Katie MoriartyMar 2, 2016, 6:52 pm

Students visit Old Westbury College lab to receive a lesson on the importance of STEM

The event celebrates second anniversary of President Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

Share
Embed code of this video:

More than 150 high school students from Long Island and New York City spent the day participating in discussions that gave them a firsthand look at the world of STEM.

In an effort to address opportunity gaps faced by young men of color, the event encouraged students to continue their education while also celebrating the second anniversary of the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

"My Brother's Keeper" focuses on giving children a healthy start on reading, graduating high school, and completing post-secondary education.

"This is about you. What we really want you to do is continue your education in the STEM field," College President Calvin O. Butts III explained to students during the discussion.

With more than a half-million job openings in technology, science and engineering, the Obama administration wants to ensure that all youth have access to these jobs, and opportunities in the future.

What's On Now & Next

Traffic

Meadowbrook Pkwy S

NORTHERN STATE PKWY - SOUTHERN STATE PKWY
South
North
5 min (Avg 59 MPH)
6 min (Avg 55 MPH)

SOUTHERN STATE PKWY

CROSS ISLAND PKWY - WANTAGH STATE PKWY
East
West
22 min (Avg 32 MPH)
18 min (Avg 39 MPH)

Northern State Pkwy W

GRAND CENTRAL PKWY - SUNNYSIDE BLVD
West
East
22 min (Avg 42 MPH)
21 min (Avg 44 MPH)

Long Island Expy E

NY-110 - EXIT 71
East
West
35 min (Avg 65 MPH)
49 min (Avg 45 MPH)

Long Island Expy E

CROSS ISLAND PKWY - NY-135
East
West
21 min (Avg 41 MPH)
24 min (Avg 36 MPH)
More Traffic »

Weather

Oyster Bay, New York
Clear
52°F