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STEAM it UP! Virtual STEM week: See Yourself in STEAM!

By Cambridge STEAM Initiative

Due to Covid-19 our annual live one night event is now a week long virtual event! Are you curious? Are you creative?
Do you want to investigate, build, experiment, & explore? Join in on the fun!

STEAM it Up! flyer

.: Mon, October 19 2020 9am – Fri, October 23 2020 6pm.

Ages: 2 to Adults.

All grades.

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Barb MacEachern
Program Quality Manager, Cambridge STEAM Initiative

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing



  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Additional information

This week is filled with on-line opportunities for Cambridge residents of all ages to "see yourself in STEAM"! Join us as we showcase the work of our local partners and other STEAM/STEM organizations. Connect with a wide variety of STEAM-y experiences that showcase the opportunities and programming that exist in the city and beyond! All of these events will activate and strengthen your STEAM Habits of Mind (envision, observe, reflect, engage and persist, stretch and explore, express, develop craft). Check back often! New activities will be posted as the come to us. 

Click the age band you are interested in!

Preschool - google calendar, Preschool - all other calendar formats

K-2nd grade - google calendar, K-2nd - all other calendar formats

3rd-5th grade - google calendar, 3rd-5th grade - all other calendar formats

Middleschool - google calendar, Middleschool - all other calendar formats

High School - google calendar, High School - all other calendar formats

Adult Learners and Professional Development - google calendar, Adult Learners and Professional Development - all other calendar formats


MA STEM Week also has a calendar of events up on SCHED for you to join. You will need a free SCHED account to register. 


More info about Mass STEM week:

Mass STEM week is a statewide effort to boost the interest, awareness and ability for all learners to envision themselves in STEM education and employment opportunities, and compliment the formal instruction.

The theme for the third annual statewide STEM Week is “See Yourself in STEM,” with a particular focus on the power of mentoring. Women, people of color, first-generation students, low-income individuals, English language learners, and people with disabilities are underrepresented in STEM industries and make up an increasing portion of the overall workforce, but the demographics of STEM fields have remained largely the same. We need more young people to see themselves in STEM. 

This theme is aimed at encouraging and supporting underrepresented youth, especially Black and brown students, in STEM fields to pursue STEM careers as well as bolster their persistence through STEM education with a mentor that is engaged, supportive, and shares in the many unique parts of their identity. The STEM Council is excited to partner with the Mass Mentoring Partnership to build capacity and engagement in mentoring across the state during STEM Week and beyond.

Last October, the second-annual statewide STEM Week was a huge success with more than 1,000 events that impacted over 100,000 learners in every corner of the Commonwealth. Schools, non-profit organizations, colleges, museums, and business partners all participated in hosting and organizing STEM Week events for students ranging from preschool to college to adult.