October 16, 2013
Amsterdam High School students recently participated in the STEP (Science Technology Entry Program) program at FM, completing various laboratory exercises in the College’s ultra-modern physics laboratory.
The goal of the STEP program is to encourage young high school students to study science and related subjects, and to excite them about science study and careers. Working under the supervision of FM physics instructor Gilbert Ayuk and FM physics students Angela Hanke and Sonali Kumar, both alumni of Amsterdam High School, the STEP students explored and applied the scientific method in three fun but challenging laboratory exercises.
A the end of the three-hour laboratory session, the students were very appreciative of the opportunity to be in the STEP program and thanked Ayuk and the student volunteers for guiding them through the exercises.
“Working with these students was a great deal of fun for everyone involved,” said Ayuk. The Saturday Coordinator of the Step Program, Kathie LaBarge, who accompanied the students, also thanked Ayuk and the student volunteers for their support to the STEP program.