[NEWARK, New Jersey, April 20, 2018] – More than 100 Newark Public Schools students from 35 schools developed, displayed and discussed their STEM projects at New Jersey’s largest school district’s STEM Fair. This is the first district-wide STEM Fair. The Fair was held at the Paul Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers University.
“The STEM Fair was an extraordinary display of science and technology created by gifted students of Newark Public Schools,” said Robert Gregory, Interim Superintendent of Newark Public Schools. “I commend Ivory Williams, Special Assistant for Science and her staff for engaging our students in an educational and exciting journey into the future – investing in the STEM curriculum and students today will produce our nation’s science and technology leaders of tomorrow.”
This year marks the largest collaborative effort for the STEM FAIR with Rutgers Newark Graduate School, The Chad School Foundation, Newark STEAM Coalition, Discovery Education and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ.
Ms. Williams added, “The STEM Fair presents one of the most challenging and exciting opportunities for students to showcase their passion for science and technology. It also prepares our students for STEM WEEK – the week of June 4, when we will visit schools showcasing their STEM projects. Ms. Williams also indicated that the STEM Fair recognized winners in Grades 3 – 5, 6-8 and 9 – 12.