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8th grade students attend women in STEM event

15 Schuylerville Middle School 8th grade students attended the 2024 ‘Let’s Go STEM’ event, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program hosted at the SUNY Adirondack campus that highlighted opportunities for women in STEM fields. Students participated in three hands-on workshops presented by female academics and professionals, in an effort to help students see themselves as future STEM professionals or spark an interest in pursuing a STEM career. The event featured featured workshops in a variety of STEM-related disciplines, and gave students the opportunity to attend an exciting and engaging day of learning and exploration, as well as meet accomplished women in a collegiate setting. 

Presenters included female academic professionals from: SUNY Adirondack; Finch Paper; Glens Falls City School District; Hudson Falls Central School; LKF Consulting Services, and Weather Routing Inc. Workshops included “Adventures with Spheros,” “Biology Meets Chemistry — The Beauty of Bees,” “Build a Geodesic Dome,” “Exploring Aquatic Ecosystems,” “Hacked!” “How to Extract DNA,” “Introduction to Nursing,” “Is It Cake?” “Papermaking” and “Weather Routing Across the Atlantic.”

“This trip was a great opportunity to work with instructors, facilities and equipment outside of Schuylerville,” said Schuylerville Middle School technology teacher and NYS Master Teacher Mark Belden. “From nursing labs, to marine biology and advanced weather forecasting, these were incredible, new educational experiences for our students. All fifteen girls enjoyed the trip and we are very thankful to SUNY Adirondack for hosting the event.”

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