Corning’s local and regional STEM support is driven by the Office of STEM and focuses on students in Pre-K through high school. Our efforts help more than 25,000 students and 1,000 teachers each year, and provide students with exposure to a variety of opportunities ranging from job shadowing to summer research experiences.
- Greater Southern Tier (GST) STEM Program
The GST STEM Program was launched by Math, Science and Technology (MST) Connect in 2010 to help advance college and career readiness for all students. Today, the program serves 25,000 students and 1,000 teachers in 21 school districts. Corning’s Office of STEM provides financial support for program adoption.
- Greater Southern Tier (GST) STEM Hub – http://www.gstboces.org/stem/
The GST STEM Hub is one of 10 regional hubs that make up the Empire State STEM Learning Network (Empire STEM). Empire STEM is a statewide, community-led collaborative. The Network’s mission is to advance STEM education to prepare all students for success in school, work, and life, and to fuel innovation and economic vitality in the Empire State. Corning’s Office of STEM facilitates the work of the hub by sponsoring meetings and major events.
- Office of STEM High School Summer Research Program – PDF (197KB)
Formerly known as The Donovan Academy, each summer the High School Summer Research program provides a group of accomplished high school seniors (who have an interest in and high aptitude for STEM education) with the opportunity to participate in a six- or eight-week summer science experience. This hands-on program may help students clarify their college and career pursuits while also contributing to meaningful projects in Corning’s RD&E portfolio.
- Regional University Collaborations
The Office of STEM works collaboratively with regional colleges and universities via service on Advisory Boards and committees in an effort to enhance STEM benchmarking and branding.
- GST STEM Academy P-TECH – https://www.gstboces.org/stemacademy/
The Office of STEM, along with Corning’s Office of Community Affairs, are the leading Corning supporters of the Greater Southern Tier’s first Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). The Greater Southern Tier STEM Academy looks and functions similar to a hybrid between college and the workplace. The four- to six-year sequence emphasizes individualized pathways to completion, workplace experiences, mentorship, in-depth project-based learning and real world experiences.