The Future is STEM

Silas Wood Principal Steve Toto, left and Dr. Veronica Henry and South Huntington’s STEM coach Ms. Mari Scardapane, right, congratulate our sixth-graders.
Silas Wood Principal Steve Toto, left and Dr. Veronica Henry and South Huntington’s STEM coach Ms. Mari Scardapane, right, congratulate our sixth-graders.
Dr. Veronica Henry and Stimson Principal Edwin Smith congratulate Alyssa Katwala and Jason Kaiser who took fourth and second place respectively at the Summit.
Dr. Veronica Henry and Stimson Principal Edwin Smith congratulate Alyssa Katwala and Jason Kaiser who took fourth and second place respectively at the Summit.

Engaging the Future: Technology, Energy, Manufacturing, Computer Science and Cyber Security was this years’ STEM focus at Farmingdale State College. Now in its sixth year, the STEM Diversity Summit was an opportunity for educators and industry leaders to engage in collaborative, cross-sector work. New York’s current and future economic health depends greatly on the vibrancy of our STEM fields.

At this year’s Summit, students from various Long Island schools had the opportunity to show off their STEM talent as they presented their projects to judges and competed for honors. The students were able to partake in panel presentations and discussions with leaders in many fields as they learned about what makes STEM education vital to their success as they consider their education beyond high school.

Students from Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center and Stimson Middle School enjoyed an event-filled day. Dr. Veronica Henry, Executive Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator at Farmingdale State College was at Stimson Middle School and Silas Wood Sixth-Grade Center to present plaques to students for their award-winning presentations.

Congratulations to: Alyssa Katwala and Jason Kaiser from Stimson and Alexandra Sales, Gavin Fisch, Alexis Guarisco, Kiera Brown, Aidan Newman, Vincent Gulino, Jaren Smullian, Kevin Brown, Robbie Dunn, Chris Macaluso, Riley McDonnell, Kaitlyn Magerle, Rachel Adam, Will Schrama, Isabelle Minero, Kate O'Phelan, Amaan Ali, Danielle Probst, Amanda Phelan, Katie Mondry, Urthaniscar Georges, Juan Carlos Alvarado, Nick Hampton, and Cruz Menendez from Silas Wood.