October 10, 2016
MathWorks hosted the first-ever Boston STEM Week. In partnership with i2 Learning and Boston Public Schools, the event ran from October 3 to 7 and gave students the opportunity to immerse themselves in science, technology, engineering and math.
According to MathWorks, the week-long initiative aims to inspire student interest in the STEM disciplines while teaching them skills, such as computer programming and software development, that are in high demand. Together with their teachers, students will work on projects that include: digital game design; building a lunar colony; building an interactive, friendly monster; kinetic sculpture; surgical techniques; and urban farming. At the end of the week, each school held a showcase for students to show their project work to friends, families and other community members.
“MathWorks is leading the private side of this initiative through financial support and a commitment of time and expertise from our staff,” said Jack Little, CEO. “Our aim is to ensure schools have access to the tools, curricula, and training necessary to build the interest and competencies necessary for students to pursue STEM careers. A strong pipeline of future engineers and scientists is critical to growing our technology economy, and advancing our quality of life.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.