Online Industry Challenge

SWC 2020: Ask an Expert Forum

Connect with STEM professionals through the end of STEM Week, October 23rd.

Access the "Ask an Expert" Forum here (Link opens in a new tab)

As you tackle the STEM Week Challenge, use the Ask an Expert Forum to ask questions and discuss successes and failures with industry experts. They’re excited to share their expertise and experience with you and your students!

Learn more about the STEM Week Challenge here.

Agenda

  1. late September

    Ask an Expert Forum opens

    Log on, ask questions, and share ideas
  2. September 28 - October 23

    Ask an Expert Forum ongoing

    Explore the conversations taking place and ask industry professionals your questions.
  3. October 23

    Ask an Expert Forum closes

    Make sure to connect before STEM Week comes to a close to get your questions answered. Don't forget to submit your prototype to the STEM Week Online Challenge!

The registration deadline for this event has passed.

Through the STEM Week Challenge this fall, students will be tackling real-world problem connected to the largest STEM challenge of our time: COVID-19.

Spend a few hours over the month engaging with teacher and students via an online forum, responding to questions that come up as they tackle their respective challenge.

Connecting with industry professionals is one of the top requests from our students and teachers, as connecting what they’re doing in the classroom to what is taking place all around them helps solidify the value of their work and demystify future careers. This volunteer opportunity is totally asynchronous and flexible to your schedule, all through an easy-to-use online portal.

Challenges Overview:

  • Grades 9-12: students apply lessons of virus spread, mitigation techniques and design thinking to develop an app to help their community slow the spread of COVID
  • Grades 6-8: students apply learnings about the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and the engineering design process to design an adaptation to an everyday task for persons with paralysis
  • Grades K-5: students develop a viral game that not only employs fundamental math skills but also overcomes some of the isolation we’ve been facing due to COVID

Learn more about the STEM Week Challenge here.

Agenda

  1. late September

    Ask an Expert Forum opens

    You'll receive an invite to join the forum and introduce yourself.
  2. September 28 - October 23

    Ask an Expert Forum ongoing

    Log on, explore the conversations taking place, and answer questions or provide feedback to relevant topics.
  3. October 19 - 23

    MA STEM Week!

    The largest group of students and teachers will likely be engaging during this week, as they test and iterate on their prototypes for submission. Log on and see how you can help!