The Long Island Forum for Technology’s (LIFT, Bethpage, NY, US) Composite Prototyping Center (CPC, Plainview, NY) reports that it will be partnering with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (Flushing, NY) to deliver a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education course on composites technology to Long Island, NY, US, high school students. CPC will be the host and Vaughn College instructors and professors will teach the students.
The LIFT CPC program provides an introduction to composites technology designed to give high school students an appreciation for the field of composite design, engineering and manufacturing. This market-responsive program will expose students to the state-of-the-art in composites manufacturing at a level that is currently offered by just a few engineering schools in the United States.
According to LIFT CPC executive director Leonard Poveromo, the first school districts to participate in the STEM course are Bethpage, Syosset and Huntington. Eighteen juniors and seniors will take the six-week pilot program. Once the pilot is completed, CPC plans to roll-out the program and make it available to all Long Island school districts.