Below is contact information and additional handouts for all presenters. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Katie Elmes.

Innovating STEM Education Through Flight and Aerospace Exploration

George Charles Allen

​AeroVenture Institute

Website: http://www.aeroventureinstitute.org/ 

Create Your Own Cereal Box

Christine Robbins, crobbins@auburn.k12.ma.us 

Auburn Middle School 

The Cereal Box STEM Math Problem (PDF)

Packaging Design Unit Description (PDF)


Independent Program with WPI Affiliation

​Kathi Fisler, kfisler@wpi.edu 

Bootstrap in the news: Read the Article

Solar Power from Antarctica

Erin Da Silvaneto, edasilvaneto@nrsd.net and Cathy Plumb

Center School 

Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy PowerPoint (PDF)

Clean Air Booklet (PDF)

Mission 6: Renewable Energy (PDF)

Mission 7: Saving Energy (PDF)

Project Lead The Way


Website: www.pltw.org 

Carol Malstrom (program implementation, curriculum content, PLTW agreement, PLTW policies, budgeting, equipment/supply requirements, student scheduling), cmalstrom@pltw.org

Terry Adams (core training at WPI, college credit from WPI, issues specific to Massachusetts),tadams@wpi.edu 

​PLTW School Support, schoolsupport@pltw.org or 877-335-7589 

Detailed Overview (PDF)

MySTEM - Mentoring Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Jessica Haggett, Jessica.haggett@bbbscm.org 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Mass/Metrowest

Website: http://www.bbbscm.org

STEM Mentoring (PDF)

Popsicle Stick Catapult (PDF)

Master's Degrees for Educators: Math and Physics


Website: WPI Licensure & Degrees

Katie Elmes, kaelmes@wpi.edu  

Mass Academy Professional Development


Website: www.massacademy.org 

Mike Barney, mbarney@wpi.edu, and Rick Connell, rbconnell@wpi.edu  

WPI Undergraduate Projects for the K-12 Community


Contact stemcenter@wpi.edu for more information. 

Opportunities to Partner with WPI Faculty


Ivon Arroyo, MathSpringiarroyo@wpi.edu  

Erin Ottmar, Graspable Math, erottmar@wpi.edu 

​Oleg Pavlov, System Dynamics, opavlov@wpi.edu 

Research Experience for Teachers


Aaron Sakulich, arsakulich@wpi.edu 

STEM Education Center Professional Development


Website: www.wpi.edu/+pd 

Mia Dubosarsky, mdubosarsky@wpi.edu 



Website: http://www.aboutus.assistments.org  

Neil Heffernan, Cristina Heffernan and Andrew Burnett, assistments@wpi.edu 

One Cool Friend

Lizz Trahan, etrahan@millburyschools.org, Amy Sullivan, Joan Bellerose, Jen Kephart, Julie Richards, Megan Wheeler, Sarah Beckeman, and Michelle Gauthier

Elmwood Street School 

Lesson Materials (PDF)

Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs


Website: WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach

Sue Sontgerath, ssont@wpi.edu 

CSI: Millbury

Bonnie Nieves, bnieves@millburyschools.org 

​Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School 

Lesson Plan (PDF)

Assay of Photosynthesis Based on Leaf Flotation

Andrea Pereira, Pereira.andrea2011@gmail.com, and Jo vanderSpek, jovanderspek@gmail.com 

Worcester Technical High School 

Overview and Lesson Sequencing (PDF)

Leaf Flotation Assay (PDF)

Absorption Spectrum of Pigment Extracted from Chokecherry (PDF)

Leaf Disc Assay Questions (PDF)