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Inspiring Students to Pursue STEM Careers

    •  President's Message
    •  Feb 28th General Meeting
    •  Business Volunteers Needed

President's Message

Welcome to the ConnectToTech Newsletter for December. As always, we look forward to your feedback!

Our December 6th general meeting at St. Joseph's College was packed with tips for building STEM momentum in your school, so we'll focus on a sampling for this month:

  • Career Academy spotlighted by East Islip's Izzy Malinowitzer generated a passionate discussion among everyone on STEM curriculum and student successes.
  • Lauren Hubbard of the Maritime Explorium in Pt. Jefferson overviewed a new STEM program for girls; sponsors are invited to help extend the offering. Volunteer (students and teachers!) opportunities are available to help out with social media, Web site development and more. Says Lauren, "if you have skills, we have a need!"
  • Teachers contributed ideas for interesting STEM field trips including the Morrelly Homeland Security Building, CA Technologies, Village of Patchogue Waste Water Treatment Plant, Brookhaven Landfill.
  • From Patchogue-Medford's Bob Borowski:
  • From Rob Kratzke of GlobeNet Training: a White House-sponsored competition seeks videos demonstrating either how you currently use technology in your classroom or the role technology will play in education in the future. Deadline is January 29th
  • Sister Jane of St. Joseph's College took us on a virtual tour of the "Hour of Code" Web site, tutorials and class projects. Check it out!
Resources to keep on your radar screen:
To add your topic to our next meeting agenda, or to share your news, please email me at Judy.Murrah@ConnectToTech.org

Thank you for your continued support!
Judy Murrah

Feb 28th General Meeting

This year our meetings will be held at different locations offered by our business and school volunteers.

When:    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Fri Feb 28th
Where:    Location to be announced
-- Introductions and networking
-- Volunteer recognition
-- Upcoming programs and volunteer needs -- bring your requests!
-- LI STEM Hub update
RSVP:   Please RSVP to  Judy.Murrah@ConnectToTech.org to let us know if you'll be attending.  We'll have snacks waiting for you!

Future Meetings: Feb 28, May 9, Jun 6

Business Volunteers Needed for Events

Business professionals are needed to support the following school events:

  • Middle Country Library: Maker Fair volunteers to prepare (Dec 19, Jan 6, Jan 13) and support the event on Mar 29th
  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES: Classroom speakers to discuss STEM careers
  • Maritime Explorium: Student volunteers to do social media, Web site development and more!
  • Seaford-Oyster Bay: Mentors to support KidWind project competition.
To see the full list with more details, click here.

Please contact Judy.Murrah@ConnectToTech.org if you can support these events. Thanks in advance for your help.

December 2013

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