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STEM Events and Announcements


Save the Date! Thirteenth Annual MA STEM Summit: Nov. 1, 2016

The annual Massachuetts STEM Summit promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education and workforce development from early childhood through adulthood. The Summit convenes the state’s educators, business leaders, policymakers, parents, students, and others to share strategies, initiatives, collaborations, and ideas. This year's summit will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 7:30am - 3:45 PM, at the DCU Center, Worcester, MA. This year's summit will focus on “Building a Lifetime of Opportunity”. The stimulation and nurturing of curiosity and enthusiasm for STEM can begin in the earliest years of life and then be built upon and sustained over the course of a lifetime. Opportunities for this development abound in formal and informal education settings at all ages and levels, through the pursuit of personal interests, through educational and career choices, and in workplace activities. For more information please visit:


Future City Competition

Future City is an annual, team-based transformative education program designed for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in which students imagine and design cities of the future and explain the underlying technologies and design principles that would make their city possible. For more information, please visit:

Skilled Careers in Life Sciences

The SCILS Initiative is a 4 year $5 million project led by the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development (OWD) on behalf of the Metro Boston region. Funded in April 2012 by an H1B Technical Skills Training grant from the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, the SCILS Initiative will improve career opportunities for residents of the Greater Boston area and provide a more highly trained life science workforce for our healthcare and biotechnology sectors. The Initiative will target occupations such as Biological Technicians and Medical Lab Technicians and support occupational training, contextualized learning, customized training, program development and the recruitment, case management and placement of eligible participants. To learn more about the SCILS Initiative, and to get the latest news on recruitment sessions, training programs, new RFPS, and other SCILS Initiative developments, please visit:







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