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STEAM Talk: What Do Engineers Do?

February 13, 2020

What Do Electrical Engineers Do?  


Presented by members of the Long Island section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 

the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.


Thursday Feb 13, 2020 at 7PM at the Garden City Public Library  

STEAM Talk: Our Water and Its Safety

November 26, 2019

On the evening of November 26, Garden City Friends of STEAM (GCFS) hosted a talk at the Garden City Public Library on the highly interesting topic of our water supply and its safety. The featured presenter was Nicholas Rigano, Esq., an environmental lawyer primarily concentrating his practice on issues relating to drinking water and subsurface contamination.

STEAM Talk: GCHS Medical Marvels

April 08, 2019

At tonight's GCFS STEAM Talk, a group of talented young women in the 9th and 10th grade at the Garden City High School presented their research on vaping. The students sure made us proud of the great work being done at the high school science program!

STEAM Talk: STEAM in the Community

March 20, 2019

Garden City Friends of STEAM sponsored a STEAM Talk on Wednesday, March 20 at the Garden City Library. Speakers Michelle Dionisio and Jennifer Schmidt talked to students about engineering and science, STEAM education and their own education and career paths. Perhaps the most important message – “Lessons Learned: Advice for Students” was shared by both speakers. Some key points that were well received by the students: “Learn how to fail and recover from failure…ask questions they are never stupid….work with smart creative people…work hard, stay focused, you might fail a class, but don’t get discouraged by bumps in the road… learn from those around you”. For a full copies of both presentations go to our website

STEAM Talk: Women in STEAM

October 17, 2018

Why should young girls consider studying STEAM subjects? Who are the women succeeding in STEAM careers?  Speakers Addyson Vignola (Plant Engineer at Covanta), Dr. Andrea Ward (Professor and Biology Department Chair at Adelphi University), and Sharon McDonald (Regional Account Engineering Leader at TUV SUD Global), shared their stories and advice in this engaging and inspiring STEAM talk/panel discussion.

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!

STEM Talk: Slideshows from 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

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.

STEM Talk: Garden City high school alumni captivate students

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.

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