Rockland County, New York, December 3, 2016 –
Over 200 children and their parents attended the STEM Fair on Saturday December 3, 2016, at Kirkbride Hall in Stony Point hosted by the Rockland District, Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The goal of the free event was to introduce or reinforce the excitement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to all school age children through games, exhibits and fun presentations.
The fun-filled day included exhibits from Orange & Rockland Utilities, Rockland Community College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Look-Alive Windows Shows, The Challenger Center, The New NY Bridge Project, Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland, HobbyTown USA, Reich Corporation, the Boys Scouts and many more.
In the youth project competition, Yogarupa Das, a 9th grade student at Clarkstown High School South, earned the “Best Project Award” for her project titled “Development of Anti-Bacterial Agents as Potential Chemo-Therapeutics for Solid Tumors”; Ricky Long, a Cub Scout from Pack 122 in Poughkeepsie, earned “Best Project” for his “Fossils of the Devonian Layer” project; and Wesley Miles, a Boy Scout from Troop 61 in Stony Point, earned “Best Project” for his project titled “What does life need to evolve on other planets”.