Tech Times Fall 2021

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Annual Report

• ACE Mentor Program – Through our partnership with ACE we have been able to expand the number of internship experiences available to Brooklyn Tech students to seventy placements • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – A new partnership that will pair Brooklyn Tech and our Middle School STEM Consortium to utilize ASCE’s Future World Vision to engage secondary students in activities to pursue STEM education and careers. • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – This new partnership initially connects ASME with our Mechatronics and Robotics major. • Con Edison – Con Edison continues to be a lead partner supporting multiple programs. Their recent grant enabled us to build a greenhouse as an extension to the environmental science lab. In addition, they support our Robotics Team and a summer internship program for rising Brooklyn Tech seniors. • DOW – our partnership with DOW Inc. is providing funding for equipment in the Materials Testing Lab. • Long Island University – the partnership with the School of Pharmacology provides research opportunities for Weston Research Scholars. LIU has sponsored two new majors – the first is an accelerated program leading to a PhD in Pharmacology and Physical Therapy and the second is in Advanced Health Professions • Leon Root MD Motion Analysis Lab – Hospital of Special Services – This new partnership provides research opportunities for Weston Research students and visits to the lab by Tech students. National Grid – Our partnership with National Grid continues into its ninth year supporting the Middle School STEM Pipeline Program. 42

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• New York Institute of Technology – we are working with NYIT to develop ties to our media major. NYIT continues to provide support to make the course management software, Moodle available to Brooklyn Tech on a school-wide basis. • NYU Tandon School of Engineering – Continues to provide research internships, access to the ARISE Program, ties to the ACE Mentor Program and the Dynamic Systems Lab. • Picattiny Arsenal – Picattiny Arsenal has provided a mentor and financial support for our robotics team. • Rutgers University – The Civil Engineering Department of Rutgers School of Engineering is providing professional advice in the development of our Materials Testing Lab and has provided tours of their facilities. • Stevens Institute of Technology – Our partnership with Stevens continues to develop. It provides internships for Weston Scholars and dialogue between Stevens professors and Brooklyn Tech faculty. • Turner Construction - Worked with Turner to make a comprehensive scholarship/internship program in construction management at Pratt Institute available to Brooklyn Tech students. Continued to work with Turner to maintain our connection with the Turner Youth Force program. • Urban Glass/ St. Francis College - The Tom Volpe Glass Technology Initiative pairs Urban Glass, St Francis College and Brooklyn Tech in providing students in Brooklyn Tech’s Industrial Design major with experiences at Urban Glass and in developing entrepreneurial skills. • Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology – A new partnership has enabled us to replace computers in the Environmental Science Lab.

PROGRAMS LEANDRO P. RIZZUTO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM- Provides field based opportunities for our students. • The Architecture Construction

Engineering (ACE) Mentorship Program continues to be a popular program with over 90 Tech students participating. • Our ‘flagship’ internship, The BTHSCon Edison Summer Internship Program, provided internships for students from the Electrical, Megatronics & Robotics, Physics, Software Engineering and Mathematics majors. • Futures and Options popular program providing career exploration and internships At least a third of the 50 internships posted on the school website are from Tech alum. WESTON RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM – Josh Weston ’46 sponsors a research programs designed to pair students with a Brooklyn Tech mentor and an external mentor to pursue research in all STEM areas. • Coordinated research experiences for sophomores, juniors and seniors in the program. • Produced a research journal documenting the work of the Weston Research Scholars Class • Held virtually a Weston Research Scholars STEM Fair to provide additional opportunities for Weston students to present their work. • Conducted virtually the recognition program and White Coat Ceremony which included a welcoming of new members. MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM PIPELINE PROGRAM Brooklyn Technical High School in collaboration with the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation and National Grid launched the STEM Pipeline program in July 2013 to introduce Middle School students to the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program is designed to develop the next generation of STEM leaders by opening the world of science and technology to middle school students and prepare them for the challenges facing them in high school, college and careers. Preparation for the Specialized High School Admission Test, SHSAT, is incorporated into the program WWW.BTHSALUMNI.ORG



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