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STEM Expo a success 

09.13.12

 

Expo pictureTech Valley High School students and faculty showcased how much fun learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be at a Back to School STEM Expo on Saturday.

Visitors to the TVHS exhibit at the STEM Expo, which took place at the Convention Center at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, challenged themselves with video games that taught them about genetics and chemistry in a fun and exciting manner.

The video games were created by students in biotechnology class as part of a national STEM challenge issued by President Obama last year and the video games were entered into the National STEM Video Game Challenge

In another part of the booth, visitors played a video game that taught about chemical names. The student-created "fun, interactive, and educational" games teach players the complex rules that are applied to naming new chemicals.

"We saw more than one hundred students who stopped and engaged in activities. The children who came by were engaged and interested," said Principal Dan Liebert, who also staffed the booth.

Students Ben Johnson, Ben Messina, Lucas Dowd and Tim Williams staffed the booth along with Liebert and teachers Nicole Gallo and Diana "Dee" Weldon.

In the above photo, teacher Nicole Gallo staffs the TVHS booth.