Career & Technical Education

Technology Awards and Grants


New York State Mathematics Science Partnerships Program 2007-2010

The intent of this grant program is to encourage local school districts and institutions of higher education to participate in professional development activities that increase the subject matter knowledge and teaching skills of teachers of mathematics, science and technology. Professional development activities must be sustained, intensive, classroom focused, and aligned with State and local learning standards and mathematics, science and technology curricula. These activities must result in a demonstrable and measurable improvement in student academic achievement in mathematics, science and technology.

Engineers of the Future Grant

The Engineers of the Future competitive grant program (NY Education Law ยงยง ) was initiated by NYS to help address the national concern for the diminishing ranks of American students pursuing engineering/technology postsecondary degrees. The State Education Department was authorized to award up to $5 million in discretionary grant contracts for 2 and 4 year institutions of higher education to develop professional development programs for middle and high school teachers with the aim of:

  • Developing secondary courses related to engineering/technology;
  • Building student awareness and interest in pursuing careers in engineering/technology fields.
  • Developing strategies for encouraging diverse populations to take courses in engineering/technology at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

The six professional development programs resulting from this grant took place during the Summer of 2007. The grant award winning institutions of higher education were Buffalo State College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Clarkson University, Polytechnic University (project SUMMIT), Polytechnic University (project WISE), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Information on these programs can be found here.

Last Updated: March 17, 2011