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Event Recap

The 2021/22 school year was filled with incredible events that were meant to educate and inspire STEM programs for students. Stay tuned for upcoming programs over the summer! Beyond the Microscope Webinar Series The purpose of our Beyond the Microscope webinar series is to spark conversation between thought leaders and the greater community. At each […]

The future of work is hybrid. But is it accessible?

By Michaela Goss, Communications Volunteer In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced all schools and businesses to move to remote operations, if they were able. One year later, as vaccines roll out, schools and businesses are attempting to figure out life after the pandemic. Many businesses have already pledged to remain remote for good, while […]

The State of STEAM Education

by Aimee Khan, Communications Volunteer I went to school in the 90s. Back then, children of all races and genders were encouraged to pursue mathematics and science as well as interdisciplinary subjects like history and English. A well-rounded education is necessary in being able to decide a path in college and beyond. I find that […]

How does Massachusetts approach STEM education?

By Michaela Goss Massachusetts aims to fulfill two key goals for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education: ensure students can actively engage in data analysis and ensure they can relate what they learn in the classroom to life outside the classroom. The Massachusetts Department of Education’s (DOE’s) website lays out the state’s standards-based academic […]

How the Arts Can Help Redesign STEM Curriculums

By Michaela Goss, Communications Volunteer School science projects are rarely complete without a giant poster board, colorful lettering and pictures to help describe the project. Technical engineers who build software and websites can’t fully complete their jobs if they can’t picture how the end product will look and how the designs must come across. The […]

Fluorescence @home: STEM Explorations That GLOW!

Fluorescence is a tool used widely in the sciences and beyond. But it is also a fascinating phenomenon in its own right. Use the handheld P51™ fluorescence viewer to explore the world of fluorescence right at home! Learn more about this topic in our upcoming Beyond the Microscope event “Fluorescence @home: STEM Explorations That GLOW!” […]

Building a Pathway for Diversity, Equity and Belonging in STEAM

by Aimee Khan, Communications Volunteer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education and career paths are often overlooked by people of color and women due to a lack of interest or belief in themselves. Without enough immersion and education opportunities, these minorities could forego the discovery of a lifelong passion. That is why Kids […]

Path to diversity in STEM starts with education, opportunity

By Michaela Goss, Communications Volunteer Just under half of K-12 schools nationwide have dedicated computer science curriculums, and that amount shrinks further for low-income students and students of color. This is true for the majority of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses, too, as students from marginalized backgrounds are less likely to have dedicated […]