Board of Youth Trustees

LISC's Board of Youth Trustees 

sponsored by the

Motorola Solutions Foundation 

      The Board of Youth Trustees, students from grades 10-12 were in charge of examining the museum’s exhibits and curriculum, expanding our public relations and increasing our involvement in social media. They were responsible for electing officers, and creating appropriate records for their meetings. The past years focus was learning to use computer skills in a business setting, learning about the many aspects of marketing, and learning to apply mobile technology and social media skills to business strategies. Each student made their own website to manage and market throughout the year.

Participants gained valuable experience in the inner workings of a business. They learned team work, gained organizational and prioritizing skills, and experienced marketing and budgeting aspects of our organization. Students received a certificate upon completion, documentation of community service hours, a letter of recommendation, a family membership to the museum, and their pictures and biographies posted on our website. 


Last Year's Members: 

Brittany Bernstein, a senior at Centereach High School, is a veteran of the Long Island Science Center, having participated in the Summer Internship Program. This science enthusiast is a proud member of the Superintendent Student Council as well as an editor for her school newspaper. In her free time Brittany enjoys reading, poetry, and figure skating.

Noah Markewitz, a senior at Riverhead High School, is a returning youth trustee. He has previously spent many hours at the Long Island Science Center as part of the SMART Physics Program where his passion for science began. He has also studied science at Dolan DNA Learning Center during the summer. Noah plays defender for the North East Regional Premiere (NERP) Soccer League on his team called Mattituck Alliance. His other interests and hobbies include long distance track and playing alto saxophone.

Ryan DiResta, a senior at Riverhead High School, is a returning member. He became interested in Physics and the Sciences after participating in our SMART Physics Program. He also participates in several clubs at his school such as the Leaders Club and the Renaissance Club. Ryan also plays Varsity Soccer, JV Basketball, and runs Varsity Track.


Megan Murray, a junior at Greenport High School, has a passion for science. She plans to pursue a career in the field of Physical Therapy. Megan Has been a People to People Ambassador as well as a participant in Relay for Life for 4 years. She is a varsity track runner and varsity volley ball player at her high school, along with being a member of D.E.C.A Club, Drama Club and Interact. Outside of school Megan's favorite hobbies include ballroom dancing and horse back riding.


Katie McKillop, a senior at Riverhead High School, is interested in pursuing a career in Engineering or Physics. Her interests began after participating in the SMART Physics Program; taking many field trips to the Science Center. She has also spent multiple summers at the Dolan DNA Learning Center. She is a member of WISE and her schools Student Government. Katie is also a three sport Varsity Athlete, participating in soccer, basketball, and softball. 

Meghan Metzendorf, a sophomore at Centerach High School, is a veteran of the LISC! She has participated in the summer internship program for the past 4 years. Megan has always been intrigued by the field of Science. She is an honors student and a member of the National Honor Society and Art Honor Society. She is active in school sports, literary club, drama club and is Assistant Manager of Production. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, painting, swimming, and being among good friends!