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

 

STEM College Fair

November 8th @ Chelmsford High School

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

Join us for the 2nd annual STEM College Fair for PLTW students in Massachusetts! As students spend the day learning about STEM programming at the college and university level, we hope for students to also meet with industry professionals to learn about STEM career pathways. As a volunteer you will share information about your organization and role as well as about your path in the STEM industry.

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 Faith McDuffie by emailing, fmcduffie@mass-stemhub.org to be connected to local schools near you!

 

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. 

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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. 

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—Randolph, 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.