The STEM Education Center at WPI invites you to visit our new space on the 2nd floor of the 157 West Street house and learn more about what we do. We are a group of passionate individuals with a variety of experiences unified in our work to empower PreK-12 educators to guide relevant, integrated, and inclusive STEM learning experiences with their students and community. As the hub for PreK-12 STEM educators and education systems at WPI, the STEM Education Center’s work includes 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. Enjoy some winter treats and beverages while chatting with us about PreK-12 STEM education.
For instance, did you know that…
- WPI undergrads can receive their BS in a STEM field and earn a Massachusetts teaching license in science, math, or technology/engineering, all in four years
- Many science, mathematics, and engineering majors credit their middle or high school teacher with sparking their interest in STEM and encouraging them to pursue the field
- PreK-12 teachers are required to continually develop as professionals and to align their teaching to state and national standards
- WPI faculty, staff, and students work with the STEM Education Center through grants, IQPs, MQPs, and research projects
- STEM ecosystems that include families, schools, community-based organizations, businesses, government, etc. are powerful, holistic approaches to enable youth to reach their full potential