Students demonstrate innovations

More than 150 students at Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale led demonstrations of hands-on activities such as 3D printing, coding, robots and more during the school’s first annual Maker Expo.

This Modern Orthodox Jewish day school’s Philip Esformes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program enabled the students to learn the activities they demonstrated at the expo and acquire their passion for making, inventing, problem-solving, micro-computing, engineering and much more.

STEM education is a movement that is intended to help teachers and their students understand how the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics impact their world and prepare them for the workforce of tomorrow.

Hanna Shekhter, director of STEM Innovation and Education at BMA, loved the expo’s turnout.

“I’m so glad everyone came out,” Shekhter said at the expo. “The kids are really enjoying themselves and they’re engaged and the parents are so impressed by the children. I think it turned out really well.”

Shekhter noted that the expo shows that the school is serious about learning and teaching STEM-related fields.

“I think it’s important for schools to give an opportunity for students to try different things, especially in STEM, in computers, in coding and in electronics. Anything they are able to expose their students to is going to be beneficial to them.”

There were stations for every grade, from kindergarten to eighth, at the expo.

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