Six students from Riverhead High School won the opportunity to visit Google’s offices in New York City in March after recently competing at Stony Brook University in a multi-school collaborative research project as part of their Digital Generation class.
The winning students worked via internet with students from the Sayville, Northport, Half Hollow Hills and Westhampton Beach school districts to collaboratively research a project during the course of several months. They presented their research at the Stony Brook competition.
“The experience of working with strangers is like none other for kids,” said student Ethan Halsey. “Working with people you don’t know can be scary, but teaching us at a young age to do so is so valuable to our future.”
Halsey added that the experience gave him the confidence to learn and coordinate with his peers across Long Island.
The Digital Generation course was designed to teach students how to use the internet and social media to create a positive digital footprint and better understand their relationship to successful business practices.