STEM Diversity Summit Highlights

“Congratulations to our Silas Wood students who participated and especially to our first place winners, Dylan Long and Elizabeth LaRegina, and our third-place winner, Nicole Wittleder, said Principal Steve Toto (back left) “A true testament that hard work always pays off.”
“Congratulations to our Silas Wood students who participated and especially to our first place winners, Dylan Long and Elizabeth LaRegina, and our third-place winner, Nicole Wittleder, said Principal Steve Toto (back left) “A true testament that hard work always pays off.”
Stimson eighth-grader Saul Ramos took home 4th Place with his project ‘The Strongest Shape.’
Stimson eighth-grader Saul Ramos took home 4th Place with his project ‘The Strongest Shape.’

South Huntington’s STEM coach Ms. Mari Scardapane shares some great news about our South Huntington students who earned two 1st place, a 2nd place and 4th place award for outstanding science projects at Farmingdale State College's annual STEM Diversity Summit held March 17.  The winning students and projects were:

1st Place-  Elizabeth Laregina: Swimming is a Drag- Silas Wood 6th Grade Ctr.

1st Place- Dylan Long: Most Valuable Bat- Silas Wood 6th Grade Ctr.

2nd Place- Nicole Wittleder: Power of the Rinse- Silas Wood 6th Grade Center

4th Place- Saul Ramos: The Strongest Shape- Stimson Middle School

The Summit, which attracted over 900 students, teachers and administrators, highlighted research by students in grades 6-12 from districts across Long Island and in Queens and New York City.  Student projects were judged in the themes of Life Science, Physical Science and Technology.

In addition to the judging, students attended a variety of workshops including a flight simulator, ice cream making with liquid nitrogen, and video game coding.  In addition, mobile labs from the Vanderbilt Planetarium, Northwell Health, and sZpace provided interactive science activities.

It was an exciting day to learn and demonstrate the amazing work of our students!

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