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Westbury Community Schools Robotics Class Participates in STEM Diversity Summit

Under the leadership of Dr. Charles Berger, students from United Way of Long Island’s Westbury Community Schools Robotics class participated in The STEM Diversity Summit held at Farmingdale State College to present robots they have built along with a storyboard of their work to more than 400 guests.

In a globally competitive marketplace, introducing today’s students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning helps to ensure meaningful employment as adults. STEM education is designed to modify the teaching of subject areas such as mathematics and science by incorporating technology and engineering into regular curriculum. This method of teaching also helps students to enter college better prepared for more challenging areas of study in science and technology related fields.Community Schools

Supported by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, United Way of Long Island’s Community Schools Project provides a safe after-school environment that combines study in STEM with an array of enrichment activities, while emphasizing parental involvement. The Community Schools Project operates at Westbury Middle School and recently launched a second site, the Atkinson Community Enrichment Program (ACEP) in the Freeport School District. For more information, visit www.unitedwayli.org/education/communityschools.