Category «STEM»

My 3D workstation is complete!

  For the past 2 years, I wasn’t really sure of where to keep my classroom’s 3D printer. It lived on a cart in a closet and got wheeled in and out of my classroom when I needed it. Unfortunately, sometimes that meant “out of sight, out of mind.” I’d go a couple of weeks without …

2017 Finalist for STEM Teacher of the Year

This post is a little overdue. I just noticed that it was sitting un-posted in my WordPress drafts folder from May. Oops! Better late than never 🙂 I’m honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2017 STEM Teacher of the Year by the Hall at Patriot Place. Even though I wasn’t selected in the end, …

Annual MBEA Conference

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to present at the annual Massachusetts Business Educators Association conference. I presented a double session on STEM and business integration by setting up a STEM playground! Teachers were able to test out my STEM tools and to learn how I integrate these important materials and skills into my business …

Girls STEM Summit Statewide

Yesterday, I spent the day at Regis College with 10 superstars from my school attending the Girls STEM Summit Statewide. For several years, Junior Tech has run this amazing event to give female students the chance to experience a day of hands-on learning through a variety of STEM workshops, networking opportunities, and a fabulous keynote …

Junior Achievement STEM Symposium

This week, a colleague and I took twenty-five students to the Junior Achievement STEM Symposium hosted at Autodesk and MassChallenge in Boston. It was a fabulous event sponsored by both SAP and PWC to give students a glimpse into STEM fields focused on 3D careers. Students rotated through six different hands-on workshops centered around 3D …

Girls STEM Summit – Apply now!!

For the third year in a row, Mansfield High School will be sending a team of 10 female students to the Girls Statewide STEM Summit! Students will participate in full day of hands-on workshops exploring all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The event takes place on April 2 (Sunday) at Regis College …

BreakoutEDU in the classroom!

BreakoutEDU has really taken classrooms by storm. Using Breakout boxes sold by BreakoutEDU, or by assembling your own, you can simulate an escape room with students in your very own classroom! I am very thankful to have a rockstar student working with me this semester as a teaching assistant. He happens to love escape rooms …

Massachusetts STEM Summit

This past Tuesday, I was able to attend the Massachusetts STEM Summit at the DCU Center in Worcester. It was a great day of learning and sharing among educators and community members from around the state. I was very excited to co-present a session called Let You Inner Child Out in the STEM Playground with …

STEM Challenge – Marshmallow Challenge

My students competed in their first STEM Challenge this week. They worked in small groups to do the Marshmallow Challenge. Students had to build the tallest structure to support the marshmallow out of 20 strands of spaghetti, a piece of tape, and yarn. The winning team had a tower that reached 27 inches high! After …

STEAM Career of the Week – Biomedical Engineer

Van Phillips, inventor of Flex-Foot Biomedical Engineer Job Description:  Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products (artificial organs, prostheses, medical information systems, and health management systems) Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s Possible Job Titles:  Biomedical Technician, Biomedical Engineer, Research Engineer, Professor, Clinical Engineer …

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