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.
Destiny USA’s expanded shopping mall celebrates the first anniversary today of officially changing its name from the “Carousel Center.” Since the transformation, General Manager Rob Schoeneck believes it’s led to an increase in business that has helped the greater community.
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”.
Symphonic music fans in Central New York will see a new Managing Director at the helm of Symphoria in about a month.
The organization hired Catherine Underhill, who’s been Executive Director of the Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts for the past 11 years. Underhill, who has 30 years of arts organization management after a Harvard degree in public administration, starts September 1, 2013.
Underhill says she hopes to ensure symphonic music stays vibrant in the Syracuse area: