BINGHAMTON, N.Y. − Binghamton University, in partnership with the Binghamton City School District, is offering its 10th annual Go Green Institute summer program from July 8-19. Go Green is designed to excite students about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
The Go Green Institute will bring together middle 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, design 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 will be led by Alexsa Silva, director of instruction and outreach in the University’s Department of Chemistry, and Professor Eriks Rozners, Department of Chemistry chairperson. A dedicated group of Binghamton University faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and middle-school science teachers will work closely with the students.
“We believe that 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,” said Silva. “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.”