CreatingSTEAM Program On LI


    For the fifth consecutive summer, We Connect The Dots, a not-for-profit committed to advancing STEM and STEAM education, will be holding its exclusive CreatingSTEAM program at New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY.

    This is a one of a kind experience for students ages 13-18. Students will learn how to build their own 3-D printer and use it to create unique designs surrounding an Internet of Things product. Held from July 16 to July 27, the program will give attendees skills they need to advance their knowledge of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to be competitive. This 10-day competitive program is currently accepting up to 64 students, space is limited. To apply, visit the web at

    “Parents, educators and government leaders must do more to encourage children to study and pursue careers in STEAM and STEM. Today, there are numerous jobs opportunities available for Americans who have degrees in STEM or STEAM. However, programs in schools are not enough; more needs to be done. Through this program we are working on filling the gap and inspiring the next generation,” said Laurie Carey, CEO and Founder of We Connect the Dots.

    We Connect The Dots is on a mission to give students the tools and education they need to seek out and secure rewarding and well-paying careers. CreatingSTEAM encourages students to learn through experience and have the opportunity to meet STEAM and STEM leaders and take a visit to Microsoft’s corporate offices in New York City. During the intense 10 day program student teams will create designs and at the end present them to a team of tech industry judges. The winning team will be invited to present at an exclusive invitation only ceremony at Microsoft in the fall.  All attendees of CreatingSTEAM are invited to attend this special excusive event.

    Students who have attended past programs have remarked that the program was fun, inspiring and they were able to build friendships with others who shared their interest in STEAM. Working in collaborative groups, students learn many skills that will benefit them during their high school and college studies as well as in the work environment.

    For more information about We Connect the Dots and the organizations programs visit



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    Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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