STEM takes center stage
Capital Region BOCES and other area organizations recently sponsored a hands-on learning opportunity for K-12 students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The Back to School Expo took place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Albany's Empire State Plaza. The event helped build awareness of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers and provided students with hands-on learning opportunities through fun and educational STEM exhibits.
|Jelly marbles helped teach expo attendees a lesson about the power of polymers!||Tech Valley High Math teacher Nicole Gallo at the Back to School Expo.|
|Laura Lehtonen shows students the magic of water sand.||Dedrick, Lehtonen and Instructional Resources staff member Connie Miller at BOCES hands-on science display.|
|Cameron Wallace, a 2012 Career & Tech and Alternative Education alumnus who completed programs in Internet application design, gaming/multimedia & web design, and computer network technician, shows an Expo visitor how to play a computer game he created.||Booth visitors also viewed original animation he created and were able to watch a game being created in real-time.|