southeastern massachusetts STEM News and Events
Massasoit CC offers STEM Professional Development this Fall
There’s still time to register for the Massasoit Community College STEM Professional Development Series. Designed for K-12 educators, workshops will address specific needs, such as developing hands-on and inquiry based methods or instruction in STEM and enhancing depth and richness of knowledge in specific areas. Course titles are: Lifecycle of Stuff – The Conservation of Matter, The Science of Sustainable Gardening, and Physics of Waves, and will be held in Canton and Brockton. Contact Rose Paquette at 508.588.9100 x 1307, for course dates, descriptions, and locations.
CASE to offer Games Teachers Play at Bridgewater State University
The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE) at Bridgewater State University is pleased to announce the 2015 -2016 Games Teachers Play Workshops. Games Teachers Play provides preK -12 teachers of mathematics an opportunity to share and learn about the world of engaging education games and puzzles. Upcoming workshops include: Logic and Sets on October 28 and Probability on January 27. Click here for additional information and to register.
Planets: Pluto and Beyond
K12 students, parents, teachers and friends are invitied to an MIT Science on Saturday program, "Planets: Pluto and Beyond." The event is Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. - noon at MIT's Kresge Auditorium. Sponsored by the MIT Museum & Akamai, the program features a main presentation and hands-on activities. Click here for additional information.
Join STEM Career Accelerator Day 2015
STEM Career Accelerator Day (#STEMCAD2015) is a national campaign and series of concurrent events hosted during the week of October 19-23, 2015, designed to engage and expose students, parents, and teachers to career-focused experiential learning at corporate sites, government facilities, and higher education instutitions. If you're interested in potentially hosting an event, click here for additional information. Interested in participating with your students? Click here to find out how.
Project Lead the Way Conference is October 21
Mark your calendar for the Project Lead the Way STEM Conference on Wednesday, October 21, at WPI. This professional development conference for school counselors, curriculum specialists, teachers, principals, district administrators and others will feature curricular programs integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics, providing an opportunity for districts to develop a STEM pathway from kindergarden through grade 12. Click here for additional information and to register.
Hailing from 17 communities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond, 48 girls celebrated their successful participation in the first-ever Envision the Future Program on July 24, 2015. A collaborative project of the Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network and CONNECT, Envision the Future is a five-day residential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for girls ages 11 - 13. Held July 20 - 24 at Bridgewater State University, Envision the Future provided opportunties for participants to engage in challenging STEM activities, explore career options with STEM professionals, meet women role models in STEM fields, and connect with other girls with similar interests and aspirations.
The program models effective practices and is designed to foster interest in the STEM disciplines. Exciting workshops and activities included: using DNA to solve a crime, creating mobile apps, building an underwater remotely operated vehicle, designing a balloon car, programming robots, participating in the Women Heroes Writing Project, learning about the achievement of women in STEM throughout history, and working with mentors to design a career path.
Key Partners are: American Association of University Women (AAUW), CONNECT Partnership, and the Office of Congressman Joseph Kennedy.
NEW - Click here to view a slideshow of photos from the 2015 Envision the Future program.
Click here to learn how to replicate elements of the Envision the Future program.
Check out the latest Envision the Future news coverage:
- View coverage from Attleboro cable here.
2015 STEM Resource Fair Showcased Envision Projects & Area Resources
The third annual SE MA STEM Network's STEM Resource Fair marked the culmination of the Envision the Future Program and featured a variety of STEM programs and initiatives available throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. STEM stakeholders including parents, educators (early childhood and K-16) and representatives of business, government and community organizations attended to gather resources, connect with potential STEM partners, share ideas, and network.
In addition of showcasing projects from Envision the Future participants, activities and information focused on aligning workforce and education; integrating STEM, arts, humanities, and fitness; and learning about community STEM initiatives. Topics included career and college readiness, STEM content professional development, and STEM literacy for all students.
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.
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