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Dozens turn out for STEM Day at LHS

Snobot gets a workout during the 1st Annual STEM Day at Liverpool High School. Part of the team that created the machine includes senior Samantha Roberts, left, junior Tommy Williams, who worked on the robot’s programming, and senior Jeff LaFlamme.

Snobot gets a workout during the 1st Annual STEM Day at Liverpool High School. Part of the team that created the machine includes senior Samantha Roberts, left, junior Tommy Williams, who worked on the robot’s programming, and senior Jeff LaFlamme. Miranda Pennock

— As the team gears up for competition in April, they’ll continue working on the Shell Eco-Marathon car as well as other projects.

STEM Day not only gave students the opportunity to show other kids what they’re working on, but was a chance for those in business locally to see what great things are being produced by local students.

Milt Stevenson, one of the owners of Anoplate, a family-owned business focused on surface engineering in the Syracuse area, said the event has great promise and he would like to see more people involved.

“We definitely need to get kids turned on to science and technology,” Stevenson said.

The goal is to capture the students.

For Miller, one of the most exciting things about the first STEM Day was to see connections being made between industry and students, he said.

“I used to be a teacher, and I will use any excuse possible to get kids together,” Miller said, adding he loves to see kids explore, create and discover. “That’s the exciting part of learning.”

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