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STEAM event at BU Innovative Technologies Complex helps students learn about area hi-tech careers

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Local Middle and High School Students had the opportunity to learn more about hi-tech careers offered in our area.

The Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program (GBEOP) held its annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Pathways event recently at the Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex.

STEAM employers from the area including Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, AgZeit, Kopernik Observatory, and the Raymond Corporation created interactive displays for students to check out.

Activities included a virtual reality forklift, 3-D printing, and a display of organically grown vegetables.

Johnson City 7th grader Avrey Stallman says she wants to learn more about the science behind planes and drones.

"I attended the STEAM Camp held here over the summer.  We learned about aeronautic engineering.  It really interested me.  I thought that if I could just take a look at more things in that realm, that would be very helpful," said Stallman.

Students were also able to take tours of Binghamton University's ITC and research areas.

All 7th through 12th graders in the Southern Tier were invited to the event.

The GBEOP Program is operated by the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce.

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