Category Archives: Stem

2020 CNY STEM Scholarships Available – cnystem.com

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

The below is just in from the TACNY email list – several scholarships are available from a number of local organizations in the STEM fields. If you know someone of the right age, please forward the links along. If you know someone too young to apply, make a mental note to check back at cnystem.com when they’re of appropriate age!

2020 Scholarship Announcement (PDF)

20202 Scholarship Flyer (PDF)


From the website (bottom):

Before starting the scholarship application, please gather the following information:

  • Your parent/guardian name and email
  • A list of your extracurricular activities, with dates
  • A list of any honors/awards, with dates

You will be asked to complete an essay in 500 words or less that answers the following questions:

  • What makes you tick?
  • Why you are choosing a STEM field?
  • Why is STEM important to the world?
  • How will this scholarship help you become a part of the STEM future?

GENIUS Olympiad – Judges Needed – 19 June 2019

Editor’s Note: The following announcement is in from the TACNY email list. If you’re available, please consider spending the day being quite impressed (as I’ve been previously)!

You are invited to serve as a judge for the GENIUS Olympiad on Wednesday, June 19th, as we encourage young scientific minds from all over the world. Terra Science and Education even provides a FREE BUS for judges from Syracuse!

The GENIUS Olympiad is an international high school competition about environmental issues in the disciplines of Science, Robotics, Visual and Performing Arts, Creating Writing, and Business. We expect 700+ projects from 75 countries and 42 states (1400 participants)!

Everyone with a passion for environmental issues and a BS/BA degree in STEM, business, art, music, short film, or education may volunteer to judge for the appropriate field. Each judging session is three hours, during which you talk with assigned students and grade their performance based on judging criteria given to you. We would like to have you for both morning and afternoon sessions, if possible.

Judges are crucial, so not only do we provide lunch and refreshments during judging, and free parking or a free bus, but we also thank each judge with a $25 Amazon Gift card at the end of your day!

More information will be sent via email to those who register.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
     [FREE bus leaves Bird Library at SU at 8:00 AM]
Morning Session: 9:30-12 PM
     [LUNCH for those judging both sessions 12:00-1:00 PM]
Afternoon Session: 1-3.30 PM
     [FREE bus leaves Oswego at 3:45 PM, arrives at Bird by 4:45 PM]
     [Those with their own transportation may stay for the 5:00 PM Cultural Festival as well.]

            WHERE: SUNY Oswego Campus, Campus Center Arena, Oswego, NY 13126

If you would like to be a judge for the GENIUS Olympiad on June 19th, please register at one of these links:

  1. I will use the FREE bus:  Free bus LINK
  2. I have my own transportation:  Own transportation LINK

Please share this e-mail with your friends and colleagues. These marvelous young people deserve the richness of many judges!

Thank you,

Dr. Fehmi Damkaci
Director, GENIUS Olympiad

Volunteer Judges Needed! ESF Environmental Challenge Science Fair And Career Exploration – 21 May 2019

Greetings, fellow astrophiles – this in from the TACNY list. For more information, see: https://www.esf.edu/oelo/k12/sciencefair/

The Environmental Challenge is a science fair and career exploration opportunity designed especially for all Syracuse City School District seventh and eighth grade students.

Environmental Challenge encourages:

  • Student projects that support and extend 7/8th grade science curriculum
  • Student research, scientific inquiry, and critical thinking
  • Students to begin exploring science and science-related careers
  • Students to explore and understand the urban environment and its relationship to the global environment

Volunteers and Judges are needed. Without the help of over 100 volunteers, this event could not be possible. Register to judge here.