K-12 Outreach Programming
Office of Continuing Professional Education
K-12 Outreach Programming
Professional Development for Educators
- SUNY Poly faculty provide STEM expertise to targeted professional development for area educators. Current topics include nanotechnology and robotics. Area STEM professionals conduct workshops, offer site tours and follow up collaborations on STEM lesson planning. Currently we server 70 educators in the Utica City School District.
Custom PD for educational administrators also available.
May 16, 2015 robotics event, where COACHES PLAY!
Academic Day Camps for Middle and High School Students in July and August
Tuition based, with community-supported need-based scholarships
Taught by professional SUNY Poly Faculty and Staff
2015 Camps List:
- Introduction to FIRST LEGO League
- LEGO Mindstorms Robotics
- SUMO Robotics
- Girls' Math/Science
- Girls's Engineering Technology
- Computer Security Camp
- DIgital Storytelling
- Nanotechnology Camp
- Alternative Energy
FIRST Lego League
Using Lego Mindstorms Robotics kits, teams of 9-14 year old kids design, build and program autonomous robots to maneuver a field of Lego Structures in time-trials. The FLL@SUNY Poly WORLD CLASS season is complete. Start a team with an eye toward 2015 TRASH TREK season and join the fun!
Mohawk Valley Technology Education and Pre-Engineering Showcase
Every March, technology students from Mohawk Valley schools take over the Campus Center to display projects they have been working on in class. There are technology competitions, including CAD, several kinds of robotics, digital photography, CO2 car races, and catapult/trebuchet contests.
Area colleges send representatives to talk about options for post-secondary technology and engineering education.
Area companies host tables and offer displays to inspire teenagers to look toward a career future in technology/engineering here, in the Mohawk Valley.
NSF After School STEM Mentoring Fellowship Program
SUNY Poly has partnered with the New York Academy of Sciences and Empire State College on this National Science Foundation-sponsored program to offer a unique opportunity for graduate students.
Graduate students in a STEM discipline may apply to participate as middle school mentors, enhancing STEM educational opportunities for area children, with hands-on learning experiences in an informal after school setting. Spring 2015 mentoring topics include: Robotics, Genetics, and Life Sciences.
Participant graduate students may enroll tuition-free in a 3-credit graduate course through Empire State College, called Practicum in Teaching and Mentoring in STEM. This course covers general pedagogy for new teachers as well as specific topics in mentoring. Participant graduate students also take a full day of curriculum training in the STEM topic that they will teach that semester.
For more background on the NSF After School STEM Mentoring Fellowship Program, please see NYAS ASP
For more information, contact: