EWMMS Students Shine at STEM Summit

The district is pleased to announce that Edmund W. Miles Middle School students Anthony Adams, Jazmin Ruiz Marcelo, Amelia Tisk, Carina Wong-Schultz and Amber Wright collectively received first place at the STEM Diversity Summit at Farmingdale State College for their “Smart House, Renewable Energy” project.

The event drew in more than 1,200 attendees and featured approximately 100 projects by students ranging from elementary to college level. According to the Farmingdale State College website, the STEM Diversity Summit, in alliance with Long Island Science and Technology Entry Program/Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, aims to inspire K-12, higher education, business and industries to explore STEM teaching and learning in the 21st century.

For their Smart House project, the team of EWMMS students researched energy efficient application for the home. They constructed a model house to represent and incorporate new technology to optimize energy efficiency.

“Students understand the value of research and incorporating technology for real-life STEM/STEAM applications,” said EWMMS science chairperson Deborah Charles. “We are preparing our students for jobs in the future, which will require engineering credential and skills for our new emerging job market.”