The New Visions Engineering Academy is an exciting and rigorous program for high school seniors who like problem solving and teamwork. Students get a broad overview of the engineering disciplines, including bioengineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, aerospace, computer engineering and computer science.
At the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University, students get a campus experience and learn directly from professors and other engineering students about degree programs and campus life. The visits also include the Innovative Technologies Complex, which provides a glimpse of cutting-edge research. Through job shadowing placements at Lockheed Martin and BAE, students get an in-depth view of engineering that enables them to see the various engineering areas and to network with a diverse group of engineers. Students work on a technical project with early career engineers to see the "engineering life cycle" from start to finish. Participation in the BCC Robotics Challenge is also part of the spring semester.
All New Visions academies integrate 12th-grade English and social studies classes. The English class is a yearlong, writing-intensive program that supports the individual academy's subject matter. SUNY Broome's Fast Forward credit is available for the English class.
The social studies class includes participation in government, economics, and a course on public policy offered through Syracuse University. Students also take a core course in their area of concentration.