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Suffolk County Community
College STEP 2017 Highlights
Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY
A Suffolk County Community College’s (SCCC) STEP student’s
research poster and accompanying oral presentation was well
received at the 2017 Step Statewide Student Research
Poster Competition (March 24-26, 2017, Albany, NY)
and the Long Island STEM Diversity Summit Student
Research Poster Competition (March 17, 2017 Farmingdale State
College). Rodrigo Castillo (11th grade, Riverhead
High School), participated in the STEP poster research competition
at the STEP Statewide Conference, Biological Sciences –
Senior Division, for his project, Testing for Oral Antibiotic
Resistance: Transmission from Dogs to Owners. Twenty
(20) STEP students participated in the poster presentation
at the Long Island STEM Diversity Summit with Samuel Lorenzo
from Patchogue-Medford placing at this event.
2017 5th Annual LI STEM HUB Celebration at Brookhaven National
On April 18, 2017, ten (10) STEP students participated in
poster presentations and allied health showcases with other
students from across Long Island.
2017 Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery (CSHFH) –Fresh
Water Ecology Program
Over fifty (50) STEP High School and Middle School participants
from Brentwood, Central Islip, Longwood and South Country
school districts traveled to CSHFH on 6/26/17 to explore the
fish hatchery and hands-on activities collecting freshwater
animals with a seine and dip nets.
STEP students returned to the Hatchery on October 28, 2017.
2017 Summer of Science Exploration
Suffolk County Community College’s STEP was pleased
to have several students participate in various summer science
exploration programs. Esmeralda Acevedo-Velasquez, Samuel
Lorenzo, Tristan Moreau and Zen Ho Sang, participated in the
2017 STEP/Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Summer of Science
at SBU weeklong research; Tyler Bond participated in the 2017
Physics: The Optics of BNL’s Biggest Machinesand Samuel
Lorenzo participated in the 2017 Biotechnology at Brookhaven
Included with these great opportunities offered to the STEP
participants, the students participate in lab experiments
and have classes on Saturdays in science, math and writing.
Tutoring is also available during the week to assist the students
with regents’ prep, school math and science classes.
Source: Suffolk County Community College STEP