Go Green Institute held at BU
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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. – Fifty-five middle school students from 30 school districts wrapped up a two week lab session at Binghamton University on Friday.
The annual Go Green Institute teams up younger students with graduate students, professors and teachers to inspire them to pursue fields in the science, technology, engineering and math.
Participants were tasked with discovering green ways to do complicated things such as heat or cool your home or every day things that we take for granted like packing materials to mail.
Organizers say events like this prepare students to move the world in the right direction when it is time for their generation to step up to the plate.
"Sustainability is going to be the responsibility of all of us, but the next generation is going to have key input especially on the technical side of some of the problems that we can already see starting to develop," Go Green Institute organizer Roy Mcgrann said.
"We're gonna make the standards in 20 years, so we kind of gotta start now," eighth grader Evan George said.
This is the fifth year the Go Green Institute has been held the two week event.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of YNN and we are committed to the Connect a Million Minds program, inspiring youth to develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. For more information on the initiative, go to connectamillionminds.com.