Why students showcasing their work matters
Feeling their school work is important and relevant and having an adult validate and foster their efforts are critical components to positive student engagement.1
Mass STEM Hub creates in-person and virtual opportunities for students to receive genuine feedback on their projects from industry professionals. These experiences amplify learning and have students see why what they are learning in school will be relevant to their futures.
Students in PLTW’s middle school Design & Modeling course learn about the engineering design process and about cerebral palsy. Students prototype an adaptive toy for children with the disease, and have the chance to present to Boston Children’s Hospital doctors specializing in cerebral palsy at Mass STEM Hub’s Design Showcase.