Top Of The Class: Mass STEM Week Gets Kids Excited About STEM

Podcast | October 20, 2019

Under the Radar with Callie Crossley

Listen here:
https://www.wgbh.org/news/science-and-technology/2019/10/19/mass-stem-week

Most jobs these days require at least some skill in the fields of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Classes in STEM education are integrated in K-12 curriculum across the country and here in the Bay State. That’s why for the second year in a row, Massachusetts has instituted a week-long initiative aiming to get kids excited about STEM with a long term goal of building a pipeline of skilled workers ready to join the ranks of its growing STEM workforce. Mass STEM Week includes a variety of special events and activities organized by participating schools and STEM outreach organizations.

Guests:

Lisa Freed – STEM Program Manager at the Bedford-based robotics company, iRobot. Lisa is an engineer and a 2017 Women Worth Watching award winner.

Andrew Deschenes – Associate Mechanical Engineer at iRobot.

Olu Ibrahim – Founder and CEO of the Lowell-based organization, Kids in Tech, which partners with schools to provide after-class STEM activities to students ages 8-14.