Not being able to volunteer in-person at the New Scotland Community Food Pantry did not deter NYSTEC from continuing its efforts to help feed those in need in the Capital Region with an independent donation of pantry food items, especially now more than ever during the time of the COVID-19 crisis. Employee donations, complemented by a NYSTEC corporate donation, made it possible for a trio of determined NYSTECers to shop for and deliver the much needed pantry items on a recent afternoon in May.
The Pantry serves a diverse set of clients and may assist the single parent, the elderly, disabled or a family who is struggling financially. Whether their need is short or long-term, the goal is to provide basic nutrition and guide them towards being self-sufficient.
A NYSTEC volunteer and friend recently delivered 9,000 masks to Elmhurst Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center, some of the hardest hit hospitals in New York City during the COVID-19 crisis. They also shipped 6,000 masks to Harlem Hospital, NYU Langone, New York Presbyterian, Good Samaritan Hospital, Northwell Health, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (Rutland Nursing Home).
This is one of several meaningful support activities that NYSTEC and its employees are doing to help our communities in their COVID-19 responses.
Along with the generous corporate donation of $400 to cater a lunch for the parents of children that are in the Upstate Golisano Children’s hospital, Rome employees led a collection of toys and things that were directly donated to the children at the facility. In total, NYSTEC collected just over $200 worth of items to donate.
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital provides safe, effective, innovative and family centered care for children in the Central New York region. Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital facilities serve children and families across 17 counties and treat over 100,000 pediatric encounters per year.
NYSTEC partners with Oneida County and its UAS Test Site to help other state and local agencies get smart about the efficient and effective use of drone technology. The Oneida airport in Rome, NY, is one of seven sites across the country designated by the Federal Aviation Administration for testing unmanned aerial systems. More than 2,600 test flights have taken off from the County Airport.
NYSTEC partnered with the US Air Force to host a highly collaborative Virtual Quantum Collider event. The purpose of this event, which brought together industry, academia, and the small business community, was to help enable innovation and smart technologies to quickly transfer advanced quantum technologies for government use.
Our Population Health Strategy’s Quality Measurement team is experienced in the design, implementation, and evaluation of pilots to improve clinical data quality and availability in the state to enable population measurement.
Prior to the 2018 midterm elections, NYSTEC assisted the NYS Board of Elections with the successful execution of several key initiatives, including developing and operationalizing a secure elections center and implementing a managed security services solution.