Kellenberg Memorial’s STEM Information Page

How can you get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math activities at Kellenberg?

Start by getting involved in one of these clubs:

  • Academic Quiz Bowl (AQB)
  • Amateur Radio Club
  • Computer Club
  • EMT Training
  • ETV/Technical Services Club​
  • Health Sciences Club
  • Laboratory Squad
  • Math Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Science Club
  • Science Olympiad

STEM Activity News

  • May 19, 2017

    Congratulations to senior William Ilardi on winning the Stephen Tompsett Award essay contest.  William received a trophy and a $500 scholarship award.  He qualified for consideration by being a resident of Garden City and for writing an essay.  One award is given annually to a resident of Garden City who attends a public school, and another is given to a student who attends a Catholic school.  William is the first Kellenberg student to earn this award.  The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Fund for Technology in Education (“Stephen’s Fund”) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity, created in honor and

  • April 24, 2017

    Easter break wouldn't be complete without a STEM event for 11 juniors. iFLY Westchester in Yonkers, New York gave these students a structured understanding of the physics of skydiving, explained the engineering that makes the iFLY wind tunnel work, and helped students calculate their fall velocities. After a few demos and flight training, each student enjoyed two flights to get the feel of actual skydiving.

  • April 4, 2017

    On Wednesday, March 29, the Varsity and JV Academic Quizbowl teams attended regionals at Plainview Old Bethpage High school. Only 54 of the best teams from across Long Island were invited to participate. After an outstanding performance, both teams took home third place in their division. The Varsity team was represented by Captain Calvin Bernic ’17, Aidan Dowd ’18, Evan Katsounis ’18, and Aidan York ’20. Tyler Martinus ’19 led the Junior Varsity team alongside Michael Garcia ’17, Gerasimos Mikies Copoulos ’18, and Victor Louie ’20. Each team began the night on a winning streak, remaining undefeated until losing the

  • March 27, 2017

    Article by Sandra Rutkowski '17: On Saturday, twenty-eight Kellenberg students training to become EMT’s traveled to the Nassau County EMS Academy to take part in an extrication training class. The day started off by being taught the basics of extrication and how to help free somebody if they were ever to be trapped in their vehicle. Each of us had the opportunity to use devices to stabilize a car, take air out of the tires, shatter the windows, and even take a crushed door and open it using a hydraulic tool. Being able to be hands on and learn how

  • March 20, 2017

    Article by Polly Taylor '18: On March 11th and 12th, the Kellenberg Memorial High School Science Olympiad A team competed at the 32nd annual New York State Competition hosted by Le Moyne College in Syracuse. New York State is one the most competitive states in the nation, with over 400 teams competing throughout the state. The top 55 teams in the state qualified for the state tournament. Kellenberg Memorial’s students competed in 23 events and 2 New York State trial events, in areas of science ranging from astronomy to forensics to anatomy. Students interested in engineering were also able to

  • March 14, 2017

    In Celebrating Women's History month, the Cradle of Aviation hosted its annual "Salute To Women" event. Every year the museum honors women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) featuring an extraordinary panel of women. This year panelists include: Betty Tiburzi, the first female commercial pilot; Chelsea Stein Engberg, commercial pilot, flight instructor, and aerobatic pilot; and LT Natalie Schibell, Environmental Health Officer, Division Officer of Preventive Medicine and Industrial Hygiene Division, and founder of the “Chef N’ You, LLC”. The event was designed to motivate young girls to consider a career in STEM and celebrate active role models in STEM

  • March 4, 2017

    Friday, March 3, 30 sophomores spent the day at Brookhaven National Lab for a day of STEM learning. The morning challenged the students as the conducted soil remediation to remove iron from their soil samples using a technique developed at Brookhaven National lab. The lab combined Earth Science, Chemistry, Math, and some sophisticated technology for a very successful experience. Lunch was paired with a STEM talk from Dr. Raul Acevedo-Esteves. Our students quickly realized how cutting-edge the field of science can be before the talk concluded with a video on microgravity flights with NASA's Weightless Wonder. The afternoon took the students

  • February 27, 2017

    By Natalie Montufar '17: On Wednesday, February 21, eight seniors from the Health Sciences Club took a trip to Nassau University Medical Center for a unique shadowing opportunity. It was overall an incredible, eye-opening perspective of the medical field. My classmates and I first spent the beginning portion of the morning in a meeting room with the chiefs and chairmen of the Nursing Department and the Emergency Medicine Department. They told short narratives of why they chose to go into medicine, and they also gave us a feel for their everyday tasks. We then split up into two groups; two

  • February 8, 2017

    Kellenberg's premier STEM Club, Science Olympiad, took home a second-place team victory on Staurday, February 4, 2017, at the Nassau West Regional Science Olympiad Competition. Three teams represented Kellenberg in the day-long competition. Students competed in 25 different events from anatomy, game design, dynamic planet, tower building, and more exposed these students to challenging science and math for a culmination of 17 medals. Bro. Nigel Pratt, S.M., the head coach of the Science Olympiad, takes great pride in his team extending their streak to 21 years of continuous qualification for the New York State Science Olympiad Competition.

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