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STEM night at Hillcrest a large ‘scale’ event

Students Hillcrest High School Country Club Hills learn about Jim Nesci's reptiles recent second annual STEM night.  |

Students at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills learn about Jim Nesci's reptiles at the recent second annual STEM night. | Supplied photo

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Updated: February 13, 2014 6:04AM



It’s not every night that a 256-piece dome, a 13-foot pendulum, a robot, alligators, snakes, lizards and a tortoise can be found at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills, according to a press release from the school.

But all were present at Hillcrest’s recent Second Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Night.

More than 120 students and families attended, the press release said. Several community businesses took part. The James Dyson foundation donated several engineering boxes, which gave participants an opportunity to build and design Dyson products and put their engineering skills to the test.

Other additions to STEM Night were the geometric dome-building stations, the ecology club “Fun with Kinetics” station, the human scale station, Lego robotics station and the pendulum challenge station, the release said.

“STEM night was an excellent family event,” Hillcrest Assistant Principal Terrence Simmons said in the press release. “I would like to thank Mr. Mirko Polyak along with the other Hillcrest science teachers, Mr. Mike Macabobby, and all the families for their support.”

For more information about Hillcrest events, email Tsimmons@bhsd228.com.

Staff report



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