Wrapping up the NJ SIM Foundation STEM IT Career Awareness program for the 2019-2020 school year, 3 of our SIM NJ members ventured to the Charles DeWolf Middle School in Old Tappan, NJ on March 6, 2020 to engage 70 grade 6 students. Prem Alexander, Corrado Del Rosso, and David Plotzker held interactive sessions with four classes where students shared how technology is integrated into current life and what it may look like in the future. This included types of career paths and both analytical and people skills needed to be successful.
The energy level peaked during the paper tower challenge, where teams of 3 competed for the class and school record … building the tallest free-standing paper tower with only one sheet of paper, a pair of scissors, and 12” of masking tape. Teams only had ten minutes to complete the task. This year’s class records were 22” in two classes, 27”, and this year’s school record stands 31.5” high, 1.5” taller than last year’s school record!
Photos of this Amazing Event can be viewed on Facebook here.
Thank you to Dan Johnson, science teacher, and Corrado Del Rosso, SIM NJ member, for bringing this opportunity to our next generation of potential IT executives!