More than 45 professionals representing various careers were on hand at Kennedy High School’s STEAM Career and College Fair on April 25.
A medical Scrabble tournament and mini robotics competition were also part of the fair.
The winner of the robotics tournament was an alliance between a Kennedy team and a Mepham High School team comprised of juniors and seniors.
Individuals from various careers, organizations and colleges spoke to students and their families about college and career opportunities.
“Students were inspired to learn about the day-to-day experiences of engineers, nurses, architects, pilots, forensic investigators, first responders, doctors, technicians, environmental scientists, and so many more STEAM professions,” explained Robert Soel, the event coordinator and district science/STEAM chairperson.
Students were able to get hands on experiences such as eSports gaming, flight simulation, robots and more.
“Our students were also so engaged and motivated by interactive exhibits that ranged from anatomy and acupuncture displays to fire department rescue robots to flight simulators and coding contests,” added Soel.
Having this network of alumni and local STEAM professionals return every year to share their expertise, passion, and career experiences with students provides an engaging, educational, and enriching experience.
“The outstanding group of professionals who volunteered their time definitely helped to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, artists and clinicians from Bellmore-Merrick,” said Soel.
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Date Added: 4/28/2023