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Boston University
Project STAMP and Boston Urban Fellows- National Science Foundation (NSF) GK12 - Project STAMP and Boston Urban Fellows are NSF-funded programs that partners graduate and undergraduate fellows in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics with teachers in K-12 classrooms in Boston, Quincy, Chelsea, and Newton. The fellows collaborate with their partner teachers on ways to enhance the content of the curriculum by developing new modules, designing new activities, providing demos, assisting with labs and helping students with science fair projects.
Boston University Boston University's City Lab - teacher workshops and student hands-on activities.
Boston University National Science Foundation (NSF) GK12 - Project STAMP and Boston Urban Fellows are NSF-funded programs that partners graduate and undergraduate fellows in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics with teachers in K-12 classrooms in Boston, Quincy, Chelsea, and Newton. The fellows collaborate with their partner teachers on ways to enhance the content of the curriculum by developing new modules, designing new activities, providing demos, assisting with labs and helping students with science fair projects.
Boston University

Improving the Teaching of Physics (ITOP) merges physics content with readings from the history of physics, the philosophy of science and the education research literature. The courses are offered at Boston University at the graduate level through the College of Arts and Science.

Project ITOP receives funding from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and the Improving Teacher Quality State Program.

Boston University

LERNet provides educational and enrichment activities for middle-school and high-school students. The purpose of these activities, which range from language competitions to science days, are to share the university's resources with pre-college students and stimulate their interest in various academic disciplines. They also bring qualified pre-college students to the campus. This affords the university an opportunity to favorably impress these students with our resources and faculty.

Boston University Research Internship Program in Science and Engineering, is a six week high school honors program held during the summer. The program offers internships in a research settings to thirty highly talented students who are entering their senior year. These students join active research groups in physics, engineering, astronomy, chemistry, and biology. Faculty members and their research staff serve as mentors to the interns, providing the guidance and background needed for them to become active members of a research team.



Bridgewater State College

City Lab Satellite: Biotech for Students and Teachers-    BSC CityLab offers teachers courses for graduate credit and opportunities for class trips to CityLab on the Bridgewater State campus.  Modules Currently Offered include: Lab Larceny; Chances Are?; Crucial Concentration / Pipetting 101; Mystery of the Crooked Cell


Bridgewater State College

City Lab Satellite: Biotech for Students and Teachers- Program offers a one week summer day program with a biotechnology and whale theme. This program, titled a "Whale of a Mystery" is designed for middle school students.
Bridgewater State College Accelerated Post Baccalaureate Program for Teacher Licensure.
Framingham State College The Christa McAuliffe Center supports teachers in their work by offering exciting science and math programs designed for both students and teachers, all closely based on the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. Some of these programs are created onsite to fulfill educational needs specific to Massachusetts educators. Others are part of networks that impact hundreds of thousands of students and teachers across the US, Canada, and the UK.





Framingham State College
Building a Presence for Science (BaP)- The goal of BaP is to identify science educators across the state of Massachusetts who will become Key Leaders and Points of Contact resources in their school, and to increase teacher awareness of the National Science Education Standards. BaP Key Leaders and Points of Contact work together online with NSTA, the McAuliffe Center, and the BaP State Coordinator to disseminate current science news and information.  The McAuliffe Center is the lead partner in Massachusetts for this project.  Other partners include Framingham State College, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers, and the Massachusetts Association of Science Supervisors. Learn more...


Harvard University
Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers - This is a program for students to participate in paid, mentored, summer research internships at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions. It is augmented by seminars and workshops given by faculty and administrators, site visits, and career counseling.




Harvard University
Opening the Pipeline for Native High Schools- The Program's major goals are to improve the opportunity for, (1) Native American high school students to engage in science education and pursue careers in the biomedical sciences at leading institutions and, (2) to provide training to their teachers in the content and pedagogical methods of biomedical sciences. The students and teachers will be housed in Cambridge and attend classes at HMS. The program, building upon earlier smaller programs, will consist of two three-week sessions, each accommodating 20 students and 4 teachers.
Harvard University Education with New Technologies (ENT) is a networked community designed to help educators develop powerful learning experiences for students through the effective integration of new technologies.
Harvard University WIDE World is a unique K-12 professional development program based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.



MIT
The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade . Students attend WTP in either Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or Mechanical Engineering (ME). 60 students (40 EECS, 20 ME) are admitted each year from a nationwide pool.
MIT InvenTeams - Lemelson - MIT $10,000 grant to foster inventiveness in high school students in-class or extracurricular.
MIT The Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy is an academic enrichment and career exploration program for public high school students from Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. SEED Academy's primary mission is to motivate promising local youth to pursue technical careers by equipping them with foundational mathematics, science and communication skills.
MIT
The Office of Engineering Special Programs in the MIT School of Engineering, in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education (CAHSEE), has launched the STEM Program at MIT for local middle school students. The program is composed of three elements: 1) a five-week summer academic program; 2) an academic-year mentoring component that pairs STEM Program participants with MIT undergraduates; and 3) parent workshops designed to inform and empower parents in their efforts to support their children's academic success.





Northeastern University
Center for STEM Education at Northeastern- This newly-established Center aspires to serve as the connecting link between all the University STEM Departments and the School of Education. Our main goal is to play a key role in shaping the GK-20 STEM Education vision at Northeastern and put the University on the national map in this field. This will be accomplished in part by consolidating and coordinating existing outreach programs and by creating new ones that will have a significant impact on the STEM pipeline, on STEM teaching and learning in GK-20, on GK-12 STEM outreach, and on STEM Education Research.
Northeastern University The Center for the Enhancement of Science and Mathematics Education.
Northeastern University RE-SEED (Retirees Enhancing Science Education Through Experiments and Demonstrations) prepares engineers, scientists and others to assist middle-school teachers in teaching physical science.
Northeastern University Research Experiences for Teachers - professional development coupled with R&D experiences for middle and high school educators.
Northeastern University Young Scholars Program at Northeastern U. offers future scientists and engineers paid six-week program of hands on program.
Northeastern University and Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council Connections strengthens the pathway for girls and women to pursue college majors and careers in engineering and science.
STEM Pipeline

The Massachusetts Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pipeline Fund was established by the Acts of 2003 Economic Stimulus Trust Fund legislation. Directed the Department of Higher Education it provides funds to all public and private higher education institutions, business and industry partnerships, workforce investment boards, public and private K-12 schools and school districts through a grant process.

The purposes of the STEM Pipeline Fund are to:

  • increase the number of Massachusetts students who participate in programs that support careers in fields related to mathematics, science, technology, and engineering;
  • increase the number of qualified mathematics, technology, engineering and science teachers in the Commonwealth; and
  • improve the mathematics, technology, engineering and science educational offerings available in public and private schools.
Salem State College Applying to the MAT courses.
Salem State College Middle School Mathematics Courses.

Simmons College
Math Science Upward Bound- Participants receive tutoring and take UBMS classes that develop skills needed on the path to Mathematics and Science-related careers. Engineering, Physics, Geometry, Math, MCAS and SAT Preparation are among the areas taught in UBM/S summer classes and reinforced during the academic year during individual tutoring sessions and enrichment workshops.
Salem State College Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Middle School Mathematics program.
TERC and Lesley University Science in Education On-Line Master's Degree program for K-8 educators.
Tufts University Tufts University School of Engineering Center for Engineering Educational Outreach has multiple Programs including: LEGO Summer Program; Robotics and Art; Coed Robotics; LEGO Summer Program for Early Elementary Students.
Tufts University Fulcrum Institute for Education in Science aims to prepare a group of Educators in Science who will implement and lead research-centered science learning and teaching in their schools and districts.
Tufts University PECT - Pre-college Engineering for Teachers.
TEMI - Tufts Engineering Mentors Institute.
Tufts University and Women in Engineering Org. Women in Engineering: Science, Engineering and Technology for middle school girls to promote interest and aptitude in science, engineering and technology.
UMass Amherst The University of Massachusetts Amherst is leading a Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) to design and carry out comprehensive programs that address under representation in information technology (IT) education and the workforce. CAITE will focus on women and minorities in groups that are underrepresented in the Massachusetts innovation economy; that is, economically, academically, and socially disadvantaged residents.
UMass Amherst STEMTEC - The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher Education Collaborative.
UMass Amherst STEM Ed - STEM Education Institute. Improve K16 education by fostering interactions among school and college faculty interested in outreach, teacher improvement, educational research, and curriculum development. (Broker/facilitator).
UMass Boston

COSMIC The Center of Science and Mathematics in Contex (COSMIC) serves as a bridge among the various Colleges of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus.

COSMIC sees, as one of its roles, insuring that students receive the best educational experience possible and provides support for science teachers beginning with their teacher training at UMass and continuing with professional development through their teaching career path. For pre-college students, COSMIC develops innovative science curriculum materials and conducts research studies on their effectiveness.

UMass Amherst and The Donahue Institute CITI (Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative) is a public/private partnership to increase the number of "information technology-fluent" workers. The initiative brings together industry and public education institutions to improve information technology (IT) education at the K-12 and postsecondary levels.
UMass Lowell Performamatics is a collaboration between the UMass Lowell Computer Science, Art, Music, and English departments in the area of exhibition and performance technologies. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation to revitalize undergraduate computer science education in ways that will both attract and help retain CS majors.  The common thread in performamatics projects is that many tasks, performed by multiple people, must come together on a tight schedule by a specific date to achieve a desired result.  Performamatics also implies that each team member must "perform" his or her task in a way that can be integrated into a final product, regard-less of whether that team member participates visibly in the culminating event. Interdisciplinary courses that pair CS with Art and Music students were taught in the 2007-08 academic year, and additional courses for CS, Art, and Theatre students will be added in 2008-09.
UMass Lowell UMass Lowell Design Camp - hands-on Science and Engineering workshops for grades 5 - 10.
UMass Lowell The TEAMS Academy at UMass Lowell gives regional high school students the opportunity to explore various career fields as they take creative, specially-designed college courses for advanced students.
WPI The K-12 Outreach Program provides learning opportunities and resources for teachers and students in kindergarten through high school.

Industry Based
Biogen, Corp. The Biogen Community Laboratory hands-on science and biotechnology.
Mass Biotech Council The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC) provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry and is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 400 companies, academic institutions and service organizations involved in biotechnology and healthcare, the MBC works with public leaders to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and services.
Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation The Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd Foundation) provides engaging biotechnology education to all Massachusetts residents through school programs, workforce training and lifelong learning.
PTC Corp. Free resources including software programs, instructional materials and affordable teacher training.
Raytheon The Retirees' School Volunteer Association assist and enhance K-12 classroom education.

Government Based
MA Department of Higher Education Massachusetts Department of Higher Education STEM Pipeline - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education STEM Pipeline page.

Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI)

Higher Education

The Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI) is a statewide public/private partnership that invests strategically in higher education to prepare IT-fluent graduates to participate, lead and innovate in the knowledge-based economy of Massachusetts. CITI addresses information technology (IT) taken broadly to include software, hardware, communications, and applications across all industry sectors.

CITI, since its founding in 2000, has provided state leadership and leverage funds for strategic investment in the following activities: Curriculum Development, Professional Development, Information Technology Across the Curriculum (ITAC) and Regional Collaborations. The Higher Education grant program is administered by UMass, Amherst.

Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI)

K-12

The Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI) is a statewide public/private partnership that invests strategically in K-12 to prepare IT-fluent graduates to participate, lead and innovate in the knowledge-based economy of Massachusetts. CITI addresses information technology (IT) taken broadly to include software, hardware, communications, and applications across all industry sectors.

CITI, since its founding in 2000, has provided state leadership and leverage funds for strategic investment in the following activities: Curriculum Development, Professional Development, Information Technology Across the Curriculum (ITAC) and Regional Collaborations.

The K-12 grant program is administered by the UMass Donahue Institute.

Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) The University of Massachusetts Amherst is leading a Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) to design and carry out comprehensive programs that address under representation in information technology (IT) education and the workforce. CAITE will focus on women and minorities in groups that are underrepresented in the Massachusetts innovation economy; that is, economically, academically, and socially disadvantaged residents.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Office for Mathematics, Science and Technology Engineering (OMSTE) handles information about professional development, curriculum and assessment partnerships, resources, research and evaluation.
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is the state's development agency for renewable energy and the innovation economy, which is responsible for one-quarter of all jobs in the state. MTC administers the John Adams Innovation Institute and the Renewable Energy Trust. We work to stimulate economic activity in communities throughout the Commonwealth.

Professional Associations
American Society for Engineering Education An engineering education resources available to the K-12 community includes comprehensive data on outreach programs, career guidance materials, links and readings related to engineering education.

 

Non Profit
Machine Science Inc. Machine Science Inc. provides schools and community organizations with the resources and curricula they need to run hands-on, project-based STEM enrichment programs. Activities include digital electronics, robotics, and computer programming.

 

Collaborative Groups
Boston Area Advanced Technology Education Connections The Boston Area Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC), a National Science Foundation Regional Center for IT, is transforming education to develop the new IT professional for the 21st century by: (1) developing curriculum that is regionally connected, advanced in content and pedagogy and industry-linked; (2) providing professional development experiences for educators so they can deliver relevant, standards-based programs of instruction that model the reality of the workplace; (3) attracting and advancing a diverse population of technology students who can effectively meet the challenges of emerging technologies and changing economies; and (4) connecting education, industry and community to promote mutually-beneficial partnerships that support career development, lifelong learning and regional economic growth.
Boston Science Partnership The Boston Science Partnership (BSP) aims to improve science education in Boston from middle school through graduate school.
CAHSEE The Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering mission is to prepare talented Hispanic and other underrepresented minority science and engineering students achieve academic excellence and professional success through CAHSEE's pipeline of rigorous educational and leadership development programs.
Digital Sisters, Inc. Technology empowerment programs for young women of color.
ENC Online Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education - curriculum resources, professional development materials, information and products for K-12 math and science teaching and learning.
ERR, Inc. Offering professional development for educators including on-site in-service training, full day workshops and conferences and graduate courses.
Focus on Mathematics Focus on Mathematics is a unique partnership funded by the National Science Foundation to improve student achievement by providing mathematics teachers with the content knowledge and skills valuable in their a unique partnership funded by the National Science Foundation to improve student achievement by providing mathematics teachers with the content knowledge and skills valuable in their profession.
FSEA Future Scientists & Engineers of America - after-school club resources for grades 4-12.
Hampshire Educational Collaborative The Hampshire Educational Collaborative (HEC) links education, schools, families, and communities to opportunities and resources that advance student learning by helping teachers, schools, and communities address the fundamental issues of improving education. We help schools and school districts share critical resources through regional planning and offers a wide range of programs and services providing opportunities and professional advancement for educators and education.
Leadership Initiatives for Teaching and Technology(LIFT²) Leadership Initiatives for Teaching and Technology(LIFT²) is an innovative professional development model aimed at strengthening the classroom practice and content knowledge of teachers of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Mass Insight Education Mass Insight NFP organization promoting improving student achievement in Massachusetts' public schools.
MOSART MOSART: Misconception Oriented Standards-based Assessment Resource for Physical Science, Earth and Space Science Teachers
Museum of Science MOS Professional development - Dynamic Life 2005, Biotech Symposium, and Power Up!
Museum of Science The Engineering is Elementary project aims to promote the learning and teaching of engineering and technology by elementary school students and teachers.
Museum of Science MOS The NCTL Connect us to our world is supporting the standards in K-12 education while we continue to focus on providing fun, educational experiences that invite people to engage with science and technology.
Museum of Science Educators Resource Center at the Museum of Science.
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Club Invention - After-school program for 2-6 grade students is an exciting after-school program where children learn through fun, hands-on experiences and discovery. Activity-oriented adventures enhance the understanding of science, mathematics, history, and the arts.
PLTW
Project Lead the Way - four year sequence of courses which, when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college.
Puget Sound Center
The National Girls Collaborative Project is an effort to strengthen the capacity, impact, and sustainability of existing and evolving girl-serving Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
TERC
The On-line Science-athon for elementary and middle school students to discover science in their daily lives.

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