The Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY) has provided a grant of $2,000 to help Sci-Tech to continue serving our community with science activities and exhibits. Grant funds are being used to continue repairs to our building, and to set up a temporary off-site Sci-Tech display that will include a variety of hands-on experiences.
Founded in 1903, TACNY’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology. For more than 100 years, its free Sweet Science Series 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.
TACNY Junior Café Scientifique, a free program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions between STEM professionals/academics and students 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.
TACNY’s annual Celebration of Technology Awards recognize outstanding individual, project, and company technology achievements, as well as outstanding STEM educators.
Their newest program, STEM Trekkers, is a summer program for students entering 6th-9th grades with a focus on robotics. The program is free and open to any student with interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math.