The STEM Education Center and the greater WPI community supports K-12 educators and their classrooms by offering opportunities for educators to bring their students to visit campus and provide them with access to a library of innovative and up-to-date resources, both available to borrow and download online.

STEM Curricular Resources

In support of the Massachusetts STEM Week (10/21-25/2019) the STEM Education Center has released three curricular resources, developed to support any educator who is interested in taking part in the upcoming STEM week. These resources include a short opening bridge design activity (one lesson or shorter), a 2-lesson STEM challenge related to properties of materials, and a full week STEM project about natural disasters. 

What is STEM Education? 
Short Bridge Design Challenge (one lesson or less)
Project Transport, Help a Friend in Need (2-lesson project)
Protecting the Community from Natural Hazards (full week STEM project)

If you use these curricular resources, we’d love to hear from you about your experience and how we might make improvements. Please contact Donna Taylor to let us know about your classroom experience.

Bring Your Students to WPI

From math and physics competitions to middle school tours, WPI encourages educators to bring their students to campus to experience both STEM content and the higher education environment. To learn more, view the list of opportunities below, visit WPI’s Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs, and sign up for our monthly e-mail newsletter.

Borrow Classroom Resources

The STEM Education Center and other sources at WPI have many items available for loan that support high quality STEM education in the K-12 classroom. From books and curriculums to equipment and activity/lesson ideas, educators can tap into a variety of print and electronic tools as they prepare for the year, month, or even day. Feel free to email the STEM Education Center at to learn more.

Online Resources


NASA sponsored website and activities

Educators, Students


TeachEngineering: Resources for K-12

The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers engineering content for K12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms.



PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.



Try Engineering

TryEngineering is a portal about engineering and engineering careers, developed to help young people understand what engineering means.

Educators, Parents, Students

STEM Resource, Activities, Career

Keep up-to-date about the STEM Education Center and opportunities at WPI for educators through monthly newsletters and timely information about news and events for educators and those that support them.


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