University City Science Center announced that in the new year, the nonprofit will be partnering with Houston-based communications infrastructure company Crown Castle on a telecommunications education program for high schoolers.

The collaboration will benefit high schoolers in the Science Center’s STEM program for teens, FirstHand, which offers project-based and career-exposing programing to local schools and community organizations.

Houston-based Crown Castle and the Science Center are partnering on the project as part of the company’s Connected by Good initiative, to improve spaces where people connect, promote public safety and to advance access to education and technology.

Students in the FirstHand program, which operates out of a lab at the Science Center’s 3675 Market St. location, will learn about communications infrastructure needed to provide reliable and efficient

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