|MCLA, Berkshire County STEM Network Celebrate STEM Week |
|12:03PM / Thursday, October 13, 2022|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire County Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Week will be held on Oct. 17-22.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the Berkshire County STEM Network will offer virtual programming for local public-school students, K-12 educators, and the general community.
Berkshire County STEM Week's theme is "See Yourself in STEM."
The week is free and open to the public and will feature a virtual series of panels, workshops, speakers, virtual tours, and information about opportunities that exist in science, technology, engineering, and math in the Berkshires and beyond.
Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV) will be the platform host for the week's series of events. Community members can access programming on cable access or at www.pittsfieldtv.org. See a full program schedule at www.mcla.edu/stemweek.
Monday, Oct. 17 sessions will include "How to Keep Farmers Farming" with Berkshire Grown, "Fall Owling" with Williams College, "Organic Agriculture" with Full Well Farm, and "A Star Show" at the Williams College Planetarium.
On Tuesday, PCTV will air a workshop on "Predictive Motion." General Dynamics staff will be at MCLA assisting with a science course and the North Adams Public Library will be celebrating STEM Week with an Afterschool STEM Craft at 3:30 pm.
Wednesday at 11:00 am, Berkshire Community College will be celebrating its new One Stop Enrollment Center, Berkshire Science Commons, and other new facilities with a Ribbon Cutting event, and at 3:00 pm the Berkshire Museum will hold a "Berkshire Backyard Exploration" workshop.
Thursday's events include "STEAM Challenge Night," organized by the Flying Cloud Institute, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Hancock Shaker Village. It will include hands-on science, art, and engineering challenges for those in grades K-8 and their families all throughout the Village.
On Friday, at the Berkshire Innovation Center, MassHire will be sponsoring a STEM and Manufacturing Job Fair, in-person from 10 a.m. - noon.
STEM Week will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Canoe Meadows Community Garden, where Mass Audubon will conduct a Sparrow Migration Workshop as part of its Fall Birding programming series.
Berkshire STEM Week is part of the state initiative Massachusetts STEM Week. For more information and a listing of all statewide program go to www.massstemweek.org