter break so Lockheed Martin sets up projects, lessons and demonstrations at the MOST every year during one of their busiest weeks.
  • Manufacturing Careers Day External link opens in new window or tab.
    The goal of this program is to support the increased interest in jobs and careers that exist in our  regional manufacturing companies. To expose students to careers in Manufacturing, the mantle of economic leadership for years to come. View more information.
  • Construction Careers Day External link opens in new window or tab.
    The goal of this day is to provide high school students with an overview of the types of careers within Transportation, Building Trades, Construction, the programs/institutes of higher learning that can prepare them for these careers, and a learning opportunity for 'trying out' typical tasks of these careers through hands-on activities. View ... (click the link above for more details)
  • CNS Performance Engineering Team External link opens in new window or tab.
    An engineering/robotics club at CNS High School. View more information.
  • Clean Water Education Research Facility (CERF) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Students work in the SUNY-ESF Global Environment course and conduct hands-on research at the CERF site in the village of Minoa. They engage in projects to simulate and demonstrate the efficacy of their findings which are all related to clean water or alternative energy. The projects the students complete have real world application and relevance ... (click the link above for more details)
  • A "Day-in-the-Life" of a Lockheed Martin Engineer External link opens in new window or tab.
    Adhoc scheduling of half day job shadowing opportunities.  Typically 5-7 students per visit are exposed to LM engineers in their real world environment.  The students get to shadow in a 1on1, 2on1 environment for half a day.  We attempt to take into account a students interest area when determining who they shadow. It's not a ... (click the link above for more details)
  • Women in Engineering Day at Lockheed Martin External link opens in new window or tab.
    1 day a year 70+ young women from area schools participate and are exposed to engineering.  Supported almost 100% by the many women engineers at LM to demonstrate "this isn't just for the guys".
  • Engineering Day External link opens in new window or tab.
    One full day event the students visit a couple different area businesses and exposed to engineering and advanced manufacturing.  Sponsored through the Boy Scouts but open to anyone. View more information.
  • TACNY Junior Cafe External link opens in new window or tab.
    TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at ... (click the link above for more details)
  • TACNY Outstanding Teacher Awards External link opens in new window or tab.
    Recognize up to five outstanding K-12 STEM teachers with a plaque and $1,000 award.
  • Literacy Design Collaborative External link opens in new window or tab.
    The program helps train content area teachers to implement the Common Core Standards across all content areas. The LDC Modules focus on specific teaching tasks that increase and embed literacy skills and help students to become prepared for the rigors of college. View more information.
  • Teacher in the Workplace External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provide teachers with an inside look at a business/workplace that employs people working in STEM fields/careers.  Goals include job profiling, identifying and assessing the skills used in each job, observing the job(s) being performed, taking back to the classroom a project or lesson plan that can be shared in the classroom and with other ... (click the link above for more details)
  • Spring Greening Teacher Conference External link opens in new window or tab.
    The greatest impact of this program will result from the multiplier effect created by "training the trainers", preparing them to deliver curriculum on environmental issues that meet the specific needs of their classrooms and school communities. This was accomplished by providing teachers with the knowledge, community connections, and materials ... (click the link above for more details)
  • Mercy Works External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes an iCan robotics team for inner city youth and a Teen Tech Program. View more information.