August 29, 2012

Newburgh teens attend SUNY summer program


Source: Newsday

Summer was a learning experience for 34 Newburgh students who had completed 7th or 8th grade and attended a weeklong science, engineering and math enrichment at the University at Albany, according to a news release from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Wednesday.

The Title 1 School Improvement grant-funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Enrichment Program from July 8 to 14 was a result of a partnership between the district and the Center for Urban Youth and Technology/College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany, the release said.

The students, accompanied by three teachers from the district, participated in the program which focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through project-based activities in nanotechnology.

Students also learned about multimedia design, video production and character education.

The goal of the program was to help participants gain an understanding of the STEM topics and to help them explore career options in the fields of science, engineering and nanotechnology, according to the release.

At the conclusion of the program, parents were treated to a Nano Expo featuring the projects created by the student teams, the release noted.