2019 Robo Expo
April 01, 2019
Garden City Friends of STEAM and the Garden City Public Library partnered in their second annual “Robo Expo” event on Monday, April 1, in the Garden City library. Several teams were in attendance, including this year’s regional award-winning Taco Bros. Back by popular demand, the Robo Expo featured several robotics teams, and, for newcomers, it did not disappoint.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.