The Long Island Forum for Technology has announced it will partner with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology to deliver a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education course on composite technology.
The program will provide an introduction to composite technology and aim to give high school students an appreciation for the field of composite design, engineering and manufacturing. This program will expose students to state-of-the-art composites manufacturing at a level that is currently offered by just a few engineering schools in the United States.
The Composites Prototyping Centre’s (CPC) mission is to enable all organisations to meet the needs of advanced composite manufacturing by providing access to essential training, workforce development, process technologies, and prototype manufacturing, and testing capabilities. Through these services, CPC will be helping companies to meet the advanced manufacturing supply chain needs of prime contractors.
According to LIFT CPC Executive Director Leonard Poveromo, the first school districts that will be participating in the STEM course are Bethpage, Syosset, and Huntington. Eighteen juniors and seniors will be taking 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.