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Lewis Latimer Science and Career Expo Highlights Success of STEM Education in Queens, NY

The Lewis Latimer Science and Career Expo, held in partnership with York College, was a resounding success, showcasing the vibrant spirit of STEM education in Queens, NY. On Saturday, May 4th, 2024, attendees gathered at York College, a college in the heart of Southeast Queens, for a day filled with immersive experiences, enlightening discussions, and inspiring presentations.

Hosted by Aleeia Abraham, founder of the BlaQue Resource Network, and Rachael Walton, who leads Student Activities at York College, the event kicked off with an address from Keynote Speaker: Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams. His captivating speech highlighted the importance of STEM education and acknowledged the invaluable contributions of community leaders dedicated to advancing STEM initiatives on a local level. Deputy Borough President Ebony Young also graced the event, offering words of encouragement and support for the aspiring STEM enthusiasts in attendance.

A highlight of the expo was the engaging Careers in STEM Panel, featuring esteemed professionals from various backgrounds. Cyber Security Expert Steve Touissant, iResearch founder Serena McCalla, Scientist Corissa McEwen, Oncologist Fitzroy Dawkins, Electrical Engineer Joe White, Aerospace Engineer Tarik Ward, A.I. Expert Andrea Kelli, and our esteemed Moderator Dunstan Abraham shared their insights and experiences, providing invaluable guidance to aspiring young minds.

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In addition to the enlightening panel discussions, attendees had the opportunity to participate in science-based workshops hosted by small business owners and community organizations. These interactive sessions, coupled with the guidance of industry experts, allowed participants to delve deeper into STEM concepts and gain hands-on experience.

The event would not have been possible without the support of our esteemed partners, including the NY Public Library, NY Hall of Science, Lewis Latimer House Museum, Con Edison, National Grid, and many others. Their contributions helped make the Lewis Latimer Science and Career Expo an unforgettable experience for all involved.

As the day drew to a close, attendees departed with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and inspiration, fueled by the connections made, knowledge gained, and memories created. The Lewis Latimer Science and Career Expo served as a testament to the transformative power of STEM education and the boundless opportunities it offers for shaping a brighter future.

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