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WVMS students participate in “Girls’ STEM Day” event at SUNY New Paltz

on May 3, 2016

Logo for Girls' STEM program at SUNY New PaltzFive Warwick Valley Middle School students were among the 120 girls in grades 6-8, from 26 school districts in the Hudson Valley, who participated in the first “Girls’ STEM Day” event, held on the SUNY New Paltz college campus on Saturday, April 30.

Girls’ STEM Day is a free program sponsored by NYS Master Teachers of the Mid-Hudson Region. WVCSD science teacher and NYS Master Teacher, Tracey Waters, was one of the facilitators for this event.

Five girls from the MS, including three of Mrs. Waters’ 7th grade students, participated in Girls’ STEM Day.

Girls participated in numerous STEM related activities run by female educators, master teachers and scientists from the Mid-Hudson area. From a total of 14 choices, the girls enjoyed workshop options that included a visit to the Planetarium, a Chemistry or Math experience, 3D printing, MAD Science demonstrations and Lego robotics.

MS girls & teacher attended the Girls STEM eventEach girl attended three different 45 minute workshops of their choice during the day. Girls were also treated to a keynote address by Astrophysicist, Dr. Kate Craft, from John Hopkins University.

“It was a wonderful experience for these girls, and it was amazing to see so many truly engaged young women,” said Mrs. Waters.

Said the pleased mother of one participant, “Thank you for putting together a fantastic experience. I wish you could’ve heard all the chatter in the car on the way home! All the girls had a fantastic time and are looking forward to next year. I overheard Julia telling my youngest all about the keynote speaker. Claire is obsessed with airplanes and wants to be a pilot! Now she’s excited for next year too.”

Girls at STEM event at SUNY New Paltz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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