Budding scientists and engineers spend summer vacation in the lab

2009-07-03

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Over the next few weeks, young scientists and engineers will gather at Binghamton University to participate in an intensive 10-day summer science program.  The Go Green Institute, scheduled for July 6 – 19, will bring together about 50 of the Southern Tier's brightest seventh-graders for a hands-on learning experience centered on the theme of a greener living environment.

Designed to excite students about science, math and engineering, Go Green will explore issues of science, math and engineering as they relate to creating a sustainable living environment. Students will experiment in the lab and take field trips to locations like the University Nature Preserve and BAE Systems.

The Go Green activities will culminate with a poster session and celebration on Friday, July 17, in the Lecture Hall complex on the Binghamton University campus.  At this event, students will show what they’ve learned through interactive displays of solutions to self selected environmental issues.

Go Green, led by Wayne Jones, professor of chemistry, involves a dedicated group of graduate students, middle school science teachers, and faculty working closely with the students.
“Middle school is often a time when students turn away from science because it’s not perceived as ‘cool’ enough,” Jones said. “We want to capture these talented students’ interest early and give them an opportunity to see scientists and engineers as real people who engage in exciting projects and solve problems in everyday life.”

The University’s Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) co-sponsored the program with Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)  and a grant from the STNY-13 Work Force New York Program. 

 

Last Updated: 9/17/13