Student Technology Conference
The Student Technology Conference provides an international forum for the presentation, discussion and sharing of educational technology in schools and other academic settings. This free, virtual conference, by students in grades 6-12/college and for all, is committed to:
- Fostering a better understanding of how students use technology in education and to engage students, teachers and administrators in a conversation about technology.
- Assisting teachers and administrators in understanding how students use technology both in and out of the classroom.
- Strengthening the relationship between students, teachers and administrators about technology in the curriculum.
Physics, Design and Social Justice
In this project, students seek to develop a physics-based solution to a local, regional, national or international social justice problem. Using the Columbia Business School’s The Designing for Growth Field Book as a guide, students research their issues, design a prototype and present their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists and designers. Projects over the past three years have included the Teddy Text, AquafyKenya, PlayWater and the Disposa-Cozy.
Atmospheric Science and Social Justice
In this project, seniors are working to highlight access to clean water, one of the key Millenium Development Goals. They will develop a public outreach plan to communicate appropriate information to their target audience, interview an expert in the field, research a charity involved in clean water and connect with a guest speaker for an assembly in another division.
In previous years, students designed an activity kit for children to use during power failures and also wrote and published an eBook entitled Sandy Stories, that told the stories of members of the school community who were adversely affected by Superstorm Sandy.