Thursday, January 29, 2015

Schodack: STEM Day at Maple Hill Middle School



 Schodack Central School District


Jan. 29,  at Maple Hill Middle School in Castleton-on-Hudson, grades 5-8 learned about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a day of fun and engaging workshops led by classroom teachers, college students and business representatives.

                        Outside presentations included:

 ·   Material Engineering – by RPI graduate students 
·         Bioluminescence – by MicrOrganics
·         Kinesiology – by YMCA
·         Computer Science – by Open Source Initiative
·         Robotics - by NERIC
·         Solar Energy – by  Monolith Solar
·         Agriculture – by Dutch Hollow Farms
·         Meteorology – by WNYT Meteorologist Bob Kovachick

In-house presentations by teachers included:

·         Engineering - Building and Testing Pasta Bridges
·         How Does Solar Work? – by Schodack Central School District Superintendent Bob   
           Horan
·         DNA Extraction
·         Buoyance
·         Nanotechnology
·         Distance Learning


--Jennie Grey

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Education reporter
The Saratogian and The Record newspapers
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