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April 10, 2019

SeaPerch season ends this month at the Regional competition held at RPI. SMIST had four teams compete: Space Force, The Wax Ductape, Wires R Bad, and The Alien Russian Wasp Potato Farmers. All the teams did great, had fun, and learned lots throughout the season. Many a...

On Saturday, January 19th, 2019,  the Albany Academy for Girls hosted the 2019 FTC Challenge Competition. System Override came in at 7th place overall and won the Judge Award. The Judge Award is given for embodiment of team spirit and demonstration of FIRST philosophie...

December 10, 2018

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competition is off to a flying start! For a second year in a row, SMIST is sponsoring a team.

This year, team #12915, System Override, comprises 7 students from the greater Schoharie-Mohawk region, representing 5 different school...

October 17, 2018

The Schoharie Mohawk Initiative for Science and Technology (SMIST) FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) teams are working hard on this year’s theme - Into Orbit.   

The teams are transported into space, where they are exploring, challenging, and innovating...

January 18, 2018

Congratulations to our first-ever FTC team, "System Override," for competing in the FTC qualifying tournament and advancing to the semi-finals!  The tournament was held on January 13th at the Albany Academies.  More than two dozen teams of students in grades 7-12 from...

June 23, 2017

Congratulations for our Co-Director of Communications, Katie Bellegarde for receiving a SPOT Award for her leadership of the 2017 SeaPerch program!  SPOT Awards are given by different departments of the Naval Nuclear Laboratory to recognize efforts that go "above and b...

May 3, 2017

DELANSON -- Plans to build a science and technology center next to the Duanesburg YMCA will be discussed at a meeting Thursday evening at the YMCA.

The Schoharie Mohawk Initiative for Science and Technology has acquired a 1-acre site for the center next to the YMCA. The...

April 24, 2017

Our 2017 SeaPerch season ended on Saturday, April 8th with the regional competition at Union College.  Forty-nine teams of 2-4 students in grades 6-8 got to show off their skills in the pool, navigating their ROVs through an obstacle course and a finesse course.  One h...

February 11, 2017

We had a great time at the fifth annual STEAM, held at the Schoharie Elementary School, where students from both Duanesburg and Schoharie had fun

exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Students in grades 4-8 were able to attend sections on topics tha...

December 28, 2016

This video was created by one of our FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams, Flying Robot Chickens. It talks about the importance of flowers and saving bees. This was their project based on this year's FLL theme of Animal Allies. A job well done. They will be presenting this vi...

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