By: Jessica Haggett MySTEM and Corporate Programs Director I know I’m a nerd. I get unreasonably excited over lab equipment. I’m delighted by data. I direct STEM programming at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest (check us out at bbbscm.org/mystem). It was no surprise that I was terribly excited to get to tour… Read More [STEM]ing Excitement for Science
By: Tracey Gustafson MySTEM Development Fellow, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest The first time I talked to Jesse I could tell he loved being a mentor to Devon. He was proud of Devon’s enrollment at a vocational high school and his new motivation to succeed in school. “He is taking… Read More Jesse & Devon: The Sky’s the Limit
The dog days of summer have inspired countless biologists. Hot afternoons spent hiking, catching, swimming, and exploring may become the foundation of a life-long passion for biology, conservation, and the natural world. Maybe that time spent on the river will be the inspiration your Little has been waiting for! If not, it’s no big deal… Read More On the Water: Get Outside this Summer
This year we were honored to be included in the TouchTomorrow STEM Expo at WPI. This festival of science, robots, and technology draws over 10,000 attendees each year, including parents, kids, educators, and STEM-interested adults from all over New England. Despite rainy weather, people stampeded to WPI for a chance to experience all that TouchTomorrow… Read More MySTEM at TouchTomorrow
(Southbridge, MA) On Thursday, March 3rd, STEM Director, Jessica Haggett, shared her expertise with matches at the Tri-Community YMCA. She brought in bins of supplies while the mentors and mentees were in awe at the happenings. As Haggett was setting up, mentors and mentees were curious to see what was in store for them. During… Read More Science with Vinegar & Baking Soda
“During National Mentoring Month, we honor all those who continuously strive to provide young people with the resources and support they need and deserve, and we recommit to building a society in which all mentors and mentees can thrive in mutual learning relationships.” -President Barack Obama STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math–fields are growing at a… Read More MySTEM
Big Brothers Big Sisters, at its core, is about developing long lasting relationships that give children the tools they need to be successful in life. Jessica Haggett, BBBS CM/MW’s STEM Institute and Corporate Programs Director, knows that with the STEM Institute mentors can help give children the tools they need to be successful in science,… Read More Making SLIME! A STEM activity.
As part of our STEM Initiative, we partnered with The Discovery Museums to bring one of their many Traveling Science Workshops to our program at The Framingham Boys and Girls Club where Littles who attend the Club are matched with Bigs from Framingham High School. This workshop was all about sound. Tuning forks, ping pong… Read More STEMPlay: The Discovery Museums Traveling Science Workshop