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Sweet Science Series – Tesla: The Transportation Disrupter

May 9, 6:00-7:30 pm

Refreshments at 5:30

The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202

The remarkable story of recent vehicular electrification continues to unfold at an ever increasing pace, much directly related to the forces generated by the technological and market successes of Tesla. This presentation will provide an analysis of the impact that Tesla Inc. is making within the world of surface transportation and what lies behind the disruption that’s occurring. The presentation will include both personal experiences and data available from other sources. A lively, interactive discussion is anticipated to be followed by a hands-on tour of a Tesla vehicle.

People interested in learning more about electric vehicles are invited to attend the free Sweet Science Series presentation on Thursday, May 9th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202. Admission is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served at 5:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP to sweet.science@tacny.org by May 7, 2019. 

Presenter Information

Dan Steele is a retired Systems Engineer with an engineering career spanning 42 years from 1965 through 2007.  He has been employed by GTE, General Electric, Anaren Microwave and Lockheed Martin with a wide ranging engineering technology experience, including developments associated with space satellite ground stations, sonar, radar, laser, UAVs.  Before and after retirement activities include biking (cycling), scuba diving, cross-country skiing, hiking and solar energy systems.

About Sweet Science Series

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lectures, a program founded in 1913, is now called the Sweet Science Series and features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere for adults of all levels of technical understanding. A minimum of six free and open to the public presentations are held each year.

About TACNY

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, see www.tacny.org

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series – The Historical Heritage Of Technology In Central NY And The Rise Of TACNY

Tuesday, December 10 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Onondaga Community College, 101 Whitney Applied Technology Center



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Ed Bogucz and Howie Hollander will look back at the rich historical heritage of technology in Central New York and the history of the Technology Club of Syracuse, now doing business as the Technology Alliance of Central New York.

Dr. Ed Bogucz leads SyracuseCoE, New York State’s Center of Excellence for innovations in environmental and energy systems. SyracuseCoE is a collaborative enterprise that engages more than 200 firms and institutions to address global challenges in clean energy, healthy buildings, and sustainable communities. Prior to becoming SyracuseCoE’s Executive Director in 2003, Bogucz served more than eight years as dean of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. Bogucz joined the Syracuse University faculty in 1985 as an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. He earned bachelors and doctoral degrees from Lehigh University, and a master’s degree from Imperial College, University of London. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Near Westside Initiative.

Howie Hollander has been president of TACNY since 2005. Retired from Lockheed Martin since 2011, where he had various engineering and program management roles, he recently rejoined the workforce part-time at SUNY-ESF where he is a program manager in the Outreach department. He earned a BE in electrical engineering from NYU and an MS in engineering management from Northeastern. He is a board member of the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology and vice president of the Central NY Jazz Arts Foundation, as well as an advisory board member of the LeMoyne College information systems program and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute information technology and web sciences program. Howie is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse.

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series

Since 1916, the TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series has annually presented a minimum of six lectures, free and open to the public. Former speakers have included Herbert Hoover, R. Buckminster Fuller, and Jacques Cousteau.

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.

Ying Tri Region Science And Engineering Fair & Central New York Science And Engineering Fair Judging Opportunities

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

Two requests for judges have come across my inbox from TACNY for the Ying Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair (TRSEF) this Sunday (March 17th) and the Central New York Science And Engineering Fair (PDF Link) next Sunday (March 24th). I am volunteering for both events and encourage others with any science inclination to see just how smart some of our CNY teenagers are.

1. Ying Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair – Sunday, March 17th

The Ying TRSEF has doubled in size this year, so we need over 120 judges. As a result, I’m personally inviting CNY Observers and Observing members, hoping each would like to inspire middle and high school students on March 17th up at OCC.

Judges train from 9:30-11:15, then interview the students and deliberate with their judge team until 3:00 latest. We provide both breakfast and lunch, and our students are absolutely marvelous!

Please encourage your members to judge; they register online, so it’s easy.

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2. Central New York Science And Engineering Fair – Sunday, March 24th

The Central New York Science and Engineering Fair (CNYSEF), formerly known as the Greater Syracuse Scholastic Science Fair, is in need of judges to evaluate students’ competition projects on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the SRC Arena, which is located on the Onondaga Community College campus. Judges should arrive at the SRC at 8:00 a.m. The judging begins at 9:00 a.m. and the awards ceremony commences at 2:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and training for Judges will be provided on competition day. The CNYSEF is organized through the MOST, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, and is further supported by contributions from TACNY, NASA New York Space Grant, Time Warner Cable, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and several other local companies.

A bit about the CNYSEF:

Students from Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties will compete for designations as Honors, High Honors, and Highest Honors in two divisions: the Junior Fair for 4th-8th grade students, and the Senior Fair for 9th-12th grade students. Competitors are also awarded several unique Special Awards in addition to the categorial awards mentioned immediately prior. Judges do not need to be experts in science or engineering to listen as the students demonstrate how much they have learned and accomplished.

Those interested in serving as judges, please register online here. For more information, contact the CNYSEF Director, Peter W. Plumley, PhD, at CNYSEF@most.org.

The encouragement and interest shown by volunteer judges is an essential part of the students’ science fair experience. Help inspire our future generation of engineers and scientists.

Many, many thanks,
Diane & the CNYSEF Organizational Committee