2017 Conference Housing

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There are discounted group rates set up at both hotels for the 78th Technology Fall Conference. Attendees may stay one or two nights on Wednesday, Oct. 25 & Thursday, Oct. 26 (with Friday departure).

 

  • The Quality Inn and Suites ($129 – 138 per night, depending on room type)
    70 East First Street
    Oswego, NY 13126
    315-343-1600
  • The Best Western Plus Hotel ($138 per night)
    26 East First Street
    Oswego, NY 13126
    315-342-4040
  • Conference guests simply need to mention the SUNY Oswego Technology Conference when making reservations to receive the discounted rates.
  • Please note that the Best Western is adjoined to the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, where the 78th Conference Reception will be held. The Quality Inn and Suites is just next door to the Best Western Hotel.

2017 Conference Reception Information

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We are happy to announce we are returning Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center for the 78th (2017) Conference Reception.

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  • Reception is Thursday evening
    • Cash Bar at 5:00 pm
    • Be our guest for the Buffet Dinner 6-9 (included with conference registration)
    • Celebrate with former colleagues and meet new ones

2017 Earn Professional Development Hours

Presenter and Conference Attendees Talking at a Technology Innovation ShowcaseIn addition to giving you great new ideas and skills for the classroom, the Technology Fall Conference provides professional development hours. Here is some presentation information you may want to know or need to provide your school system for the 2017 Technology Fall Conference.

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017, presentations are from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
    (6 professional development hours).
  • Friday, October 27, 2017, presentations are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    (6 professional development hours).
  • Our New York State Education Department issued Continuing Teacher and Leader Education Number (CTLE) is 259.
  • Professional Development Certificates with our CTLE number will be available at the conference to provide to your school system.
  • For registration costs and meals included, please see our registration page.
  • View conference program information as it becomes available.
  • If you need additional information, please contact Richard.Bush@Oswego.edu.

See the NEW Park Hall!

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Last year you were able to see the New Richard S. Shineman Center and tour Park hall under construction. This year you will see the completely renovated Park Hall with new learning spaces and fully equipped technical laboratories, some of which include:

  • Communication Systems and Media Production
  • Design Studio
  • Electronics and Mechatronics
  • Energy, Power and Transportation Systems
  • Laboratory Instructional Methods and Professional Studies
  • Technical Drawing and Engineering Graphics
  • Technical Computing Resources

Many of the conference presentations will be in Park hall and the commercial vendors will be in the spacious connector between Wilber and Shineman! The School of Education entrance between Wilber and Park Halls is a sight to behold! Curriculum and laboratories have changed, and we are greatly looking forward to you exploring these spaces!

2014 Great Presentation Topics

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Jim Flowers presents on rapid prototyping

The Technology Fall Conference always has a variety of topic presentations and hands-on double-session workshops. Here is a great presentation topic and abstract that just came in this week:

Experimenting with Rapid Prototyping and Something Called Custom Intersections
Sure, 3D printers and laser cutters can make product prototypes, but they can also help students engage in original experimentation. See how students and teachers take an experimental approach and push the limits of the hardware. A special project called custom intersections will also be demonstrated, with free models given to the first 60 attendees.

Here are just a few of the topics that you will see when you visit the conference this year:

  • Wind Turbines meet the Grid (double session workshop)
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • Junior Solar Sprint Makes STEM Fun
  • The Next Wave of 3D Printing & Advanced Manufacturing
  • High School Robotics for College Credit
  • Connecting, Collaborating, Critical Thinking, Creating, and Curating – Creating a STEM Community
  • Want Your Title in the Program – we are still accepting presentation proposals.

The conference is a friendly place to present and accepts a wide range of topics related to technology, engineering, and STEM education. The Technology Conference Program routinely has 50+ topics, which can be viewed in our program archive.

2014 Call for Presenters and Save the Dates

SUNY Oswego School of Education at NightSave the dates for the 75th Fall Conference Celebration at SUNY Oswego this October 30 and 31, 2014.

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We are accepting presentation and workshop proposals for the Technology Fall Conference at SUNY Oswego. Consider sharing your knowledge, interests, and classroom activities with the technology and engineering education community. To apply, visit: https://fallconference.com/present-info/

More details on the conference will be announced as they develop through our announcement list and www.fallconference.com.

Please share this announcement with your colleagues.

Rich Bush, Conference Chair and Mark Springston, Conference Program Chair

VEX, VEX, and more VEX

If you have been considering getting started with VEX robotics, then you NEED to attend the Fall Conference this year! We will have several presentations to show you how to get started. We will have hands-on workshops where you can build and program with the VEX platform.  We will have VEX vendors that can answer questions about products. We will even be hosting an official high school and college VEX Competition – so you can even bring your whole team if you already participate in VEX!

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Come see the NEW Park Hall!

Finally after 2+ years of renovation, Park hall will open this Fall!  We won’t be completely done, but we will offer building tours at the conference. Most conference presentations will be in Wilber hall and the commercial vendors will be in the brand new connector between Wilber and Shineman! We are almost done and we are greatly looking forward to our new spaces!

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Come and see the new laboratories in Wilber, the new Shineman building and the almost completed Park Hall!

2013 Conference Theme Announced

Technology is the human built world designed through collaborations with math and science using sustainable practices. Join the Department of Technology to direct stem ENGAGEMENT toward a sustainable future.

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Save the dates: Thursday, 24 October 2013 through Friday, 25 October 2013

Consider presenting using the following strands and points of reference as a guide to preparing your presentation. And, definitely plan to attend the conference.

Strands for Presentations

  • STEM in the Human-Built World
    Innovative strategies to implement K-12 programs and curricula. Focused sustainable best practices – societal, economic, environmental
  • STEM and Technology Education Core Ideas/Connections to Common Core and NGSS
    Delivering new standards through Technology and Engineering Education
    The role of T & E in interdisciplinary partnerships
  • Getting Students Engaged: Inspiration through STEM Collaborations
    Best practices to share with the STEM education communities through after- school programs, clubs, and competitions that are critical for meeting STEM needs for secondary and post-secondary preparation
  • STEM in the Education Pipeline
    Cross disciplinary paradigms in K-12 education
    Added value of inter-disciplinary/trans-disciplinary/cross-disciplinary STEM vs. individual STEM discipline studies

Presentation proposals will start being accepted in June.