Neshaminy High Alum Sparks STEM Appreciation in Scientists of Tomorrow

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Current newspaper editor-in-chief Alyssa Moore (left) confers with her predecessor, Sarah Siock.

Neshaminy High alum Emma Saloky, 22, is looking to use her upcoming Chemical Engineering degree from Bucknell University to change the world for the greener.

For now, however, she is content to change kids for the smarter.

The Sunbury Daily Item reported that Saloky recently organized a STEM event — highlighting science, technology, engineering and mathematics — for children at the Lewisburg Children’s Museum, nearby the Bucknell Campus.

Reporter Francis Scarcella notes that 25 future scientists attended the first STEM at LCM.

“It’s nice to see the children wanting to learn,” Saloky said. “With the eight stations we set up, children are engaging in the activities.”

Demonstrations included an exploration heat levels in different substances and surfaces, a principle that intrigued eight-year-old Alex Heim of Sunbury. “It’s neat to see that,” she said. “I am having a great time, and it is a lot of fun to learn so many different things.”

The event featured Bucknell University students mingling with children, an interaction that made Lewisburg Children’s Museum education director Lindsey Walter happy to see.

“A special thanks goes to the National Informal STEM Education Network for providing such fun and engaging science kids,” she said. “Also, thanks to Bucknell University for engineering such a wonderful program.”

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