SUNY Poly conducts multi-level programs that encourage science awareness in grades K-12 to help ensure the U.S. science and technology workforce of the future. Programs include:

NanoCareer Day
NanoCareer Day introduces middle- and high-school students to the exciting world of nanotechnology through tours, presentations and hands-on activities.

National NanoDays
Organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network, NanoDays is an annual, nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and their impact on society.

Pi Day
SUNY Poly celebrates Pi Day annually on March 14 with an educational outreach program that revolves around the value of pi (π).

Hudson Valley First Lego League
The Hudson Valley First Lego League holds a tournament at SUNY Poly in late January for regional First Lego League and Junior First Lego League robotics teams.

School Presentations and Tours
SUNY Poly hosts a variety of school groups throughout the year - from administrators and faculty to students and their parents.

The faculty, staff and students at SUNY Poly take great pride in providing access to state-of-the-art facilities and a world-class team in an effort to educate the youngest members of our community. SUNY Poly's educational outreach programming inspires students to pursue careers in science and technology, creating the innovative workforce that is critical to our future on a regional, statewide and national scale.

For more information on SUNY Poly's K-12 programs, please contact Elaine Garrett at


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