SRC, Inc. Donates $11,000 in Equipment to SCSD Schools
Published on 4/6/16
District News Ed Smith HW Smith K-8 School Westside Academy at Blodgett
Students at HW Smith, Ed Smith, Westside Academy at Blodgett and the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection now have many new science projects to execute, thanks to more than $11,000 in equipment donations from SRC, Inc.
In support of the Engineering Ambassadors Program at Syracuse University, the research and development company donated Mac computers, cameras, Bill Nye DVDs and more, all in an effort to help students learn in a hands-on way how fun math, science and engineering can be.
Through the Engineering Ambassadors Program, engineering students at SU visit the four SCSD sites once a week to work with students on science concepts and experiments.
“The kids just love working with the SU students,” Ed Smith technology teacher Will Oscarlece explained. “Rather than going home and watching TV or playing video games, they’re here building towers, making chairs out of newspapers and learning! They’re making magic happen and are really making a difference in the kids’ lives.”
“It’s amazing to watch my kids working with the SU students—using their inquiry skills and making connections,” HW Smith Science teacher Beth Walsh said. “The wheels are turning for them!”
Thank you to SRC, Inc. for their generous donation, and thank you to Syracuse University for continuing such a valuable partnership for SCSD and SU students!