Rising eighth graders in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School district recently participated in a two-week STEAM Summer Camp program. Campers explored and expanded their knowledge of code, design and advanced their skills building VEX IQ robots. STEAM participants spent time each day with coding and robotics teachers to explore various pathways of interest.
“Over the last five years, coding, robotics and 3D printing has been a high priority in the district’s seventh grade curriculum,” stated Robert Soel, Department Chair of Science and STEAM. Soel continued, “The STEAM Summer Camp is a wonderful chance for students to continue enriching their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art and math in a fun and educational setting.”
A highlight of the two-week camp was the culmination of an exciting Code Conquest hackathon and an in-camp robotics competition that was designed by high school students. Special thanks to teachers Ed Catapano, Deanna Ocampo, Dan Stiglitz and Rob Walsh who provided their expertise throughout this engaging opportunity for students.