Taking an Up-Close Look at the STEM Field

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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 viewed items created using a 3D printer and learned how the device can be used to print just about anything. Additionally, the students saw two of Mr. Maritato’s robots perform various tasks and activities, including dancing. 

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