Mount Hebron’s 3rd annual STEAM Career Day

Mount Hebron’s 3rd annual STEAM Career Day
Posted on 05/23/2016

Above left: Jordan Ryan challenges students to design pump stations to remove water from sandy environments (Hurricane Sandy influenced). Top right: Students deliberate to whom they should donate money and why with Doug Bauer. Above right: Latascha Foster teaches papermaking.

Mount Hebron 's 3rd annual STEAM Career Day took place on Fri., May 13. The school hosted a wide variety of professionals from different disciplines; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math we all represented. Students had a chance to participate in three, forty-minute presentations, each focusing on a different content.

Mount Hebron hosts this annual event to reinforce the need for students to be curious learners, to instill the necessity of being problem solvers regardless of their career choices, and to expose them to a variety of career possibilities.

"This event not only exposes our kids to people in different STEAM careers but gives them a chance to hear what goes on behind the scenes and why it involves critical thinking and problem solving, all the things we talk about in our STEM school, " said Principal Jill Sack. "The kids love it and they always come to me and tell me they 've learned a lot. Not only do we look forward to giving kids this unique opportunity next year but hopefully expanding it even more. "

Following the event, STEM Coordinator Daniel Taylor noted, "Our presenters spoke highly of the day and the positive involvement of the students. "

Close to 30 volunteer presenters shared their insights on a variety of topics including "Making Media That Matters, " "Life and Music, " "Beyond Minecraft: Building Technology in the Real World, " "What 's Up, Doc? " and more.

Douglas Bauer, Executive Director of The Clark Foundation held three separate presentations and discussions, "How to Give Money to a Good Cause, " and the students almost unanimously decided to donate $500 to the Humans Needs Food Pantry. Bauer is making the donation on the students ' behalf.

Below left: Ron Moss of 106 and Park challenges students to design a meal with a mystery bag of food items. Below right: Meredith Halpern-Ranzer discusses with a group deciding upon their idea for a creative children 's TV program that will convey STEM ideas. Bottom right: PICO Turbine (Jersey City) challenges students to design the most efficient alternative energy (windmill) generator.

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