STEM Night inspires Lower School students


Credit: Benjy Renton

Lower School students and their families make heat-sensitive slime with the help of Advanced Physics students.

By Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

Members of Upper School AP Biology, AP Physics and Advanced Physics classes hosted this year’s annual STEM Night, held on March 9 for Lower School students and their families. Each group of four Upper School students was tasked with preparing a 25-minute interactive lesson for a group of Lower School students. Lessons ranged in topics and spanned all three divisions of Upper School Science (biology, chemistry and physics); from building an earthquake-resistant structure out of marshmallows to learning about the concept of temperature through heat-sensitive slime, these diverse projects were a hit among students and parents alike. After biomedical scientist and president of Regeneron Dr. George Yancopoulos P ’12, ’14, ’16, ’18 opened the evening with a speech inspiring students to pursue their passions in the sciences, families were also invited to view 4th grade students’ science projects in the hallways.

Many thanks to the Lower School STEM team (science teacher Regina DiStefano, technology coordinator Mary Murray-Jones and math coordinator Eva Van Buren) and Upper School science teachers Tessa Johnson, Seth Karpinski and Andrew Ying for making the evening possible!

See photos from the evening below.