Armand Pires, Superintendent
45 Holliston St.
Medway, MA 02053
Friday, May 10, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
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Medway Middle School STEM Students Present Projects at Pull Toy Showcase
MEDWAY – Principal Craig Juelis is pleased to share that Medway Middle School students from the Project Lead The Way Automation & Robotics class were featured at the Mass STEM Hub Pull Toy Showcase on, Friday, April 26.
Seven Medway Middle School STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students presented their projects at the Pull Toy Showcase, held at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.
Using what they have learned about simple machines and gear designs, Automation and Robotics student teams designed and built a 21st-century version of a vintage pull toy.
The teams presented their projects to museum staff and industry professionals and received feedback on their work.
“Initiatives like this empower our students to use their interest in STEM to solve real-world challenges,” Superintendent Pires said. “It’s great to see them work together to apply what they learn in the classroom to hands-on activities.”
Events like the Pull Toy Showcase connect the skills students develop throughout the year to work in STEM industries. Over 100 students from schools across Massachusetts showcased their STEM projects.
Project Lead The Way is an initiative of Mass STEM Hub, an organization providing access to and support for premiere STEM programming. Project Lead The Way aims to make STEM part of students’ regular school day. The program offers K-12 curriculum in engineering, computer science, and biomedical science that engages students in problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.