More than 600 students from 26 schools will compete in Long Island’s largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) engineering event on May 18.

The New York City-based Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education-Tech (CIJE-Tech) Young Engineers Conference enables students to demonstrate their working robotic, electronic, biomedical products and prototypes as well as compete against area teams and schools.

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Students work in small groups and engage in hands-on experiments. CIJE-Tech is a curriculum with a year each of scientific and biomedical engineering.

The event is from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Haftr Middle School, 44 Frost Lane.