Category Archives: Cny Science

Ying TRSEF Maker Hall At The Duck Race To End Racism – Saturday, 11 June 2016

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY email list. This event drew several hundred people last year and continues to grow – and note that CNYO members will be in attendance with solar scopes!

Family Event For 1000-1500 With Hands-On
Science, Technology, Engineering And Math Fun


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When: Saturday, June 11, Noon-4:00pm
Where: Inner Harbor, Syracuse (off W. Kirkpatrick)
Who: Ages 5-95
Why: Bring your friends and family because adventures in science and engineering are crazy fun!
More info:

* Ying TRSEF has a free bag to carry your fossils and other treats.
* Byrne Dairy gives everyone free ice cream!
* NASA’s Solar System Ambassador Damian Allis will join us for the day as well!

Want even more fun? VOLUNTEER as an Adventure Host or Assistant! We have NASA and other kits, and you get a free t-shirt and free lunch, plus the joy of playing all day! Click here for updates, samples of our kits, and online registration.

CNY STEM Connection Website Announcement – C&S/Carrier Scholarship Opportunities – Deadline 18 May 2016

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in recently from the TACNY email list. For more information and the application forms, check out

Do you know a high school senior planning to attend Onondaga Community College? Will they be pursuing a degree in STEM? If so – check this out!!

C&S/OCC Scholarship

The C&S Companies offer $4,000 for students majoring in the fields of engineering science, architectural, environmental, electrical engineering, fire protection, or mechanical technology.

Eligibility Criteria:

* Cumulative average of 85 or higher
* Major in a STEM field & remain in that major
* Participation in at least one summer internship

Carrier/OCC Scholarship

Carrier is excited to offer two $4,000 scholarships to students pursuing two year college degrees in technology and engineering programs at Onondaga Community College. Carrier is committed to developing the Syracuse engineering technology talent base, as we continue to develop products that enable us to be our customers’ first choice.

Eligibility Criteria:

* Cumulative average of 80 or higher
* Major in a STEM field & remain in that major
* Participate in a Carrier summer internship as available, pending business conditions.
* For more information and application: OCC Scholarship application

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit

Explore Our Energy Future – Onondaga County Tour On Saturday, 23 April 2016


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2016april13_fb_eventSee renewable energy sources of the future in action today. Learn how they work in our environment. Find out why owners installed them; costs and benefits and ask your questions.

Climate Change Awareness & Action has organized a self-guided tour of over 20 sites in Onondaga County where you can see geothermal, solar, and wind energy in action in homes, farms, commercial buildings, schools and municipal settings as well as alternative fuel transportation sites and innovative efficiency technologies.

Tour takes place: Saturday, April 23, from 11 am to 3 pm (Self guided: visit as many sites as you wish)

Learn how these clean energy sources are transforming energy production across Onondaga County and helping safeguard the environment for future generations.

* Visit homes in the city and county where geothermal and solar energy provide 100% of their energy needs;

* See a geothermal system that taps into the salt aquifer running beneath Salina St. that provides heating & cooling of 30,000 sq. ft. of commercial space;

* Find out how farms use solar and wind to provide energy for crop and livestock production; tour buildings that require no additional electricity or natural gas for heating, cooling, lighting and or water;

* Learn the significant commitment Onondaga County has made to solar energy;

* Hear a presentation at an electric car charging station on how they work; differences in charging technologies; learn of over 120 charging stations in the county and the future for new technologies. See an electric car in action.

Visit our web page at for information on the tour, (open 11 am to 3 pm), description of the sites and directions.

The owners will explain how their systems work and answer questions Information will be provided on how homes and businesses can install these systems; an exciting new program on accessing solar through “power purchase agreements” just made available this year in NY state and why climate change needs to be addressed now.

Recent reports show that February was the hottest on record. The New York Times reports coastal flooding is rising at the greatest pace in 28 centuries, up more than tenfold in Annapolis in 50 years.

Individual actions on energy choices, transportation decisions and consumption habits do make a difference in reducing greenhouse gases, the primary cause of climate change.

For more information contact Peter Wirth at or 315-476-3396.

Climate Change Awareness & Action is a local organization of volunteers who believe that climate change is a serious issue that needs to be addressed now through education and action to make it possible for future generations to adapt to a new environment.

For more information go to or call 315-637-0331.

Syracuse-centric readers may have also seen the cover story in this week’s edition of the Syracuse New Times by my friend Renée K. Gadoua. Click the image below to be taken to the full article online.