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STEM Summit Set for Farmingdale State

College program connects K-12 with higher education and the workforce.

Farmingdale State College has a long history – more than 100 years – of educating students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

The college continues to take a leadership role in working with educators, as well as business and community leaders to inspire students to seek careers in these disciplines.

That's the reason for the STEM Diversity Summit, scheduled at Farmingdale State College on  March 19 from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Roosevelt Hall.  There is no fee for the summit but registration is requested through this link:  http://www.farmingdale.edu/stem/.

The summit will bring together leaders from business, education, government and non-profit organizations to understand recent developments, learn from others at the state and national level, and engage in shaping solutions relevant to our region.

The Huntington school district is in the midst of exploring the which has drawn the attention of many parents.

Best practices and research exhibits in STEM will be featured by public school students in grades 8-12, as well as presentations on sustainable energy technologies and biotechnologies by national, regional, and local businesses.

The summit is expected to draw over 500 attendees from industry, education and community. Distinguished national and local speakers will be featured. Generous business and organizational sponsors include Verizon, United Way, the Bank of America, North Shore –LIH Health System and the Farmingdale College Foundation.

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For more information, contact Dr. Veronica Henry, executive assistant to the president, at 631.420-2622 or veronica.henry@farmingdale.edu

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