Pride in Lawrence STEAM

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This year for the STEAM fair, the theme was modeled after the popular television show Shark Tank. Students worked in groups to brainstorm an idea for a new invention that would benefit society. From there, they researched the original inventor, created a plan as to how much the product would cost/sell for and created a marketing plan to advertise their product.

Students will participate in trying to win over the investors (the judges) with a brief presentation of their products the night of the STEAM Fair. Additionally, students in our technology classes will present a STEAM Arcade in Cafeteria A where visitors will be able to engage in interactive projects for a chance to win prizes. There will be musical performances throughout the night, as well as displays from various competitions students participated in throughout the year.

LMS STEM Field Trip

LMS students had the opportunity to engage in a three hour STEM Field Trip program that combines STEM education and physical education in an exciting format. For the first hour, students participated in an interactive STEM lesson where scientific concepts such as gravity, friction and force were explained. Students were able to participate and demonstrate their knowledge of the topics throughout the lesson by answering questions presented to them by the instructor. Following the presentation, the students saw these concepts interact in real life by participating in two STEM experiments. Following the experiments, students reviewed their findings before putting on roller skates to experience the concepts they just learned about. The topics covered related to what students are currently learning about in class such as motion, force, and friction, design and geometry.

The Charles Duggan Long Island Science and Engineering Fair

The Charles Duggan Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) is a competition for the most advanced high school projects; the participants in this fair have a chance to present to professionals in their subject areas from local universities, scientific institutions and professionals in the field. Presently, this fair is held over two days.

On the first day, all students present their work to at least two judges. Individuals and teams compete within the same category. At least twenty-five per cent in each category are selected to participate in a second round of judging on day 2. First-place finalists from round two advance to the International Science and Engineering Fair.

Materials Research Society Fall Symposium

Here are a few photos from the Materials Research Society Fall Symposium that some of the Lawrence High School Students participated in.

Winners from Lawrence Middle School

Recently, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City was filled with students from across the island competing in the Wind Turbine competition. The academic tenacity of our Middle School students resulted in numerous award winners. Seen below, 1st PLACE- Team "Electricity in the Wind": Wendy Rodriguez, Kiani Whitlock, Daniel Morales, Trinity Mitchell
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Roshan Reddy, Jerry Reyes and Nicholas Williams were named as 3 of the 90 semifinalists from New York State in the prestigious Siemens Competition. Seen here with Mrs. Isseroff, Roshan, Nicolas and Jerry showed "GRIT" in using tenacity and resilience to complete complicated and competitive research projects.

MakerSpace Ribbon Cutting

Lawrence is a proud "Family of Learners" . This was evident at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Lawrence Primary School, where families joined staff using creativity to enhance the learning environment. The young first and second graders are now using THEIR creativity to imagine and invent in this STEAM inspired space.