Budding scientists and engineers spend summer vacation in the lab


BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will offer its fourth annual summer science program designed to excite students about science, math and engineering.

The Go Green Institute will bring together about 55 of the Southern Tier's brightest seventh-graders for an intensive 10-day, hands-on learning experience centered on the theme of a greener living environment.

Go Green will take place this year from July 11-22.

The University’s Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) and Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP) 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.

Through Go Green, students will explore issues of science, math and engineering as they relate to creating a sustainable living environment. They will experiment in the lab and take field trips to the University Nature Preserve and Center of Excellence, working with Binghamton University faculty members and graduate students, as well as faculty from BCC and teachers from local school districts and companies such as BAE Systems.

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.

"For the U.S. to be competitive in science and technology globally, it is critical that we grow the pipeline of young students interested in careers in science and engineering" Jones said.  Middle school is a perfect time to capture these talented students' interest and give them an opportunity to see science and engineering as exciting opportunities to solve problems in everyday life."

Last Updated: 9/17/13