Challenges and Rewards @ STEM Expo

The STEM Expo is a great opportunity for students to explore outside of the classroom.
The STEM Expo is a great opportunity for students to explore outside of the classroom.
Quite a few companies on Long Island need a qualified work force and are coming up with new ways to keep their potential employees on Long Island.
Quite a few companies on Long Island need a qualified work force and are coming up with new ways to keep their potential employees on Long Island.
The Cradle of Aviation Museum provides a perfect backdrop to present careers of the future.
The Cradle of Aviation Museum provides a perfect backdrop to present careers of the future.
A real flight simulator gives students closer look into careers in the avionics field.
A real flight simulator gives students closer look into careers in the avionics field.
The Lunar Module, build on Long Island in the mid-sixties by Grumman is on display. A total of 14 flight vehicles were build at the Grumman plant in Bethpage.
The Lunar Module, build on Long Island in the mid-sixties by Grumman is on display. A total of 14 flight vehicles were build at the Grumman plant in Bethpage.
Students are able to explore careers right in our own backyard.
Students are able to explore careers right in our own backyard.

Whitman students recently attended the Fourth Annual Long Island STEM Career Expo. The STEM Expo provided a great opportunity for our 10th and 11th-grade students to make connections with company representatives in STEM industries. The best part, these companies have roots on Long Island!

In recent years, local companies have had a difficult time finding employees who fill their workforce need. Why? Young adults are leaving Long Island for higher education opportunities elsewhere, and as a result hunt for employment in those regions. To bridge this gap, the Cradle of Aviation Museum seeks to introduce students to careers right in their backyard!

The STEM Expo is the perfect venue for students to be introduced to and prepare them for the careers of tomorrow by establishing a foundation to develop 21st century skills and achieve the new heights in education needed for success.

Exhibitors, professionals, and local colleges, featured careers opportunities, conducted hands-on demonstrations and showcased real world applications of STEM.

Exhibitors included Lockheed Martin, Northrup-Grumman, Precision Gear, Jet Blue, Farmingdale State College, North Shore LIJ Health System, and Brookhaven Lab.