AT&T Powers STEM Program for HS Students at RCC Week-long free program for area high school students
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 29, 2016
CONTACT: Maralin Roffino
AT&T Powers STEM Program for HS Students at RCC
Week-long free program for area high school students
Ramapo, NY - Twenty-nine local high school students with an interest in pursuing careers in CAD or 3D are participating in a free STEM Exploratory Research Program at Rockland Community College’s Haverstraw Center this week (June 27-July 1). Students conclude the week presenting their projects to parents and professional judges (Friday, July 1 at 2 pm – open to the press) and will receive a Certificate of Achievement in STEM from RCC.
RCC’s Haverstraw Center
37 West Broad Street
Haverstraw NY 10927
Powered by an AT&T contribution, the program provides unique hands-on research opportunities designed to build students’ STEM skills through projects utilizing 3D technology. There is a growing need for people educated in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and many rewarding and well-paying professional career paths are open. Helping the next generation develop their STEM skills is vital to the nation and identified as “Education for Global Leadership,” by the US Department of Education.
AT&T’s support for this program is part of the company’s legacy of supporting educational programs focused on STEM disciplines in New York through AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature $350 million philanthropic initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism and mentoring. Aspire is one of the nation’s largest corporate commitments focused on school success and workforce readiness by creating new learning environments and educational delivery systems to help students succeed and prepare them to take on 21st century careers.
Area students were selected based on their school grades, their application essays, and teacher recommendations. In addition to the hands-on 3D and design experience, the program provides training in research techniques, critical thinking skills, working collaboratively, and increased awareness of educational and job opportunities in STEM fields. Several local businesses that utilize 3D technology participate in the program to illustrate manufacturing applications for these technologies.
RCC offers many STEM degrees in Engineering, Math, Science, CAD and Computers; a rigorous M/TS Honors program; and several paths that allow high school students to earn college credits including Early Admit and other High School Programs. Start here, go anywhere – learn more about Rockland Community College at www.sunyrockland.edu/admissions.