Serving as mentors and judges for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math) fairs, IHA students continue to encourage younger generations to become involved in these fascinating fields.
In January, Nicole Gysin'20, Abigail Auty'21, Hanna Martin'21, and Catherine Nixon'21 judged the STEM Fair at Academy of Saint Paul, Ramsey. Our students listened to more than fifteen project presentations completed by the fifth through eighth graders.
"Our students gave feedback and asked questions about the engineering process that was used to come up with solutions to world-wide problems, such as a lack of clean water, pollution, endangered species, and more," said Mrs. Alice Nudelman, information management specialist and engineer teacher. "It's always great to have our students share their new-found engineering skills and knowledge with the younger students in our neighboring communities."
In February, engineering students, Kaitlyn Brown’19, Tess Szydlik’18, and Kimberly Mains’18 served as judges for the Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament (AMBS), Franklin Lakes STREAM Fair. The AMBS students created a poster board, pamphlet, and prototype for their projects, which were judge by the IHA students based off of a rubric.
Mrs. Theresa Seymour Dolan’95, IHA engineering teacher, said she was thrilled to show our school’s support of local elementary school students. "We observed how well these young students are engineering ideas to solve global issues," she said. "The projects presented by the AMBS students were quite impressive, and it was great that IHA students were able to experience the judging process."
In the first photo, Kaitlyn Brown'19 judges the STREAM project of AMBS student, Natalia Antaki, sister of our own Kiersten Antaki'19.