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AECOM brings a STEM sustainability initiative to students

AECOM brings a STEM sustainability initiative to students

 February 14, 2022

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AECOM announces an exciting partnership with Museum of Discovery & Science (MODS) to provide free immersive STEMobile Programming to underserved local schools. The initiative brings environmental programming directly to students, with a focus on sustainability, coastal resiliency, and Florida ecosystems.

Environmentally-focused partnership

AECOM partners with (MODS), Broward County’s dynamic hub for dialogue and innovation regarding resiliency and community solutions to the impact of climate change, to provide environmentally-focused science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming to local PreK-12 students.

Named Everglades Engineer, the initiative is presented by AECOM utilizing MODS STEMobile museum on wheels, at no cost to recipient schools or organizations.

“AECOM is an outstanding partner committed to collaborating to help provide our STEMobile programming free of charge to the communities within Broward County that are most in need,” says Joseph P. Cox, MODS President & CEO.

“This partnership activates MODS’ environmental sustainability pillar. Through fun and relevant project-based STEM learning and career-focused outcomes, we will work with youth to help solve the problems that climate change is putting on the table. Everyone can make a difference now for our environment,” Joseph continues.

Immersive and empowered learning

Everglades Engineer brings environmental engineering and design processes to life through immersive educational challenges, with a focus on sustainability, green design, clean energy, and Florida ecosystems.

MODS STEMobile programming travels to local schools in underserved zip codes and allows students to roll up their sleeves and solve real world challenges, equipping them with science skills to be empowered learners, critical thinkers, innovative designers, excellent communicators, and problem solvers.

“MODS creates strong, engaging programming to help solve critical issues of today and through this partnership we can deliver a robust learning experience that is not only immersive and entertaining, but helps students understand the very real climate-driven impacts their communities face,” explains Lauren Swan, Vice President of Resilience and Sustainable Development with AECOM’s U.S. East and LATAM region.

“Climate change is happening now. By partnering with MODS, we have the opportunity to educate the next generation, so they become future leaders capable of designing and implementing vital creative solutions that mitigate these impacts,” she says.

Exceptional opportunities

In addition to Everglades Engineer, the AECOM partnership helps fund MODS’ EcoExplorers paid internship, a program offered to high school learners interested in environmental education through field experiences in the Everglades and at the museum.

The partnership also provides volunteer opportunities for AECOM employees to support STEMobile learning.

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