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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Next Meeting!

Hello Everyone!

We will have our next meeting at SUNYIT (SUNYPI) on Friday, December 12th from 9am-2pm.  We will tour the Nanocenter, have a few speakers, eat, and have a good time!  Please let me know if you plan to attend.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Common Core Draft for Our Content Area

There are draft standards in place for Architecture and Construction; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution and Logistics; and many other related areas.

Right now, the public comment period for these is open. The link to comment is here and more information can be found here

The review period ends on May 11, 2012, so time is of the essence.  Please share this as you see fit, and encourage our colleagues to give their input.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Meeting 5-15-12

The last meeting of the year is less than a week away!  We will be touring the F.X. Matt Brewery at 4pm on Tuesday, May 15th.  Cost is $5 for non-members and free for members.  After the tour, we will be at their Tavern to enjoy a couple complimentary drinks, then we will head over to the Celtic Harp for dinner (order off the menu) around 6:15 or so.  If you haven't already, please let me know if you are attending.


The annual NYSTEEA survey is now live.  It will be active from now until Friday, May 18th.  You can find here.

A New KidWind Activity?

Ray Pitcher lead another KidWind Activity this past weekend in Massachusetts. Please take a look at it. This might be something that we can do at next year's showcase??? Click here for more info.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Great Documentary on the Showcase!

Take a look at this great little documentary about the SUNYIT Showcase that Ryan Orilio (Oneida HS) created with his students.  Outstanding!

SUNYIT Documentary from Oneida Daily News on Vimeo.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Please take a few moments to complete this survey?  Hopefully I can use this information to make changes and improve MVTEEA in the future.  Thanks!


MVTEEA 2012 Survey

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Project SITES Nomination Forms Due by March 22nd

For those that did not get these forms at our January meeting, here is the information on Project SITES.  Nominations are due March 22nd.

Project SITES Nomination Form

Project SITES Letter

Project SITES Description

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Monday, March 19th, we will be meeting in Sauquoit for a tour of their department.  We will also hear from Chuck Goodwin, head of NYSTEEA's advisory council.  Chuck is recently back from the ITEEA conference in Long Beach.  With the recent adoption of Engineering by Design in New York, the NYSTEEA Conference approaching, and lots more going on at NYSTEEA, I am sure he has a lot to say.    Please consider joining us?  This will be a shorter meeting than most since the tour, dinner, and meeting will all be in one place.  We will start at 4pm at Sauquoit High School (2601 Oneida Street, Sauquoit, NY 13456). We will have pizza and for members and $5 for non members.  As always, we have things to give away.


Take Route 8 and turn onto Oneida Street (turn right if heading south, left if heading north).
Head down Oneida Street approximately 500 feet and you will see the high school on your left.  Enter main doors of the High School and turn left immediately.  Room 124 will be on your left toward the end of the hallway.

The Forgotten Part of STEM

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TSA Competition to be held in Ithaca

NYSTSA (New York State Technology Student Association) is holding their annual competition on April 28, 2012 at DeWitt Middle School in Ithaca.  Please click on the links below for more information.

TSA Event Information

Registration for TSA

11th Annual Showcase was a great success!

You folks are great....

The showcase this year went fantastic!  Over 300 students from around the area competed at this year's showcase.  Students competed in events in photography, KidWind windmills, newsprint structures, junkyard wars, Lego robotics, and more!

Click here for a list of the winners

EbD is Coming to NY

Engineering by Design Coming to New York

The link above is the announcement by NYSTEEA that Engineering by Design is coming to New York.  Please read this as it could have a great impact on our curriculums.  Training for this new curriculum will be taking place at OHM BOCES in New Hartford at the end of June.  This is where training will take place for teachers from all over the this could be a great opportunity for everyone!