West Hempstead High School held their annual STEMposium (formally the Science Expo) on Jan. 9. The event allows students to cultivate their ideas related to scientific inquiry and craft an authentic project.
Students developed projects using either the traditional scientific method format or by utilizing an engineering design pathway. An array of projects was constructed, including a hydraulics arm and super magnet, an app for opening a locker with your cell phone and an analysis of authentic dinosaur teeth.
The night concluded with an awards ceremony to recognize the first, second and third place projects. This year, the district added an engineering award for students who opted to do projects of that nature.
In addition, accelerated earth science teacher James Ypsilantis was honored as the recipient of the Joseph Harding Memorial award. The Harding Award is presented to a staff member who thoroughly supports their students through the process of researching and demonstrating scientific method.