Our Impact

Impact Goals of the Center for STEM

Build Community

of educators, researchers, and students


Strengthen STEM

in the K-20 educational ecosystem


to significantly impact the STEM pipeline


Expand Opportunities

for traditionally under-represented groups


Young Scholars’ Program

[YSP] gave me a chance to try laboratory science and [get] my hands dirty in the
best possible way. There’s nothing more valuable to a budding STEM researcher
than being involved in a lab to practice the scientific method and learn to
troubleshoot. You just can’t learn that from a book or in a basic classroom. I
enjoyed being in a lab setting during the program and that encouraged me to
continue to look for opportunities in college and beyond.



Weeks of research in university labs


Years running


Participants to date


2023 YSP Program Impact


Northeastern University Summer STEM Program

Our Goals:

Encourage education in STEM for 6th, 7th,and 8th grade students.

Strengthen students STEM skills and inspire them to pursue STEM education and careers.

Foster teamwork, leadership, and community.


“The most interesting thing I learned…

         How to dream big!”

                                  – NUSSP Participant



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K-12 Field Trips

Students design and build their K-NEX towers

Students assemble their simulation of a small city with multiple area codes

STEM Field Trips: In-Person Impact


Research Experience for Undergraduates

Professor Lehman and Norre enjoying a tour of the Port of New Bedford, launch site for the future off-shore wind turbines.

2019 REU cohort on outing to New Bedford.

REU student Lilly preparing cultures.

Click here to see more about REU-POWER’s impact!