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Technology Education Overview

Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School
Technology Education
Port Washington UFSD

S.T.E.M. - Integrating Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology


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S.T.E.M. is taught at Weber 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Weber Tech Ed:

Mike Shampanier / Shamp
Tommy Stepanek / Step
Scott VanKurin
Michael Czachor

Students take classes in TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION in 6th and 8th grades.


BRIDGE BUILDING w/ Mr. Shampanier: Students build scale-model Truss Beam wooden bridges. When completed, each bridge is tested to find the highest strength-to-weight ratio.

BOATS w/ Mr. Stepanek: Students design and create their own rubber-band powered boats. Boats are raced in a five foot long tank for the fastest or slowest boat.

PROBLEM SOLVING w/ Mr. Czachor: Students work in groups to brainstorm ideas and solve problems by building things and competing in contests.

SCRATCH w/ Mr. VanKurin: Students will learn about coding and programming with Scratch. 


AIR-POWERED DRAGSTER CARS w/ Mr. Shampanier: Having learned the concepts of aerodynamics, drag, friction and weight, students engineer the fastest car. Powered by compressed air – the lightest, and most aerodynamic car wins!

ROBOTICS w/ Mr. Stepanek: Students learn about the concepts and application of robotics.

VIDEO w/ Mr. Czachor: Students brainstorm ideas to compete in a variety of problem solving contests.

ARCHITECTURE w/ Mr. VanKurin: Students use a computer to design a 500 sq. ft. apartment and a 2500-3000 sq. ft. house. 

Retired Technology Education Teachers
from Weber Middle School

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Mr. Marty Farber
Retired 1993
Mr. Charlie Lehman
Retired 2003
Mr. Ray Ehrlich
Retired 2010
Mr. Alan Hagel
Retired 2011
Mr. Paul Kosiba
Retired 2015
In Memoriam
Mr. Tom Corrigan
New York State Technology Education Standards Grades 5-8