SRC Donates Science Equipment for Engineering Ambassadors Program

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SRC Inc. President & Chief Executive Officer Paul Tremont presented $7,800 worth of science equipment to the three sites involved in the Engineering Ambassadors Program today at Ed Smith School. SRC Inc., a not-for-profit research and development leader in science, technology, and information fields, is providing the science equipment through its Engineering Ambassadors Program that helps 6th – 8th grade students’ at all three sites explore the STEM fields.

In its 9th year, the Engineering Ambassadors Program was developed to increase students’ interest in the science and technology fields. The program helps transition students from middle school into high school, supporting them to persist to graduation, and in their pursuit of career goals through post-secondary training or higher education. Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science students serve as role models, leaders, and friends to the SCSD students enrolled in the after-school mentoring program while facilitating hands-on science lessons.  The Engineering Ambassadors Program is a collaboration between SRC Inc., Syracuse University’s Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public & Community Service (Shaw Center), the Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science (E&CS), and the Syracuse City School District (SCSD).

The Engineering Ambassadors Program is being piloted in Syracuse with hopes to replicate the science mentoring/literacy skills building model in other communities throughout the United States where SRC Inc. is located.  Students at Westside Academy at Blodgett, Edward Smith K-8 School, and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection will benefit from the newly donated science equipment thanks to SRC Inc.

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