Education

Education
7:12 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Rep. Dan Maffei Hosts Discussion on Education

Rep. Dan Maffei hosting a roundtable discussion on education at Nottingham High School.
Credit Christian Bersani, WAER News

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.

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Engineering Careers
7:15 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Robotics Camp Gives Syracuse Students a Chance at National Competition

Robotics competition at Nottingham High School
Credit Christian Bersani/WAER News

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.

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STEM Careers
11:06 am
Fri August 2, 2013

CNY Students Get Glimpse of Careers From STEM Subjects

Students in an OCC summer science program visit national Grid's training center to learn about careers.
Credit Maximilian Eyle/WAER News

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”.

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Student Loan Interest
6:24 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

New York Student Groups Dissatisfied with Student Loan Deal

SUNY Student Assembly calls Congress Student Loan deal a "short-term fix."
Credit Studentassembly.org

Students have received help with their school loans.  But New York student organizations aren’t sure if it’s the greatest agreement.


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OCC'S NEW PRESIDENT
4:02 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

OCC Welcomes New President

New Onondaga Community College President Casey Craybill
Credit sunyocc.edu

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.

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