March 27, 2018
Hundreds of middle school students in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) will benefit from $12,500 worth of science and technology equipment generously donated by SRC, Inc.
As part of the Engineering Ambassadors program, Syracuse University College of Engineering & Computer Science students delivered the equipment to Grant Middle School on Syracuse’s North Side. Middle school students who attend Westside Academy, Edward Smith K-8 School, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, HW Smith Pre-K-8 School, and Grant Middle School will be able to utilize these new tools, which range from chemistry kits and lab instruments to Apple products, and even a drone.
Each week, a team of students from the College of Engineering & Computer Science work with students in the five SCSD partner sites. The college students deepen their understanding of course material as they design and facilitate discovery model lessons centered on engineering concepts.
Now in its twelfth year, the Engineering Ambassadors program was developed to increase students’ exposure to STEM and help them discover a passion in those fields. The program helps transition students from middle school into high school, motivating them work towards graduation, and pursue career aspirations.
The Engineering Ambassadors program is a collaboration between SRC, Inc., Syracuse University’s Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public & Community Service, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the SCSD, and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection in Syracuse.