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The Rise of the Society of STEM

Empowering Tomorrow’s Innovators at Pinnacle High School
Taken by Zaynab Chaudhary

In its inaugural year, the Society of STEM provided a place for students passionate about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to meet and share ideas. Sponsored by history teacher Albert Susman, the club, founded by juniors Vedangi Bhatt, Kenzie Bertz, Aseel Hammad, Bella Contreras and Julia Starcevic, provided a supportive environment for networking, coding and 3D printing .

“When I was given the opportunity to [sponsor the club], it didn’t matter what it was, because I was in the business of wanting to work with these kids,” Susman said. 

At the biweekly meetings held in Susman’s room, F-111, students attended presentations by the club eboard on diverse STEM topics, such as biomedical engineering. This year, the club hosted two guest speakers from Silicon Valley, Priya Raval and Mihir Thaker, who shared their journey into their STEM careers in bioengineering. 

Club founders with guest speakers; Submitted by Vedangi Bhatt

The club president Bhatt expressed positivity over the club’s guest speakers. 

“Everyone truly loved this enriching experience since the guest speakers provided direct insight into the maze of biomedical engineering and medicine,” Bhatt said. 

In an era when STEM fields are shaping the future, this club provided the opportunity for high school students interested in STEM careers, such as health, engineering or mathematics, to explore different fields of science, work on coding projects and network with industry professionals through their guest speakers. 

The club is making plans to welcome new members next year. Interested students can check their Instagram @ phssocietyofstem for more information regarding meetings and joining in the new year.

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Zaynab Chaudhary
Zaynab Chaudhary, Staff Writer, Online Editor