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!


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.


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.


2012 Call For Presenters – Oswego Fall Conference

This is a copy of the Technology Fall Conference List Serve note sent on Sept 13:


The 73rd Annual Fall Conference

This October 25 and 26 the Department of Technology will host its 73rd
Technology Education Fall Conference at SUNY Oswego. The conference is
open to all K-16 educators/professionals, who want to explore this
years theme of Technology Education for All: K-16, or find out the
latest developments in technology education and related fields.
Approximately 500 attendees will enjoy 50 plus program presentations,
a technology innovation showcase, and numerous vendor displays.

Please consider presenting in a regular session on technology
education, engineering education, or related fields. We are
encouraging presentations that relate to this years theme of
Technology Education for All: K-16. In addition to our usual general
interest topics, we are actively seeking presentations that support
the following five threads that will be available to conferees.

– Common Core and/or Student Learning Objectives (SLO).
– Technology Education for Grades K-5.
– GAGET: Gizmos, Apps and Gadgets for Engineering and Technology.
– Sustainability.
– Hands On Workshops (2 hours in length).

Our fall conference is a friendly place to present. If you have a neat
activity, course, project, product, or research findings that fit
within our theme or support one of the five threads, please consider
presenting. To apply, simply fill out the forms available at: Proposal deadline for presenters and
innovators is October 8, 2012. The conference registration fee of
$45 is waived for presenters!

Returning to the conference this year is the very popular ninety
minute Technology Innovation Showcase, which is an exhibition of
innovative practices in technology or technology education, and may
include a poster display, technological artifacts/inventions,
technological activities, student projects/activities, design plans,
and multimedia displays, etc. Don’t miss the opportunity to display in
the Technology Innovation Showcase this year.

If you have a commercial product, program, or service that you would
like to market, exhibitor booths are available for a reasonable fee.
Please visit for more information or to
reserve a booth.

Please consider sharing your talents, ideas, and resources with the
technology education community, and pass this request along to others
who may wish to innovate, present, or exhibit at the conference.

Mark Springston, Conference Program Chairperson

Dan Tryon, Conference Chairperson

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2012 Experience More: Conference Threads

Our conference theme is Technology Education for All: K-16. To increase program offerings, in addition to our strong middle school and high school topics, we are encouraging topics in the following conference threads.

  • Common Core and/or Student Learning Objectives (SLO)
  • Technology Education for Grades K-5
  • GAGET: Gizmos, Apps and Gadgets for Engineering and Technology
  • Sustainability
  • “Hands On” Workshops (2 hours in length)

Please present in one of these threads or select any topic that you think will be of interest to conference attendees.

Conference Registration Fee


  • The tradition continues this October 25 & 26, 2012.
  • Conference registration for 2012 is $45. Your registration includes two full days of professional development: many presentations on a variety of topics, several “hands on” workshops, a Technology Innovation Showcase poster session, commercial exhibits with the latest for the laboratory/classroom, prize drawings, networking opportunities, and entry to the conference reception.
  • Registration is easy and only takes a minute or two. Visit our registration page and send in the form today.
  • Don’t miss one of the largest professional development conferences for the technology and engineering education communities in the Northeast.