Work and learn with local middle school students by conducting hands-on STEM projects together.
STEM Explorers (formerly Engineering Ambassadors) is an initiative under the direction of Mary Ann Shaw Center student and professional staff, and with support from SRC and College of Engineering and Computer Science (E&CS). STEM Explorers volunteer cohort serve as co-learners and educators for the Syracuse City School District middle school student participants while facilitating hands-on science activities, applying knowledge the Syracuse University students have learned in classes. The activities are designed to increase middle school student interest in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), and promote healthy relationships with adult role models. The mission of the STEM Explorers program is to further develop Syracuse University student civic interest and spark a lasting passion in STEM early in the lives of the middle school students, with the ultimate goal of not only encouraging them to persist to graduation, but also to pursue those interests into high school and post-secondary education.