Read more on Oswego KidsTech receiving the National Grid funding and how this is enhancing our programs during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school year.

Front row: Karin Dykeman, Asst. Prof. and KidsTech co-facilitator; Gwendolyn Sanders, Central NY Community Relations Coordinator, National Grid; Walter Dengos, Jurisdictional Community & Account Manager, National Grid; Mark Springston, Assoc. Prof. and KidsTech co-facilitator; Richard Bush, Assoc. Prof., Department of Technology Chair

Second Row: Laura Spenceley, Ph.D., Interim Dean, School of Education; Methods students: Ashlyn Schuster, Shafia Ibrahim, Emily Blake, Hailey Hatfield, Alyse Porsella.

Third Row: Methods students: Akil Atiba, Coulter Wiley, Alec MacDonald, Matt Ditzel, Brandon DiBattisto, Chris Schmits

Fourth Row: Methods students: Brendan Beutel, Shane Olenick, Patrick Miskell, Jack Shortell, Marc Gagliardi, Ryan Parrish

Back Row: Methods students: Dan Dorney, Erik Bubb, Matt Collins, Hunter Sabella, Ed Catapano, Kevin Zawacki

Oswego KidsTech Receives Grant

We are happy to announce that Oswego KidsTech received a generous grant to purchase new STEM learning activities during the 2018 year. New STEM instructional materials will allow SUNY Oswego pre-service Technology and Engineering Education majors to create lessons/activities that allow children to experience different problem solving strategies as they learn concepts, principles, skills, and knowledge for the 21st century designed world.

We will also be sharing information on our lessons and activities developed through our website, so others involved with elementary STEM education can access them. Starting with our April 2018 programs, website visitors will be able to see photos of participants learning with the new STEM resources. This grant will have a significant impact for years to come on the quality of our programs: STEM 4 Kids and Young Inventors.

Our grant project, Innovative Tech for Oswego KidsTech: Transforming the Next Generation, is being made possible by the Richard S. Shineman Foundation. We think the Oswego KidsTech programs are a great win-win relationship of the next generation of educators preparing the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. We are grateful that the Richard S. Shineman Foundation also sees value in our efforts.

The mission of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation is to be a Catalyst for Change to enhance the quality of life in Oswego County. The Foundation uses its resources to stimulate economic vitality, to encourage strong bonds that strengthen the community, and to build the capacity of its not-for-profit partners.