Barringer STEAM Think Tank

Barringer Think Tank Communications Summary 4Big Picture and PSE&G sponsored Barringer S.T.E.A.M.’s first STEAM Think Tank on February 15th. There were over 40 guests in attendance. We had representation from Rutgers, Clara Maass Hospital, Mars-Wrigley, Greater Newark Conservancy, The Newark STEAM Coalition, our Alumni Association and more. We also had leadership representation from Central Office. Deputy Executive Director from the Office of Bilingual Education Rebecca Odessey, Special Assistants Margaret El (Arts Department), Chamiris Mantrana (C.T.E.) and Ivory Williams (Science) were in attendance. Honestly, we did not know what to expect. However, they say “If you build it, they will come.” Our community stakeholders definitely showed up and more importantly, they genuinely want to help be a part of the change that we are trying to effect. In fact, as a result of our newly formed collaboration with Rutgers, RU has agreed to host the next event at the college on Thursday, May 17th.

Full Roster of Attendees:

  • Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
  • Barringer High School Alumni Association
  • Bloomfield College
  • BRICKS for Kidz
  • BSD Coding
  • Center for Excellence for Latino Health Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Generation Ready
  • Greater Newark Conservancy
  • MARS Wrigley
  • Mubadala Investment Company
  • New Jersey Innovation Institute
  • Newark Public Schools Art Department
  • Newark Public Schools C.T.E. Department
  • Newark STEAM Coalition
  • Newark Public Schools Math Department
  • Newark Public Schools Science Department
  • Newark Museum
  • NYC Department of Education
  • Rutgers Medical School
  • RWJ Hospital
  • Schools that Can Newark
  • Solar One