Saturday, June 25, 2011

TACNY ~ Celebration of Technology Awards Banquet, on September 19, 2011

The Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY) will host its signature event, the Celebration of Technology Awards Banquet, on September 19, 2011. It will feature Deanne Bell as the guest celebrity speaker. Bell is possibly the most popular woman engineer in the country. As a television personality, she is best known as co-host of PBS's Design Squad and engineer host of DIY Network's Money Hunters. The event is an opportunity for the technology community to recognize the outstanding achievements of local technologists and educators.

TACNY's mission includes fostering innovation by increasing the number of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The group collaborates with local schools and other educational institutions to generate interest in the STEM disciplines among middle and high school students. Organizers are looking to ignite students' passion about technology, and they believe Bell is just the speaker to do it. See the attached documents for registration and sponsorship information. Contact or check out in the near future for information on nominations.

TACNY hosts presentations geared toward middle school students and supports a myriad of local and regional events. These include the Build 'Em and Bust 'Em competition and the CNY Rocket Team Challenge, just to name a few. The group also offers lectures and tours that address the interests of technology professionals, educators, and other adults who simply want to become more tech-savvy.

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the Technology Alliance of Central New York is a nonprofit organization that facilitates technology education, awareness, and the historical appreciation of technology within the Central New York community. Through its programs and support efforts, the Technology Alliance seeks to serve members, educational groups, and institutions with similar missions, and continues to be the key link among technical societies in Central New York.

Contact: Bill Busher at

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