Lincoln-Way East Science Department Hosts STEM Night for Future GriffinsThursday, February 7, 2019
On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Lincoln-Way East Science Department hosted their annual "Griffins Growing STEM" night.
About 120 students in kindergarten through fourth grade attended the event, which teaches young students about biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and environmental science.
The future Griffins broke into groups based on their grade level and conducted hands-on experiments about the sky, treated water, frequency, and more, all taught by Lincoln-Way East teachers and student volunteers.
“It’s about teaching future Lincoln-Way East science students,” said junior Michael Mavrogiannis. “It’s a good thing to do in your community, and it’s a way to help the teachers that help put you through high school.”
The Argonne Exemplary Student Research Program group also presented their on-going project focusing on iron supplements to parents. This is the second year Lincoln-Way East students are participating in the program, which allows students to work alongside top scientists at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source.
“Griffins Growing STEM” is sponsored by the East Science Department, National Honor Society, and Science Club.