STEM In the News

LEGACY: Growing our Future Workforce

The LEGACY program is a three phase progressive program designed for students from sixth grade to completion of their bachelor's degree. LEGACY is intended to introduce STEM at a young age, continue growing students' interest in STEM, and eventually hire these students into a STEM driven Air Force career. Each level of the LEGACY program prepares the student for the next phase.

Phase 1: Craftsman is a free, STEM-inspired, hands-on camp for 6th-10th graders.
Phase 2: The Junior Apprentice phase is for 10th-12th graders to work with mentors in AFRL labs. In this phase, future investments are established and developed for STEM-discipline higher education.
Phase 3: The Apprentice phase is geared for college students and focuses on paid civilian apprenticeships doing real-world research guided by mentors.


2018 Legacy Program Photos

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AFRL Challenge Competition News

Area students spend spring vacation in a ‘mental marathon’ 4.28.18
Area schools to participate in AFRL Challenge Competition 4.4.17
Holy Cross Academy Seniors with Third-Place Honors in Annual Air Force Research Laboratory Competition 5.5.16
AFRL Challenge Competition Underway 4.26.16
Students Putting Minds to the Test for Challenge Competition in Rome 4.26.16
RFA Team Second in Cyber Challenge 4.18.13
Students Compete in Fifth Annual Cyber Challenge 4.17.13
Griffiss Institute’s STEM Reaches Out to High School Students 4.10.12
Westmoreland Duo Wins STEM Competition at Griffiss Institute
VVS Achieves Recognition at Challenge Competition at Griffiss Institute 3.21.10
Students Race to Solve 2010 Challenge Competition 2.20.10
Solving Internet Dilemma Could Lead to Coveted Internships 2.15.10

STEM Summer Camps

Griffiss Institute to offer summer STEM camps 5.22.18
Griffiss Institute camps offer kids hands-on learning experience 5.11.18

Drone Summer Camp News

Drone Camp More Than Fun for Teens 7.23.18
Gallery: Drone Camp in Rome 7.23.18
Teens Take to the Skies in Rome Drone Event 7.21.17
Drone 1.0 STEM Summer Camp Program Held at Griffiss
Teens Get Hands-On Drone Experience Through Griffiss Institute, MVCC Program 7.19.17
Children Attend Drone Camp this week in Utica and Rome 7.19.17
Drone Camp Set to Soar into Griffiss 7.17.17
MVCC Drone Camp 7.20.16
Drone Camp for Kids Wraps Up with Obstacle Course Race 8.12.16

Cyber Summer Camp News

Cyber Camp at Griffiss Institute 7.11.15
Cyber Security Camp Teaches Kids Computer Safety, Career Skills 8.14.12

Arduino Summer Camp News

Griffiss Institute to Host STEM Camp 7.28.17

DimensionU News

Staley sixth-grade team wins Dimension U division 5.26.17
DimensionU Hosts Second Annual Department of Defense Math Games 5.22.15
Rome Students Compete Via Video 5.19.15
Math Mania 4.7.14
Staley’s ‘Chocolate Chips’ Don’t Melt Under Pressure 4.23.13
Video Game Reinforces Math Skills for Local Students 3.12.12
Lab Helps Teachers Plug Into Educational Video Games 10.1.11

Engineering Summer Camp News

Engineering Camp at Griffiss Institute Takes on STEM Learning 7.28.15
Griffiss Institute Hosts ARFL Engineering Camp 7.13.15

Robotics Summer Camp News

Lego Robotics camp held at the Griffiss Institute 6.28.18
A Camp Where Toying Around Isn't Simply Toying Around 7.20.12
Campers Build Robots at HCCC Robotics Summer Camp 7.19.12
Robot Camp Under Way at Griffiss Institute 7.15.11
Brain Power & Robot Creations at LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Camp 8.3.10

Other News

Robotics kits donated to give students STEM boost 11.4.17
Rome Research Lab participates in National Week at the Labs 3.27.17
Donations help Project Fibonacci gear up for 2017 Youth STEAM conference 3.2.17
Robospartans Advance To Robotics World Championship 3.22.16
RoboSpartans Prepare for Super Regional Championship 3.15
16Supercomputer Plays Up STEM Careers
Can Rome Labs Innovate a Defense Against Threats of a Federal Budget Cut? 6.3.12
Congressman Hanna STEM Forum 6.6.11

Video

What the Griffiss Institute and The AFRL Information Directorate Are Doing to Help Benefit Students in Surrounding Communities 5.6.11

2016 STEM Summer Camp Highlight Reel
STEM Summer Camp programs provide opportunities for students to further their education beyond the classroom. Students learn real skills that can be directly applied in the future, to STEM careers and education. The 2016 STEM Summer Camp programs were: Arduino Camp, Small UAS (Drone) Camp, Cyber Camp 2.0, LEGO® Robotics Camp, Engineering Camp, and for the first time, a Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired STEM Camp was offered.
2016 AFRL Challenge Competition
In April 2016, eight area high schools participated in the 8th Annual Challenge Competition, hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) and Griffiss Institute. The Challenge Competition is an annual competitive STEM initiative for local high school students. It's intent is to provide a more realistic view into the types of high tech problems the nation is facing today, and how engineers and researchers go about dissecting and solving these problems. The best explanation to describe the competition is “mental marathon”. This year’s challenge was developed by the Information Exploitation & Operations Division of ARFL/RI.