STEM Challenge during Northport HS Raises $10K for ALS Research

April 12, 2016 - als

The second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Challenge during Northport High School on Saturday was a outrageous success and lifted approximatley $10,000 for ALS research.

The STEM Challenge, hosted by A Midwinter Night’s Dream Inc. (AMND) as partial of a Team Packard initiative, was a one day, 4-hour group eventuality that had students in grades 4-8 participating and
competing in hands-on science, technology, engineering and arithmetic tasks.

There were 22 teams (90 students)
registered for a eventuality representing a Northport-East Northport, Kings Park, West Babylon, and Hauppauge school
districts, as good as The Long Island School for a Gifted. More than 30 Northport High School students and alumni
were on palm to assistance run a eventuality as partial of a Team Packard and AMND extracurricular clubs.

Awards were given out
to a tip 4 teams in any of a challenges: Speed of a Bubble, Circuits in a Snap, Balloon Powered Vehicle, and
Puzzling Problems. Additionally, a tip fundraising endowment was given out to a group “Hauppauge Einsteins” for lifting the
most income for ALS Research – $1,550!

In total, a STEM Challenge lifted $10,000 and all supports will be destined to
the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research during Johns Hopkins University.

For impulse and approval of scholarship and technology, Northport High School’s First Robotics Team 5099, the
Cyberian Tigers, welcomed a STEM Challenge participants with a proof from their drudge Kujo. Team 5099
and Kujo recently competed in a First Stronghold during Hofstra University achieving 3rd place. In further to a robotics
demonstration, Northport’s Information, Technology and Resource Teachers introduced coding stations to relatives and
students. Attendees intent in coding activities by exploring a universe of mechanism science, robotics, and programming.

The Team Packard initiative, a partnership between AMND and The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research during Johns
Hopkins University, is a inhabitant module lenient students to lift income and recognition for ALS, also famous as
Lou Gehrig’s disease. Team Packard events foster use training and partnership among students and school
communities. In a second year, a module has 18 purebred schools including colleges opposite a republic as good as
Long Island primary and delegate schools. Additionally, this spring, 9 opposite delegate and collegiate schools will
host a lacrosse diversion titled, Lax out ALS, a fundraising eventuality that will also advantage a Team Packard initiative.

Overall, a Challenge was an sparkling day compelling both STEM preparation and philanthropy.

For some-more information about Team Packard and AMND, revisit www.teampackard.org and www.amnd.org. The STEM
Challenge was combined and concurrent by Don Strasser, CEO of AMND Inc. and Director of Team Packard and Bryan
Horan, Science Research Program Coordinator during Northport HS. A special appreciate we goes out to Mr. Robert Banzer,
Superintendent of Northport Schools and to a presenting unite Blue Ocean Brokerage.

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