NECSD Students Visit SUNY Albany for STEM Summer Enrichment Program



     Recently, 34 Newburgh Enlarged City School District students, who completed either the 7th or 8th grade during the 2011-2012 school year, were invited to attend a week-long Title 1 School Improvement grant-funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Enrichment Program as a result of a partnership between the NECSD and the Center for Urban Youth and Technology/College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CUYT/CNSE) at SUNY Albany.

     The students, accompanied by three teachers from the Newburgh Enlarged City School 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, as well as desire educational advancement and explore career options in the fields of science, engineering, and nanotechnology.

     At the conclusion of the program, parents were treated to a Nano Expo which featured the projects that were created by the student-teams during their tenure in the program.

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Newburgh Enlarged City School District students visited SUNY Albany for a STEM Summer Enrichment Program this summer. Pictured, students work on a science project. Photo credit goes to: Melissa Renzi/CNSE.

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Newburgh Enlarged City School District students work on a science project.

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visit Thatcher State Park for a hike as part of the program.

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visit Thatcher State Park for a hike as part of the program.