Calendar

Oct
13
Sat
CNY Steamboat Challenge @ MOST
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Students (grades 4th – 12th) work in teams of 2 – 3 to make steamboats that are powered by the heat of a single tealight candle. On race day the students bring their completed boats to race on 3” of water in an inflatable raceway that measures 6” wide and 110” long. Students are judged on the speed of their boat, the team’s presentation to judges about how they built the boat and what they learned as well as the team’s creativity and innovation in designing the boat. Top finishers race in the finals. Awards are given in two categories, Junior and Senior.

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2018

Nov
10
Sat
CNY Bridges Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em @ MOST
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Central New York Bridges: Build ’Em and Bust ’Em bridge building competition provides 4th – 12th grade students a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity. This event gives students an opportunity to test their ability in engineering, teamwork, and design.

Each team of between two and four students builds a balsa wood bridge to test the strength and durability of their design. Awards are presented to the four top teams in these categories:

  • Category I – Grades 4-6
  • Category II – Grades 7-8
  • Category III – Grades 9-12
Jan
19
Sat
CNY VEX IQ Robotics Challenge @ MOST
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The VEX IQ challenge uses a robotics kit of the same name that was designed to be simple and easy for students as young as 8 to use. Structural pieces snap together and come apart without tools, allowing for quick build times and easy modifications. A variety of gears, wheels and other accessories allows for customization of robots.

Each year’s team challenge is different and the team must accomplish a task with its robot they built and programmed. The event is open to students in grades four through eight. Families of participants and the general public are invited to watch the competition.

Mar
31
Sun
CNY Science & Engineering Fair @ SRC Arena
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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The MOST hosts its annual Central New York Science & Engineering Fair every March at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. Students get the lifelong benefit of understanding science in a unique, hands-on way by actually performing an experiment of their own design or engineering a device or process.

There are two categories:

  • Junior, for fourth- through eighth-graders
  • Senior, ninth- through 12th graders

All students compete for awards that can include cash prizes. Senior-level students also compete for substantial college scholarships and an all-expenses paid trip to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.

The public is welcome to attend the Fair, free of charge!

Jun
1
Sat
CNY Rocket Team Challenge @ Syracuse University's Skytop Field
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Middle and high school students build rockets from kits, paint them, and bring them to Syracuse University’s Skytop field the first Saturday in June for launching. Teams are judged on the quality of their construction, knowledge of the subject, how well they estimated their trajectory, and whether or not their “eggstronaut” survived its ride into the sky.

Awards are given in two categories: junior for grades 4 through 8 and senior for grades 9 through 12. The launches are fun to watch and the general public is invited to attend this free event.