The STEAM conference has become a science staple on the Collier Schools calendar each year for the past seven years. It attracts kids from all over the area to get involved in modern technologies and see what STEAM is all about.
The science, technology, engineering, and math program starts in high school. Some students from Naples High have decided to volunteer on Saturday, Feb. 2 to help out kids enjoy all the activities at the conference.
“I’m going to be there to help out people who are showing the little kids modern technologies,” junior Hisam Setyawan said. “I went to the STEAM conference last year and I enjoyed helping the younger generations.”
Hisam along with another STEAM member, Logan Szittai, is interested in helping the kids get a feel for the engineering program. They have both been to the conference before and are excited to go again.
“This will be my third year attending,” junior Szittai said. “I like all the different booths and diversity of STEAM activities they have.”
The elementary school kids seem to have a great time trying out the new engineering activities each year.
“You get a bunch of little kids from all over, grades K through 12,” engineering teacher Clifford Greer said. “They can do some things that the high school kids do and they think is really cool as the big kids are doing it.”
You don’t need to be experienced in the engineering program to attend the STEAM conference and help the kids with the activities.
“I haven’t been before but I am excited to help them learn about engineering,” senior Bernard Linden said. “I don’t plan on going next year because I am a senior, but I am sure the underclassmen will step in and help in the years to come.”
The STEAM conference is for all ages to get experience in the engineering field. Registration starts at 7:30am and ends at 8:30am. The conference is from 8:30am-12pm at Golden Gate High School.