The Health Education and Enrichment in Arithmetic, Technology and Science (HE2ARTS) program is a collaborative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrichment program to service the Central Brooklyn region in New York City. Dr. Rosalind Wynne, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Brooklyn, NY physician Dr. Terry-Jan Bonnett, M.D. developed the HE2ARTS program in 2009 to assist Catholic middle schools in the enrichment of existing science and math curricula. The program serves area middle schools (both public and private) with particular emphasis in math and engineering enrichment programs that can engage the general public. Our aim is to engage a broader, younger and more diverse student body, in the development of their science and mathematical interests. The STEM enrichment component of the program is supported by faculty from the College of Nursing and College of Engineering at Villanova University (Villanova, PA) and medical professionals (Brooklyn, NY).
Dr. Rosalind Wynne, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering led a team of department colleagues to help Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Brooklyn Launch its Health Education and Enrichment in Arithmetic, Technology, and Science (HE2ARTS ) program. The team presented hands-on experiments in electronic devices and fiber optics for students in grades 4 through 8 and conducted teacher-training workshops on integrating educational software into the school’s curriculum.
ECE students and faculty continue to support the HE2ARTS program and host an annual visit on Villanova's campus each year, which includes interactive activities and demonstrations, campus and College tours, and a glimpse into college life