West Babylon Families Participate in STEM Night

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Kindergarten through eighth-grade students participated in a fun-filled evening of science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities during the district’s STEM Night.

Hosted by the senior high school’s Math and Science Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and Science Club, hundreds of students tried their hands at making ice cream, working a crime scene investigation, learning about robotics and many more activities designed to engage young students’ interests in STEM learning.    

Senior high school science teacher and STEM Night coordinator Aimee Mendoza said the goal for the evening was for high school students to engage their younger peers in a variety of STEM activities in order to garner interest in STEM subjects.

“What was really awesome was that my high school students had the opportunity to share in their younger peers’ love of learning, which seemed to reopen their eyes to the excitement I am sure most of them had in their elementary school years,” Mendoza said. “They have been approaching me every day and saying how much fun they had teaching and watching the younger students learn.”