SRC has deep roots within academia, having started as a research and development arm of Syracuse University in 1957. Our commitment to education, particularly in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, extends beyond just our current business needs. We believe that STEM education is vital to the future of our community and country, and we are proud to support several initiatives to build a strong pipeline of American students capable of tackling our nation’s future challenges.
SRC works closely with Partners for Education & Business to improve STEM education and technical workforce development. Through the efforts of CNY STEM and the CNY Technology Sector, more than a dozen local business and education leaders collaborate to expand STEM programming, improve partnerships in schools, and streamline efforts in Central New York to build a strong, educated pipeline of future employees. CNY STEM is a central point of information for students, parents, educators and businesses to learn about STEM related programs and opportunities, such as events, grants and scholarships.
LCS-SRC Engineering Ambassadors
The Engineering Ambassadors program brings students from the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science together with middle school students in the Syracuse City School District for afterschool STEM activities. LCS students facilitate hands-on science activities designed to increase middle school student interest in STEM fields. The program’s mission is to spark a lasting passion for STEM education early in the lives of these students, encouraging them to continue STEM education in high school and college.
SRC STEM Scholars
The SRC STEM Scholars Program supports CNY high school students who plan to pursue a college degree in a STEM related field. Scholarships are provided to graduating seniors to provide tuition support of $5,000 per year for four years ($20,000 total). As part of the program, SRC STEM Scholars are also guaranteed an internship at SRC.
SRC STEM Days
We provide educators, guidance counselors and students with opportunities to explore and learn about STEM careers directly at SRC. Visit the CNY STEM events calendar see upcoming events.
Other STEM Support
The programs highlighted above are just a few of the STEM initiatives SRC is involved with. We’re also proud to support the organizations below that share our mission to promote and advance STEM education:
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