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Join the STEM Club
The STEM Education Center invites you to join the STEM Club - a new PD series for current and aspiring STEM teachers. The STEM Club will meet four afternoons during the academic year. Participating teachers will try, unpack, and modify a different STEM project presented by a fellow teacher. Learn more about joining or presenting at the STEM Club...
New In-school Engineering/Technology Workshops
The STEM Education Center develops and facilitates in-school professional development workshops that focus on integrated STEM, STEAM, the new STE framework, NGSS practices, and more for educators in grades PreK-12. This year we're adding four new workshops developed and conducted by retired engineer and educator Rick Connell. They are Introduction to CAD, Introduction to 3D Printing, Assistive Technology Projects, and Preparing Your Students for Science & Engineering Fairs. Learn more about these workshops...

Call for Sharing at AweSTEM! 2017 Coming Soon
AweSTEM! is WPI's annual celebration of STEM educators held every spring. It's an opportunity to network, learn from peers, and celebrate the work you do. Each year, a Call for Sharing goes out in the fall for educators wishing to present at the event. Look for an email at the end of the month with more information about applying to present. Learn more about AweSTEM!...  

STEM Education Center at Conferences
MassTEC (10/21)

  • Rick Connell will present a special workshop titled "STEM Projects with Assistive Technology".  

MA STEM Summit (11/1)

  • Martha Cyr and Mia Dubosarsky will present information about the Seeds of STEM research project focused on the development of an early childhood STEM curriculum. 
  • Check out the STEM Education Center and Project Lead The Way tables in the exhibit hall.
MAST Conference (11/3-4)
The STEM Education Center will present three workshops: 
  • Developing a Scale Model of the Solar System (for 5-8 teachers) - 11/3 11-12
  • Design a Shade for a Lemonade Stand (for Kindergarten teachers) - 11/3 2:15-3:15
  • STEM Integration Plan for Schools and Districts (for education leaders) - 11/4 2:15-3:15

Graspable Math
Making Math Come Alive Through Motion

Do you want to make math come alive through motion? Graspable Math is a new online learning tool that uses gesture-based actions to solve problems and discover patterns in mathematics simply by dragging, manipulating, and transforming expressions. Interested in using GM in your classroom? We are actively recruiting K-12 math teachers to try out our tool in their classroom and participate in a variety of activities and online studies that explore how students use different strategies to transform and solve mathematics equations. For more information, contact Professor Erin Ottmar at erottmar@wpi.edu

The STEM Education Center Expands
With growing demand for STEM and STEAM PDs, the STEM Education Center welcomes three new educators as professional development providers. The three are Donna Taylor, a science teacher at Northbridge Middle School, Kathryn Buckley, a science teacher at Robert Adams Middle School in Holliston, and Rick Connell, a retired engineer and educator. If you see Donna, Kathryn, or Rick at the next PD in your school or at WPI, give them a warm welcome. 




Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609


STEM Education Center - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road | Worcester, MA 01609 | 508-831-5512 | wpi.edu/+stem

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