With the upcoming school year quickly approaching, Representative Dan Maffei returned to his alma mater of Nottingham High School Monday to hold a roundtable meeting on how to improve pre K-12 education in Central New York.
Middle and high school students in the Syracuse City School District are taking time during their summer break to learn what could be a high-tech job skill. Starting from scratch, students combined metal with gears, motors, chains, batteries and remote control signals to produce mobile contraptions during a two-week robotics camp.
Central New York High School students visited a National Grid plant Thursday to get a look at careers that could come from a STEM education. It was part of a week-long Onondaga Community College science workshop.
The summer STEM program offered by O-C-C encourages kids to pursue a tech career by developing their science, technology, engineering, and math skills. National Grid Manager and Instructor Wally Dengos says that the biggest goal is to have kids “learn how to learn”.
New Onondaga Community College President Casey Crabill went undercover to explore how students felt about the institution. She scoped out the school as a prospective student to see what she would be getting into.