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BTU School – STEM Field Trip 9 (’18-’...

For our final field trip of this year, 44 students from the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) School came for a field trip on December 7th, 2019 to learn about engineering. The field trip was on the first day of NU finals, so much lower volunteer turn-out: thank you Francheska and Jameson for coming to help! […]

West Somerville Neighborhood School –...

On November 16th, 2019, 40 4th grade students from the West Somerville Neighborhood School came for a field trip to learn about engineering and the design process. Mike McMahon, the STEM outreach coordinator for ASME, recruited NU ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) students to help run this field trip. Thank you to Mike and […]

Boyden Elementary School – STEM Field...

On Friday, November 9th, 60 fifth grade students from the Boyden Elementary School in Walpole came to visit Northeastern. The day revolved around a theme of Engineering, starting off with an introduction to engineering and the design process. The students participated in the Reverse Egg Drop activity in the morning, where they were tasked with […]

Fall Callback 2018

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Center for STEM hosted its Fall Callback, where participants from past programs were invited back to campus for a reunion and fun STEM activities. This semester’s callback event was led by Engineering World Health, a relatively new Northeastern student organization, who are focused on creating biomedical devices for those in need. […]

Phineas Bates Elementary School – STE...

On Friday, November 2, 40 fourth graders from the Phineas Bates Elementary School came to visit Northeastern for a field trip on engineering. They engaged in two specific activities: reverse egg drop and catapults. In the morning, students completed the “Reverse Egg Drop” activity, in which the students had to think like an engineer and create an […]

Mendell Elementary School – STEM Fiel...

On Friday, October 26th, 50 fourth grade students from the Mendell Elementary School came to visit Northeastern. The Center for STEM Education has partnered with the Mendell for the past three years as part of the EFA robotics initiative, and this was also the third consecutive year in which teachers from the Mendell have come […]

Edison K-8 School – STEM Field Trip 4...

On Friday, October 19, 60 fourth grade students from the Edison K-8 School visited Northeastern for a field trip on solar panels, snap circuits, and wind turbines. In the morning, the students learned about various types of energy, including where they come from and what they are used for. They applied their knowledge on electrical […]

Mason Pilot Elementary School –...

On September 28, 40 students from Mason Pilot Elementary School visited Northeastern University for a field trip on pollution and sustainability. In the morning, the students learned about sources of water pollution and ways to detect and combat the effects of it with water filters. They read a story about the development of pollution in […]

Rysensteen Gymnasium: Denmark comes t...

Yesterday, on September 24th, 2018, a group of 28 high school seniors and their two teachers from the Rysensteen Gymnasium in Copenhagen, Denmark visited Northeastern for a look at the engineering facilities and people on campus. This field trip was organized by the Center for STEM Education, Luis Frias, and Professor Beverly Kris Jaeger-Helton. The […]

Mary Lyon K-8 School – STEM Fie...

On September 21, 50 students from Mary Lyon K-8 School visited Northeastern University for a field trip on pollution and sustainability. The field trip was organized by Mike McMahon and included volunteers from Northeastern’s chapter of ASME. In the morning, the students learned about sources of water pollution and ways to detect and combat the […]