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November 02, 2021 Tuesday 12:12:33 PM IST

School students at MIT Learns a little about STEM

Each year, a new group of high school students visits MIT’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus to learn

about STEM and also to enhance their own potential to excel. 19th year of The Women’s Technology

Program (WTP) brought the high school students with little-to-no engineering and computer science

experience to Cambridge every summer for a four-week exploration of all things engineering. But in


summer 2021, the unprecedented public health challenge of Covid-19 forced the staff of the summer

program to re-imagine WTP labs, hands-on classes, team-based projects, and all as an exclusively online

offering.

To support students as they engaged in productive struggle, the WTP-EECS (electrical engineering and


computer science) track facilitated Zoom and Slack channels were the students could use to share ideas

with each other, share videos of their works, troubleshoot each other’s code, and even upgrade each

other’s projects. Increased confidence in their own skills is just one of the many benefits these students

will take away from their experience in WTP. On the final day of the program, the students


demonstrated the team, their innovation, and materials. This included topics in mechanical engineering,

electrical engineering, and the students were happy about their learning experiences.

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