Manufacturing in the Central New York area has seen its decline, but showing young people about the field could drum up interest in areas that could be more promising. Today, 300 students and 100 business leaders kicked off manufacturing month at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Honeywell Summer Science Week at the Museum of Science and Technology, or the MoST, is underway this week. It began with water sampling and plant and wildlife monitoring, with a special boat navigating the waters of Onondaga Lake.
“I’m happy to be with you today for the Honeywell Most Summer science week. I’m going to help you identify birds today.”
70 middle schoolers from around the area were on board the boat… identifying birds…
“look at him! Look out for the ostrich and the eagles”
Syracuse-area school officials and the business community have been touting the advantage of studying the so-called STEM skills for years now. Anyone from high school to college to a worker who's retraining has been urged to get into Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fields to help them get a job.
A program put together by NASA and Honeywell is trying to get middle and high school students in Central New York more interested in science. Sixth graders at Pine Grove Middle School in Eastwood got the message Wednesday.
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”.