STCC plans events for Mass. STEM Week Oct. 22-26
A workshop to teach students to make fidget spinners is one of the planned events during STEM Week, Oct. 22-26.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College kicks off Mass STEM Week Oct. 22-26 with a drone demonstration and a talk about the science behind small unmanned aircraft systems.
Sponsored by the STCC STEM Starter Academy, the drone demonstration will be held Monday, Oct. 22, 15:15--1:15 p.m. in Building 17, Room 102.
STCC is one of several community colleges across the state planning events and activities during Mass STEM Week, a new initiative developed by the Governor’s STEM Council. Other higher education institutions, K-12 schools and non-profits that help promote careers and programs in STEM fields also are participating in the statewide effort to boost interest and raise awareness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
We are very proud to offer a range of educational events and hands-on activities during Mass STEM Week, and encourage students, families and residents to learn more about our unique programs.John B. Cook, President, STCC
“As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STEM education is an essential contribution from STCC,” said President John B. Cook. “We are very proud to offer a range of educational events and hands-on activities during Mass STEM Week, and encourage students, families and residents to learn more about our unique programs.”
The following STCC-sponsored events are planned:
- Drone demonstration: Charles Schweik from UMass Amherst will lead the drone demo. Monday, Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Building 17, Room 102.
- Fun with Holograms: HSI STEM collaborates with faculty members in the School of Engineering Technologies and Mathematics on afterschool workshops. Monday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Building 17, Room 639, and Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Making Fidget Spinners using Mechanical Engineering Technology: The workshop will show students how to make fidget spinners using equipment in mechanical engineering technology. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Tech Park, Mech Tech Lab, Lower Level.
- STEM talk by Dr. Trisha Andrew on wearable electronics: Sponsored by the STCC STEM Starter Academy. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Building 17, Room 102.
- #MySTEMStory: A networking workshop for women in STEM hosted by STCC and Berkshire, Greenfield and Holyoke Community Colleges. To attend event, register online: tinyurl.com/MySTEMStory, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., UMass Center, Springfield.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,400 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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