Leominster Teens Explore STEM Careers at MWCC Devens Campus
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Dozens of seniors from Leominster High School and the LHS Center for Technical Education Innovation explored career options in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields during a STEM College Day at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Devens campus.
More than 60 students who participate in the Math Modeling program at the schools attended the half-day event, which included demonstrations and hands-on activities ranging from capturing their own DNA to 3D printing, mechatronics, quality assurance and quality control.
“The Math Modeling Program has meant so much for our students,” said CTEi Director David Fiandaca. “For many years we struggled with our students not being prepared to do college math upon graduation from CTEi. We were actually contemplating a software program to help students improve their test scores on the Accuplacer Test. Then, we had an opportunity to collaborate with folks from MWCC, shared our concerns with them, and began to investigate how we could work together to solve this problem.”