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Building Bridges – Fall 2019

On Friday, December 6th, was the Fall 2019 edition of our Building Bridges event. 138 students from 66 different schools in 11 states signed up to participate, to learn all about engineering. Students picked from 17 different professor-led sessions, with each topic including some sort of presentation and/or hands-on activity. The day started with a […]

Fall Callback 2019

On Saturday, October 16th we had this semester’s rendition of the Summer Program Callback. We started the day with a team-building exercise (which I borrowed from a prior YSP Orientation activity): cutting an index card to form one continuous loop that you can fit around your waist. The actual solution (that I knew about) can […]

Edison – STEM Field Trip (11.15...

On Friday, November 15th, two classes (~30 students) from the Edison K-8 School came for our last STEM Field Trip of the semester. The visiting students were fifth graders; many of whom had come to last year’s field trip, where they learned about circuits and energy. For this year’s field trip, the students focused on […]

Mendell – STEM Field Trip (11.8...

Today, 40 fourth grade students from the Mendell Elementary School came for a field trip to Northeastern. Northeastern University and the Mendell have worked together for many years, both with visits to Northeastern for STEM field trips, but also through the Excellence for All Robotics Program: from 2016-2019, student volunteers from Northeastern came to the […]

Chittick – STEM Field Trip (11....

Mason – STEM Field Trip (10.25....

As part of Mass STEM Week, we had another STEM field trip today; 29 fourth grade students from the Mason Pilot School! Today, students learned all about energy: different types of energy (electrical, kinetic, etc), different sources of energy (both renewable and not), and how electrical energy actually gets to our houses. Students built their […]

St. Agatha – STEM Field Trip (10.18.1...

On Friday, October 18th, in partnership with professor Eno Ebong, 35 x 7th and 8th grade students from St. Agatha Catholic School came to Northeastern University for a STEM field trip, learning all about the Engineering Design Process (EDP). Students learned the steps in the EDP and why engineers use it and that engineering is […]

Murphy – STEM Field Trip (10.11...

On Friday, October 11, the Northeastern Center for STEM hosted ~68 fifth grade students from  Murphy K-8 School in Dorchester, MA. The theme of this weeks field trip was focused on the effects of water pollution and sustainability. The students began their day learning what engineering is and participated in an activity called “Who Polluted the […]

Dever – STEM FIeld Trip (10.4.1...

On Friday, October 4th, ~60 4th grade students from the Paul A. Dever Elementary School in Dorchester, MA attended a field trip at Northeastern University. The whole day revolved around a theme of Engineering, introducing what engineering is and the engineering design process. Students broke off into two groups; one group performing an activity using […]

S-POWER @Northeastern University Ener...

S-POWER students from Northeastern University and MassBay Community College recently attended the Northeastern University Energy conference. Christopher De Oliveira, an S-POWER student, gave us his perspective on the conference: “For me, the best part of this Energy conference was the “Future of the Built Environment” panel because not only did the panelists tell the attendees […]

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