Julianne Scanlan Awarded Clinical Education Honor

Utica College’s award recognizes educators for their significant commitment to teaching and service. Congratulation are in order for Julianne Scanlan, physical therapist, on receiving this year’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Education from Utica College for her work over the past 16 years teaching clinical physical therapy skills to college student interns. Julianne has been …

Engineers Get Crash Course in Welding and Fabrication

When engineering and designing products, it’s good to know exactly how difficult it is for welding and machinists to meet the specifications of the design. This week, a dozen engineers and mechanical designers from the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) are learning just that during a crash course in our welding and metal fabrication lab …

Summer Learning for Students at SEMI High-Tech U

During our tenth annual SEMI High-Tech U, Capital Region students entering grades 9-11 can experience a week of hands-on learning about nanotechnology at such high-tech industries as Tec-Smart/Global Foundries and area universities including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the SUNY Poly College of Nanoscale Sciences.  This year’s program will be held July 30-Aug. 1, 2019 …

Joanne Clegg is Continuing Education Teacher of the Year

Career & Technical School Teacher Joanne Clegg has been named “Teacher of the Year” by the New York Association for Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE) for her dedication to the teaching profession and being a “constant, unwavering source of hope to her students.”  Joanne, who has been with our BOCES for more than a dozen …

Game on! P-TECH Students Design, Pitch Games on Evolution

It was all fun and games on a recent Friday afternoon as student teams at the Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) East Campus pitched prototypes for board games they designed based on Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. To prepare for the project, students built their content knowledge of evolution and …

Two Career & Tech Programs Dubbed Top in the Nation

Our Commercial Construction/Heavy Equipment and Manufacturing and Machining Technology programs have been designated as “Quality Career and Technical Education Programs” by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board (NRCCTE). The NRCCTE, along with the New York State Education Department, are working to identify a small, representative sample …

STEM Services Spark Student Learning

How cool would it be to build a sandcastle that could withstand the power of the ocean’s waves? Recently, second graders tackled this problem themselves—applying engineering principles, teamwork and creative investigation with the help of our STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) instructional services.

Capital Region STEM Hub Selected for National Learning Ecosystem

In a highly competitive process, the Capital Region STEM Hub, a component of the Empire State STEM Learning Network, has been selected as one of 15 new ecosystems to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP). The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice is a global initiative of innovators who know that thriving …

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