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Registration open for STEM Summer Institute at Alfred State

Registration open for STEM Summer Institute at Alfred State

Registration is now open for the upcoming STEM Education Summer Institute at Alfred State College.

Taking place July 29-31, the institute is hosted by the New York State STEM Education Collaborative, and provides a way for kindergarten-through-college-level educators to learn new techniques for engaging students of all ages in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

The full conference fee is $115, and includes dinner on Sunday, breakfast, lunch, and a banquet on Monday, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday. On-campus housing is also available for an additional $55 per night.

To register, visit and click on the online registration link.

This year’s event will feature 42 diverse STEM presentations, as well as tours of Alfred State’s Zero Energy Home, forensics labs, and Micro-Nano Fabrication Laboratory. The full conference will provide up to 18 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) certified professional development hours.

The keynote speakers for the conference are:

  • John Kent, vice president of the Worldwide Program Management Office at GlobalFoundries. He is responsible for the worldwide program management for new semiconductor product programs emerging at GlobalFoundries. He will be speaking from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.
  • Dr. Donald Duggan-Haas, director of Teacher Programming at the Paleontological Research Institute and its Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca. He also currently serves as president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Duggan-Haas will be speaking from 7:45–9 p.m. Monday, July 30.
  • Dr. Clint Ballinger, the founder and CEO of several high-tech companies, most notably SelfArray and Evident Technologies. He has launched products in multiple market verticals, from LEDs, to biotech, to military, to energy. Currently, Ballinger is the executive entrepreneur in residence at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, and is the CEO of SelfArray, Inc., developing next-generation displays. He will be speaking from 10:50 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 31.

Early registration ends June 29. Guaranteed housing registration ends July 6.