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Field Trip – Fall Callback (11-...

On November 10th, 25 sixth to eighth graders from local schools came to Northeastern University for Fall Callback. All of these students had previously participated in either NUSSP or GE Girls here at the Center for STEM Education at Northeastern. In the morning the students did name games and ice breakers to get to know […]

Reverse Field Trip – Murphy K-8...

On November 7th, four Northeastern volunteers went to the Murphy K-8 School for a reverse field trip on the Engineering Design Process. Working with the school’s normal schedule, students were challenged to complete the Reverse Egg Drop activity with a limited amount of time. Volunteers Brian and Colin played an integral role in leading the […]

NEPTUN (11-4-17)

NEPTUN (11-4-17)

On November 4th and 5th, about 125 students from local high schools came to Northeastern University for NEPTUN. Northeastern volunteers compiled their own curriculum and created courses that students were able to sign up for prior to the event. In total there were thirty three different courses offered, many of which having multiple sections. Some […]

Volunteer Test Day (11-3-17)

Volunteer Test Day (11-3-17)

On November 3rd, previous Northeastern volunteers came together for a day focused on design challenges and feedback. In the morning volunteers competed to see who could construct the tallest, most sturdy Paper Tower that could stand on its own with a limited number of index cards. The volunteers then worked on making either a miniature […]

Field Trip – JP Manning Element...

On October 20th, 25 fifth graders from JP Manning Elementary came to Northeastern University for a field trip on engineering. A number of volunteers from Northeastern’s Student Chapter of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) helped run this field trip. The students learned about the basics of engineering and the engineering design process as Brian […]

Field Trip – Brooke Roslindale ...

On October 20th, 60 fifth graders from Brooke Roslindale came to Northeastern University for a field trip on telecommunications. The students were given a presentation on communication systems. The students then split into two main groups. The first group of students used Snap Circuits to build light switches that were then used to transmit Morse […]

Field Trip – Donald McKay Scho...

On October 13th, 45 fifth graders from the Donald McKay School came to Northeastern University for a field trip on energy and electricity. The students did a series of Snap Circuits activities. The students then experimented with solar panels and how different colors and other factors influence the voltage output in the Solar Energy activity. […]

Field Trip – Edison K-8 School ...

On October 6th, 55 forth graders from Edison K-8 School came to Northeastern University for a field trip on engineering. After being given a presentation by volunteers Amanda, Orianna, and Carlin about the mechanics of catapults, students made their own Catapults. These catapults were then test fired by launching Skittles at a target. Then students […]

Field Trip – Samuel Adams Eleme...

On September 29th, 40 of fifth graders from Samuel Adams Elementary came to Northeastern University for a field trip on engineering. The students were taught about the basics of rocketry and model rockets as Northeastern Students Sakura and Brian presented Paper Rockets. The students then designed and built their own paper rockets which were then […]

Field Trip – Linden STEAM Acade...

On September 22nd, 80 eighth graders from Linden STEAM Academy came to Northeastern University for an engineering field trip. In the morning the students learned the basics of engineering as Northeastern Student Volunteers Carlin and Michael presented “Intro to Engineering.” The students then split into two main groups. One group completed the Catapults activity. The […]

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