Chappaqua PTA STEM


The Chappaqua PTA STEM Committee was established to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math opportunities for students within the Chappaqua Central School District.  We partner with parents, CCSD, and the community to promote and support continued development and improvement of STEM Curriculum, school STEAM infrastructure, after school activities, community STEM organizations and special events.




2019/20/21 PTA STEM Administration


Chair: Chandana Nallan

Vice Chair: Dean Rock 

Finance: Dean Rock


Weekend of Code committee

Rodrigo Graciano

Mark Kassal

Kanan Ajmera


7B SO committee

So Young Lee

Joanne Lupatkin


Bell SO committee:

Arvind Kumar

Raj Narayanan

Gretel Kenniff


Stem Fest Committee

Tara Kassal

Kruthi Shah


Important Event Dates 2020/21

This year will provide all manner of challenges for our community, district and the world at large. Many, if not all, of these challenges will be met by science, knowledge and our ability to adapt. We present our provisional schedule for the upcoming CCSD school year. We will send out reminders and Zoom links as appropriate.

Details these events can be found on our website:



First LEGO League (FLL) information session: September 21st @ 7 pm via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting: 

Passcode: 297984

Destination Imagination (DI) information session: September 23th @ 7pm via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting: 

Passcode: 696092



Science Olympiad (SO) information session for Bell students and parents: October 15 @ 7pm via Hybrid or Zoom (tba)



Research Workshop (new) - similar to writers workshop: How to select a research topic, How to read, understand and write a research document: (time and setting tba)


Science Olympiad (SO) information session for 7B students and parents: NOVEMBER 5@7PM-8PM VIA ZOOM REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 978 9535 9570
Passcode: 125208



Weekend of Code: December 4-6 (settings and times tba)



FLL tournament: Jan 16 (tba)



Parent workshop on new tech and trends: February 6 @7pm (tba)



Science Olympiad Regionals: March 6 @Scarsdale Middle School

Destination Imagination Regionals: March 13 @Ossining Middle School

STEMFEST Chappaqua: March 20th @9am-1pm



Science Olympiad States: April 17th

Tri-County Science Fair: April 17th



Celebration of STEM (recognition event for CCSD STEM achievement): May 25 @6.30pm 


Weekend of Code committee :



Get Involved


We are seeking help with the following positions to help run STEM:


Treasurer - Manage STEM accounts, participate in 2 Stem Committee meetings/yr and spend about 2 hours a month to consolidate and produce next year budget.


DI Committee Chair -  Looking for 2 people to help run the info session and be part of a support team to help teams reach their potential. One presentation in the beginning of the year and ad hoc support for the team if needed. Time commitment around 2 hours a month. 


STEM Fest Committee Chairs (3)  - Looking to add 2 more individuals to help and make this annual event a great success. This event is in March, commitment of 2 to 3 hours a week for a month and half.






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