IMES STREAM Convention 2022

Curiosity led learning

Students tested fruit to see if it was ripe, investigated the science behind bath bombs, determined the best recipe for slime and learned how to grow crystals. They also  became experts on spiders, horses, the moon, volcanoes ... and so much more! 

Increase Miller Elementary's 4th Annual STREAM Convention included 78 students. They demonstrated their learnings for parents through models, actual experiments (on one condition - no smoke!) and videos. Visits from John Jay High School students  in the Science Research program and the National Honor Society added to the fun and learning.  

High School scientists add to the fun and learning

Students at the controls

New this year - Robotics Demo

Spencer Hadlock, a junior at John Jay High School and a member of the school's Robotics Club, demonstrated Team 20228 SMRT's competition robot at the STREAM convention. The robot recently competed at the US FIRST FTC Challenge State Championships in Utica, where the team placed 3rd out of 28 teams.
The robot was a hit with students and parents alike! "Spencer simplified the control software for the younger students who had a blast driving the robot, picking up blocks and placing them in the shipping hub," said Steve Zoeller, staff developer for STEAM and sustainability. "It was great to see the interaction between high school students with the younger kids and their parents, and increase interest in STEAM."

Thank you!

Thank you to Steven Zoeller, staff developer for STEAM and sustainability, Ann Marie Lipinsky, Science Research teacher, and robotics teacher Jonathan Peter for helping to recruit high school students; the IMES PTO for organizing the event and Jim Danalewich for organizing the event with help from Jamie Thomas.