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.

Upcoming Events

Massachusetts Project Lead The Way State Conference

October 12th @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Save the date! Registration will open fall 2018!

 

STEM College and Career Fair

November 8th @ Chelmsford  High School 

High school Project Lead The Way students will have an opportunity to meet with admissionons and STEM representatives from local colleges with STEM offerings. STEM professionals will also attend to talk with students about career paths in various STEM industries.

Schools, save the date! Sign-up will be available fall 2018.

Recently Completed Events

Regional Middle School Design Challenge—Milford, MA

May 23rd @ Stacy Middle School

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Students will work in teams to solve a real-world problem. In the PLTW middle school curriculum, students learn the engineering design process to find solutions to authentic problems. At the Middle School Design Challenge, student will work against the clock, using the skills they’ve developed in class to solve a challenge. At the event students will also have an opportunity to meet STEM professionals who will work with teams and act as judges at the event. 

High School PLTW Showcase & STEM Signing Day

May 25th @ WPI

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

High school students present a project completed as part of a PLTW course on topics such as computer science applications, computer integrated manufacturing, architecture, automation & robotics, and biomedical innovation. Presentations will also include senior projects from PLTW capstone courses. After the showcase Mass STEM Hub will host a STEM Signing Day ceremony to recognize and celebrate high school seniors who intend to study STEM in college. The goal is to celebrate students going to college to pursue STEM the same way we celebrate athletes and celebrities.

Regional Middle School Design Challenge—Leominster, MA

May 30th @ Sky View Middle School

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Students will work in teams to solve a real-world problem. In the PLTW middle school curriculum, students learn the engineering design process to find solutions to authentic problems. At the Middle School Design Challenge, student will work against the clock, using the skills they’ve developed in class to solve a challenge. At the event students will also have an opportunity to meet STEM professionals who will work with teams and act as judges at the event. 

June 2018

IBM IX Design Studios Workshop

June 5th @ IBM IX Design Studios

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Students will work with IBM IX Design Studios engineers to  refine their projects from PLTW’s Computer Science Innovators and Makers course. During this workshop students will learn how to design with the user experience in mind. 

Regional Middle School Design Challenge—Fall River, MA

June 6th @ Morton Middle School

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Students will work in teams to solve a real-world problem. In the PLTW middle school curriculum, students learn the engineering design process to find solutions to authentic problems. At the Middle School Design Challenge, student will work against the clock, using the skills they’ve developed in class to solve a challenge. At the event students will also have an opportunity to meet STEM professionals who will work with teams and act as judges at the event. 

Boston Children’s Hospital Design Showcase

June 8th @ Merck Research Laboratories 

9:30 a.m.-1:30p.m.

Middle school students in PLTW Design & Modeling learn the engineering design process and the culminating project challenges students to design, test, and fabricate an adaptive toy for a child with cerebral palsy. Over the 10-week course students learn the engineering design process, critical measurement and mathematical modeling skills, computer-aided design software, and about cerebral palsy. Students will present their toy design for a patient with cerebral palsy to doctors and physical therapists who specialize in this area, along with some of the patients of the cerebral palsy program. Students will be given real world feedback and an opportunity to meet and interact with professionals.

Regional Middle School Design Challenge—Randolph, MA

June 13th @ Randolph Community Middle School

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Students will work in teams to solve a real-world problem. In the PLTW middle school curriculum, students learn the engineering design process to find solutions to authentic problems. At the Middle School Design Challenge, student will work against the clock, using the skills they’ve developed in class to solve a challenge. At the event students will also have an opportunity to meet STEM professionals who will work with teams and act as judges at the event. 

Student Hackathon Hosted by The Greater Boston Food Bank

June 14th @ The Greater Boston Food Bank

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

PLTW students who have taken computer science courses at the middle and high school level will work in teams to solve a community problem. Students in PLTW computer science courses learn computational thinking skills in the context of finding solutions to engaging, authentic problems. In their PLTW courses, students learn how to apply their knowledge of computer science to have a positive impact on society. The hackathon this year will challenge students to design a mobile app to enable communities to run more effective food drives. 

Regional Middle School Design Challenge—Salem, MA

June 15th @ Collins Middle School

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Students will work in teams to solve a real-world problem. In the PLTW middle school curriculum, students learn the engineering design process to find solutions to authentic problems. At the Middle School Design Challenge, student will work against the clock, using the skills they’ve developed in class to solve a challenge. At the event students will also have an opportunity to meet STEM professionals who will work with teams and act as judges at the event. 

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