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MassBay Community College to Hold iCREAT Summer High School Student Project Presentation

Friday, July 8, 2016

WELLESLEY HILLS (July 8, 2016) — Massachusetts Bay Community College will hold its first iCREAT Summer Project Presentation for local high school students who participated in this summer’s first iCREAT Summer Program. High school students from Framingham, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Brookline and other local towns took part in this hands-on STEM interdisciplinary course where they created a functional robot. The robotics presentation is the conclusion of the month long course, in which the students earned 3 college credits.

This event is an opportunity for the enrolled iCREAT high school students to showcase their creativity and innovation through the projects they have completed during the course of this summer program. Guests learn about the students’ research as well as the processes that went into the creation of their work. At a time when businesses are clamoring for employees who have skills in the high-demand STEM fields, MassBay’s summer programs help encourage high school students to consider STEM careers, creating a pathway for much needed source of “middle-skills” workers who have the education and training to fill these critically important positions.

The event is free and open to the public. We encourage business and industry professionals, community organizations as well as local high school students, teachers and administrators to attend.


WHATMassBay iCREAT Summer High School Project Presentation Event
WHEREMassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA
WHENJuly 21, 2016
TIME12 p.m.–1 p.m.

iCREAT is an interdisciplinary, robotic-based course where students will start by creating small projects to learn about engineering design, electronics and coding. In addition they will use critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, collaboration, verbal and oral communication, and technical skills to build a functional robotic-based system as their final team project. High school students are engaged in college level credit-bearing work earning 3-credits during this summer program. iCREAT is funded through a National Science Foundation grant, creating pathways to science and technology-based careers for students.

To learn more about STEM at MassBay, visit www.massbay.edu/stem.

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