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Fidelity Investments sponsors Garden City Friends of STEAM

April 05, 2019

Brian J. Steck, market leader and vice president of Fidelity Investments presented Matt Wakeham and Trish Lynch of Garden City Friends of STEAM with a sponsorship check of $3,000 to be used for STEAM education in Garden City Schools.

Friends of STEAM introduce LIRR STEM competition

February 26, 2019

Members of the LIRR Expansion Project Team introduced their STEM Competition to Middle School and High School students on Tuesday, February 26 at the Garden City Public Library. The event was introduced and sponsored by the Garden City Friends of STEAM.

Fidelity Investments sponsors Garden City Friends of STEM

March 30, 2018

Brian Steck, VP of Fidelity Investments, presented board members of Garden City Friends of STEM with a donation of $3,000 at the Fidelity Branch located at 1130 Franklin Avenue in Garden City on March 30.

GCHS Robotics Teams engineer a strong finish

January 27, 2018

For the first time, Garden City High School had three robotics teams competing at the Vex Robotics Competition “In the Zone.” Not only did GCHS have an impressive representation, but all three teams advanced to the quarterfinals.

GC parents help Garden City Library Rookie Robotics Team

September 22, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of the Garden City Library, and GC residents Paul Debany and Bill Scalchunes , several 6th graders in Garden City will be able to compete on their own FLL (FIRST Lego League) Robotics Team this season.

Visit a GCFS booth on Back to School Nights

September 06, 2017

We will be at following back to school nights to talk to you about STEM in Garden City. Please stop by to say hi.

  • Tues. Sept. 12 @ 6:30pm Locust

  • Wed. Sept. 13 @ 6:30pm Stewart 

  • Thurs. Sept. 14 @ 7:00pm Garden City High School 

  • Mon. Sept. 18 @ 6:30pm Hemlock 

  • Mon. Sept. 18 @ 6:30pm Homestead 

  • Mon. Sept. 25 @ 6:15pm Garden City Middle School

  • Tues. Sept. 26 @ 6:30pm Stratford

STEM Talk Slideshows for Careers in Science and Engineering

April 20, 2017

View the slideshows from our last STEM TALK series.

What does a future scientist or engineer look like? They look like you, if you have great ideas and a curious mind. You can make the world a better place. No exaggeration.


The next generation of scientists and engineers will be making the breakthrough discoveries and technologies to combat diseases, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and more!  Find out how you can join this exciting new frontier!

GCFS funds 3D printer and 3D scanner for science research

March 24, 2017

Science Research teacher Dr. Steven Gordon recently showed off the Affinia H400, one new piece of equipment funded by GCFS as part of a science research grant for $2,500 that was approved by Garden City’s Board of Education. The grant money has been used to boost student projects incorporating 3D printing, electronics, coding, and biology and chemistry.

Also funded by GCFS was a 3D scanner, which gives students the ability to let their imagination recreate a multitude of scientific components.

Slideshows from GCFS's STEM Talk: Robotics in Garden City

March 23, 2017

Just in case you missed it, here is what was covered at our STEM Talk: Robotics in Garden City. Click on the links to view the slideshows by Dr. Ed Lancevich (coach for VEX robotics team at GCHS) and Matt Wakeham (coach for parent-led FIRST LEGO League team).

View Dr. Ed Lancevich's Presentation

View FIRST LEGO League Presentation

Parent University STEM Careers with Dr. Capria

February 02, 2017

At the 2017 Parent University event, Dr. Craig Capria presented a workshop titled STEM 101 - An Introduction to Tomorrow's Careers, where he discussed the rewards and challenges of STEM related work. He identified which STEM fields will experience the highest levels of growth over the next decade, and discussed how students can prepare for a career in STEM.  To view his presentation, please click on the button below.

GCFS donates books to young scientists

January 13, 2017

A donation of STEM-based books was presented to Garden City primary schools to inspire children in various ways through exploration, creativity, imagination and pursuing one’s dreams.

Friends of STEM hosts ‘Revel for Robotics’ fundraiser

December 23, 2016

GCFS has once again joined with the award-winning Revel Restaurant and Bar to invite the community to an evening of food, drink and live jazz music that will raise funds for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and robotics programs in Garden City.

GC Friends of STEM at Barnes & Noble’s Maker Faire

November 18, 2016

GCFS represented with the impressive GCMS and GCHS Robotics teams, taught visitors how to program a robot, and explained how their robotics team competed.

Getting our students ready for the future

October 15, 2016

As they gear up for their second year, GCFS has plans to build upon the accomplishments of their inaugural year.

Groundbreaking research into detecting counterfeit drugs and insights into how students view STEM courses were presented by GCHS seniors Alicia Cristoforo and Lindsay Grippo on Monday, May 9 at the Garden City Library.

March 08, 2016

Dessie DiMino shared her experiences with STEM in a free community presentation on Tuesday, March 8 at the Garden City Library. The talk was part of a “Student to Student” STEM talk series sponsored by the non-profit Garden City Friends of STEM (GCFS) to help educate the public on the numerous career paths available in STEM fields.

Garden City high school alumni captivate students at free STEM talk

January 14, 2016

Brendan Quinn and Joseph Ienna, two members of the Garden City High School class of 2013, spent part of their holiday break giving a fascinating presentation to Garden City's middle and high school students and parents on "College STEM Courses and Career Opportunities," a free event sponsored by the Garden City Friends of STEM (GCFS) that was held at the Garden City Library on January 14th.

GCFS hosts 'Revel for Robotics' STEM fundraiser

November 20, 2015

With a festive nod to the start of holiday entertaining, the Garden City Friends of STEM (GCFS) hosted a ‘Revel for Robotics’ fundraiser on November 20. The event, held at Revel Restaurant at 835 Franklin Avenue in Garden City, helped raise funds in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs for the children of Garden City.

Garden City Friends of STEM hosting 'Revel for Robotics' Fundraiser

November 06, 2015

Revel Restaurant and Bar, located at 835 Franklin Avenue in Garden City, has joined with GCFS to invite the community to an evening of food, drink and music that will raise funds for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and Robotics programs in Garden City.

Charles Schwab joins Garden City Friends of STEM as sponsor

September 18, 2015

The Garden City Friends of STEM is proud to announce that it has welcomed its charter sponsor, Charles Schwab, to help kick off its fundraising drive. Vice President and Branch Manager Stuart S. Lempert presented the organization with a $5,000 check at Charles Schwab’s offices at 1122 Franklin Avenue on Friday, September 18.

Summer Enrichment robotics makes a big impression

September 04, 2015

Two Stewart School students were determined to have a hands-on robotics experience at home after their Summer Enrichment robotics class,  so they set up a lemonade/iced tea stand to cover the cost of a Lego Mindstorm EV3 robot.

Garden City robotics team saves the day at Summer Enrichment

August 07, 2015

Members of the Robo Monkeys arrived at the LEGO Robotics class expecting to give a fiveminute recruitment talk to students, but instead became hands-on instructors with a group of enthusiastic students.

GCFS recognizes GCHS student

June 26, 2015

Dessie Dimino, Garden City HS Junior, received a Garden City Friends of STEM Recognition award for her achievement in STEM.

GCRL has surprise guests for third annual celebration

May 08, 2015

The Garden City Robotics League (GCRL) held their Third Annual Celebration and Information Session in April. The event was again, held at The Presbyterian Church in Garden City, and, as in past years, it did not disappoint.

GC Public Schools robotics team qualify for LI finals

March 06, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Garden City Public Schools was represented in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Long Island Regional Robotics Finals. Two teams advanced to the championship.


GC Robotics Teams rack up awards at LEGO tournament

February 13, 2015

Super Bowl weekend was also a super weekend for the Garden City Robotics League (GCRL), with the "Crazy Creators" one of three Garden City teams to snap up awards at the First Lego League (FLL) Qualifying Tournament, held at Mineola High School.

Garden City Robotics League shows teamwork and spirit

March 03, 2013

The members of Team Fun and Crazy Creators, GCRL’s two Jr. FLL teams, participated in the 5th Annual Jr. FLL Expo held at Longwood High School in Middle Island.

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