southeastern massachusetts STEM News and Events
Register Today! STEM Resource Fair is May 18 at BSU
Don't miss the SE MA STEM Network's Annual STEM Resource Fair on Thursday, May 18, from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Bridgewater State University. Join STEM stakeholders including parents, educators (PK-16/college/university) and representatives of business, government, and community organizations to gather resources, connect with potential STEM partners, share ideas, and network. Activities and information will focus on aligning workforce and education; integrating STEM, arts, humanities, and fitness; and learning about community STEM initiatives. Topics will include career and college readiness, STEM content professional development, and STEM literacy for all students. This event is FREE but Registration is Required. Click HERE to register today.
Work-Based Learning Seminar Series Underway
On April 10th, 25 PK-12 educators, guidance counselors, and business leaders convened at the Dana Mohler-Faria College of Mathematics and Science at Bridgewater State University as part of an ongoing Work- Based Learning Seminar Series, coordinated by the SE MA STEM Network. The series aims to provide opportunities for the PK-12 community, industry leaders, and faculty from higher education to discuss how they can align curriculum, materials, and resources to better prepare students for the rapidly changing workforce. Participants who attended the BSU event were welcomed to the campus by Deans Kristen Porter-Utley and Elmore Alexander, and had the opportunity to tour the geology, biology, chemistry, and physics labs. Narrated tours, provided by faculty members, highlighted contemporary student and faculty research being conducted at BSU in each of these domains. In addition to the labs for BSU students, participants toured the City Labs which are available for PK-12 educators and students to visit and complete activities that are facilitated by the Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE). Following a tour of the state of the art facility, which opened in 2015, participants were introduced to Bloomberg Terminals - a new addition to the Ricciardi College of Business at BSU. This technology enables students to track contemporary business trends and help them influence client decisions with real-time data. Participants also engaged in conversations about MassTransfer and Commonwealth Commitment. These initiatives are designed to encourage students to consider how credits can be obtained at community colleges, which can be more economical, and also incentivizes students to continue to pursue their bachelor’s degree at four-year institutions.
Upcoming work-based learning seminar series events include: North Easton Machine; the Hall at Patriot Place; Bristol Community College; and Massasoit Community College. View photos from the BSU event here.
Don't Forget the Network's Resources...
Including our searchable SE MA STEM Directory (new listings -- PBS's NOVA Education and HarborOne U); our Corporate Partner program (with member companies Accurounds, HarborOne Credit Union, Lockheed Martin, MathWorks, MEDITECH, Sensata Technologies, U.S. Air Force, and Verizon), and our Career Exploration website for middle and high school students. All resources are available through this website.
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The Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network
A Resource for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Education
The Southeastern Massachusetts Regional PreK-16 STEM Network is a collaboration of schools, colleges and universities, other formal and informal educational organizations, and business and industry whose representatives are concerned with improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and increasing the number of students interested in and prepared for STEM-based careers.
This Network is one of seven regional STEM Networks in Massachusetts, all funded through the STEM Pipeline Fund of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. For more information visit About the Network.
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