A great teacher can spark a love of STEM in future generations of students, which is why we at the STEM Education Center are committed to empowering them with the guidance to lead relevant, integrated, and inclusive STEM learning experiences with their students and communities.

Through our work, we’re dedicated to the strengthening of STEM learning ecosystems through partnerships among teachers, administrators, community members, and funders—all with the common goal of advancing and transforming STEM education.

We offer undergraduate STEM teacher preparation for licensure at the middle- and high school levels, professional development for current PreK-12 educators, research to advance STEM education, and community engagement to foster equity and access for all learners.

Hiring - AmeriCorps VISTA at WPI: PK-12 STEM Education

Do you care about K-12 education and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? Want to make a difference in Worcester? The STEM Education Center and Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs offices at WPI are hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA to to help build the infrastructure and capacity at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to sustainably and effectively support PreK-12 students, educators, and families in the greater Worcester County region with equitable access to high-quality, integrated, and inclusive STEM education opportunities. The position is a year-long opportunity starting in July 2019. Learn more about the opportunity by reading the job description and apply now. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to kcchen@wpi.eduApplications are due no later than May 1st (or until the position is full). Learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTAs at WPI in 2018-2019. 

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Students participate in a spooky science experiment at Girls, Inc.
Students in the WPI Teacher Preparation Program lead their lesson plans as part of their Pre-Practicums at Girls, Inc.

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Teachers work together to complete an engineering experiment with paper and pennies during a conference.
PreK-12 teachers collaborate on their engineering design solution during a professional development session.

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Students sit at a WPI table during a fair to share information about WPI and its programs.
The STEM Education Center and community partners chat with a “Designing My Future” attendee about different pathways in STEM.

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Teachers share and discuss ideas during a Project Lead the Way Conference.
Teacher participants at the Project Lead the Way Conference held at WPI in October.

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Mia Dubosarsky shares the PreK engineering curriculum with HeadStart.
Professional Development Director Mia Dubosarsky (left) shares a PreK engineering curriculum developed together with Head Start.

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Students participate in a science experiment together during a STEM education fair.
Students do activities and learn about STEM careers at a Family Expo event by the STEM Education Center and community members.

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A young student spins the arrow on a laminated wheel to learn the steps of the engineering design process.
Preschool children identify the steps of the engineering design process as part of the Seeds of STEM curriculum and grant.

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AweSTEM!

Every year, the STEM Education Center recognizes educators and education leaders dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics at our annual event AweSTEM! 2019's event was held on Wednesday, March 27th from 3:30-5:30 pm in Alden Memorial Hall. The theme was Growing STEM in Our Communities. Learn more about the 2019 event...