Partnering with NYU Poly on K-12 STEM Education

By Karen Young

STEM-Poly-featureEmployees and summer interns participated in NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s fourth annual #STEMnow luncheon to kick off a series of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) summer programs, engaging the next generation of innovators.

“We need leaders and thinkers to help create the 21st Century energy systems and innovative programs like #STEMnow encourage young people to choose STEM careers,” said Ken Daly, President & COO New York, also an NYU alumnus. “Through our long-standing partnership with NYU-Poly, National Grid is helping to provide opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds for a high-quality STEM education.”

During the summer nearly 1,000 students and teachers from grades K-12 will participate in nearly 20 different programs, ranging from cyber security to the science of smart cities and more. National Grid is a major sponsor of the Science of Smart Cities (SoSC) program.

SoSC introduces STEM concepts to middle school students through hands-on activities, demonstrations and experiments. The program focuses on engineering, technology, sustainability and environmental issues through guest lectures, field trips and service learning opportunities. Participants learn new and exciting engineering and technology skills while creating a model of their own sustainable city.

“Our partnership with NYU Poly is creating amazing hands-on engineering learning opportunities for NYC students,” said Mauri Myers Solages, Manager of Corporate Citizenship Programs New York. “#STEMnow and the SoSC program support our Engineering Our Future initiative and I appreciate the support of our employees and summer interns who took the time to be a part of the kick-off event.”
For more about the NYU Tandon School of Engineering SoSC Program visit http://engineering.nyu.edu/k12stem/sosc/

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(Employees and summer interns with SoSC students during the NYU Poly #STEMnow kick off luncheon. L to R: National Grid employees Renee McClure, Community & Customer Management New York; Art Hamlin, Economic Development & Corporate Citizenship; Mauri Myers Solages, Corporate Citizenship New York; from Community and Customer Management New York — Mark De Yoanna, Carol Decina and summer intern Christina Gueli; and Victoria Cifone, Emerging Digital Strategies summer intern.)

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