The current session of the University of NH EXCELL-in-STEM is underway. The program, which has helped more than 250 Manchester area middle and high school English learners build English skills, also focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). UNH EXCELL-in-STEM works by offering hands-on activities through the Discovery Lab at UNH's Manchester campus. And the program is supported by Bank of America's Charitable Foundation.
Students in the program solve computing and engineering challenges, participate in STEM-focused field trips and conduct science experiments. Emphasizing inquiry, observation, data analysis and coding, the goal is to increase academic confidence and introduce opportunities for higher education, particularly in STEM fields.
“Bank of America is committed to advancing economic mobility through workforce development, and education is a critical part of that goal,” said Ken Sheldon, NH's market president. “We are proud to support the EXCELL-in-STEM program in its mission to foster the success of Manchester area youth in the STEM fields.”
Bank of America’s sponsorship is also helping to expand EXCELL to include afterschool activities throughout the coming school year.