Center for Science Teaching and Learning (Rockville Centre, NY)


  • Name:Ray Ann Havasy
  • Title:Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Science Teaching and Learning
  • Address:1450 Tanglewood Rd
    Rockville Centre, NY 11570
    New York
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:5167640045
  • Main fax:5167642310

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  • Mission:
  • The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) has a mission to encourage STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning and literacy.

  • Overview:
  • CSTL is located on a 16 acre presevdevelops and administers program locally, nationally, and internationally:

    Locally-summer STEM programs, STEM programs for underserved kids who do not have equal access, Young Women in Science, NY state's only STEM based nursery school, etc.

    Nationally - programs in collaboration with corporations and/or US government such as:
    1. Solar Decathlon
    2. Parents As Learning Partners
    3. Project Based Learning Professional Development Series
    4. STEM Ambassadors- developing and training corporate STEM ambassadors that go into schools and community organizations with hands-on experiences
    5. Go Girls - a website designed to bring STEM focused middle school girls together

    Globally -CSTL helps countries develop programs that focus on STEM learning. In addition, CSTL administers The Clean Tech Competition (CTC). CTC challenges high school teams to innovate solutions to some of the world's most significant problems using clean technology. This year's theme is "Feed the World," students are challenged to innovate ways to improve food growing, harvesting, or distributing. Students develop a solution and then submit a paper for consideration. Judges, consisting of scientists and engineers from all around the world judge these papers. Finalists come together and present a prototype of their innovation and get judged as finalists. Winners not only get prize awards, but they will get a mentor that will help them turn their innovation into a product that will help people throughout the world. Last year's winning team of "Clean Water for All" is now in Africa installing their inexpensive filtration systems with assistance from the UN.

    This year we have entries from US, Bahrain, Egypt, Australia, Portugal, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Canada, Singapore, South Korea, Ireland, and a few more. Student teams that are invited into the finals come together, discuss and share ideas and learn from each other! There is no other competition like this one anywhere in the world and the impact on these students is significant.

    It is critical that we help our young people become innovators
    who have an understanding of the world's environments-how can people live with all of the animals and plants in ways that do not lead to environmental destruction? By innovating with the environment as an important consideration, students will learn to be smarter innovators.

    The request for funding is for the purpose of expanding this program. Right now, with the help of over 110 judges world-wide, students submit the papers based upon their innovations. Ten teams judged to be finalists out of the 400 teams that submit papers, come together and compete in May for the final awards, having been given a stipend to create a prototype of their innovation. But there is so much more that can be done to help this competition be more far reaching.

  • History:
  • The organization was founded in 2000 by two scientists/educators who still serve as directors of CSTL. Over 3000 people were asked ten questions while waiting at motor vehicle departments. They were asked about everyday news that was tied to science (Lyme disease, drinking water, etc). It did not matter the level of education-the average was3 correct questions out of 10. That fueled us to believe that there was need for an organization that would make science approachable to everyone. It began in association with a NY based university but then became independent as it grew. CSTL started as an organization that primarily provided professional development for teachers but then expanded to direct implementation of STEM programming, creating unique programs that helped families understand the importance of STEM in their lives.

  • Year established:2000
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:9
  • Staff size:26


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:31-1774356

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:311774356
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:DR RAYANN HAVASY
  • Care Of Name:% LEARNING INC
  • Organization Address:1450 TANGLEWOOD RD
  • Organization City:ROCKVILLE CTR
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:11570-3545
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 2001
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:B052
  • Asset Amount:$652,498
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$956,378
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$956,378
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:09:42 pm

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