4/24/2012 10:20:51 AM
EETimes: CSNE helps to bring STEM to NYS school districts
MANHASSET, NY -- A partnership between the New York State School Boards Association and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany will create innovative local school programs that will help students gain 21st century learning and career skills in emerging fields such as nanotechnology.
NYSSBA and CNSE have teamed up to launch the “Be the Change for Kids Innovation Awards” to help foster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs across the state. Schools will also be rewarded for programs that develop students’ creativity, critical thinking and civic responsibilities.
School districts will have to demonstrate how their programs allow other schools to adopt similar curriculum models, provide a lasting impact on students in the district and focus on career skills that are critical for New York’s emerging workforce.