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Putnam Daily Voice serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley

Jenn Saldicco

Community Advisor

“GirlsnGear” is my motto. Recently this September, I began my journey to propose and mastery and my true calling to help promote STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) in the schools and the community and to help foster the make, design play mentality. After working in the Financial Industry as a Senior Executive Assistant at JPMorgan Private Bank for 13 years I decided to leave and go back to school full time to complete BA/MPA in Environmental Studies to help acquire the other skills needed to pursue. Along with my husband Don Saldicco, Technology/Engineering Teacher at Carmel High School, NY together we coach a FIRST FRC Robotics Team 5943 “The Bad News Gears”. My focus is to help mentor the female students to help empower them and give them confidence needed to fulfill their dreams and find their true potential in STEM fields. Together we are teaching them how to use their individual strengths to collaborate and work together on common goal and how to apply the knowledge on a global scale through more than Robots, fundraising team work, finance, business skills, networking, strategizing, etc.My job is a connector, making networks and connecting individuals groups and people in collaboration to work towards making a greater impact in the STEM Education and Pedagogy in a creative way.Member of the New York Hall of Science President’s Council it is a marvelous organization that is a national leader in shaping science and technology learning, and is doing a lot in our local community to create state-of-the-art museum experiences for New Yorkers and train the next generation of young scientists. I am a resident of Brewster, NY along with my husband Don and five year old son Logan. I enjoy making, creating connections, yoga, gardening, music and dance

Jenn Saldicco's Contributions

  1. Carmel Students Learn Competition Is 'More Than Robots,' Teacher Says

    Carmel Students Learn Competition Is 'More Than Robots,' Teacher Says

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- A team of Carmel students Tuesday mailed off machines that will toss Wiffle balls, light up, climb ropes and, they hope, gain them entry into what many call the Olympics of science and technology.The Bad News Gears spent the last six weeks conceptualizing, designing, building, programming, and testing their robots for the Hudson Valley Regional (HVR)FIRST® Robotics ...

  2. Ossining Students Gear Up For Robotics Competition

    Ossining Students Gear Up For Robotics Competition

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining High School students have spent weeks tinkering with and tweaking the creations they hope will win them the chance to compete in a worldwide robotics competition.The team, which calls itself The Ossining O-bots, called on its members to use all their scientific, engineering, technology and math skills to make the robots it will enter in the Hudson Valley ...

  3. Women Find Savings On Maternity Wear At New Brookfield Business

    Women Find Savings On Maternity Wear At New Brookfield Business

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- On the surface, little has changed in the working day for Brookfield’s Tracy Gravius. She’s still an early-riser, works late into the evening and during the course of the day, handles priorities and tasks better than a juggler with six balls.Who: Tracy Gravius, BrookfieldWhat: Founder and owner of PREGASTYLE, which resells maternity clothing and ...

  4. Carmel Technology Teacher Takes Hands-On Approach To Learning

    Carmel Technology Teacher Takes Hands-On Approach To Learning

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- Carmel High School’s Don Saldicco is teaching throwback to the days when students worked with their minds and hands. If knowledge is power, Saldicco believes it can be acquired in part through hands-on learning and teamwork, and not merely by reading books, watching videos and searching the internet.Perhaps his approach as the technology teacher at Carmel High stems from ...

  5. Area Schools Participate In First Tech Challenge At Pace In Pleasantville

    Area Schools Participate In First Tech Challenge At Pace In Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace Seidenberg Computer Science School hosted the kickoff of the First Tech Challenge robotics season on Sept. 10, featuring several area high schools.The program challenges students to apply STEM concepts in real-world situations, and inspires tomorrow’s innovators and entrepreneurs. Students get to design, build, and program robots. “Participating in FIRST lets ...

  6. Rockets Soar At Kent Library Science Show

    Rockets Soar At Kent Library Science Show

    KENT, N.Y. – The Kent Public Library is hosting a Mad Science Rocketry Show, presented by Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson, on Monday, July 25, from 4-5 p.m. Take to the skies as this introduction to rocketry explains how and why rockets fly. Attendees will witness real model rocket launches that soar several hundreds of feet into the air and deploy parachutes for their return. Brian ...

  7. Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market Hosting Storytime In Putnam

    Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market Hosting Storytime In Putnam

    SOUTHEAST, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market will host a storytime and bug jar decorating event on Sunday, July 10. Kids can decorate jars to take home and use for catching lightning bugs and enjoy the award-winning book "Leo the Lightning Bug" from 11 to 1 p.m. Children can also enjoy the playground, snow cones and popcorn after the story. The market runs from ...

  8. Pace Offering Free Cyber Security Workshop For High Schoolers

    Pace Offering Free Cyber Security Workshop For High Schoolers

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University invites high students to attend a free, five-day summer program designed to introduce high school students to the fundamentals of cyber security July 25 to 29 on the Pleasantville campus.Utilizing SeaPerch, an underwater robot. Each day students explore the concepts of cyber security first principles through analysis and investigation. The ...

  9. Ryder Farm Offers Mother's Day Hanging Baskets, Volunteer Opportunities

    Ryder Farm Offers Mother's Day Hanging Baskets, Volunteer Opportunities

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- What better way to treat your mother on her day than to let her dig deep into Mother Earth ... if she likes that kind of thing.Even if she doesn't like to get dirty, the folks at Ryder Farm are selling potted plants, produce, and hanging baskets filled with nasturtiums and impatiens this Mother's Day."Gardening is a passion of mine and once you find your passion, ...

  10. Find Soap, Meat, Pickles At Brewster Farmers Market

    Find Soap, Meat, Pickles At Brewster Farmers Market

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- With the spring gardening season now begun, local residents are reminded the Hudson Valley Regional Farmer's Market is open year-round Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 15 Mt. Ebo Road South, Brewster, N.Y.Vendors at the market include: Arch River Farm, The Asian Farmer, The Canning Jar, Clock Tower Grill Food Truck, Curious Tongue Creations Gluten Free & Vegan ...

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