Driving STEM Program

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Students from East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School were afforded the opportunity be part of the STEM High School Composite Technology Program, hosted at the Composite Prototyping Center.

Located in Plainview, the center welcomed students into the state-of-the-art complex as instructors from Vaughn College provided technical and educational aspects of the course. East Meadow High School sophomores Simraniit Kuar and Tyler Robinson and junior Nathaniel Lopez, along with W.T. Clarke High School seniors Nathaniel Lim, Jonathan Melkun and Mostafa Shaalan, represented the district at the program. The group participated in the program on December 4, 11 and 18.

The program delivered an introduction to composite technology designed to give students an appreciation for the field of composite design, engineering and manufacturing. It also exposed them to equipment that is offered by only a few engineering schools in the country.

The goal of the program was to provide students with an introduction to advanced manufacturing at the high school level with the hope of the students seeking similar majors in college and post-graduation careers. Students that successfully complete the program earn a college credit from Vaughn College.

“This has been a great opportunity for our students and district to share space with Vaugh College instructors at a state-of-the-art facility” said East Meadow High School science chairperson Debbie Langone.