STANYS promotes excellence in science education. Its mission is to work with educators and communities to provide opportunities for all students to participate in and learn science.
- Serve as an effective forum and voice for the science teachers in the Greater Capital Region
- Sponsor meetings for professional development
- Help exchange ideas concerning effective classroom procedures
- Take definite stands and actions publicly on issues that affect the preparation, work, and welfare of science teachers; to promote better science programs in the schools
- Promote research in science education