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Remarkable achievement from GENIUS Olympiad 2018
GO_6_27_18.pngHorizon International Bilingual School has successfully participated in Genius Olympiad in Oswego, New York. Horizon International Bilingual students competed in different categories such as Robotics, science, short movie and VPA (art and music). Students had an amazing two day trip in Washington D.C and then New York for another two days. read more…

Rector Volodymyr met with GENIUS Olympiad winner Valentyn Frechka
GO_6_26_18.pngOn Tuesday, June 26, Professor Volodymyr Smolanka, the Rector of UzhNU, met with a pupil of the Minor Academy of Sciences, a graduate of Sokyrnytska Secondary Comprehensive School Valentyn Frechka, who recently became the winner of the GENIUS Olympiad in the USA. read more…

Yekaterina Malkina is a winner of Genius Olympiad
UKR_6_19_18Over 1,300 schoolchildren from all over the world came to compete for the victory in the United States. Ukraine was represented by eight people, there was our Mariupol pupil. Ukrainians brought two gold, two silver and two bronze medals. read more…

Valentyn Frecka won a gold medal at the Genius Olympiad
UKR_6_8_18This year, over 1,300 young geniuses took part in the contest, the Voice of America reports. Frechka won the award for his invention of obtaining paper from fallen leaves. read more…

‘GENIUS Olympiad’ at SUNY Oswego needs your help to pick winners
Slider_2017_TNRSEFHigh school students from across the world are meeting at SUNY Oswego Tuesday to compete in a robotics competition – and they need you.

Students from 70 countries and 34 states are putting their engineering and programming skills to the test for the “Genius Olympiad.” The opening ceremony is Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Marano Campus Center Arena and it’s open to the public. The competition runs through Saturday. read more…

Founder of the GENIUS Olympiad selected for SUNY Chancellor Award
Known internationally as the founder and director of the GENIUS Olympiad high school environmental competition, hosted for all eight years by SUNY Oswego, Damkaci has had many students — several now pursuing doctorates in chemistry — who credit him as an exceptional teacher, mentor and role model. read more…

Girls World Expo
Syr_11_6_2016Girls World Expo is a day-long event created by local teen girls for local teen girls – our local Girls Advisory Board is made up of teens from Syracuse who have created a unique show just for you! We have also worked closely with our local media partner, The Post-Standard, to fill the day with seminars, performances, demonstrations and vendors that serve your needs in the Syracuse area! read more…

3 Utica schools receive grants for projects
g-crescoli-365898-unsplashPrograms at three Utica schools have been awarded Capacity Building Grants from Terra Science and Education Inc. in Syracuse. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded $3,266 to expand its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) program.  read more…

$5,368.06 In Grant Funding Awarded To 2 County Schools
TeacherOSWEGO – Frederick Leighton Elementary and Paul V. Moore High School have been named recipients of Capacity Building Grants from Terra Science and Education, Inc. for a total of $5,368.06 in grant funding going into Oswego County Schools. read more…

Brothers claim a gold medal at GENIUS Olympiad
Brothers_5_30_18.pngAlex and Andi Spiride win gold for their project, “Noninvasive Wireless Energy Transfer for Implantable Medical Devices.” The brothers  competing in the 2017 Genius Olympiad were judged on criteria such as poster organization and content, skills and data management, and oral presentation  among others. read more…   

Sunnyside scientist collects international honors
Sun_5_30_18.pngOSWEGO, N.Y. — A Sunnyside science fair standout has make her mark on the international field after taking second place in    the Genius Olympiad this past week. “I was excited and surprised,” Sunnyside High School student Karen Villanueva said of her finish.  read more…

Education Matter: LR Teen Wins Gold at GENIUS Olympiadgirls on desk looking at notebook
A local high school student is celebrating a big finish in an international competition. Central High School Junior Meghana Bollimpalli has won the gold for placing first in the world environmental competition “GENIUS Olympiad.” Just last year, the 16-year-old won the silver at the same event. read more… 

Potsdam middle school students win honors at regional science fair
Potsdam32_4_6_2017.pngKingston Middle School sent 32 seventh graders to the TERRA Regional Science Fair at SUNY Potsdam recently. Students won multiple awards including Honors (11 awards), Crossing Over Recognition for advancement to the senior division next year (11 awards), High Honors (4 awards), and Highest Honors (11 awards).  read more…

10th Annual Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair
Buffwood_5_31_18The science fairs provide youth with an outlet which nurtures their creativity and curiosity by designing projects and experiments of their own choosing. read more…

More than 100 students compete in WNY science fair
Buff_4_1_2017.pngMore than 100 students in grades 5 through 12 from five counties competed Saturday in the WNY Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Cheektowaga Central High School. Prizes were to be awarded to the top three exhibitors in three age groups: grades 9 through 12; grades 7 and 8; and grades 5 and 6. read more… 

Salmon River Middle School Students Attend Science Fair at SUNY Potsdam
Salmon_3_23_17.pngOn March 1st, Salmon River Middle School held their annual science fair. Out of all of the projects, a select few were chosen to move on to the Terra Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair hosted at SUNY Potsdam. Salmon River Middle School was the recipient of a Science grant of two thousand dollars for bringing the largest amount of students to this event from a single school district.  read more… 

Brushton-Moria student recieves highest honors at regional science fair
Moria_3_22_2107Monique Faubert, a sixth-grade student at Brushton-Moira Central School, recently participated in the Terra Northeast Regional Science Fair. She tested several brands of yogurt to determine if they did indeed contain beneficial bacteria. Monique received the top award, ‘Highest Honors,’ at the fair. read more… 

Forty Years of Science Congress
40years_3_19_2017.pngOn Sunday, March 19, 2017, the Central Western Section of the Science Teachers Association of NYS will sponsor the annual Science Congress at St. John Fisher College. Students (grades 6-12) from the counties represented by Central Western Section, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Yates, Ontario, Seneca, plus Chemung, Steuben, and Schuyler, present their research projects to scientists and educators who judge their understanding, research methods, and ability to communicate.

Student work is recognized with cash prizes, scholarships, and opportunities to advance to other competitions (list of prizes to be posted online soon). read more…

SUNY Potsdam to Host Internationally-Affiliated Science Fair
presenter_conferenceSUNY Potsdam is proud to host the inaugural Terra Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair (TNRSEF) on March 11 for students in grades 6-12. Students from Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence counties will compete, earn scholarships and win awards at the College’s Barrington Student Union from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  read more… 

St. Bonaventure to host Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair
Bona_1_25_2017St. Bonaventure University will host the Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair for the third year in a row, welcoming entries from eighth- through 12th graders. read more…

#Bonas to host Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair
Tim Clue2St. Bonaventure University will host the Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair for the third year in a row, welcoming entries from eighth- through 12-graders. read more…

Willow International School participated in Genius Olympiad
Willow_18 Students from Willow International School participated in Genius Olympiads which was organized in the USA. Participants had succeeded to get 1 silver medal,2 bronze medals and 2 mention medals. read more…

Students participated in Genius Olympiad
student-scienceMinister of Science and Technology Excellency Jorge Penicela Nhambiu received our students who participated in Genius Olympiads which was organized in the USA. Participants had succeeded to get 1 silver medal,2 bronze medals and 2 mention medals. read more…

Look what was happening at Girls World Expo in Syracuse
Fair_2018Check out the photos from Syracuse’s Girl world Expo that took place in the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds. Girls World Expo is a national movement of one-day events for teenage girls. The organization says, “Each Expo is diversely designed to connect girls with their community, empowering them to discover their potential, find their best path to personal and professional success, meet new people, try new things and have fun!” read more…

A closer look at CNY’s Duck Race to End Racism
CNY_DuckRaceNewsChannel 9’s Beth Cefalu talks to Beth Broadway of Interfaith Works with a preview of the annual Duck Race. These ducks aren’t just for racing; they’re a symbol of diversity. read more…

PCS students succeed at science fairs
Olean_5_22_2016Portville Central School science teacher Bob Stives is delighted with student competitors this year who applied themselves to exhibit projects at area and regional science fairs. Two achievers especially stand out. Senior Jayce Freeborn was named a Ying Scholar at the Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Mariah Bloise, also a senior, recently attended the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Ariz. read more… 

Bonas to Host Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair
Shawn BreakoutSt. Bonaventure University will host the Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair for the third year in a row, welcoming entries from students in grades 8 through 12.

The science fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, on campus.  read more…

Rochester Regional Science Fair
teacher-training More than 300 local students participated in Rochester’s Regional Science Fair on Friday.  Ishaan Govindarajan is an eighth grader from Friedell Middle School and spent months preparing for the fair. read more…

Terra Summer Internship Program Develops Student Leadership Skills
mainNewsImageThe Terra Science and Education Program offered 18 SCSD high school students from all five district high schools the opportunity to participate in a summer internship and leadership program, all rolled into one!

Each weekday morning, students participate in an internship with a local organization, funded through CNY Works. They return to the Syracuse Academy of Science, where Terra is based, for lunch, and then they spend the afternoon hours in a discussion-based class.

The focus? “We want to talk about things that get overlooked in academic curriculum,” Program Director Josh Turnquest explained, noting that students discuss things like population and race through the lens of environment, homelessness and hunger, and immigration. read more…

Terra Summer Internship Program Develops Student Leadership Skills
news2About two dozen high schoolers are getting an early start to potential career paths thanks to a Syracuse kick-start program.

They will spend the next few weeks helping out various non-profits in the community through the Terra Summer Internship Program.

The Food Bank of Central New York is just one of the sites students will be lending a helping hand, sorting food and planning fundraising events.

Organizers say the program is a great opportunity to get some real-world experience, while also giving back to the community.

“The benefits I think are incredible. We want to instill service, like I said before, so like i said before, these kids will get up to 90 hours of community service with us, they’ll also gain leadership skills and some organization skills. They also are being paid on a need-base basis So they have a chance to put some money in their pockets,” said the program’s director, Joshua Turnquest. read more…

The Post-Standard on July 16, 2015 at 10:39 AM, updated July 16, 2015 at 10:41 AM” Company news: SCSD Educational Foundation elects new board members
syracuseThe Syracuse City School District (SCSD) Educational Foundation announces the following individuals have been elected to the foundation’s board of directors. They are:

Jason Allers, insurance executive at Agency Specialists Insurance, Inc.; Kim Armani, metro center director at SUNY Oswego Metro Center; Leah Lazarz, content manager at Eric Mower and Associates; Lisa Tobias, director of operations at Terra Science and Education, Inc.; Ryley Bonferraro, student at Henninger High School; and Freddie Lee Wade, Jr., student at Corcoran High School.  read more…

Northern ESL PLC
book1Announcement of the 2015 Urban Education Conference read more…

 

 

 

High School Age Researchers Gather at GENIUS Olympiad
cultureAlbanian high school student Kejsi Bakiu, center, explains her and colleague Eriona Bytyci’s research project, “Biochemical Effect of Caffeine in Plant Growth,” to GENIUS Olympiad judge Ginny Stamm, a former adjunct instructor of genetics. read more…

 

GENIUS Olympiad Boosts Entries, Adds Business Section
save1GENIUS Olympiad, SUNY Oswego’s global high school competition for environmental innovation and advocacy, has drawn 39 percent more entries than last year, and for the first time has invited projects in entrepreneurship and business social responsibility for the June 15-19 event.

Judges chose as finalists 401 of the 1,171 project entries in science, art, creative writing, music, design and business submitted by students from 69 countries and 34 states, according to the competition’s director and founder, Fehmi Damkaci of the SUNY Oswego chemistry faculty. read more…

World Comes to Oswego June 15 for GENIUS Olympiad
culture2The fourth annual SUNY Oswego Olympiad high school environmental competition will welcome a record turnout of about 600 students, supervisors and guests from around the world June 15 to 20 to the shores of Lake Ontario.

The Finalists visiting Oswego hail from near–high schools in Oswego and Onondaga counties and 29 states in all–and far–Albania and Azerbaijan, Turkey and Tanzania, and 46 other countries.

Judges advanced a most-ever 328 projects for the finals each submitted by up to two students among a record-shattering 842 entries. read more…

Press Releases

Astronaut Dr. James A. Pawelczyk to address students

March, 19 2018

Connecticut Students Earn Recognition at International Science Competition

June, 29 2016

SYRACUSE STUDENTS LEND HELPING HAND TO LOCAL NONPROFITS

July 13, 2015

FRANK FOWLER TO SPEAK TO SUMMER LEADERS

July 27, 2015

URBAN EDUCATION CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT SHERATON

October 2015