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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: www.interfaithworkscny.org/event/duck-race-to-end-racism/

* 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.

2015 Ying Tri Region Science And Engineering Fair & Central New York Science And Engineering Fair Judging Opportunities

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

Two requests for judging have come across my inbox from TACNY for the Ying Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair (TRSEF) on Sunday, March 15th and the Central New York Science And Engineering Fair (PDF Link) on Sunday, March 22th. I am volunteering for both events and encourage others with any science inclination to see just how smart some of our CNY youths are.

1. Ying Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair – Sunday, March 15th

The Ying TRSEF needs at least 100 judges! Please recruit friends, families, college students, coworkers, and colleagues. For more information about the Ying-TRSEF event, see the following links:

1. For Event Information: www.yingtrsef.org/judges/
2. To Register As a Judge: www.yingtrsef.org/judge-registration/

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2. Central New York Science And Engineering Fair – Sunday, March 22th

Volunteers are needed this year to judge projects at the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the SRC Arena. Students from Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties will compete in two divisions, the junior fair for 4th-8th graders and the senior fair for 9th-12th graders. Judges don’t need to be experts in science to listen as the students demonstrate how much they have learned and accomplished. A continental breakfast, lunch and training will be provided for the judges and volunteers. Those interested in serving as judges or volunteers can apply online here. If you have registered with the MOST online in the past, you do not have to register again. Send an e-mail to volunteer@most.org or call (315) 425-9068 x2145 indicating what fair assignment you would like (junior judge, senior judge, special awards judge, volunteer). For more information, contact the CNYSEF Director at CNYSEF@most.org. Please pass this request on to your colleagues.

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

Maker Hall At The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration – 17 January 2015

Greetings fellow astrophiles!

The posted email below from Mary Eileen Wood of Ying-TRSEF and OCC (and CNY’s most active STEM educator!) is an announcement both for interested CNYO members and anyone else who might have a club, organization, or garage full of kid-friendly equipment who might want to set up a booth to participate in the Maker Hall festivities. This will be my 3rd such event (Ryan Goodson and I having run CNYO booths at the two events (announced HERE and HERE) in 2014) and I can tell you that these Maker Faires are THE place to be for anyone interested in (and interested in promoting) STEM education.

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If anyone has interest in hanging out at the CNYO (and NASA Solar System Ambassador) booth, please let me know at admin@cnyo.org. If you’ve an organization that wants to participate, please contact Mary Eileen Wood using the contact info at the bottom of the email:

For the first time, the MLK Committee is incorporating a Maker Hall into the Dr. King Celebration, giving the STEM community the Fowler High School gymnasium. TACNY members can once again delight a diverse array of families from our community with science and technology!

Wonder what a Maker Hall is? It’s basically a Mini Maker Faire – lots of stations with fascinating hands-on activities for all ages that engage families in exploring great Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fun.

The adventures already include the IEEE station with flashing circuits, the NASA Solar Ambassador’s space rocks, OCC’s “virtual engineering” center, the U.S. Army team’s hands-on gear set up, DIY spaghetti engineering, Rotary’s basketball math … and whatever YOU would like to bring!

* Register ASAP to volunteer for the Maker Hall – we are preparing for 500 attendees!

* Our Hall’s volunteer shift is 10a-3p, so you will be provided with a free lunch!

* This link gives you the flyer (PDF) for recruiting more volunteers.

* This link is the invitation (PDF) to attend the Dr. King Community Celebration. Send it to everyone you can, so we have LOTS of people at this great STEM party!

* Questions? Call Mary Eileen Wood at 315-468-1025 or email trsef@verizon.net.

* Plan to dress comfortably and have a GREAT time!