June 1, 2016
The New York City Department of Design and Construction’s (DDC) STEAM Initiatives collaborates with the Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to facilitate science, technology, engineering, architecture/arts, and mathematics (STEAM) related programing in after-school settings.
On June 1st, 2016 DDC Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora, Deputy Commissioner for Community Partnerships and STEAM Initiatives Lee Llambelis, DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong, PS 7 Principal Jacqueline Pryce Harvey, District 4 Superintendent Alexandra Estrella, Union Settlement Executive Director David Nocenti and Union Settlement Program Director Julio Reyes celebrated the completion of the Young Engineer’s Program at Public School 7 Samuel Stern.
Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora stated, “The Young Engineer’s Program affords equal opportunity to students in communities where they might be exposed to architecture, engineering and construction; fields that are growing exponentially, can provide jobs down the road and are essential to the way New York City functions. Our hope is that these students will become the future architects, engineers and built environment professionals who will implement these new techniques to make our city a better place to live.
DDC’s STEAM Initiatives implemented the “Engineering is Elementary: Engineering an Urban Landscape” curriculum which introduces students to the engineering and the design process as they work together to engineer a solution to an environmental engineering challenge.