STEM College & Career Fair: A Mass STEM Hub Event for PLTW Students


Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Chelmsford High School 
Chelmsford, MA  



Faith McDuffie 
Mass STEM Hub 

Mass STEM Hub would like to invite PLTW students to our STEM College and Career Fair featuring colleges and universities offering STEM programming and STEM professionals from local companies!

Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 9 am-1 pm
Location: Chelmsford High School

Mass STEM Hub's STEM College and Career Fair is an opportunity to connect Project Lead The Way high school students who have completed rigorous STEM coursework with STEM programs at leading colleges and universities. It's also a chance for the students to engage with STEM professionals from local companies and learn about their path to STEM careers. 

The colleges and universities attending the fair offer programs that will help students continue their study of engineering, biomedical sciences, and computer science. We have invited a variety of colleges and universities to attend. At this STEM fair students will also have an opportunity to meet with STEM respresentatives from the college to ask more specific questions about STEM programming and make connections early on as they begin to think about next steps. 

The STEM professionals attending the fair represent companies present across Massachusetts and will be sharing details about the work they do day to day, as well as their path from high school into their current career. Students will get to ask questions to learn more about what such a career could look like for them and ideas on how they can work towards it. 

At the Mass STEM Hub STEM College and Career Fair students and teachers will:

  • Meet college and STEM representatives from various colleges and universities with STEM offerings
  • Learn more about requirements and opportunities are available to students pursuing STEM degrees
  • Ask questions about admissions processes for various colleges and universities
  • Engage with professionals currently working in STEM industires across Massachusetts

This event is specifically for PLTW students. Colleges and STEM professionals are excited to meet students who have completed rigorous STEM coursework and who are interested in continuing their pursuet of STEM in college and beyond. This is a great event for all PLTW high school students to explore their future options; we're happy to welcome Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

PLTW students attending the college and career fair may ask:

  • What differentiates your STEM programs from programs offered at other colleges and universities?
  • What do I need to be a successful engineering/computer science/biomedical science major?
  • What is the instructional approach in STEM disciplines? What are STEM classes like?
  • What equipment is available in STEM labs?
  • Are there special opportunities for STEM majors (e.g. summer research opportunities, internships)?
  • How are students connected to industry while in school?
  • What do students majoring in a STEM discipline typically pursue post-graduation?
  • Are there particular STEM employers that recruit from your school?
  • Are there credit and/or scholarship opportunities for students interested in STEM? For PLTW students?
  • What course work do I need to be a strong candidate for admission?
  • What is the size of your STEM departments? (students and faculty)
  • What does a typical day look like for you?
  • What’s the most exciting/interesting/fun part of your job?
  • What’s the most challenging/frustrating/annoying part of your job?
  • What did you have to study to be successful in this job?
  • Did you know this is what you wanted to do when you were in high school?

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Faith at for more details. 

About Mass STEM Hub

Mass STEM Hub partners with schools to implement high-quality, applied learning programs.  Our mission is to provide schools with access to and support for premier STEM programming that engages students and prepares them for 21st century careers. We identify proven programs, develop supports to help ensure high-quality adoption, and create complementary offerings (e.g., trainings, events) to supercharge the impact.  By working across the state, Mass STEM Hub can develop programs and cultivate partners that would be difficult for single schools working alone to create. Learn more by visiting