SCSD Students Attend Engineering Camp

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Students from the Syracuse City School District recently spent a week at a summer camp designed to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The Syracuse chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), along with National Grid, Syracuse University and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation helped sponsor the camp, which took place from July 7 to July 13 at Syracuse University.
More than 75 students in grades 7 through 12 spent the week at SU honing their science, literacy and math skills, working on various projects, listening to guest speakers and doing an “Amazing Race’’ activity. The “Amazing Race’’ is a culmination of math, science and literacy clues/riddles/road blocks, etc. that the students complete all while exploring the SU campus.
While at camp participants did team building activities, learned about their personality traits and what they mean, ate meals on campus and were exposed to the endless career possibilities that are available to them with a STEM education.
National Grid funds the program as part of its global Engineering Our Future Initiative. National Grid is an international energy delivery company that delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in the northeastern United States. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island.