Continue reading Fostering Community Through Alumni Outreach: Design and Development of an Electronic Alumni Survey for the Latino Education Institute

Fostering Community Through Alumni Outreach: Design and Development of an Electronic Alumni Survey for the Latino Education Institute

Project Description While the Latino Education Institute (LEI) provide exceptional services to their students, the organization is relatively small and is currently investing in more insight in their programs via usage of a new internal database and solidifying communication from their alumni network. Our team has developed a system consisting of an alumni survey with…

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Continue reading Women’s Initiative of the United Way: Dollar Scholar engagement

Women’s Initiative of the United Way: Dollar Scholar engagement

We worked with the Women’s Initiative of the United Way to enhance their online financial literacy program, Dollar $cholar. This program aims to help empower young women through financial education. A lack of financial literacy training can lead to economic dependence. This financial literacy discrepancy is particularly prevalent amongst women, leading to an increase in…

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Continue reading HVK’s Children Foundation: Improving the user experience on the Lab-in-a-Box for students in Liberia

HVK’s Children Foundation: Improving the user experience on the Lab-in-a-Box for students in Liberia

Project Sponsor: Hawah V. Kamara (HVK) Children’s Foundation HVK’s Children Foundation is a non-profit organization based in both West Africa, Liberia and Worcester, MA. Their mission is to help children, women, and families in sub-Saharan Africa, Liberia. The organization has partnered with 6 different primary and junior high schools in Liberia to coordinate health and…

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Continue reading Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary: Establishing Engineering in Elementary Instruction

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary: Establishing Engineering in Elementary Instruction

Project Sponsor: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon is a nonprofit organization that aims to expand conservation efforts across the state.  Wachusett Meadow is a wildlife sanctuary that is part of Mass Audubon and located in Princeton, Massachusetts.  Wachusett Meadow provides science related instruction, to people of all ages, that directly applies the nature seen…

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Continue reading Quinsigamond Community College: Providing Recommendations for Project-Based Learning Implementations

Quinsigamond Community College: Providing Recommendations for Project-Based Learning Implementations

Project Sponsor: Quinsigamond Community College   Photographed: Project Team, QCC QORE Team, PBL Champions Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) is a public 2-year college located in Worcester, Massachusetts. QCC has provided an accessible, affordable, and high quality education to the residents of central Massachusetts since 1963, growing from an enrollment of 300 in 1963 to over 13,000…

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Continue reading The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester: Developing a STEAM Strategy

The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester: Developing a STEAM Strategy

The goal of this project was to help the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester (BGCW or Club) implement a sustainable after-school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) program. Using the Everything STEM Planning Guide created by the Boys & Girls Club of America, we completed a STEM Readiness Pre-Assessment, STEM Improvement Plan, and…

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Continue reading MassDEP: Developing Stormwater Management Educational Materials

MassDEP: Developing Stormwater Management Educational Materials

Project Sponsors Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) The MassDEP is a state environmental agency that is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment. Also, the MassDEP is the liaison between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the municipalities in Massachusetts. MassDEP website on stormwater Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition (CMRSWC)  The CMRSWC…

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Continue reading Educational and Interactive Miniature Golf Course for Worcester Historical Museum

Educational and Interactive Miniature Golf Course for Worcester Historical Museum

We are a group of students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute who are working to design a historically-themed, portable miniature golf course as an interactive family exhibit for Worcester Historical Museum. Worcester Historical Museum (WHM), established in 1875, is the sole organization that collects, preserves, and interprets pieces of the city of Worcester’s vast history. Samuel E. Staples,…

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