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Student of Albany Medical College STEP Taught Budgeting and Finance for the 21st Century

September 27, 2013, Albany Medical College


Picture shows two of the three members of the winning product, O’Shayne Davis (left) and Sufyan Ahmed (right). Ashley Yalaju is not pictured. Center is Delenn Lloyd Latif another STEP Senior.

September 27, 2013 -
October 27, 2012 was Teen Money 101 day at Albany Medical College STEP. Students and parents attended an interactive adventure in personal financial literacy with the author of Teen Money 101, Stacia Morris. This very fun seminar from 10:00AM to 2:00PM was held on one day only, but the impact lasted over the course of the spring semester. The Financial Literacy seminar spawned the Entrepreneurship Project which entailed students working in groups to design innovative products for their peers in the marketplace. Four groups presented their products and services at a competition on April 24, 2013, to four entrepreneurs from the community who served as judges. The products illustrated the students’ science knowledge and showcased their academic interests, research and their public speaking and presentation skills. The winners were O’Shayne Davis, Sufyan Ahmed and Ashley Yalaju– all seniors,who designed the Pyroplate– an appliance that uses only solar energy to produce heat for cooking meals while camping in the outdoors without threatening the environment. Their presentation was both business pitch and physics lesson which included detailed charts and CAD drawings of the appliance and its mechanism. The Entrepreneurship Project will be repeated this year with more advanced workshops focusing on design, innovation, marketing and finance.


Source: Albany Medical College STEP

 


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