The 9th Annual New York City FIRST Science and Technology College & Career Expo will take place the weekend of March 13-15, 2015. Prospective college students and their parents will have the opportunity to speak with admissions representatives about their respective programs and scholarships, as well as Fortune 500 companies and professional associations about careers in science and technology.
The New York City FIRST Science and Technology College Expo will take place on Friday, March 13 (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and Saturday, March 14 (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).
More information here : http://www.nycfirst.org/nycfirst-events/college-career-expo
Sponsored by the School of Education, the visitation day included a welcome from School of Education Dean Michael Rosenberg,
a visit to the College’s planetarium and lunch in the Hasbrouck Dining Hall.
“It has been our experience that college visitation days serve to motivate young students and inspire creativity as well as the pursuit of an advanced education,” said Rosenberg. “By experiencing firsthand the many attributes of SUNY New Paltz, we believe that young kids in our region will continue to strive and achieve, and ultimately seek to better their lives by attending college.”
The Hudson Valley Writing Project has prepared a writing activity about the planetarium show for the children to enjoy on their hour-long bus ride home. Additionally, the School plans to sponsor another visitation day in mid-November—this time for students apart of the Excelsior Academy at Pine Bush High School.
The Excelsior Academy program offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience and college credits in the areas of literacy, education, medical, law and government. At SUNY New Paltz these students will be attending a planetarium show too as well as visiting the innovation center, taking a tour of campus, and even taking a look at the dorms for a more personal experience.
Leading them throughout the day will be AMP & C-STEP students as well as Ashley Wellington, a current SUNY New Paltz student who was once a part of Pine Bush’s Excelsior Academy.
“We want to show them that they have options,” says Lenore Schulte, Program Administrator at SUNY New Paltz. Schulte believes it is important for the high school students to not only continue their education but understand that it’s actually possible and achievable.