Massachusetts STEM Week Events

Join the Boston STEM Network and the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) for a series of events celebrating the Massachusetts STEM Week theme, “See Yourself In STEM!”

See below for a list of events by the PIC and its partners.

For a full list of events, please visit the official MASS Stem Week website.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

4:30-5:30 “Inspire STEM Together” Boston Kick Off event

Join us for a virtual STEM Week kick off event to empower future STEM leaders from Boston Public Schools (BPS)!

It’s more important than ever to make sure that all students have access to high-quality STEM work and learning opportunities. Dr. Fox Harrell will provide the keynote address focused on equity in STEM, followed by a panel of students discussing innovative ways that STEM education is continuing during the pandemic. Together, we can expand access to STEM career pathways for Boston youth, and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

3:00-4:00pm “Going Virtual: Stories from STEM Student Interns”

The PIC is organizing a panel of students who participated in virtual internships during the summer. One of the PIC’s Career Specialists will emcee the virtual event and the panel will be moderated by one of our key champions of diversity initiatives at State Street.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

3:30-4:30pm Virtual Makerspace Tour @ Artisan’s Asylum

Virtually tour Artisan Asylum’s makerspace wonderland with Education Director Anne Wright! Artisan’s Asylum is home to engineers, artists, makers and creatives of all backgrounds and interests. On this virtual tour, you’ll learn more about how makers use our facility to start businesses, fill creative impulses and connect with creative individuals like themselves. You’ll tour many of our 15 shops, hear from several makers and find out how you can participate in some of our virtual events this Fall. Types of shops include wood, metal, laser, digital fabrication, jewelry, electronics and robotics, fiber arts, machine, and more!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

3:30-4:30pm Info Session with Indigo Ag 

Indigo will be leading an info session with Q & A for BPS students to learn about the company, hear a few professionals share their career journeys, and discuss possible mentorship and internship opportunities beyond STEM Week. Zoom link will be available soon.

6:00-7:15pm BPS STEM Town Hall

BPS will be hosting a virtual event for families, educators, administrators, central office, and corporate partners. The purpose of this event is to provide a clear definition, mission, and vision of what STEM means in and for BPS. There will be a 10 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A with a panel of BPS Educators & Partners and then an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the presenters and a panel.