Fifty-five high school students participated in a STEM Starter Academy on January 12 at Quinsigamond Community College. The students, who are enrolled in MassEdCO college access programs, attended STEM-focused workshops on such topics as Web Design, 3-D Printing, Nature of Light, Robotics, and Programming Industrial Robots. The day was organized by Lisa Whitcomb, who coordinates the STEM Starter Academy at QCC. The goal of the event was to expose students to the many STEM majors offered at QCC and to give them a snapshot of what they can do in these fields.
Zach Lorance, a student at Burncoat High School in Worcester said his favorite workshop of the day was the Nature of Light, "It was really cool. Instead of just lecturing us on the basic facts, the professor made it interesting and interactive with hands-on explanations."
Darlington Agyei who attends Worcester’s North High School agreed, "Today was really fun. I learned about how light really works. I also loved the robotics workshop."