With recent Nanotechnology investments in the Utica area, we believe that UASCS has a major role to play in building an educational pipeline in STEM. By creating a rigorous STEM program with curricular and extra curricular opportunities, our goal is to collaborate with area colleges, STEM related business and local community to encourage our students to explore, involve and pursue a career in such fields. Such mission supports our local colleges and businesses meet their need on highly qualified college student body and work force in the STEM fields.
UASCS Annual Science Fair is agreat opportunity for our students to research, understand, apply and communicate scientific facts of their interest. All students (grades 6-11) are required to complete a science project and compete to be qualified for the Science Fair showcase and Regional Utica College Science Fair. The event also brings our local colleges and business together to support and celebrate our students’ hardwork.
Annual Utica College Science Fair
Utica College Regional Science Fair is an annual event that takes place each year in March. There were twelve schools participated from the region. In 2014, Utica Academy of Science was the only senior level school from Utica City area. UAS Scholars have worked hard and recognized by so many medals, certificates and cash awards for their projects.
The Robotics Program at UASCS is designed to prepare our students to compete in the ever-expanding fields of science and technology, which are becoming increasingly embedded into our everyday lives. Our Robotics Program is offered as after-school program in both middle and high school buildings. It addresses key concepts of the core subjects, including science, technology, mathematics and ELA as well as research, team-building and time management.
Our Math Olympiad team worked extremely hardon weekdays and Saturdays to represent UASCS at the competition. The UASCS Community is proud of our dedicated coach and the Math counts team. The UASCS Math Olympiad Team Member Everett Fischer won the 2nd place on Countdown Part and the team won 3rd Place and qualified for the state finals.
UASCS Scholars compete at regional Science Bowl competition each year at Regional Level Competition. Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.