Lucky students from grades 5-8 at the Richard Murphy School in Dorchester got to learn and have fun at the GE Foundation and Boston Celtics STEM trailer which rolled in for a visit on Monday, October 21st.
Officially named the Brilliant Career Play Lab, the trailer is specifically designed to align with and augment middle school curriculum as dictated by the State of Massachusetts’ Dept. of Education. The objective of the initiative is to stimulate interest in career fields in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and provide a unique opportunity for students to get “hands- on” experience with the cutting-edge equipment of the future such as; 3-D printers, robotics, 3-D motion detectors, wearable devices, VR technology, fabrication tools, laser cutters, milling machines, and programming tools. How cool is that?
The day kicked off with a pep rally complete with Boston Celtics player Carsen Edwards and Celtics legend Leon Powe.
“We believe that to give students a foundation for lifelong learning, we must give them rich, meaningful learning experiences that ignite their creativity, problem- solving ability and prepare them for careers that are ‘future ready.’The Murphy is proud of our deep commitment to STEM instruction,” said Courtney Sheppeck, principal of the Murphy School.
To learn more about STEM at the Murphy, read our profile!