On Friday, the Heights School was proud to accept an invitation to Seneca Academy’s STEM Fair. Led by Marco Christiani, four of our Upper Schoolers went to give a presentation on STEM at the Heights. This was a great opportunity to reach out to younger students (k-5) and teach them about all the Heights has to offer. Upon arriving, we were thoroughly impressed with the various projects the students had set up for the fair. They had obviously spent a great deal of time and effort with the various projects, such as a water pressure propelled car, and were super excited for the Heights presenters.
To start off, Peter Apostoloros began by speaking about our Natural History program and how important direct observation is to the Heights science program. Marco then spent a good deal of time talking about the drone that he built, answering many eager questions about our computer science curriculum and Heights Summer Camps. Michael Schmidt then took over. He described how unique the Heights is in giving students opportunities for self-directed and personalized courses, such as the app-development course he’ll be able to take next year and the “hacking” course than Marco will take. John Kolesar rounded out the presentation by describing the holistic approach taken by our science program, which integrates a good grounding in philosophy with solid science.
The Heights was honored to be invited and to be able to participate in Seneca Academy’s STEM fair and hope this is the first of many.