On January 29th, close to 50 fifth grade students from the Mather Elementary School in Boston joined staff and students from The Center for STEM for a day of engineering exploration and discovery. The STEM Field Trip series provides Boston Public school students the opportunity to visit our campus and learn first-hand about potential careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The day began with an introduction to the engineering design process (EDP). Students then designed, built and tested catapults assessed for accuracy and device design. Participants also had the opportunity to talk directly with students from the College of Engineering, securing answers to their questions about college.
Students continued to explore engineering and the design process through the Egg Drop challenge, one of many available activities for this program offering. The Mather School is one of many schools Northeastern University Engineering faculty support directly. Professor Marilyn Minus provides direct support to enrichment programs offered at the school site.