Ballston Spa Central School District
The Ballston Spa Central School District offers and administers a regional Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School in collaboration with Hudson Valley Community College at TEC-SMART inNYSERDA’s Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®). The program is available to all school districts across the Capital Region and provides students with knowledge and skill sets necessary to make informed college and career decisions as they relate directly to the clean technology field. A blended form of instruction that infuses direct instruction with authentic experiences and research provides students with foundational knowledge in the emerging technology fields. Students are dually enrolled in high school and college coursework with the potential of earning more than 22 college credits.
Center for Economic Growth
CEG’s Workforce Development & 21st-Century Education Initiative aims to build a modern high-tech workforce to sustain the Capital Region’s current industries and future job growth, and to align our education delivery system with the needs of businesses throughout the region.
CEG is involved in multiple STEM initiatives, including facilitating the Tech Valley STEMSmart Alliance, the regional hub of the Empire State STEM Learning Network.
Tech Valley STEM
Contact Alyson Slack | 518-465-8975
Center for Women in Government & Civil Society
Career videos of Vanguard Student Recognition Award winners, which recognizes outstanding secondary (juniors & seniors) and postsecondary level students who are enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs that are not traditional for their gender. Videos include: two women in HVAC; one woman in automotive and one woman in computer networking.
Contact Cara Long | 518-442-3888
Girls Inc. Operation SMART was launched in 1985 to dispel stereotypes about math and science and to invite girls ages 6 to 18 to join the fun of discovering the world around them. Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, and solve problems. They also consider careers in these fields by interacting with women and men pursuing such careers. A new exciting component called Eureka! launched the summer of 2012.
Girls Inc. Operation SMART
Video: Innovation Trail Report on Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Education
Video: Girls Inc. Eureka Program
Photos: Girls Inc. Eureka Program
Contact Addy Haberbush | 518-374-9800
Museum of Innovation and Science
miSci allows kids to explore STEM with an inquiry-based, hands-on approach through classroom programs, demonstrations, planetarium shows, and professional development opportunities for STEM Education professionals. Programs offered for pre-K through grade 12; classroom programs and demonstrations offered at miSci and as outreaches.
Tech Valley High School
Tech Valley High School is a laboratory for innovative STEM curriculum where students learn through academically rich, project-based curriculum and develop such skills such as communication, collaboration and critical thinking that prepare them for college and career in a high tech and global economy. The school is a demonstration site and training center for educators across New York State.
Tours and Training Programs
Contact Raona Roy | 518-862-4964
University at Albany, State University on New York
UAlbany offers strong undergraduate majors and minors in all the STEM fields as well as grant-funded academic support service programs including a Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) that serves minority middle and high school students in Albany; a Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) that serves underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled in STEM majors and the licensed professions; and a federally-funded program for all undergraduate science and mathematics majors delivered through the Center for Achievement, Retention, and Student Success. Science clubs, pre-professional interest groups, and A Women in Technology Program also work to promote educational opportunities and careers in STEM subjects.
Click here for links to UAlbany’s STEM departments and programs are provided below. Each home-page provides a gateway to documents/publications, video clips, interactive activities, and announcements of upcoming events.
Contact William B. Hedberg, Ph.D. | 518-956-8037