EDISON, NJ -- The W+H Upper School held its biennial STEM Careers Night in virtual fashion on April 23. Students benefited from the expertise of presenters in a variety of interesting fields.

Presenters included W+H alumni Daniel Lack (actuarial science), Ali Naqvi (cybersecurity), James Nissenbaum (software engineering) and Sachina Lyons-Brown (veterinary medicine). Other professionals who made presentations included W+H athletic trainer Ryan Oliveira (athletic training), Andrew Davis (audio and video engineering), Anna Fabrikant (chemistry research and development), Lola Altidor (financial crimes law enforcement) and David Young (software engineering).

“Our biennial STEM Careers Night is a fantastic way for students to both network and gain exposure to exactly how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions connect us and unify our world,” said Upper School chemistry teacher Kyle Modes of Berkeley Heights, who organized the event. “Although the Science Department is disappointed that a live event could not occur this year, we are extremely proud of the virtual event we were able to hold.  We would like to thank our many gracious presenters who volunteered their time in order to showcase their expertise in a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. An event like this is a strong reminder of how wonderful and supportive our W+H community is.” 

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Athletic trainer Ryan Oliveira was one of the presenters at the virtual STEM Careers Night.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.