In 2022, TACNY rolled out its first summer program for students entering 6th-9th grades, STEM Trekkers. The program is free and open to any student with interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math. The goal of STEM Trekkers is to offer a comprehensive, unique, and rigorous STEM interactive educational experience that piques students’ interest in STEM, and that incorporates local businesses and organizations. STEM Trekkers additionally seeks to highlight the crossover between industry and education in our community.

This theme for 2022 is Robotics Engineering, Design and Coding. Students will design a robot, build the robot, code the robot, and ‘drive’ the robot, all guided by experts at Syracuse University. They will also tour Syracuse University’s Dynamics and Robotics Lab, as well as Ramboll Inc. located in Liverpool, NY.

Programming in future years will consider student interests, availability of space, and partner organizations.

Specific information for TACNY STEM Trekkers events, including registration, can be found in our event calendar.