Check out these video clips that feature an exciting Panel Discussion on Careers in STEM that took place on November 21, 2015. Project PRIZE students along with a few from some local schools participated in a full-day program featuring workshops on DNA Paternity Testing and 3-D Printing.
The Panel Discussion at the end of the day included:
Mercedes Franco, QCC Faculty Member, Math Department, Panelist
Michael Metaxas, QCC Technology Engineering department, Faculty Member, Panelist
Wildrey Labriel, Project PRIZE graduate,RN at Mount Sinai Hospital, Panelist
William Hunter Lopez, Project PRIZE 5th grade student, asks panelist questions (in 2nd video clip)
Jeffery Chen, Program Director, QCC Office of Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development
This panel discussion was part of a Saturday program made possible by a grant that the Office of Pre-College, Continuing Education & Workforce Development was awarded this past fall. The grant, called Con Edison presents Exploring STEM Careers, exposes middle and high school students to the ins and outs of conducting academic research as well as helping them to understand how STEM is everywhere and shapes their everyday experiences.
In the Saturday class, students learned the ins and outs of conducting academic research: from development of a research question to data analysis. Students designed and executed fun, interesting and scientifically relevant research projects in the fields of microbiology, ecology, physics and chemistry. In addition, students were introduced to a number of valuable methods and developed writing skill sets for academic and professional investigations of scientific phenomena.
Photo Slideshows of past Project PRIZE semesters and events.