Creativity stems from STEM

STEM studentsMore than 200 students attended the fall kick-off event at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens to celebrate the second year of Maker Lab, a series for elementary, middle and high school students.

We partnered with NYSCI to create the Maker Lab series to increase student engagement with the scientific method by involving students in hands-on experiments and design projects, enabling them to make discoveries, test hypotheses, and creatively solve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) challenges. The workshops will be held monthly in early spring and will serve 150 students.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this opportunity to provide such a unique STEM experience to these Queens’ students,” said Mauri Myers-Solages, Corporate Citizenship Manager. Our grant of $50,000 supports the development and implementation of the Maker Lab series and is a reflection of our commitment to inspiring the next generation of engineers and other STEM professionals. The two-year program will ultimately serve approximately 750 students and supports the company’s Engineering Our Future initiative, a long-term plan to positively affect the attitudes of young people, their parents and teachers toward STEM careers.

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