Niskayuna Central School District

Girls in STEM areas exceed national norms

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Companies and educational institutions from preschools to universities are evaluating practices and procedures related to increasing the number of women working in science fields. Last spring, the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education tasked…

Wearing wireless sensors, Andrew Burns works up a sweat as Azar Alizadeh, back to camera, explains to visiting journalists the potential benefits of monitoring his sweat as he sheds it. Both are materials scientists at General Electric Global Research in Niskayuna, which showed off some of its newest technology Friday, April 28, 2017.

GE displays latest tech under development

By John Cropley Gazette Business Editor General Electric Global Research rolled out some of its newest technology on April 28 in a display for journalists of initiatives that might some day provide the industrial conglomerate with its next big thing…

Eileen King mixes dissolved oxygen into her sample at the stream at Alplaus Kill Nature Area on Thursday. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Niskayuna girls inspired by science

Hands-on program focuses young students on STEM BY MICHAELA KILGALLEN For The Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — Students at the Niskayuna summer Engineering Institute for Young Women are testing creek water for alkalinity and testing their boundaries all in the same…

Geoff Heller of Boys Scouts of America, Troop 357, places American Legion, DAV, & VFW poppies and forget me nots on veteran's graves during the Vale Cemetery Memorial Day Services on Monday May 25, 2015. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Scouting looking to restore its appeal

Officials push family aspect, fresh activities BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter CAPITAL REGION — As summer, the season synonymous with Scout camp, draws near, membership in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts is down. Citing competition from other…

Victoria Burr assists Tech Valley High School students inside an International Space Station replica at the new Challenger Learning Center at the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in Schenectady on Thursday, May 14, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

MiSci launches Challenger Learning Center

BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — A siren blared, a red light flashed and all heads snapped to attention. “Looks like we have an emergency,” mission commander Victoria Burr told the young astronauts in the space station….

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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….