On Aug. 9, the Savoy Multipurpose Room was transformed into a science and technology testing laboratory, as more than 100 students from Hostos’ “Proyecto Access STEP” participated in the annual Engineering Day and Closing Ceremony.
This program provides underrepresented and economically disadvantaged middle and high school students a fun environment to foster interest in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, while encouraging the pursuit of these fields. Proyecto Access works as an intensive six-week summer STEM program that reinforces the development of students’ abstract reasoning and problem solving skills.
At the event, students showed off robotics, bridge and tower projects, as well as poster presentations and research papers that were judged by a panel of Hostos faculty. A day later, an awards event and closing ceremony was held. This summer, the program served 200 students.
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About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 28 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.