NYSSPE Participates in the Successful 2014 NYS STEM Education Collaborative Institute

FINAL STEM DESIGN webThe mission of the New York State Stem Collaborative is to define and promote the scope and integration of STEM education as a statewide and national model. The collaborative members, which include AMTNYS, NYSSPE, NYSTEEA and STANYS work collectively and collaboratively to deliver STEM Education in the spirit and vision of New York State’s Mathematics, Science & Technology (MST) Frameworks and Learning Standards.

One of the collaborative’s biggest initiatives is their STEM Education Collaborative Institute which takes place every 2 years.  The event serves to educate and inspire STEM educators from around New York State.

There was a great turnout for the event this year which was held July 14th and 15th at Alfred State University. The attendees participated in learning sessions on topics such as forensic science, 3D computer modeling, hydrofracking, astronomy, polymer science and engineering, robotics, AutoCAD, geospatial reasoning, wind energy, nanotechnology and more.  Sessions are intended to help educators incorporate these topics into their curriculums. [Read more…]