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Linden STEAM Academy – STEM Fie...

Last Friday we had our first field trip of the new academic school year! About 50 eighth grade students from the Linden STEAM Academy in Malden came to learn about Engineering and the Design process (EDP). In the morning, Jen Morin, a volunteer from AIAA (the Northeastern student rocket club) led a Paper Rockets activity, […]

REU POWER 2018

On July 31, 2018, our first cohort of REU POWER¬† https://stem.northeastern.edu/summer/reu/¬† participants had the opportunity to present on their research work. Research Experience for Undergraduates Poster Session and Presentations 2018 [ 1] Smart Solar Energy Michaela Harrell, Clark Atlanta University Brad Lehman, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Mahshid Amirabadi, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering […]

Field Trip to Block Island

On July 25th, the Young Scholars (along with other groups such as the REUs and ASME) took their last field trip down to Block Island in Rhode Island to take a tour of the wind farms. Wind farming is the grouping of wind turbines in an effort to generate electricity, and Rhode Island is home […]

NUSSP 2018

Time flies when you’re having fun, and suddenly our two-week (June 25-29 & July 9-13) NU Summer STEM Program (NUSSP) is already over for this summer. I (Nick) had a great time with the students and I hope they had as much fun participating in the program as I did! In our first week, we […]

GE Girls 2018

The 2018 edition of our GE Girls program (July 9-13) has sadly come to an end! We had a successful and exciting week with our 25 participants and 5 junior counselors. Students started the week learning about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process, designing, building and improving paper towers, paper airplanes, and paper rockets. The […]

Young Scholars Program Field Trip to ...

On Thursday July 12, the Young Scholars took a field trip to MassDOT and the MBTA Command Center, where they learned about the field of transportation and what the future of transportation looks like. In the morning, the students connected with former Center for STEM program counselor and current Policy Assistant at MassDOT Dan Sullivan, […]

Young Scholars Program 2018 Week 3

Tuesday July 11th – The Young Scholars Program hosted by the Center for STEM Education has just started its third week. There are twenty high-achieving rising seniors in high school participating in research in ten different engineering or pharmaceutical labs across campus. They are working diligently on their research projects and have participated in activities […]

Excellence for All @ the Mendell

Last week marked the end of our BPS Excellence For All (EFA) Robotics program at Mendell Elementary School. Our team has been working with the 5th grade class at Mendell for the past year. On May 23rd, 2018 we had our final showcase. Students were tasked with building a space rover to explore a foreign […]

Field Trip – King K-8 (3-23-18)

On March 23rd, 50 fourth graders from King K-8 School came to Northeastern University for a field trip on engineering and renewable energy. In the morning, the students were split into two groups. The first group created a number of functional circuits to play music, power a fan or lamp, or a combination of tasks […]

Field Trip – Curley K-8 School ...

On March 16th, 36 fourth graders from Curley K-8 School came to Northeastern University for a field trip on engineering. The students went to the earthquake lab where they learned how civil engineers design buildings to withstand earthquakes and simulate the effects of an earthquake on a structure. The students then made their own “buildings” […]