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The MOST Offers FREE Summer Camp! Spots Limited!

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY email list about a great summer opportunity at The MOST for students starting 9th grade this fall.

Students graduating 8th grade can learn about
environmental science by conducting field experiments

If you have a child who’s entering ninth grade in the fall, The MOST has the perfect camp to keep them thinking this summer: Honeywell Summer Science Week.

Students spend July 10-14 out in the field conducting real scientific research as they learn about factors that stress the Onondaga Lake watershed. They also learn what Honeywell has done to clean up the lake, which was once considered the most polluted lake in the country. Then students come back for a day July 19 to discuss their research and present what they learned.

Best of all, thanks to the generous sponsorship from Honeywell, the camp is FREE to participants!

To apply for Honeywell Summer Science Week, contact Michael Amadori or Peter Plumley as soon as possible. There are only 15 spaces left!

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 and their Facebook page.

Sweet Science Series – Is Forensic Science Infallible?

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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


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Michael Marciano, a research assistant professor and lead of the bioforensics laboratory at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, will present Is Forensic Science Infallible?, a discussion about DNA and the evolution of forensic science, as part of the Technology Alliance of Central New York’s 2016-2017 Sweet Science Series.

People interested in learning more about forensic science are invited to attend the free Sweet Science Series presentation on Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Space Gallery meeting room of the Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Admission is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing sweet.lecture@tacny.org by April 11. Parking is available on the street and in the lot behind the MOST.

Safety and freedom are among the two most fundamental values and rights we share as individuals. Since the late 19th Century, forensic science has played a significant and vital role in assuring these values are upheld. Modern advances in science and the cultural obsession with forensic science has caused the field to come under a high level of scrutiny. This scrutiny has both served to improve forensic science and slow the pace of adoption of new technologies; contrary to the rapid innovation observed in biotechnology. Using forensic DNA analysis as a guide, this talk will examine the current state of the science, discuss the impact of popular culture and explore future directions.

Presenters

Marciano is a Research Assistant Professor and lead of the Bioforensics laboratory in the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute. He previously spent 5.5 years employed as a Forensic DNA analyst at the Wallie Howard Jr. Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences. He later joined SRC Inc., a non-profit defense contractor, where he focused on research and development of DNA-based methods addressing human and non-human genetic identity and the exploitation of biologicals to aid in tagging, tracking, and locating targets. This research and development continues at Syracuse University, where he has helped secure over $700,000 in funding from the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office and National Institute of Justice. He has developed several new methods and technologies and is an inventor on five pending patents. He currently teaches Forensic Analysis of Biological Evidence and Forensic DNA analysis. Michael is the recipient of the 2017 TACNY Celebration of Technology Project of the Year award!

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lectures, a program founded in 1913, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere. A minimum of six Sweet Lectures are held each year.

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.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: Two Talks From Intel International Science & Engineering Fair Finalists

Saturday – December 17, 9:30-11:00am

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


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Lectures:

Talk 1:TESLA: Glimpse Of Your Future Car”
Talk 2: “Learn How To Code And Use Your Skills To Develop A Successful Project And Business”

Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org.

Speakers:

Talk 1 – Andrew Park, High School Senior, Manlius Pebble Hill
Talk 2 – Alexander Wulff, High School Senior, Skaneateles High School

Talk Overviews:

Talk 1 – After the recent reveal of TESLA’s Model 3, we got a quick glance to the future of the automobile industry. With more than 400,000 pre-orders, TESLA’s Model 3 shows that the world is finally realizing that electric cars are simply “better” than gasoline cars. Explore the fascinating nature of electric cars and why you want it as your first car!

Talk 2 – Almost everything in today’s world relies upon a few hundred to millions of lines of code in one of hundreds of different programming languages; you can start programming with just a web browser! Learn how Alex used programming to start a successful website and mobile application development business, and to create award-winning electronics projects, and how you can do the same!

Biographies:

Andrew Park is part of National Honor Society, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Golf, Math League, and Science Olympiad, and plays 1st Clarinet for Wind Ensemble. Outside of school, Andrew is a student editor for the Korea Daily Newspaper. Andrew received the Intel ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) Finalist Award, the IEEE Award, and Highest Honors at the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair (CNYSEF). Andrew also created a history documentary, and was selected as a National History Day Finalist after receiving Second Place at New York State History Day and First Place at Central New York History Day. Andrew’s favorite hobbies are watching Parks and Recreation and riding his bicycle.

Alex Wulff’s passions lie in electronics and software. While recovering from a soccer injury, Alex began to experiment with the creation of electronics on the Arduino platform. Since then, Alex’ output ranges from interactive door locks to wearable assistive devices for the blind, which won the Intel ISEF Finalist Award at the CNYSEF, and a fourth place award at the Intel ISEF in 2015. In 2016, Alex created smart embedded cast-monitoring devices that can predict the onset of complications in orthopedic casts and splints, which again won him the grand prize at the CNYSEF and a fourth place award at ISEF. Alex’s business, Conifer Apps, owns, operates, and maintains multiple websites as well as 13 mobile apps on the iOS App Store.

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.