October 18 – 22

A statewide effort to boost the interest, awareness and ability for all learners to envision themselves in STEM education and employment opportunities, and complement the formal instruction happening in the Commonwealth beyond STEM week.

The Central MA events listed below are either Public or Private.

Public EventsPrivate Events

Public events are free and open to everyone!

Organized by the Executive Office of Education and the STEM Advisory Council in partnership with the state’s 9 Regional STEM Networks.

Learn more about Mass STEM Week, see a state-wide Calendar of Events, and Public, State-wide Virtual Events:

State Events Schedule

State-wide Series Events

Explore Design Challenges

Explore Mass Stem Week 2021 Design Challenges

The STEM Advisory Council has coordinated with nine outstanding organizations across the Commonwealth to offer schools and after school programs options for STEM-focused Design Challenges during STEM Week. Learn more about these options and how you can implement them by clicking the button below.

State-wide Virtual Events

All the Regional STEM Networks throughout the State collaborated for these virtual events.

Free and open to the public.

Registration may be required. For more info visit the MA Calendar of Events.

STEM Week Career Panel Series

Monday, October 18

  • Branching Into Diverse Careers In Life Sciences: The Journey From Student To Professional (12pm)
  • Life Sciences Jobs: Demystifying Career Paths 101 (1pm) – Register

Tuesday, October 19

  • IT: Building Future Diverse Tech Talent And Careers (12pm) – Link

Wednesday, October 20

  • Advanced Manufacturing: Explore Pathways To Exciting & Rewarding Careers (12pm) – Register
  • Looking To The Skies: Aviation Careers In The Air And On The Ground (1pm) – Link

Thursday, October 21

  • Beyond Doctors And Nurses: Diverse Careers In Healthcare (12pm)

Friday, October 22

  • Marine Biology Speaker Panel: Dive Into Internships And Research Experiences (12pm)
  • STEM Education: Teaching And Learning In The Field (1pm) – Register

For more information and additional links, visit: massstemweek.org

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Series: What Is Your STEM Story?

Monday, October 18

  • Reflections on Being Black and Male in Engineering: What Whiteness Taught Me About Success in STEM (3pm)

Register Now!More Information

 

Tuesday, October 19

  • Collaboration in Engineering with a Focus on Equity and Identity (3pm)

Register Now!More Information

 

Wednesday, October 20

  • Paths to Interdisciplinary STEM Careers (3pm)

Zoom

 

Thursday, October 21

  • Student Experiences Navigating an Academic Pathway (3pm)

Zoom

Public Central MA Events

Check out these free STEM activities that are open to everyone to attend!

Note that some require registration.

Monday & Wednesday, October 4 & 6, 2021

I am STEM Webinar

Hosted by: The STEM Education Center at WPI

 

October 4, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm
October 6, 2021, 7:00-8:00pm

In preparation for MA STEM Week, the STEM Education Center is offering two free 1-hour sessions that will introduce educators to the I am STEM – STEM I am lesson library. This library of lessons focuses on solving problems in books and is designed to empower PK-5 students to become proud problem solvers. All lessons are aligned with grade-level ELA and math/STE standards, can be done in the classroom or remotely, and use every day and recyclable materials. Our free online webinars will introduce you to the problem solving process, show you how to navigate the library and allow you to briefly explore grade level lessons with colleagues.

Public Event

Teachers

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Worcester Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative (WCMC) Monthly Sampling and Analysis Event

Hosted by: City of Worcester

 

October 16, 2021
10:00-12:00pm

The Worcester Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative (WCMC) is a group of volunteer community scientists interested in learning about how cyanobacteria (blue green algae), which have become an increasing public health concern, are affecting their local waterbodies. Once a month, these volunteers collect water samples from over 20 lakes and ponds in and around Worcester and bring them to the lab to be examined using a variety of analysis, including under a microscope. The group is helping to develop rapid methods to determine if waterbodies are safe for recreation. Come and see what they are finding and learn how you can be involved! No prior experience is required. October 16th will be their final sampling date of the year, but we will be back at it next April and looking for new participants.

Location: 50 Skyline Drive, Worcester (Look for signs that says “WCMC”)

Sponsored by: Tatnuck Brook Watershed Association, Indian Lake Watershed Association, Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association

Public Event

High School, Higher Education, Teachers, Families, Adults/Business

Monday, October 18, 2021

Coding Class with Miss Diana

Hosted by: Shrewsbury Public Library

 

October 18, 2021
6:00-7:00pm

Join Miss Diana in person for a coding class! You will learn the basics of coding. This class is intended for children in Kindergarten to grade 2.

Public Event

Elementary School

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

3D Printing STEM Projects for the Classroom

Hosted by: AET Labs

 

October 19, 2021

1:00-2:00pm

Join tech ed instructors in learning about STEM classroom projects where 3D printing is used to innovate and streamline ongoing designs for things like VEX Robotics, mechatronics systems, and more. Co-hosted by Uxbridge High School and AET Labs.

Public Event

Teachers

Middle School STEM Experience (Virtual & In Person)

Hosted by: WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs

 

October 19, 2021
2:00pm

Middle School STEM Experience offers opportunities for students to explore different topics in STEM through a 15-minute presentation and 45-minute hands-on activity led by WPI Engineering Ambassadors. WPI Engineering Ambassadors will highlight a topic in STEM and provide enough detail in the presentation for the students to be successful in their hands-on activity—no prior experience related to the topic is required. Engineering Ambassadors are excited to share their enthusiasm for STEM with your students! Please follow the link provided to request a date, or email pop@wpi.edu.

Public Event

Middle School

STEM on the Go

Hosted by: WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs

 

October 19, 2021
4:00-5:00pm

STEM on the Go is an exploratory program that introduces students in grades 5&6 to various STEM disciplines and engage in hands-on activities that represent that topic. The program sessions are offered Oct. 12; Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. Each week will explore a new discipline. These are in-person programs and you can choose to attend the days that work for you.

Sponsored by: WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs & Worcester Public Library

Middle School

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Expert Panel: You & STEM: Professional Opportunities & Perspectives in Central Massachusetts

Hosted by: MassHire Central Region Workforce Board

 

October 20, 2021
2:00-3:00pm

During this moderated, 45-minute panel, attendees will hear from four-five diverse panelists who will: 1) Comment from their professional perspective on the growing need for STEM skills in advanced manufacturing and other fields; 2) Share examples of how STEM skills are used in the real world; 3) Highlight opportunities for women & minorities in STEM; and 4) Recommend free/paid training courses in advanced manufacturing. (Short Q&A session following all presentations.)

Meeting number access code: 2313 254 5796; password: mjXP4mpcP86

Public Event

High School, Higher Education, Teachers, Adults/Business

Thursday, October 21, 2021

STEM Take-Home Kits!

Hosted by: Shrewsbury Public Library

 

October 21, 2021
10:00am-5:00pm

Celebrate STEM Week with this take-home kit! Kits will be outside (near the books drop-off) for families to take starting at 10AM.

Public Event

Early Education, Elementary School

Open HackOWeen at Technocopia

Hosted by: Technocopia

 

October 21, 2021
7:00-9:00pm

Technocopia is a membership based machine shop and tool share that celebrates a wide range of technology, culture, craft and education. Visit our makerspace on Oct 21st to see and participate in costume creation and tours! This is our first Open Hack & Crafts event since 2020. Open HackOWeen, on Thursday Oct 21st, runs from 7-9pm and will have a costume showcase, a free activity using EVA foam to make body accessories, and tours of the makerspace. All participants must wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Sponsored by Central MA STEM Network

Public Event

High School, Higher Education, Teachers, Families, Adults/Business

Friday, October 22, 2021

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Infrared ‘Eyes’ on the Universe

Speaker: Joseph DePasquale, Space Telescope Science Institute

Hosted by: Worcester State University

 

October 22, 2021
10:00am-11:30am

This event will be a seminar provided by Joseph DePasquale from the Space Telescope Science Institute

Sponsored by Aldrich Astronomical Society

Public Event

High School, Higher Education, Teachers, Families

Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24, 2021

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Science Tricks and Animal Treats

Hosted by: EcoTarium

 

October 23 and October 24, 2021
10:00am-4:30pm

Grab your cloak: the EcoTarium is in disguise this Halloween! Join our educators for sneaky science programs about animal camouflage, invisible forces, and why things fizzle and boom. Then join our zoo team to learn about the treats and training that enrich our resident animals’ lives. For maximum fun, test drive your Halloween costume!

Public Event

Early Education, Elementary School, Middle School, Families

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Teaching to Shape the Future of STEM

Hosted by: Quinsigamond Community College

October 28, 2021 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Come learn about the ways you can use your STEM knowledge, experiences, and passion to make a difference in the lives of future generations. In efforts to develop inclusive and diverse STEM teachers and faculty, Worcester area educators are coming together to share their experiences and to present different teaching opportunities available to many through part-time and full time careers pathways. A panel of experienced STEM educators from community colleges in the region will be on hand for questions and networking.

Partnering with Worcester State University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Private Event

Higher Education, Adults/Business

Private Central MA Events

Al-Hamra Academy

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Grade 1 and Pre-K Activities: Oct. 18, 2021

Hosted by: Al-Hamra Academy

October 18, 8:00am – October 22, 2021 3:00pm

STEM learning is an every day experience at Al-Hamra Academy.

Grade 1 is studying Light. Our activities include understanding opaque, transparent, translucent: making our own ‘stained glass’ studying and tracing our shadows outside at different times during the day to see how they change.

Pre-K is doing the following:
Jingle bell sound project
Color mixing
Which weights more
Nature walk

 

 

Private Event

Early Education

Auburn Middle School

STEM Superhero Shields

Hosted by: Auburn Middle School

 

October 18, 2021 7:50AM – October 19, 2021 1:50PM

The STEM Week event for my grade 8 students will be to create a STEM Superhero and shield. Students will use the Engineering Design Process to design and create a STEM Superhero shield in their STEM class using consumables. Students will complete a worksheet with a cartoon image of their STEM Superhero. Student work will be celebrated by showing their prototypes in the front lobby of the school.

 

Private Event

Middle School

Boys and Girls Club Events

FLL and FRC Activities: Oct. 18, 2021 - Oct. 22, 2021

Hosted by: Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

October 18, 2021 4:00pm – October 22, 2021 6:00pm

During STEM Week, the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster will be running both FLL and FRC programs for elementary through high school. These programs give our members experience in research, problem-solving, coding and engineering – building and programming a robot. These programs are part of FIRST®, “FIRST® inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

Hour of Scratch: Oct. 19, 2021

Hosted by: Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

October 19, 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster will be participating in an hour of Scratch for our members to use coding to make their own creations. Scratch allows members to learn basic and advanced coding through interactive games, stories, and animations.

Inanimate Alice™: Oct. 20, 2021

Hosted by: Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

October 20, 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Inanimate Alice™ has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster to provide hands-on learning through a technology based game. Inanimate Alice™ promotes STEM literacy and a look into the world of video game design. “Inanimate Alice tells the story of a girl who dreams of one day becoming a video game designer. A tale of progressive complexity, readers become immersed in her story through episodes that demonstrate improving digital competency as Alice grows up developing the skills she needs to make her dreams become reality.” Members will be participating in the Inanimate Alice™ video game experience during STEM Week as part of a larger immersive program given throughout the year.

Partnering with the Inanimate Alice™ team.

Guided Hike at Doyle Community Park: Oct. 21, 2021

Hosted by: Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

October 21, 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Members will have the chance to learn about a green space in their community, Doyle Community Park. Our guide will show participants different parts of the ecosystem, native versus non-native plants and animals, and how the park is unique. Members will be immersed in environmental science through this hands-on experience, showing them a career path in STEM that you do not often see.

Partnering with the Trustees of Reservations for this guided hike.

iPlan with Mass Audubon: Oct. 22, 2021

Hosted by: Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

October 22, 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner are partnering with Mass Audubon to provide a look into a program called iPlan, where members can see how human interaction can change the natural world around them. This activity will involve many areas of STEM, such as environmental science, technology, and problem-solving. An educator from Mass Audubon will be joining the activity to help facilitate member engagement with iPlan.

Partnering with Mass Audubon

Science Tricks & Animal Treats at the EcoTarium: Oct. 23, 2021

Hosted by: Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

October 23, 2021 11:00am – 4:00pm

By partnering with the EcoTarium, the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner will be taking a field trip to the EcoTarium for their Science Tricks & Animal Treats event to celebrate STEM Week. Members will participate in science based activities within the fun fall theme!

Partnering with the EcoTarium

Private Event

Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Fitchburg Public Schools Events

See Yourself in STEM

Hosted by: Fitchburg Public Schools

 

October 18, 2021 8:00AM – October 22, 2021 3:00PM

STEM Week will be taking place in schools throughout FPS. Activities include Museum of Science Virtual Programs, Video Presentations by Alumni working in STEM fields, Virtual Tours, hands-on experiences and career explorations.

 

Private Event

Elementary School, Middle School, High School

Hanover Insurance Group Event

Insurance is STEM

Hosted by: Hanover Insurance Group – Women in IT

October 20, 2021 10:00am – 10:30am

This virtual event will explain potential STEM career paths and how they fit into the insurance landscape. It will build awareness of Hanover Insurance Group to local high school students and future opportunities for employment, as well as emphasizing the existence of scholarships and internships. The format will be a panel of professionals from across the organization.

Private Event

High School

Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI Events

Binary Coding: Oct. 18 & 19, 2021

Hosted by: Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI

October 18, 2021 7:30am – October 19, 2021 2pm

Fourth grade students at Abby Kelley Foster Charter School will learn about the foundational elements of coding from Mass Academy students as they explore counting in binary and representing words and numbers in binary. Participants will create a physical representation of their learning by stringing beads together to spell out their name in ASCII code.

Partnering with Abby Keller Foster Charter School

 

My Robotic Friends: Oct. 18 & 19, 2021

Hosted by: Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI

October 18, 2021 7:30am – October 19, 2021 2pm

Fifth grade students at Abby Kelley Foster Charter School will learn the importance of providing clear and precise instructions as they program a “robot.” Students will learn about algorithms, loops, and functions as they use predetermined symbols to write code that directs a “robot” to build a structure. Along the way, students will also gain practice with debugging their code when something doesn’t go according to plan.

Partnering with Abby Keller Foster Charter School

 

Dance Party!: Oct. 18 & 19, 2021

Hosted by: Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI

October 18, 2021 7:30am – October 19, 2021 2pm

Sixth grade students at Abby Kelley Foster Charter School will get hands-on experience writing Scratch code to create dance animation that responds to user input and timed events. With support from Mass Academy student volunteers, the sixth grade students will have the opportunity to express their creativity as they add animations and special effects; and use controllers to change the dance moves or song.

Partnering with Abby Keller Foster Charter School

 

Lava Lamp Density: Oct. 18 & 19, 2021

Hosted by: Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI

October 18, 2021 7:30am – October 19, 2021 2pm

Seventh grade students at Abby Kelley Foster Charter School will explore the concept of density and chemical reactions by making a lava lamp. With support from Mass Academy student volunteers, the seventh grade scientists will make observations about how oil and water interact with each other, and then discuss the reactions that take place when food coloring and alka seltzer tablets are added.

Partnering with Abby Keller Foster Charter School

 

Private Event

Middle School

MassHire Central Region Workforce Board

Make it in Massachusetts: Oct. 11 - 31, 2021

Hosted by: MassHire Central Region Workforce Board

October 11 8amOctober 31, 2021 5pm

MAKE IT IN MASSACHUSETTS Virtual Manufacturing Day is based on the annual, national movement for manufacturers, educators, and community leaders to host events that raise awareness of advanced technology in the world of manufacturing and post-secondary careers utilizing these emerging technologies.

What you need to know about MAKE IT IN MASSACHUSETTS Virtual Manufacturing Day

  • It is taking place through the month of October.
  • It is FREE.
  • It comes with a lesson plan for teachers with curated learning experiences for your students.
  • It is designed to flexibly fit into a single class period at any time or day.
  • It takes approximately 45 mins. to complete the learning activities.
  • It includes a certificate of completion for each student upon finishing the exit ticket

The MakeitinMassachusetts.com website hosts edgy content of technology to engage students such as: robotics, 3D printing, augmented reality, engineering/design, women makers, biopharmaceutical, and highlights MA manufactured products.

 

Partnering with Abby Keller Foster Charter School

 

Private Event

Middle School, High School, Teachers, Families

Quinsigamond Community College Events

Explore the World of Manufacturing

Hosted by: Quinsigamond Community College

October 29, 2021 10:00am – 12:00pm

40 middle school students from Worcester Public Schools will visit QCC’s advanced manufacturing, electronics engineering and Fab Lab maker space for demos and tours to help them learn about these STEM career areas and See Themselves in STEM.

Partnering with Worcester Public Schools

Private Event

Middle School

STARBASE Hanscom AFB Events

See Yourself in STEM

Hosted by: STARBASE Hanscom AFB

October 19, 2021 11:05am – 12:15pm & October 22, 2021 10:130am – 11:30am

STARBASE Hanscom AFB first hosted the interns from the UTeach program at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the spring of 2019. UTeach is a university-based STEM teacher preparation program that addresses the need for highly qualified STEM science and math teachers. The STARBASE-UTEACH Internship experiences helped prospective teachers gain confidence and experiences in teaching as well as providing a real-world perspective in which to frame their academic learning. The partnership between UTeach and STARBASE Hanscom aims to develop and refine ways to help teachers and students in all professions in the STEM teaching and learning enterprise to pursue best practices to the benefit of all students.

This year to celebrate the STEM week, STARBASE and UTeach Boston are partnering to allow prospective teachers in UTeach to experience how STEM teaching and learning is for everyone. UTeach students will join the current STARBASE class live and in progress on Zoom.

Partnering with DoD STARBASE and UTeach at UMass Boston

Private Event

Higher Education

Worcester Child Development Head Start Events

We are Alike. We are Different: Comparing People and Animals

Hosted by: Worcester Child Development Head Start/WPS

 

October 18, 2021 9:00AM – October 22, 2021 4:00PM

Hands on STEM exploration will take place in classrooms and STEAM Rooms throughout the Worcester Head Start Program to engage children and families in meaningful STEM experiences. These experiences will focus on comparing the similarities and differences between people and animals using rich children’s literature and a variety of materials to explore with. Using the engineer design process, children will have to problem solve how to paint without paint brushes.

 

Private Event

Early Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and NE FIRST Robotics Events

NE FIRST Robotics Demonstration: Oct. 16 & 17, 2021

Hosted by: NE FIRST Robotics at WPI

 

October 16, 2021 10:00am – October 17, 2021 4:00pm

Robotics teams from Sutton High School, Algonquin Regional High School, Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School will be at the Waters Farm Festival in Sutton MA demonstrating their FIRST Robots for all attendees. Students will show of their creations and talk about the programs and its importance of STEM.

Private Event

All grades, Families

NE FIRST Robotics Demonstration: Oct. 17, 2021

Hosted by: NE FIRST Robotics at WPI

 

October 17, 2021 10:00am – 2:00pm

FIRST Tech Challenge Students from Canton will demonstrate their robot built by their high school participants while also promoting STEM. Additionally, they will be conducting an E-waste Drive and an EV3 Outreach Event, all as part of the Canton Farmer’s Market at Canton High School.

Private Event

All grades, Families

WPI / NE FIRST Robotics Demonstration: Oct. 18, 2021

Hosted by: NE FIRST Robotics at WPI

 

October 18, 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Students from WPI and Mass Academy and Math and Science will talk about robots and all the important ways they impact our world. They will then demonstrate the robot they have built as part of the FIRST program and all students in the audience a turn at driving it when they as questions about robotics, engineering, college, or the team!

Demos like this are available year-round at any school, after-school, or public location to help promote STEM and get people of all ages excited and engaged. Contact first@wpi.edu to setup one up in your community!

Private Event

Elementary School

NE FIRST Robotics Demonstration: Oct. 19, 2021

Hosted by: NE FIRST Robotics at WPI

 

October 19, 2021

FIRST Tech Challenge team from Foxboro will demonstrate their robot and share their experiences working in STEM to help excite more people to get engaged!

Partnering with the MA Down Syndrome Congress, YMCA of Foxboro, and the Lighthouse School.

Private Event

All grades

WPI / NE FIRST Robotics Demonstration: Oct. 19, 2021

Hosted by: NE FIRST Robotics at WPI

 

October 19, 2021 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Students from WPI and Mass Academy and Math and Science will talk about robots and all the important ways they impact our world. They will then demonstrate the robot they have built as part of the FIRST program and all students in the audience a turn at driving it when they as questions about robotics, engineering, college, or the team!

Demos like this are available year-round at any school, after-school, or public location to help promote STEM and get people of all ages excited and engaged. Contact first@wpi.edu to setup one up in your community!

Private Event

All grades, Families

WPI / NE FIRST Robotics Demonstration: Oct. 22, 2021

Hosted by: NE FIRST Robotics at WPI

 

October 22, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Students from WPI and Mass Academy and Math and Science will talk about robots and all the important ways they impact our world. They will then demonstrate the robot they have built as part of the FIRST program and all students in the audience a turn at driving it when they as questions about robotics, engineering, college, or the team!

Demos like this are available year-round at any school, after-school, or public location to help promote STEM and get people of all ages excited and engaged. Contact first@wpi.edu to setup one up in your community!

Private Event

Elementary School, Teachers

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Events

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Girls Who Code with WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach

Hosted by: WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs

 

October 19, 2021 4:00-5:30pm

Girls Who Code is a virtual program for girls who are interested in learning about computer science and how to impact their community. This program exposes girls to positive female role models with a background in computer science.

Private Event

Middle School, High School

What engineering looks like in Pre-K STEM and how Higher Ed. can support

Hosted by: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

October 21, 2021 1:30-3:00pm

In order for higher ed. to effectively support PreK-12 STEM curriculum development and implementation, foundational knowledge of the Science & Engineering Frameworks and current research-backed resources are needed, as well as the recognition of the expertise and assets that PreK-12 educators have. This workshop will provide a brief historical overview of PreK-12 Engineering and the current educational resources to enable higher ed. to brainstorm and strategize ways to broaden the participation and support high-quality engineering education for all students at the PreK-12 level.

Private Event

Higher education, All grades, Teachers

Spooky Science with WPI STEM Education Center

Hosted by: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

October 27, 2021 5:00-7:00pm

WPI students in the teacher preparation program will engage young women in the Girls Inc. Eureka program through hands-on, Halloween-themed STEM lessons.

Private Event

High School

Worcester Public Schools Events

Worcester Technical High School Web Development Visits Elementary Schools: Oct. 18 - Oct. 22, 2021

Hosted by: Worcester Public Schools

 

October 18, 2021 9:00AM – October 22, 2021 11:00AM

Worcester Technical High School Web Development students will be visiting multiple elementary schools teh week of 10/18 – 10/22. They will visit 1/day and from 9-11am use a station rotation model to expose 5th and/or 6th graders to technology elements they use in their field through hands on activities (with an emphasis on computer science, computer hardware, networking and information technology) where the elementary students do the guided exploring through the guidance and leadership of the high school students.

Monday & Tuesday, 9AM-11AM @ Elm Park Elementary School

Wednesday 9AM-11AM @ Quinsigamond Elementary

Friday 9AM-11AM @ Tatnuck

Private Event

Elementary School, High School, Teachers

A Day in the Life of a Scientist/Engineer: Oct. 18 - Oct. 22, 2021

Hosted by: Worcester Public Schools

 

October 18, 2021 9:07AM – October 22, 2021 12:47PM

UMass ScienceLIVE is opening up a virtual tour of multiple scientist and engineer labs followed by live Q&A sessions for middle and high school students across the district. There will be 1 half hour session each day that multiple schools will join.

UMass Medical School

· Monday: 9:07AM – 9:37AM

· Tuesday: 9:50AM – 10:20AM

· Wednesday: 12:17PM – 12:47PM

· Thursday: 1:30PM – 2:00PM

· Friday: 12:17PM – 12:47PM

 

Partnering with UMass ScienceLIVE

Private Event

Middle School, High School, Adults/Business

MA Biomedical Initiatives Career Awareness: Oct. 19, 2021

Hosted by: Worcester Public Schools

 

October 19, 2021 9:40AM – 12:15PM

Students in 9th grade at Burncoat HS will tour labs at MBI to discover biomedical research and biomanufacturing that is going on right here in Worcester. They will also hear about programs they can pursue while still in high school if they are interested in this career field.

 

Partnering with Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives

Private Event

High School

Engineer Read Aloud: Oct. 19 & 21, 2021

Hosted by: Worcester Public Schools

 

October 19 & 21, 2021 10:00AM – 10:30AM

Intel will have 10 volunteers read aloud to multiple classrooms across 2 days for our 2nd grade classrooms. The read aloud will be followed by Q&A sessions with students
10/19 and 10/21 @ 10am-10:30am

 

Partnering with Intel

Private Event

Early Education, Adults/Business

STEM Night at Burncoat High School: Oct. 21, 2021

Hosted by: Worcester Public Schools

 

October 21, 2021 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Students and their families will interact with unique hands-on STEM activities that include, Robotics, Repair a Heart Valve Design, Tower Building Challenge and NanoKit activities. This event is designed to showcase the joy and creative side of learning and building. This joy of learning at the BHS STEM Night event is meant to foster the engineering mindset.

 

Partnering with WPI, QQC, Hanover, Holy Cross, and Burncoat High School

Private Event

Middle School, High School

Worcester State University Events

STEM Club Tables: Oct. 18, 2021

Hosted by: Worcester State University

October 18, 2021 11:00am-1:00pm

We will be providing space for STEM Clubs to advertise and recruit new members.

 

STEM Minor Informational Tables: Oct. 19, 2021

Hosted by: Worcester State University

October 19, 2021 11:00am-1:00pm

We will be providing information for students at WSU regarding minors in STEM disciplines. With the change in requirements at WSU all students must have either two majors, or a major and a minor.

 

 

Summer Research Presentations: Oct. 19 & 22, 2021

Hosted by: Worcester State University

October 19 & 22, 2021 2:30pm-4:00pm

This will be one of two presentation times that will allow students to present the research completed during the summer of 2021.

 

 

Exit Strategies for STEM Students: Oct. 21, 2021

Hosted by: Worcester State University

October 21, 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm

In this event we will provide advising to STEM Students on the next steps to achieve their career goals.

 

 

Private Event

Higher Education

Past Events

Take a time machine to learn more about past STEM Week Events.

STEM Week 2020
STEM Week 2019