In coordinating this trip, we afforded 40 of our students the opportunity to learn about STEM careers associated with aviation through speakers and hands on experiences at Republic Airport. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are the foundation of industry and commerce across the nation. Careers in S.T.E.M. related industries are vital for our economy, therefore early exposure, inclusion and encouragement should be a high priority in education. The future of American economics rests on the success of our S.T.E.M. education efforts in schools across Long Island. The educational foundations laid in middle and high school are critical to the interest levels, proficiency and test scores of high school students preparing to enter the work force.

Photo Gallery