Hotel EMC2 partners with STEM community to give back

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    POSTED December 6, 2017
     

Part of Autograph Collection and managed by the award-winning hospitality company, SMASHotels, Hotel EMC2 will be partnering with Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth’s Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments). SYNCERE is a Chicago-based non-profit that combines art and science to create experiences for youth within underserved Chicago communities.

Said to be the “intersection of art and science”, Streeterville boutique has committed to contributing a minimum of $90,000 annually to the program. This donation has helped Project SYNCERE launch their career exploration of twenty high school students through hands on, real-life engineering experiences at its E-CADEMY program.

“One of the core principles of the Autograph brand, and this hotel, is embracing the local community,” said Scott Greenberg, President and CEO of SMASHotels. “Our partnership with Project SYNCERE has allowed us to integrate our passion of art and science with a program that is truly making an impact on the future of these areas of study, both here in Chicago and beyond.

Project SYNCERE was founded in 2008 and focuses on the implemtnation of programs to engage young people in STEM and set them towards the collegiate direction in hopes of pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. E-CADEMY, a Project SYNCERE program is directly supported by Hotel EMC2.

“Our relationship with Hotel EMC2 is the perfect alignment for both organizations,” says Jason Coleman, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Project SYNCERE. “This partnership has allowed us to collaborate with a group of people who truly understand the importance of the future of STEM education.”

The hotel’s contribution to Project SYNCERE is made possible by guests who make a room reservation directly with the hotel or online via Marriott.

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