Massachusetts STEM Week 2021

Empower Boston Students to See Themselves in STEM


United Way’s BoSTEM, in partnership with Boston Public Schools, the Boston Private Industry Council, the State of Massachusetts and many others, is excited to celebrate Massachusetts STEM Week throughout the city of Boston! Together, we’re boosting the visibility of STEM careers to give all local learners the chance to envision themselves in STEM.

Over the course of the week there will be a variety of ways for educators, students, families and STEM professionals to engage. For a calendar of events, click below. 


STEM Week Citywide Design Challenge 

Thanks to the State of Massachusetts, BoSTEM was awarded a grant to hold a citywide design challenge, focused on students answering the question, “How do we improve the health of our city using science, technology, engineering, art and math?” Students of all ages will go through the design thinking process to identify problems in their communities, research them, prototype solutions, and then advocate for change! 


If you are an educator, and would like to get involved, register here for access to the resources for the week. 


Join Boston Public Schools and United Way’s BoSTEM every day of STEM week (October 18-22) for virtual career panels from 1-2 pm, with a theme for each day. All are welcome! 

Monday – Science
Tuesday – Tech & Trades
Wednesday – BPS Alumni in STEM
Thursday – Engineering
Friday – Math 

Return here often for more details on who will be on the panels, and register below.