On November 10, 2015, The NEBHE PBL Project team exhibited at this year’s Massachusetts STEM Summit, with a focus on proven practices and effective teaching strategies.
The 2015 MA STEM Summit reported “a record-breaking audience estimated at 1,600 convened at the DCU Center in Worcester for a day of STEM learning and sharing.
The morning kicked off with the inspirational story of the “Richbot 3000” and continued with two periods of individual breakout sessions. Attendees then came together for the luncheon plenary that included presentation of the 4th annual “STEM Teacher of The Year” by The Hall at Patriot Place, remarks by UMass President Marty Meehan, and an address by Governor Charlie Baker. Attendees then participated in their choice of afternoon breakout sessions. Throughout the day, attendees interacted with the more than 50 exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.”
Image 1: PBL Projects Coordinator Becky Eidelman speaks with a STEM Summit attendee about new opportunities for implementing PBL into the classroom.
Image 2: UMass Donahue Institute, sponsors of the 2015 MA STEM Summit.
Image 3: Congressman Joe Kennedy III speaks about the need for improving access to the STEM pipeline for minorities and disadvantaged students.
Image 4: JD Chesloff, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, introduces Rep. Joe Kennedy III.
Image 5: Participants in a MA STEM Summit workshop work in teams.