Guest Speaker Showcases STEM

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Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School fourth-graders in Joanne Craig’s and Jessica Stalters’ class took a look inside the STEM field during a visit with Peter Maritato, Mrs. Craig’s brother and academic chair and professor of engineering science and electrical engineering at Suffolk Community College.  

During the visit, the students had the chance to view a 3-D printer and learn how the device can be used to print just about anything, including replica food items, medical supplies and even part of a house. Additionally, the students listened as Mr. Maritato’s robot “Tyler” read “The Night before Christmas,” altering its voice based on the characters in the story.

Throughout his presentation, Mr. Maritato encouraged the students to always use their imagination and stressed the importance of studying the STEM subjects.