Budding scientists and engineers spend summer vacation in the lab
BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University, in partnership with the Binghamton City School District, is offering its 7th annual Go Green Institute summer science program from July 11-22. Go Green is designed to excite students about science, math and engineering.
The Go Green Institute will bring together about 50 sixth graders and 15 high school students for an intensive, 10-day, hands-on learning experience centered on the theme of a greener living environment.
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 SUNY Broome and teachers from local school districts.
Go Green, led by Wayne Jones, professor of chemistry, involves a dedicated group of graduate and undergraduate 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."
The University’s Chemistry Department, the Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) and Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP) co-sponsored the program with the Binghamton City School District. The program is also supported by Binghamton undergraduate students in the National Science Foundation Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S-STEM) program.