While most primary school students have been enjoying a relaxing summer break, a group of 50 incoming high school freshman in Stamford have already started working towards a technology-focused college degree through the Beyond Limits Summer Scholars Program, a component of the Early College Studies Program at Stamford High School (ECS@SHS) that teaches students essential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills for future career success. Aquiline Drones (AD), a national-leading, Connecticut-based manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and cloud solutions provider for commercial drone missions, will host a session of the Scholars Program on Thurs., Aug. 19 from 9:30 to 10:30am at Mill River Park in Stamford with live drone demonstrations and presentations from engineers and pilots.
This is the fifth year of the week-long summer program, which is organized and managed by Beyond Limits, a division of the Stamford Peace Youth Foundation, Inc. with assistance from NOYCE Scholar Students at Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education.
“Anytime there is an opportunity for students to develop their personal skill sets, while also establishing connections with peers through team building, project-based learning, and STEM activities, you start school on the right path. Students feel comfortable and most importantly confident when entering our building for the first time,” said Matt Forker, Principal at Stamford High School. “We have been very fortunate through our partnership with Beyond Limits to give our students these key ingredients to have success at Stamford High.”
“While we often hear how our collaboration with the ECS@SHS program has positively impacted students and families, it’s extremely rewarding to witness firsthand the growth of these young, bright minds in just one week’s timeframe,” adds Andrew Sklover, Co-Founder of Beyond Limits Academic Program.
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