The mission of BETA is to create a nurturing and challenging learning environment that will stimulate and support students’ ability to think critically and creatively. BETA in collaboration with Manhattan College-School of Engineering, families, and community partnerships, will engage students with real-world problems by using engineering as a lens through which everyday problems are analyzed, approached, and solved. We are committed to teach our students how to learn and how to think as engineers, and help them rediscover the wonder and joy of learning. It is our commitment to empower and prepare students to become technologically literate citizens with the skills necessary to succeed at the university level, in any field of choice. Students will be prepared with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values necessary to assume leadership roles in an increasingly global, technological, and culturally diverse society.