STEM

MathWorks and The Discovery Museums Bring Hands-On STEM Workshops to Schools

The two partners will continue to bring interactive STEM workshops to students throughout New England.

The Discovery Museums has renewed its partnership with MathWorks in Natick, MA to continue to bring the Traveling Science Workshops (TSW) program to elementary and middle schools. Entering their sixth year of collaboration, the partners host a variety of state curriculum-based workshops for pre-K–8 classrooms throughout New England.

For the last 23 years, the TSW program has delivered its 17 classroom-based, hands-on workshops that teach students lessons ranging from electromagnetism to lasers to weather. The program reached more than 1,400 classrooms in Massachusetts and 29,000 students last year alone.

“This is our sixth year supporting the Museums’ Traveling Science Workshop because it is a unique and impactful program that brings hands-on science, technology, engineering and math to students in a fun and accessible way,” said Kevin Lorenc, director of corporate communications at MathWorks.

“With MathWorks ongoing support, we’ve been able to bring hands-on science to kids throughout the Commonwealth, letting them experience doing science rather than just hearing or reading about it,” said Neil Gordon, CEO of The Discovery Museums.

Aside from the TSW program, MathWorks has funded accessibility programs at The Discovery Museums. The company also sends employees to volunteer at the museums several days of the year. In 2014, the partners received a Partners of the Year award from the Boston Business Journal in recognition of their impact on the community.

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