Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science and Engineering Fair

The TRFSEF* provides both a training fair that can launch exploration by middle and high school students into STEM topics outside the standard curriculum for their grades, and a powerful competition advancing students to six additional national and international competitions! Contact the fair director today with questions or an invitation to provide a free webinar or conference call for any audience interested in learning how to engage youth in exploring STEM careers by asking questions and doing fair projects to discover their own answers!
Contact the TRFSEF via email at trsef@verizon.net or cell at 315-559-9374.


The Colorful Calculator

Hi Guys,

     Just got a tour of Hannah’s new calculator… seems like it has it all, from color graphing to apps to problem solvers.  If you don’t have a good graphing calculator, my recommendation would be to invest in one.  I’m still using my TI-85 I bought for high school calculus (and amazingly, it’s was, at the time, the same price as the new color ones, about $100).  Anyhow, thought I’d share a pretty picture of it: http://www.amazon.com/Texas-Instruments-TI-84-Graphing-Calculator/dp/B00TFYYWQA/ref=sr_1_2?s=office-electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1441885751&sr=1-2&keywords=TI-84


Society of Women Engineers Overnight

IHS Junior Girls:

You are invited to attend the


15th Annual “SWE Overnight”
hosted by the RIT Society of Women Engineers student section 

Are YOU a High School Junior?

Are YOU ready to start exploring your future?
Are YOU ready to experience life as a college student?

Do YOU want to learn more about a career where you can

shape the future AND make a difference?

Then register for the SWE Overnight Event held at Rochester Institute of Technology


SWE Overnight is a shadow program at Rochester Institute of Technology for female high school juniors. This program offers participants the opportunity to explore various engineering fields through hands-on workshops and interaction with current RIT engineering students as well as professors. A mentoring relationship can also be developed through our panel discussion and mentoring lunch, which helps facilitate the transition from high school to college. Our goal is to motivate and inspire young women to pursue a career in engineering. 

When?  Thursday, February 5th, 2015 1:00pm thru Friday, February 6th, 2015 4:00 pm

Who?    Open to current female High School Juniors (Grade 11).

Where? Rochester Institute of Technology Campus in Rochester, NY


  • Experience life as an RIT college student
  • Explore various engineering fields
  • Spend the night on campus
  • Eat in the student dining facilities
  • Interact with RIT students and professors
  • Fun experiences with new friends!




First come, first serve basis—limited to first 50 students.


Payment: $125 per student*             Visa and MasterCard Payments Accepted

*Need based scholarships available—see Scholarship Information

Includes: SWE overnight T-shirt, meals, overnight accommodations, hands on engineering activities and mentoring by RIT engineering students.


Special Notes:

You will find answers to many common questions on the SWE Overnight FAQ  or on SWE Overnight website.

Click here for Program Flyer


For additional information or questions about the program, please feel free to contact us:

Jessica Jeffrey, SWE Outreach Chair,  jpj8014@rit.edu  or

Women in Engineering Program at RIT  email: we@rit.edu or phone: 585.475.6321


Access Services (sign language interpreting or real-time captioning) available upon request.


We look forward to your participation!

Engineering Scholarships Available in Upstate NY

Please find the attached application form for the 2015 Monroe Professional Engineers Society (MPES) Scholar Awards.  We are a local chapter of the New York State Professional Engineers Society (NYSSPE) which is a state chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). The society provides scholar awards to all high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2015 with an ABET accredited engineering program. Scholar awards are available at each level of the society as follows:

LOCAL SCHOLAR AWARDS: Awarded by MPES. Students must live in the following New York State counties: Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Wayne, Seneca, and Ontario. The Scholar Award is based on academic achievement, participation in scholastic and out of school activities, work experience, and essay.

  • Paul and Claire Raynor Scholarship: $2,500
  • Vastola Scholarship: $2,000
  • Bergmann Associates Scholarship: $2,500 (civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical engineering)
  • Erdman Anthony and Associates Scholarship: $2,000 (civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical engineering)
  • Alstom Signaling Inc. Scholarship: $2,000
  • Optimation Technology Scholarship: $2,000 (mechanical, electrical, computer engineering)
  • Robert Ross Scholarship: $2,500
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC):  $2,000
  • Edward J. Ries Memorial Scholarship, must attend Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and study electrical or computer engineering. Awarded by RIT.

The following local scholar award application serves two functions:

1.   Used by MPES to select recipients for minimum of 7 locally sponsored and distributed scholarships.

2.   Used by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for selection of the Edward J. Ries Scholarship recipient.  Student must attend RIT and study Electrical or Computer Engineering.

We encourage all seniors who are interested in engineering to review this scholar award form and apply if they meet the minimum requirements of 600/500 Math/Verbal SAT’s, 29/25 Math/English ACT’s, and 85 or 3.0 GPA.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY December 19, 2014.

All applicants will be evaluated and those worthy of further evaluation will be contacted in January.  Those who do not qualify will also be advised.

     ****** REMEMBER: DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 19, 2014 ******

MPES Application 2014.pdf

NYS STEM Free Tuition to top 10%

New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program, which will encourage the best and brightest high school students to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers and build their future in New York. The program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10% of students in every New York high school if they major in a STEM field and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation.

Attached is a fact sheet with application and eligibility details. Please share this important opportunity with your graduating seniors who may be eligible for this scholarship.

Physics Teacher Out-Reach Web Meeting 1/14/12! #physicsed #physics #edtech

BrendanNoon The Rochester Area Physics Teacher’s Out Reach (RAPTOR) will hold its first meeting of 2012 at the Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, January 14th from 9 am-noon EST.  Physics education enthusiasts all over the world are welcome to attend this meeting live via this link.

The meeting will feature a presentation by Dan Fullerton, author of Regents Physics Essentials, Honors Physics Essentials, and developer of APlusPhysics.com, as well as a presentation and discussion centered around physics lessons addressing New York’s Common Core State Standards and how these changes will affect physics education.

Come for the free donuts and stay for the demos, and if you can’t attend in person, join us online!

Special thanks to Brendan Noon of Science With Mr. Noon for organizing this event.