Arkport Central School, PI: Connie Karr- $4,824.72
ACS Sugar Shack Expansion
Arkport Central School will purchase maple syrup production equipment to upgrade their current system to one that is more efficient and aligned with more typical production methods. The equipment will be used as a part of the Agriculture Studies I course. Increased production will allow students to raise funds through maple syrup sales to create a self-supporting program.
Athena Middle School, PI: Corey Skinner- $3,997.81
Model Fabrication and STEAM Club Program
Athena Middle School will purchase a 3D E2 printer, filament and a laser engraver/cutter which will allow STEAM Club and Tech 701 students to fabricate intricate models of objects designed within Unreal, Sketchup and Tinkercad. Students will be challenged to create their own unique design, and STEAM Club students will be encouraged to submit projects to Terra’s regional science fair.
Bolivar-Richburg Elementary Central School, PI: Carol McClellan- $1,531.46
BRCS WEE Center Campus Expansion
The Boliver-Richburg Central School WEE Center focuses on environmental and agricultural education, helping to teach children about food production and promote self-reliance. The grant will expand the WEE center’s mission to elementary students so they learn the basics of agriculture and assist in contributing to the overall food health of the area. Through the grant, four raised garden beds will be built and used to develop an outdoor WEE Center classroom.
Buffalo Academy of Science Charter Middle School, PI: Joseph Polat- $5,000
Mobile STEM Lab
Buffalo Academy of Science Charter Middle School will purchase materials to stock a Mobile STEM lab that will be taken to Grade 5-8 science classrooms; STEM courses and investigations will be carried out in robotics, coding, machine control, motion control, production, 3D printing, and flight and media industry. Student growth will be measured using surveys at the beginning and end of the year.
Buffalo Academy of Science Charter II Elementary, PI: Joseph Polat- $5,000
Mobile STEM Lab
Buffalo Academy of Science Charter II Elementary School will purchase materials to stock a Mobile STEM lab that will be taken to Grade K-3 regular classrooms; STEM courses and investigations will be carried out in basic engineering, motors, circuits, principals of balance, machine control, coding, and related STEM skills. Student growth will be measured with post-investigation rubric scale assessments and using surveys at the beginning and end of the year.
Dr. King Elementary, PI: Steven Vincent- $4,498
LCS Agriculture and Technology Academy
Dr. King Elementary will purchase VEX IQ Classroom Bundles to enable intermediate students to develop, create and program robots. Students will work towards individual, team and class goals using a notebook to document the process. Completed robotics teams will compete in class, interschool and other Covid-friendly competitions.
Frontier Senior High School, PI: George Ouimet- $1,799.86
Frontier Pre-Engineering Pathway Development
Frontier Senior High School will purchase three 3D printers and filament, increasing student access to STEM resources and field-related experiences. The students will gain experience with engineering design, CAD and the Engineering Design Process, and allow Frontier to provide cutting-edge learning experience for the Technology students in the pre-engineering pathway.
The Friends of the Addison Youth Center, PI: Charlette Smith- $1,000
From STEM to STEM at the Addison Youth Center
The Friends of the Addison Youth Center will purchase programming supplies and materials for the Science Discovery Center’s Educational Program. The program is designed to help engage youth in math and sciences by using hand-on, interactive experiments and activities; the center also provides weekly science programs and homework help in math and science.
Hagan Elementary School, PI: Kim Scoralick- $1,686.42
Trades Enrichment and Exploration
Hagan Elementary School will purchase tools, a 3D printer, a sewing machine and a Cricut Maker 3 to create hands-on opportunities for the Trades Enrichment and Recess Explorers groups. Students that may not be on the college path will have the opportunity for positive social interactions doing hands-on activities and the opportunity to develop leadership skills.
Lyncourt Union Free School District, PI: Alicia Flinn- $3,373
Tech Ed Tigers
Lyncourt Union Free School District will purchase a band saw, jointer, benchtop sander and other tools to support a manufacturing-based class where students design and create products that are marketed and sold in the school store to students, parents, school staff and the community. Money generated from sales will be used to buy future supplies to create a sustainable program. The National Junior Honor Society will manage the store finances and sales.
Mill Road Primary School, PI: Erin Hayes- $2,847.06
Mill Road Primary Imagineers
The grant will provide Mill Road Primary “Imagineers” with regular access to hands-on STEM tools located on mobile carts filled with STEM items including magnets, LEGOS, building structures, drilling patterns, gears, and accessories. Students will be encouraged to manipulate, assemble, construct and explore as they build and create the designs they imagine.
Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School, PI: Alana Caprio- $1,600
How Will We Feed a Growing Population in the Future?
Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School will purchase a hydroponics growing center for students taking the “Engineering for Life” class. Students will be encouraged to evaluate global scientific challenges especially those focused on Earth’s resources of food and water. Students will work with all aspects of the hydroponics center from assembling the unit to preparing entrees with the items grown.
Niagara Charter School, PI: Sherrie Tracy- $5,000
Learning Expeditions in STEAM
Niagara Charter School will purchase three mobile STEAM Carts to provide students with learning expeditions in STEAM. Students in K-3 will be engaged in hands-on learning that supports collaboration, critical thinking and engagement. The STEAM Carts will be used throughout the year to ensure students gain and retain foundational knowledge in science, math, and cross-content critical thinking.
Perry Central School District, PI: Veronique Krohn- $3,966.55
Perry Central School District will use funds to build a sustainable apiary for the school community. Students will participate in identifying the ideal environment needed for bees to thrive. Students will be involved in every step of the process, creating pollinator gardens, assembling hive boxes, collecting honey and much more. The school hopes to engage local beekeeping organizations and provide student-led community workshops as the program grows.
Rochester Academy Charter School, PI: Susan Sherwood- $2,220.98
Exploring Circuits: Connecting, Converting, and Beyond
Rochester Academy Charter School will use Snap Circuits to explore fundamental engineering, electronics, and circuitry concepts. Students will learn how circuits function using standards on the structure and properties of matter, forces and their interactions, and energy. As the students gain experience and begin to explore more advanced and original designs, they will use the design process to imagine possibilities, plan, build, test and revise.
Summit Academy, PI: Kara Lee- $4,867.88
STEM Clubs at Summit Academy
Summit Academy will establish eight STEM-focused clubs for secondary school students. Students will develop their strengths and passions using programmable robots, LEGO Gadgets, microscopes and other STEM-related equipment and activities. Summit Academy serves children with autism and other developmental disabilities whose needs cannot be met by their local school district.
Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School, PI: Victoria Toper- $5,000
Decodable Readers for Student Intervention
Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School will expand their decodable book reading materials for students in K-3. The materials purchased will give students the opportunity to expand on their reading knowledge in the classroom, and Academic Intervention Support teachers will use the materials to support additional interventions with high-risk students.
Tapestry Charter School, PI: Krystina Burow- $2,939.79
Introducing Sphero to Tapestry Students and Teachers
Tapestry Charter School will use Sphero robots to encourage K-12 students to develop their curiosity, skills and knowledge using the fundamentals of robotics. The school will develop curriculum to use the robots in the classrooms at all grade levels, provide monthly teacher training, set up an after-school club, and connect with other schools to help promote STEAM.
Utica Academy of Science Elementary, PI: Genevieve Campanella- $2,820.35
Growing a Multi-Use Library/Media Center
Utica Academy of Science Elementary School will expand their Library/Media Center by increasing: the collection of professional resources for staff; support materials for parents; and books, kits and electronic resources for students. Library management tools will be purchased, and the space will be used for online and traditional reading, individual and group activities, and “Maker Space” projects for hands-on learning.
Villa of Hope School, PI: Jonathan Meagher-Zayas- $5,000
STEAM Integration with 3D Printers
Villa of Hope will purchase 3D printers to integrate arts education with STEM studies. Using the 3D printers, the school will prepare students to meet emerging technology needs and skills across all coursework. The goal is for students to use an interdisciplinary approach to strengthen their confidence and skill set for future education and employment opportunities.