In an exciting and innovative opportunity, Yeshiva High School of Monsey is pairing up with the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) to offer it’s talmidim a unique and important engineering program. Rabbi Rubin, Menahel of YHSM believes that STEM education is important to the students’ development — their best career options, and their key to future decisions, particularly in the technological age in which they live. In 2009, the United States Department of Labor listed the ten most valued employee profiles. Eight of those included degrees in the STEM fields: accounting, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information sciences and systems, and computer engineering.
The Yeshiva’s talmidim attended the CIJE Young Innovators conference at the Hilton in NYC on Sunday, May 7th. There, they visited booths of STEM innovations created by frum high school students from schools across the New York area. The Yeshiva hopes to inspire the talmidim to begin thinking about ideas for their own innovative projects, with a special focus on scientific solutions to halachic problems. The course will be taught by an experienced science/engineering professional, who is undergoing special training to mentor this program.
As part of their commitment to STEM education, the yeshiva will also be hosting a Summer TECH STEM camp this summer. The camp will be geared toward Middle School students, with groups for both girls and boys who are interested in developing their interest in engineering, film production, animation, 3D design and coding.
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