southeastern massachusetts STEM News and Events
Science & Technology/Engineering (STE) Standards Seminars Announced
The SE MA STEM Network, in conjunction with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is offering opportunities to school districts to share ideas and resources to support the integration of the STE standards and practices. Seminars will be held in different locations with the same agenda and will focus on introducing the eight practices and grade level standards, creating STE standard kits, and developing and sharing district STE standards integration plans. Click here for more information and to register.
Envision Replication Efforts Continue in 2016
Teams of Envision the Future girls are integrating STEM into their communities through continuing replication efforts throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. Pictured at left, members of the Easton Envision Team talked with reporters at the annual Harvest Fair. Additional replication efforts in Easton include: volunteering at the Children's Museum, assisting with an aftershool STEM program at Parkview Elementary, and participating in the second annual STEAM Family Night at the Richardson Olmsted Elementary School.
*Attleboro's Envision Team was recently honored to participate as part of the Cambridge Science Festival project called Tenacious Engineering. Click here to see the video.
Envision the Future Replication Resource Fair & Meeting held December 10
The first-ever Envision the Future Replication Resource Fair and Meeting was held Thursday, December 10, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Bridgewater State University. The 2015 Envision the Future Girls and Replication Teams shared how they've brought Envision into their communities. Click here for additional information.
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.
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2015 STEM Resource Fair Showcased Envision Projects & Area Resources
The third annual SE MA STEM Network's STEM Resource Fair on July 24, 2015, 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.
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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