Mass STEM Hub Events
Events are powerful extensions of the Project Lead The Way coursework that link students learning to work being done in STEM industries. They also create opportunities for teachers, parents, industry professionals, and students to celebrate student learning.
April 26th 2019 @ Peabody Essex Museum
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Automation and Robotics student teams design and build a pull toy using what they learned about simple machines and gear designs. At the showcase, students present their projects to Peabody Essex Museum staff and STEM industry professionals.
May 2nd 2019 @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute
The showcase is an opportunity for ALL PLTW high school students to present projects from PLTW courses to industry professionals. All teams will receive real-world feedback and qualify to win three industry chosen awards.
Borrowing from the athletics tradition, graduating seniors, from our PLTW community, are celebrated with a STEM Signing Day. PLTW seniors are recognized for their scholastic achievements and celebrated for their post-secondary education plans.
May 23rd 2019 @ Franklin Park Zoo
The Launch Showcase is for Animal Adaptations and Stability & Motion: Forces & Interactions students to present their tiger rescue and unique shoes projects. Students will present their animal and zoo inspired projects to New England Zoo staff and STEM industry professionals.
June 4th 2019 @ Merck Research Laboratories
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The final project of Design & Modeling course challenges students to design, test, and fabricate an adaptive toy for a child with cerebral palsy. At the showcase, students present their projects to doctors and patients of the cerebral palsy unit of Boston Children’s Hospital and engineers.
Recently Completed Events
STEM College and Career Fair
November 8th @ Chelmsford High School
High school Project Lead The Way students had the opportunity to meet with admissions and STEM representatives from local colleges with STEM offerings. STEM professionals also attended to talk with students about career paths in various STEM industries.
IBM Design Workshop
October 29th @ IBM IX Design Studios
High School students collaborated with IBM IX Design Studios engineers to learn about how to design with the user experience in mind and develop strong project statements to guide the capstone projects they will be completing throughout the year in PLTW’s Engineering Design and Development course.
PLTW Networking Conference
October 12th @ WPI