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

  • 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.

  • January 6, 2017

    The first STEM activity for 2017 was an informative discussion about the field of pharmacy presented by two Kellenberg Memorial alumni.  Mr. Glenn O’Kane ’90 and Ms. Julia Galea ’10 discussed the various career paths in the field of pharmacy including retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, research and entrepreneurial pathways.  Students attending the discussion learned that pharmacists serve as a vital link between doctors and patients. Since she recently graduated from the School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University, Ms. Galea was able to educate students about the coursework and clinical rotations required to complete a six-year degree in pharmacy. Mr.

  • November 4, 2016

    October 27, 2016,  20 freshmen shuttled over to the Cradle of Aviation to meet Apollo 16 astronaut and USAF Brigadier General, Charlie Duke. Our early arrival meant front-row seating for a truly unique experience. Only seven men remain who have taken the journey to walk on the Moon and these students were eager to hear his experience and stories. Charlie began his remarks with a piece of advice for all of us– “Dream big and never close yourself off to any avenue.” Then he established a timeline for the students to put into perspective where he came from and how

  • September 13, 2016

    Congratulations to Liam McAdams ’17, who was recently the recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Science Advisory Board of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. Liam spent time over the summer at University of Massachusetts Lowell attending the conference that focussed on science and engineering, featuring those who lead the field. Liam intends on pursuing engineering and science following graduation. At Kellenberg Memorial, Liam is a member of the Varsity Football and Varsity Basketball teams, as well as a member of the National Honor Society, and the Senior Spirit Committee. From the Academy’s website: The National Academy of Future Scientists

  • May 21, 2015

    Article by Rachel Buzeta, class of 2015: On March 13 and 14, 2015, the High School Science Olympiad A-Team competed in the 30th Anniversary New York State Competition hosted by Le Moyne College in Syracuse. New York is one of the most active Science Olympiad states in the country with 398 participating teams. Of these teams, only the best of a region qualify for States. This weekend our students, ranked among the best in New York, competing against 53 of the strongest teams in the state. They participated in 23 events and 2 New York Trial events, Invasive Species and

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