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Kamryn Almas, an eighth grader who is participating in SeaPerch for the second time, shows off a modified SeaPerch robot that her group designed with the help of KAPL engineer Walter Walczak. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Teams eagerly dive into SeaPerch competition

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Van Antwerp Middle School’s underwater robots have hit the Niskayuna High School pool to practice for their second crack at the regional SeaPerch Robotics challenge, and, this year, things are serious. “Last year…




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Bonus science demos scheduled at miSci

SCHENECTADY — Learn about different methods of producing energy from renewable and nonrenewable sources from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18. Then, from 1 to 2:30, visitors can try a hands-on experiment that will make…



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Camp builds girls’ appreciation for STEM studies

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Michael Petrone’s students at Iroquois Middle School are good at solving problems in the STEM field. As a tech teacher, he witnesses boys and girls alike solving problems, building inventions and confidently creating….



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GE’s latest project could make flying safer

The Wall Street Journal reports GE has developed an incredibly detailed process to place sensors in hard-to-reach spots. The technique is similar to 3D printing, but tinier, and has the potential to bring important information about the various parts of…