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Inspiring Students to Pursue STEM Careers

    •  President's Message
    •  Business Volunteers Needed
    •  May 9th General Meeting
    •  What's Online

President's Message

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

Heading into spring vacation and turning our thoughts to year-end activities, we can reflect on a very busy year, indeed! "Why" is not the question anymore about STEM . . but rather "How?" Success stories abound on student interest, school program support, volunteer engagement, work experiences, grants and scholarships and much more!

This was all very evident at the well-organized and energetic LI STEM Hub Annual Expo held last week. Hundreds of students, teachers, business leaders were there . . presenting an exciting glimpse into our future workforce. Kudos to the LI STEM Hub team!

We hope that you will join us for our next general meeting on May 9th at Applied DNA Sciences in Stony Brook. We'll be featuring highlights from the Sayville School District's STEM leaders and providing a tour of the labs, among other topics.

We also encourage you to register as a team or a judge in the 3rd Annual NYIT / ConnectToTech STEM Showcase and Competition on April 29th. Students present already-completed projects for cash awards and other recognition -- as judged by business and academic leaders. The creativity is inspiring!

We would be honored to see you at the Imagine Awards dinner at 6pm on May 6, 2014 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, where you can support and network with other nonprofits from Long Island. for more information and to register, click here.

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

May 9th General Meeting

When:    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Fri May 9th
Where:   Applied DNA Sciences
50 Health Sciences Dr, Stony Brook, NY
(formerly known as 25 East Loop Dr)
(in Long Island High Tech Incubator)
(for directions to Applied DNA, click here)
-- Introductions and networking
-- Volunteer recognition (for completed activities)
-- Spotlight: Sayville Schools STEM initiatives
-- Spotlight: Tour of Applied DNA labs
-- Discussion (activities for next year's planning)
-- STEM Hub update (internship registration process)
RSVP:   Please RSVP to  Judy.Murrah@ConnectToTech.org to let us know if you'll be attending.  We'll have snacks waiting for you!
Contact numbers for last-minute day-of-the-meeting questions:
Judy Murrah (M) 516-356-0301
Applied DNA reception 631-240-8819.

Future Meetings: May 9, Jun 6

Business Volunteers Needed for Events

Business professionals are needed to support the events listed below. Click Event Details to learn more about the STEM events and who to contact to participate.

  • Apr 23: Commack High School College / Career Night. Business representatives needed to staff roundtable to discuss career opportunities with students and parents.
  • Apr 29: NYIT / ConnectToTech Annual STEM Showcase Competition. Presentations and prizes! Sign up here.
  • Apr 29: Host a student during Commack High School's 10th Grade Shadow Day.
  • Senior Experience: workplace experiences in IT and Engineering are needed for students at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore
  • May 2: SUNY Old Westbury tours CA Technologies.
  • May 8 - Fri May 9: Microsoft DigiGirlz for girls ages 13 - 18 in NYC. Hands-on STEM and personal development experiences. Register here.
Please contact Judy.Murrah@ConnectToTech.org if you can support these events. Thanks in advance for your help.

What's Online

CreatingSTEAM Conference
by We Connect The Dots

We Connect The Dots registration is open for "CreatingSTEAM," the experiential learning conference for 13 - 18 year old students. During this five-day conference August 4 - 8, students will gain experience in 21st century workforce skills and awareness of current and future STEAM career opportunities. Teachers and industry professionals design and deliver the event sessions, ensuring that the most applicable information is presented to attendees.

Competencies to be integrated into the conference experience include:
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Management
  • Teamwork
  • Information Management
  • Media and Technology Skills
  • Life and Career Skills
Click here to learn more and to register.

April 2014

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