On February 21, local students in grades six through nine and their parents were invited to the SUNY Broome campus for the annual STEM Pathways event, co-organized by BOCES, STEMHub, and SUNY Broome.
Attendees were able to meet with representatives from local STEM-related businesses and learn more about current industry careers and educational pathways to reach them. Participating businesses included BAE Systems, Binghamton University, ComplxSimple, Delta Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors, & Landscape Architects, DPC; GBEOP, ICS, Keystone Associates Architects, Engineers and Surveyors, LLC; The Raymond Corporation, the Ross Park Zoo, SUNY Broome, Tier Energy Network and Triple Cities Makerspace. SUNY Broome STEM faculty were in attendance to answer parent and student questions as well as showcase interesting activities.
A panel for parents included Binghamton University Associate Admissions Director Joseph Tiesi, Raymond Corporation’s Brian Warner, Broome-Tioga BOCES Center for Career and Technical Excellence Matt Sheehan, and SUNY Broome Interim Dean of STEM Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola. SUNY Broome Student Success Coaches William Mason and Abbey Perkins provided an overview of their services for students as well.
While parents heard information about educational pathways to a STEM career, students were able to visit classrooms in three campus buildings to see demonstrations by faculty, including fingerprinting techniques, computer programming, 3D printing, tours of the Calice Manufacturing Center and more.
Said Dr. Martey-Ochola, “The Greater Binghamton area has always had a significant impact on STEM innovation within New York as well as globally. Introducing families and future STEM professionals to the programs offered at SUNY Broome and local industries seeking to hire scientists and engineers is crucial to our community’s growth and sustainability. SUNY Broome plays a critical role in workforce pathways for STEM-focused industries, and our staff were happy to provide support to our broader Southern Tier STEM ecosystem.”
For more information about STEM careers, visit www.sunybroome.edu/stem.
Submitted by: Workforce Development
Tags: STEM Division