SBU Partners on "STEM Tech" Program with Local High Schools
Stony Brook University in Sept. 2011 announced that Motorola Solutions is funding a brand new collaborative program at the university, called “STEM Tech.” The $125,000 grant is part of the Innovation Generation grant program from the Motorola Solutions Foundationand the program is an outreach after-school program that will serve as many as 300 students from high-needs school districts during the 2011-2012 academic year.
STEM Tech will provide funding and facilitators for the creation of four STEM -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – after-school clubs. The clubs will work on service learning projects and will finish the academic year program with a capstone conference at which students will present projects that address some of the regional environmental issues affecting Local Island. In addition, the grant provides for a fourth year of support for the TechPREP program, which provides 90 hours of educational and experiential learning for middle school girls in the areas of computer science, mathematics and physics, and engineering.
STEM Tech is a collaborative effort that includes Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program; Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and the Department of Technology and Society; local school districts; WISE SISTER Mentors; Suffolk County Girl Scouts; the Long Island Service Learning Network; and, Connect To Tech (a consortium of industry representatives).