2015 – 2016 Department of the Year Tour

Please join us for our tour of the 

SUNY Oswego Technology

Education Department!

See the attached flyer for information and pictures. Please RSVP by Friday, May 6th.


Central New York Technology and Engineering Teachers and students that are interested in a career in the field.

Wednesday, May 11th
4:30 PM to 6 PM

103 Park Hall
Oswego, NY 13126
(315) 312-3011

Visit and tour the Department of Technology at SUNY Oswego and learn about our current programs and future plans. Our new facilities are in full operation and are supporting new coursework. Learn about opportunities for your students to become teachers or managers for business and industry through SUNY Oswego’s technology programs. Learn about the job opportunities waiting for them in these high needs areas.

Want to learn more or RSVP?
Matthew Starke
CNYTEEA President

2016 Department of the Year Tour Flyer


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Carrier Dome Tour with SME on April 26, 2016

From our partnership with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), we have been invited to join them for a tour of the Syracuse University Carrier Dome. Check out the details and registration information below. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Second Annual Electrathon Race Invitation

The CNYTEEA Electrathon Committee is excited to invite you to our Second Annual Electrathon Race! Check out the details below and attached flyer for more information.

Saturday May 14th
Jordan Elbridge Middle School
9 N. Chappell St. Jordan, NY

9am: Electrathon opens for registration
9-11am: Inspections & build time
11am: Timed trials on both courses & break for lunch
12pm: Race starts: short & long courses

We already have three teams participating from last year (Jordan Elbridge, West Hill, & Baldwinsville) and I can assure you we had a blast!

Please email me at elisabeth.woodford@gmail.com for more information. Thank you!

Liz Woodford
Technology Education
Jordan-Elbridge High School

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Upcoming CNY Competition Opportunities

Hello all,

A couple of STEM competition opportunities I wanted to pass along.  Both are centrally located and hosted in Syracuse.

The local Soap Box derby is being held Saturday June 11th.  This competition can qualify a student for Akron, Ohio’s All-American Soap box derby.  For more information and contact information see:  http://www.soapboxderby.org/syracuse/contact.aspx

The week before (June 4) at Syracuse University’s Skytop Office Park is the Central NY Rocket Team Challenge.  Although registration is not open yet, for more information see:  http://www.most.org/rockets

Also, if you teach high school and you have not heard about the Gene Haas Foundation scholarship I encourage you to check out their scholarship application:  http://ghaasfoundation.org/grants-for-education/

Hope everyone is doing well as we come up on Spring with the potentially warmer weather or snow depending on the day.  If you have any opportunities you would like to share, let me know and I will pass them along.

Edward Levine

2016 Syracuse Soap Box Derby Flyer

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CNYTEEA Tour: 2015 Program of The Year

Two days ago the CNYTEEA headed over to FM’s Eagle Hill Middle School for a tour and awarding of Teacher and Program of the year.

Congratulations to Howard Botting and David Witmer on Department of the Year!

While at Eagle Hill, we also got a tour of the technology classroom spaces:

  • One of two 3D printers used for projects such as balloon car design that introduces students to 3D computer modeling and additive manufacturing technology.
  • Classroom space featuring a shop, 3D printer, and CNC mill.
  • CNC Mill with custom shielding.
  • Second classroom featuring shop and 3D printer.
  • Computer lab that joins the two classroom spaces for easy access by either class.
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2015 Technology Teacher of The Year: Howard Botting

IMG_0709A Fayetteville-Manlius School District technology teacher recently received top honors from a state association.

Howard Botting, a technology education teacher at the district’s two middle schools, Eagle Hill and Wellwood, was named a Regional Teacher of the Year by the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NYSTEEA).

Nominated by his peers, Mr. Botting joined a group of technology education teachers from around the state honored at NYSTEEA’s 52nd Annual Conference in Binghamton in March.

“It’s a great honor,” Mr. Botting said. “A peer-reviewed award is a wonderful validation of the work and activities I do with my students.”

Mr. Botting, a North Syracuse resident, has taught in the F-M School District for 10 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in technology education from State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego.

“I strive to grow every year,” he said. “I want to provide the best learning opportunities for my students,”

NYSTEEA is a professional association of technology education teachers working to ensure the technological literacy of New York State students, according to the organization’s website. The not-for-profit association creates and encourages opportunities for professional development and the collaboration of technology teachers. It also supports student participation and achievement in technology learning activities and competitions.

Link to original article: http://www.fmschools.org/news.cfm?story=3140

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CNY Steamboat Challenge


Looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your middle-school and high-school aged kids?

Join the Central New York Chapter of ASHRAE for the 1st Annual Steamboat Challenge and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day!

Who: The challenge and its surrounding STEM Day program will be open to all middle school and high school students in the CNY region. Teachers, families and friends of Steamboat Challengers are encouraged and welcomed to attend and cheer on participants in this fun and educational community program.
Where: The MOST – 500 South Franklin St. Downtown Syracuse

When: June 13, 2015 | 10:00a – 1:00p Register by: May 31, 2015

There is no cost to register for the Steamboat Challenge or to attend STEM Day.

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For more information contact Chonghui Liu or Leila Karkia.

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