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  • September 23, 2023 10:48 AM | Leigh Feguer (Administrator)

    It is with great excitement that the STANYS Eastern Section announces the Keynote Speaker for the Fall 2023 Regional Conference, William (Billy) Green. We look forward to an evening of stories and encouragement from this inspirational and forward-thinking educator. Billy’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning is contagious and this is an evening you won’t want to miss! - Leigh Feguer NBCT (STANYS - Eastern Section, Fall Conference Chair) 

    Billy Green is the 2023 New York State Teacher of the Year and recipient of the 2023 FLAG Excellence Award for Teaching. He is a Chemistry &  Physics teacher at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in Harlem, New York. The mission of his work is to create spaces for learning and career pathways that empower marginalized people to find their place in STEAM by implementing practices that are responsive to the multiple identities of the individuals and communities he serves. He is the NYC Subject Area Representative (Chemistry) with the Science Teachers Association of New York State.  In 2023, he attained the Math for America Master Teacher II+ fellowship, allowing him to facilitate professional development for teachers across New York City. In an effort to expand his community outreach, Billy partners with East Harlem community-based organizations (SCAN-NY) to provide sustainable inclusive programming for LGBTQ youth. He collaborates with Opus Dance Theatre, Inc. to develop international Arts in Education camps in Africa that use the arts to create, preserve, and advocate for indigenous cultures. Billy is a member of the NYC Public Schools Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and an Ambassador for the NYS Blue Ribbon Commission on Graduation Measures.  Billy is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and has degrees from New York University and Williams College.

  • March 11, 2023 10:11 AM | Joshua Conway (Administrator)

    The general election results are in! Voting was conducted over a 10-day period from March 1-10th and was limited to currently active members. Twenty-eight percent of our section membership voted, a turnout which is consistent with previous years.

    Once again, Katy Perry will serve as our chairperson as well as a Director at Large. Joshua Conway will serve as Vice Chairperson, in addition to his responsibilities as webmaster. Elisabeth Milot and Erin Roberts will retain their board seats as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. Karen Rees will also continue to serve as a Director at Large. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to any member through the directory or use the contact page to send a message.

  • March 06, 2023 1:00 PM | Joshua Conway (Administrator)

    This week-long, hands-on lab experience shows educators how to use applied engineering techniques in their classroom. Educators work hands-on with metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, and develop a greater appreciation for the importance of these materials in modern life. The camp is FREE for attendees, and participants are eligible to receive four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and can opt for two (2) graduate level credits. Camps are offered across the United States, Canada and virtually. Click here to learn more about the camp.

    Dates: July 17-21, 2023

    Times: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: HVCC, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180

    ASM Materials Education Foundation

    Established in 1952, the ASM Materials Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit supporting organization, to encourage education and scholarships. For 70 years, the organization has been devoted to promoting applied science careers for students and teachers. The ASM Materials Education Foundation provides for the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge through its support of education and research.

  • March 03, 2023 10:30 AM | Joshua Conway (Administrator)

    The Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair will take place on March 18, 2023 at the Sage and Walker Labs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is both a regional fair for the Regeneron Intern2ational Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the STANYS Science Congress. Students present original STEM research to scientists and engineers. There is a junior division for grades 6-8 and a senior division for grades 9-12. It is open to the public from 3-4:15 PM.

    For more information, please visit: or contact Joan Wagner, Director of Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair.

The Eastern Section is a regional chapter of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS).
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