Beyond professional development opportunities for educators and for education leaders, the STEM Education Center also hosts a variety of other opportunities to connect with PreK-12 teachers.

Teacher Lecture Series

The Teacher Lecture Series seeks to bring PreK-12 educators and university faculty members together around a common theme of relevant topics to engage and inspire the next generation of STEM-minded individuals. At each session, a WPI faculty member will present their groundbreaking research and how the principles of what they’ve discovered can be applied to a PreK-12 classroom. Then, a PreK-12 educator will present engaging classroom activities relevant to the faculty research topic that can be applicable to multiple grade levels.

Visit our calendar to find out more about our next Teacher Lecture Series, or contact Katie Elmes or Shari Weaver with questions.

Mentor a WPI Student Teacher

Undergraduate’s participating in WPI’s Teacher Preparation Program are able to receive their Massachusetts Initial Teaching License in many secondary STEM fields. If you’re interested in mentoring a student, please fill out the form to be added to our database. At a minimum, all supervising practitioners must have at least 3 years of teaching under and Initial or Professional license and have at least a proficient on their latest educator evaluation. If an opportunity to get involved in this way opens us, the program director, Katie Elmes, will contact you about the process.

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Every year, the STEM Education Center recognizes educators and education leaders dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics at our annual event AweSTEM!