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CHS Students Learn about STEM through Music at Drexel Program

CHS students attending Music STEM program During the first week in August, CHS juniors Venus Agbadan, Aidan Frankenberg, Zhao Gu Gammage and sophomore Dan Hayes participated in Drexel University’s Summer Music Technology (SMT) program at Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center.

“Our Cheltenham students reach out, explore opportunities and are on the path for greatness in their lives,” said CHS Challenge Consultant Elaine McGoldrick, who recommended the program.

Now in its 13th year, SMT is an innovative educational experience for high schoolers utilizing music to motivate greater interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and features a deep integration of STEM with arts and design. Through music, students explore technical concepts in an engaging and impactful way. Initially developed with support from the National Science Foundation, SMT focuses on creating and making and involves hands-on, project-based learning. Topics explored include sound synthesis, instrument acoustics, audio effects, artificial intelligence for music recommendation, musical app development and creative robotics.