On Monday, May 22, Grade 7 Robotics and Grade 8 SET³ students had the incredible opportunity to visit Google’s New York headquarters.
They heard from different Googlers (Google employees) who described the history of the tech company. Students also had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Joel Wein, a Senior Director Of Engineering at Google and the President of YCQ’s Board of Trustees.
Students then broke into 2 groups and participated in a round-robin of activities. Students worked on a step-by-step algorithm to tie one’s shoes, learning valuable coding skills in the process. Students also worked on an activity in which they had to determine the correct path to cross a grid, testing their teamwork and memory skills.
Following the activities, students went on a tour of the huge and state-of-the-art complex and ate lunch on a terrace with a beautiful view of Manhattan. Thank you to Ms. Jessica Faibish, the daughter of Mrs. Faibish, who was instrumental in coordinating the event. Thank you to Mrs. Fabish, Mr. Grossman, Ms. Blackwood, and Mrs. Jaffe for all their efforts as well and for chaperoning the trip.