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Robots, Legos, and a famous chef at city’s new summer STEM training


Eileen McManus-Reddan, a special education teacher at Brooklyn’s J.H.S. 62, found herself watching a former White House pastry chef make steamed buns on Thursday.

The demonstration by Bill Yosses, who made soufflés for President Barack Obama until 2014, presumably used far fewer ingredients than he would have found in his old kitchen and relied on just a hot plate. The goal, he explained, was to give McManus-Reddan and her colleagues a new way to explain the science of food, featuring homemade (or school-made) yeast.

“It’s something that students at any level can enjoy learning,” McManus-Reddan explained after the workshop.

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