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YWCA Summer STEM Camps, 2016

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This just in from the TACNY email list. Please forward along to interested parties!

YWCA Summer STEM Camps

Spots are still available for several summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camps for girls offered by the YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County. Choose from the following:

* Camp Capstone (Registration Form) – Camp Capstone is a 4-week camp for girls 13-16 that explores the fields of construction, architecture & engineering

* Dream BuildHER (Registration Form) – Dream BuildHER is a 4-week hands-on, learn-by-doing entrepreneurship, start-up summer camp for girls 13-16

* Style Engineers (Registration Form) – Style Engineers is a project-based summer camp that utilizes apparel design as a vehicle for introducing 5th through 8th grade girls to the STEM approach to learning

Additionally, the YWCA has scholarships available for high school girls to attend OCC’s STEM Camp (details below. Click the image for a larger view and HERE for more information)!


Contact Flavia Rey de Castro (email: or call 474-0746) for information and application for this and all the YWCA Summer Camps. Act soon as deadlines are approaching!!

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

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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


Click for a larger view. For more details, click HERE.

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

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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