Career Discovery with the STEM Institute of Manhattan
Monday, December 10, 2012 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
DATE: Monday, December 10, 2012
TIME: 11am – 1pm
at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway, New York, NY
RSVP: by December 3
Please join NYIT and the STEM Institute of Manhattan in celebrating this collaboration. Hear from students, faculty, and staff as they discuss their projects and showcase their learning as documented through discussions and video.
The NYIT service-learning project built into a first year engineering course called Career Discovery, stimulated a collaboration between NYIT undergrad students, faculty in NYIT’s Schools of Engineering and Computing Sciences and Education, and public school faculty and students from PS241 – The STEM Institute of Manhattan.
NYIT students were tasked with supporting the use of technology in elementary instruction, participating in hands-on classroom activities, providing support to the school’s technology infrastructure and documenting the experience for a culminating celebration at the end of the project.
“There is a significant body of educational research literature that points toward the efficacy of collaborative, project-based learning in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines. In addition, there is a growing body of research that suggests that having practicing scientists in the classroom working with teachers and students have a positive impact on the learning of all participants.”
- Dr. Jim Martinez