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NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program – Call For Applicants!

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This announcement just in from Howie Hollander, president emeritus of TACNY. For those en route to a SUNY or CUNY school this fall, you’ve 6 weeks (until August 15th) to get your applications in order! The short snippet of the website is provided below, including an image from the email announcement.

More details about the Incentive Program can be found at www.hesc.ny.gov/STEM.

Does your nonprofit work with or know of recent high school graduates attending SUNY or CUNY this fall? 

Let them know about the STEM Incentive Program. There are still scholarships available for this fall. Applications are due by August 15th, 2014.

For more information and the application, visit www.hesc.ny.gov/STEM.


Partners For Education & Business Awards Ceremony Program Cover – CNYO Caught In Action

In the CNYO Free Press Department, Howie Hollander (President Emeritus of TACNY), sent off the cover for the Partners For Education & Business Awards Ceremony held this past May 29th (and announced on the MACNY site) featuring a shot of our first donated telescope (thanks to Prof. Emeritus John McMahon) and a tactfully-placed New Moon Telescope logo.


The PEB Program cover. Click for a larger view.

This image was taken from an April 10th STEM Career Day event hosted by National Grid (which we briefly covered in THIS POST from April 15th), where I had the pleasure of talking shop (and passing my little piece of Mars around) to nearly 200 students.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Engineer Your Life: Redux”

Saturday – June 21, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY

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Join us for our last talk of the season as TACNY President Emeritus Howard R. (Howie) Hollander will introduce and explore tips for preparing inside and outside of school for careers in STEM fields.

People interested in learning more about careers in STEM fields are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, June 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing jrcafe@tacny.org by June 18, 2014.


2014june10_howie_tysonHowie Hollander (shown at right with some guy from last year) retired following 37 years in the aerospace and defense industry as a systems and software engineer/manager and program manager. He is currently enjoying an “encore career” as a program manager at SUNY-ESF. Howie earned a BE in electrical engineering from New York University, and an MS in engineering management (computer and information systems major) from Northeastern University. Howie’s CNY community activities include: President Emeritus, TACNY; Trustee, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology; Vice President, Central NY Jazz Arts Foundation; and member of the LeMoyne College Information Systems Program Advisory Board, CNY STEM Hub, and Partners in Education and Business’ Technology Sector. Additionally, he serves on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Information Technology and Web Sciences Industry Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse and the FOCUS Citizens Academy. Howie enjoys skiing, and is an instructor of skiers with disabilities. He is married and has two adult children.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

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 no cost after the event.

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 www.tacny.org.