Use our App – STANYS 2107 Conference

STANYS 2017 Conference App will allow attendees to have instant access to their personalized schedule and other events happening throughout the day.

NEW for this year: app users will be given access to any conference workshop materials shared by the presenters in one spot! 

The app will also feature information on our invited speakers and exhibitors along with maps to each conference location. 

The main page will contain a Twitter feed, so be sure to use #STANYS17 throughout the conference to stay connected with fellow attendees!

Please be sure to visit the tutorials to learn more about the new features added for this year's conference.

As always, don't forget to fill out your workshop surveys and conference evaluations so we can continue to improve the experience!

Second Annual STANYS Section T-Shirt War

Does your section have a unique Section T-shirt? Does your section want to be known as the “most spirited” Section? 

If so, have your Section members wear their T-shirts to the General Meeting of the Membership Saturday evening. Judges will award prizes in the following categories:

  • the section with the most T-shirts in attendance
  • the section with the most innovative section T-shirts. 
In order for your section to be eligible to win these bragging rights, participants must be wearing their Section T-shirts during the General Meeting of the membership and awards ceremony.

GENERAL MEETING, 5 - 6:30 pm, Saturday

Second Annual STANYS Geeky T-Shirt Contest

Get your “geek” on at the Sunday Wine and Cheese Reception

Wear your favorite geeky science T-shirt to the reception in order to be eligible for the contest.*

 Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Geekiest/Most Unusual T-shirt (possibly on obscure topics that only a scientist or science teacher would understand).
  • Funniest T-shirt which made the judges laugh the most.
  • Corniest T-shirt which made the judges groan the most (including puny shirts).
 Each winner will get a small prize, a certificate and most importantly, bragging rights for 2017.
*Please be advised that obscene or offensive T-shirts will be disqualified from the contest.


Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 in the Exhibits Hall in the Convention Center.

t's the best time and place to come and visit your section and friends as well as the rest of the state.

You can:

  • receive your section sticker and meet the Section Leadership
  • participate in the friendly competition of Section Spirit T-shirts 
  • enter in the Mystery Photo Section Quiz as you learn about the different sections.

Door Prize Drawings

Ward’s Science Giveaway is Sunday at 8:30. come to the Lilac Room and join in the Giveaway frenzy as the people from Ward's Science target the heart strings of science teachers with "free stuff".

The giveaway mode is continued as the very entertaining STANYS Raffle takes the floor with generous donations from our Conference Vendors, Exhibitors and Sections. 

You will need to deposit your ticket from registration in the barrel and be present to be eligible for the drawings. 

We encourage you to thank the vendors, exhibitors, sections and the always generous Ward’s salesmen for their generous contributions to the raffle.


What's happening on the Sun?
Peer through a solar observing telescope to find out!

A member of the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy will help you observe and answer questions on Saturday and Sunday 1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

This takes place on the terrace overlooking the Genesee River, Rochester Convention Center.

 Weather permitting.


Visit the STANYS Store in the Exhibit Hall in the Riverside Convention Center Empire Hall. On sale are numerous items featuring an embroidered STANYS logo. 

We have fleeces, golf, polo, and denim shirts, as well as our STANYS cap. 

New this year will be ……….. 

The Store is also going to carry lanyards and a selection of science theme jewelry! 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to our new store manager, Julie Palmer.

NOTE: Proceeds from the sale of items in the STANYS Store will benefit the STANYS Foundation. The STANYS Foundation was established by the Board of Directors in May 1998 to support student activities including Science Congress and scholarships for student participation in summer institutes.


Vendors & Exhibits

Be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall in the Riverside Convention Center Empire Hall S, where you will find more than 50 Booths tended by representatives from 40 companies. 

In addition, there is the STANYS Store as well as the NSTA booth.

Here under one roof, you’ll have the opportunity to view the latest in:

  • textbooks, 
  • audiovisual equipment, 
  • software, 
  • scientific equipment, 
  • microscopes,
  • science classroom materials 
and STANYS T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, fleeces, etc.

Representatives from Environmental Groups and Centers, and Scientific societies will also be on hand.

Picnic in Hospitality Area

Join your fellow attendees in the STANYS Hospitality Lounge located in the Exhibit Hall in the Riverside Convention Center Empire Hall South. 

You are invited to:

  • redeem your complimentary coupons located in the back of the Conference Program at the concession stand located in the Exhibit Hall 


  • take advantage of the Rochester Food Trucks located at the front of the Convention Center

    Rochester Food Trucks: Rocfta.com
    Saturday and Sunday
    11:30 am -1:30 pm
    Located at the front of the Convention Center

bring your picnic lunch to the Hospitality Lounge, then sit and relax.

It's an excellent opportunity for you to network with other attendees, to exchange ideas, and review the material you have collected from the vendors in the Exhibit Hall and Sessions you have attended.


Subject Area Director at Large Content Extravaganza
Sunday from 3:00 to 4:00 in the Exhibits Hall in the Convention Center

Maker Space Sessions
Located in the Exhibit Hall
Saturday from 12-3:00
Sunday from 10:30-2:30.


Lower Lobby (Riverside Court) – 7am – 12pm
Exhibit Hall – 12:00pm – 5pm

Lower Lobby (Riverside Court) –Coffee Cart from 7am – 10am
Exhibit Hall 9am – 3:30pm

Lower Lobby (Riverside Court) 7am – 11am

Rochester Food Trucks: Rocfta.com
Saturday and Sunday

11:30 am -1:30 pm
Located at the front of the Riverside Convention Center

Contact Information:
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Liverpool, NY 13089-2121

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