Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you to our industry volunteers from 2018! We could not have done it without you. As we prepare for the 2018-19 school year, we will share volunteer opportunities for upcoming events.  From hackathons to showcases – we hope you will volunteer to connect with our young STEM leaders in the Commonwealth.   

Upcoming Events

Pull Toy Showcase

April 26th @ 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, middle school students present their projects to Peabody Essex Museum staff and STEM industry professionals. Join us as an industry  judge to share your experience by interacting with student teams and providing feedback on their projects!

High School Showcase + STEM Signing Day

May 2nd @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join us for the 2nd annual High School Showcase and STEM Signing Day for PLTW students in Massachusetts! At the Showcase, students are invited to share their PLTW projects designs with STEM professionals to discuss their work and receive authentic feedback on their work. As an industry expert judge, you will learn about their projects and provide feedback. Getting to engage with you is both exciting and a powerful signal that what they’re learning and doing is relevant and important to their future. At STEM Signing Day, we celebrate the scholastic achievement of our Project Lead The Way students who are committed to pursuing STEM after graduation.

Launch Showcase

May 23rd @ Franklin Park Zoo 

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Launch Showcase is for Animal Adaptations and Stability & Motion: Forces & Interactions students to present their tiger rescue and unique shoes projects. Elementary school students will present their animal and zoo inspired projects to New England Zoo staff and STEM industry professionals Join us as an industry  judge to share your experience by interacting with student teams and providing feedback on their projects!

Therapeutic Toy Design Showcase

June 4th @ Merck Research Laboratories 

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The final project of Design & Modeling course challenges middle school 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. Join us as an industry  judge to share your experience by interacting with student teams and providing feedback on their projects!

Mass STEM Hub Classroom Volunteer

Ongoing @ Local PLTW Classrooms Near You

Would you and your colleagues like to work with teachers and students in their classrooms during the school year? Contact Andreina Parisi-Amon by emailing, aparisiamon@mass-stemhub.org to be connected to local schools near you!

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