Students in grade 6 throughout the four elementary school districts that feed into the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, as well as current middle schoolers, were invited to an interactive STEAM Expo on Jan. 31.
Held at Merrick Avenue Middle School, visitors tried their hands on activities such as coding a NAO Robot with Python, navigating Sphero bots, operating VEX robots, working with digital drawing and design, trying out a green screen and more.
Organized by Kennedy High School Science and District STEM Chairperson Rob Soel and Mathematics & Computer Science Chairperson Danielle Caliendo, teachers and administrators from the mathematics, computer science and science departments each had students on hand to demonstrate unique course offerings, clubs and other co-curriculars at the secondary level.
“Our goal was to create an interactive showcase of all Bellmore-Merrick STEAM-related programs, courses, and extracurricular activities, providing the sixth grade and middle school students with the opportunity to explore STEAM fields,” Caliendo said. “It was a great event to bring together the entire community from elementary to high school.”