Governor Kathy Hochul visited Dutch Broadway School in Elmont on May 9. The school showed off their STEM projects, including a 3D printed model of a spaceship headed for Mars and Lego robots.
After visiting the students, Hochul spoke in the gymnasium about the 2024 state education budget. The school’s principal Cynthia Qasim followed her, speaking about the school’s STEM programs and the state’s foundation aid. Then Khloe Gajadhar, a sixth grader, spoke briefly about the opportunities children need at their schools.
“Students must be given the opportunity to participate in clubs like 3D Printing, Drones and Lego Robotics Club because these activities challenge the brain,” Gajadhar said.