Learn about science and STEAM projects put together by Uniondale school distroct students


More than 45 interactive, hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, math activity stations manned by Uniondale High School’s Science Honor Society students were the stars of the annual school district-wide STEAM Fair on June 1.

Supported by the district’s teachers, the students had the opportunity to take part in educational activities in a variety of STEAM disciplines. The event attracted students, family members and neighbors for a Saturday full of creativity, exploration and learning.

“The fair provided an opportunity for students to showcase their talents and passion for STEAM subjects,” Superintendent Monique Darrisaw-Akil said in a news release. “Through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits, participants gained a deeper understanding of STEAM concepts while building necessary critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”

There was an augmented reality sandbox, blood pressure monitoring was performed by pre-nursing students, there was DNA extraction, do-it-yourself bath bombs, edible play dough, liquid nitrogen ice cream, live animal exhibits, a photography contest, robotics demonstrations and slime.

Tie-dye T-shirts were available for purchase, and food and snacks provided by the Science Honor Society. The tie-dye station offered people the chance to create unique souvenirs to remember the day.

“We are immensely grateful to our volunteers and community partners whose support made this event possible,” Arthur Registre, science director at Uniondale school district said in the release. “Their dedication and commitment to education have enriched this experience for all participants and contributed to the overall success of the fair.”

With a renewed commitment to fostering STEAM education and environmental awareness, district officials said that they look forward to continuing to empower the community through innovative programs.