Increase Miller Elementary School’s cafeteria was bursting with energy the two last evenings of February. One hundred and thirty students presented their experiments and inventions as well as showcased the results of critical thinking and collaboration. This was the school's first S.T.R.E.A.M Convention—a celebration of science, technology, research, engineering, the arts, and math—organized and funded by the IMES PTO.
The first evening was set aside for kindergarteners through third graders; the second evening for fourth and fifth graders.
The first evening was set aside for Kindergarten through third grade
Fourth and Fifth graders
Parent perspectives on the S.T.R.E.A.M. Convention
The S.T.R.E.A.M. Convention Committee encouraged students in three directions: a more traditional science experiment-based project, creating an invention, or building a scientific model.
“There was a wonderful turnout of enthusiastic 'STREAMERs,' who were extremely creative, as evidenced by the diverse nature of the projects," said Jim Danalewich, one of committee members. "Some groups combined two of the categories through the execution of their projects."
Other S.T.R.E.A.M. Convention Committee perspectives:
"I loved to see the students' excitement as they presented their projects to our evaluators."
"My favorite part of the event was watching the kids check out each other’s projects."
"My favorite part was the attendance. Great turnout!"
A special thank you from the S.T.R.E.A.M. Convention Committee
A special thank you to all of evaluators from John Jay High School, as well as Principal Kerry Ford, Assistant Principal Andrew Galotti, LibrarianJuli Hoffman, Secretary to the Principal Jennifer Ferentini, and Rich Wilson in facilities and maintenance for all of their help and support! We also want to thank all of our participants and their parents for helping us celebrate science.
2019 S.T.R.E.A.M. Convention Committee
- Jennifer Cayea
- Jim Danalewich
- George Gierer
- Cassie Hollander
- Kathy Martin
- Natalie Samter