New Lab Launches HE3AT, a STEAM Education Program for Brooklyn South High School Students, Powered in Part by Brooklyn Community Foundation

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

New Lab Launches HE3AT, a STEAM Education Program for Brooklyn South High School Students, Powered in Part by Brooklyn Community Foundation

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- New Lab, Microsoft, the New York City Department of Education (DOE), and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced today the launch of the HE3AT Program, an advanced application of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) education for Brooklyn South public high school students. Over the 2019-2020 school year, 180 juniors and seniors will engage in place-based learning experiences at New Lab's Navy Yard campus. The students will team up with peers from different schools who share their interests to explore the impact of technology on healthcare, energy, education, environment, and agriculture.

Experts from relevant New Lab member companies—including Farmshelf, 10xBeta, Blank Technologies, Terreform ONE, Voltaic and Shared_Studios—will provide mentorship and guidance to the student groups as they conduct their year-long projects. These projects will equip students with the skills to tackle unstructured problems that lack rules-based solutions and will encourage students to consider access and equity as a primary focus of their solutions.

"This new HE3AT program will provide Brooklyn students with challenging instruction, hands-on opportunities, and exposure to invaluable mentorships and experiences," said Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza. "Thank you to New Lab, Brooklyn Borough President Adams, Superintendent Prayor, Microsoft, and our other industry partners for launching this program as we work towards Equity and Excellence for All students."

"We are thrilled to welcome the inaugural class of students into the HE3AT program," said Shaun Stewart, CEO of New Lab. "At New Lab, we are not only committed to pioneering next-generation technologies, but also to inspiring the next generation of innovators. We are proud to partner with the NYC Department of Education and Economic Development Corporation on this first-of-its-kind program, through which we hope to empower students to define the future by pursuing their passions, cultivating new interests and opportunities, and connecting with a vibrant network of local entrepreneurs and technologists."

Founded to inspire different approaches to teaching and learning in the local Brooklyn community, the HE3AT program aims to promote student collaboration at the communal and professional level by offering students from seven Brooklyn high schools the opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs and industry experts. By exposing students to cutting-edge technology and design across a diverse array of STEAM fields, the HE3AT program will encourage students to explore career pathways and develop new skills...