t Suffolk STANYS

All teachers and anyone interested in science and science education are invited to become members. For a single membership fee, you become a member of both the State and Suffolk section. Pre-service and college students are especially invited to join.


Glen Cochrane

Vice Chair Membership

Sheilah Schumann

Vice Chair Programs

Matt Christiansen


Gary R. Vorwald


Angela Lukaszewski

Chemistry SAR

Stephanie O'Brien

Biology SAR

David Knuffke

Earth Science SAR

Stephanie Burns

Middle Level SAR

Ashley Bloch

College SAR

Linda Padwa

Applied Sciences SAR

Sonja Anderson

Physics SAR

Jaime Rogers

Retiree SAR

Kathleen Dinota

Special Ed/ELL SAR

Jean Ann Kohn

Informal Education

Alice Veyvoda

Health & Welfare

June Dawson


Matt Christiansen

Conference Chair

Matt Christiansen

Awards Dinner Chairs

Maria Brown
Brian Vorwald

The News

Our latest posts and rants.

Gary Vorwald

2016 Fall Newsletter

Check out the lastest edition of the section newsletter here.

Matt Christiansen

2016 Suffolk STANYS Awards

The annual Suffolk STANYS Awards program is returning this May. Please nominate science students and teachers here to take part in this wonderful evening that celebrates the exceptional science learning and teaching in school districts throughout Suffolk County! Nominations are due by March 7, 2016.

Matt Christiansen

NYSSLS Draft Released

The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) have been released for public comment. The draft standards can be found here. It is imperative that science teachers review the draft standards and fill out the survey. The framework is based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Please visit the STANYS website for more information.

Gary R. Vorwald

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Read all about our successful Spring into STEM Conference! Read More

Matt Christiansen

NYS Science Congress 2015

Suffolk STANYS hosted the annual NYS Science Congress at the Brookhaven National Laboratory this year. Congratulations to the student competitors on a job well done! Results

Matt Christiansen

40th Annual Science Awards

Suffolk STANYS recognized the top science students chosen by teachers around the county, in addition to three exemplary science educators in our section, at the annual awards dinner held at Villa Lombardi's. Read More

Gary R. Vorwald

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Read all about MATEX and the Suffolk Section's STANYS Award for Membership! Read More


This is what we do.

Check out some of the photos from our recent conferences and other events.

Spring into STEM 2016
SciTech 2015
Spring Conference 2015
NYS Science Congress 2015

Upcoming Events for the Suffolk Section

Spring into Science with STEM Conference will be held on April 1st at Brookhaven National Labs.

Monthly meetings are held at the Western Suffolk BOCES center in Dix Hills at 7pm.
September 8, 2016
October 6, 2016
November 2, 2016
December 1, 2016
February 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
April 6, 2017
May 4, 2017
June 1, 2017

Section Resources

Check out some educational and section-related resources.

The websites below have been put together by the Suffolk Section Board Members. If you have come across any other helpful resources, please email the webmaster.

Section Newsletters
Section Minutes
Twitter Teacher Chats
Physics Resources
Earth Science Resources
Chemistry Resources
Biology Resources
Environmental Resources
Elementary Resources
Museums & Field Trips
Science Organizations

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