Oliver Street School Hosts Their First STEM Fair: This is Where the Magic Happens

More than 100 students create STEM Projects

[Newark, NJ – March 13, 2018] Oliver Street School students presented their science projects to the school community, parents and relatives at the First Annual STEM Fair at the school. More than 100 students participated in the fair which included students in grades 3 through 8.

Oliver Street School Principal Douglas J. Petty said, “I am proud of our students and their commitment to exploration of the mind. The projects presented at the STEM Fair exemplify a spirit of academic adventure and engagement and that is the core of student success.”

According to STEM Fair organizer Vice Principal Shana Burnett, Oliver Street School students presented their STEM fair projects to parents and the school community for two days. Ms. Burnett said that participating students were tasked with thinking and acting like engineers to imagine a real world problem they wanted solved. Students had to plan, imagine, and create a solution to this problem while applying Science, Technology, Engineering and Math principles.” The fair also included James Intrabartolo and Caitlin Riccardi.

Ivory Williams, Special Assistant overseeing Science for Newark Public Schools said, “Congratulations to the entire Oliver Street School family on a successful STEM Fair. Ms. Williams said the projects were thoughtful and solutions based with great attention to detail in solving issues impacting our community.”

Kathy Duke Jackson Assistant Superintendent overseeing Oliver Street School extended congratulations to the administration, teachers and most importantly to students on a job well done. This is the first year Oliver Street School participated in the STEM fair.