On March 29-31 2019, Hostos Community College won 2 distinguished awards at the 21st Annual Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) Statewide Student Conference held in Albany, New York. The conference was attended by over 600 participants including staff and secondary school students from 48 institutions of New York State resulting in the following outcomes:
- Daniel Aisogun, Precious Omoike, and Faith Aisogun (high school seniors) received the first place award in the Technology Category for presenting “Impact of Using Generic Versus Original Cellphone Chargers.”(Faculty mentor: Prof Moise Koffi, Mathematics Department)
- Naomi Hockaday, Ana Martínez, and Gianna Milfort (high school seniors) received the third place award in the Physical Science Category for presenting “The Dangers Caused by High Temperature Home Appliances.”(Faculty mentor: Prof. Moise Koffi, Mathematics Department).
Other students who attended the conference, Erika Olvera and Axel –Ryan Nzi (both middle school students), represented Hostos Community College as student ambassadors.
First, I am grateful to all my office staff, especially Diandra Jugmohan and Briseida Cortez who not only provided a great support in preparing students for the conference, but also played a key role in the statewide STEP student conference planning committee.