Student project competes at Clinton Global Initiative University Conference
Pictured above are Jannatulmawa Mizan, Aerospace Engineering ’19, Jezrel Sabaduquia, Information Management and Technology ’19 and Yue Yun (Mindy) Zhu, Pre-Med ’19
Project S.C.I. (Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation) is a start-up environmental protection and S.T.E.M. education global initiative that seeks to improve waste management at the Syracuse University campus while benefiting the local community of elementary school students. First, our team will collect plastic bottles and cans at campus residence halls. To encourage college students to participate and recycle, we will introduce a points-based competition between the living communities where there will be a reward for the winner. Second, the bottles and cans will be sterilized and taken to a local elementary school where our S.T.E.M. volunteers will teach young students (ages 9-12) how to build model airplanes. We will encourage students to be creative by adding their own spin and introduce them to the foundations of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at an elementary level. With this hands-on workshop, we hope to inspire these young students to pursue their passions and interests and provide a fun and interactive learning experience. Lastly, after students build model airplanes, we will organize art shows where we will sell the models along with a photo and a short story of the student who built it and profits will be donated back to fund their education. With our global initiative, we not only seek to improve waste management on campus by creating an interactive recycling process but also inspire younger students in the local community to follow their passion through creativity and innovation. Read SU News article.