MASCEC plans second trip to Cornell U. For Gateway High School Students

Oct 1, 2019

Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center and Cornell University are pleased to offer Gateway High School students ages 15 to 17 the opportunity to visit the Ithaca, New York campus as part of the school’s Entrepreneurship Program.

This will be the second year students have been offered this opportunity; the trip is scheduled for Oct. 27 through Oct. 29. Major expenses for the trip are being covered by Mid-Atlantic and Cornell University.

This trip offers Gateway High School Students the opportunity to experience life on a major international university campus and to be treated as special guests of the university. Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with faculty and staff from Cornell Entrepreneurial Programs, Departments and Admissions
  • Experience the development of food products with plenty of sampling
  • Interact with local entrepreneurs both large and small
  • Learn about developing technologies to combat new challenges in food safety and climate change.
  • Explore the Cornell campus and hear from admissions specialists.

At Cornell, the group of young entrepreneurs will hear from speakers about Business Development and Applied Economics in order to learn how to start their own business ventures. They will also hear from the Cornell Center for Climatology to discuss climate changes on food production and discuss new approaches to mitigating changing climate.

Other stops on the visit include Buttermilk Falls State Park, Cornell Dairy and Sheep Farms, Cornell Orchards, Cornell Ice Cream Manufacturing Center and Retail Store and the Southern Tier Agricultural Business Development Center in Binghamton, NY.

Over the course of two days, students will visit several local businesses, including Cornell Farms, Purity Ice Cream and Wegmans to learn first-hand about careers and opportunities.

In addition to these experiences, students will become certified in National Restaurant Association Food Handlers Course which is a national certification needed in all aspects of the food industry. Students will also witness the processes and technologies of food products being taken from the farm to the grocery shelves.

Students will also be able to explore careers in the hospitality industry by staying at the renown Statler Hotel. Students will also enjoy a 5-Star dinner, Breakfast Buffets and lunch at Wegmans – which is courtesy of the Cornell Alumni Association.