STEM Week October 16th – 20th

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Weather & Waffles

Indulge in the free waffle bar while you join the conversation!

Abe Farley, Hydrologist from the National Weather Service’s Northeast River Forecast Center will share his extensive expertise in river forecasting for New England and New York. Don’t miss this chance to gain insights from a true expert and enjoy scrumptious waffles!

About Abe Farley Prior to joining the National Weather Service, Abe attended Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI for this undergraduate degree in Physics. He then joined Peace Corps Tanzania where he served as a secondary school mathematics teacher in a rural semi-arid community. This experience living in a water scarce environment motivated him to complete a Master’s Degree in Hydrology from the University of Arizona. Abe has since worked for the National Weather Service for two years, working during significant events such as the remnants of Hurricane Ida in 2021 and the July 2023 flooding in Vermont.

Monday, October 16, 12:20 – 1:30 PM, South Cafe

First Responder Panel

Are you interested in working in the field of emergency response and helping others?

Come learn from a variety of first responders including crisis team clinicians, canine and police officers, firefighters, park rangers, and ER trauma nurses. Refreshments served.

Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Room H171

Lego Challenge

Choose a challenge and enter to win a prize. Post a picture of your creation on the MWCC app. Winners will be selected on Thursday, October 19. Single participation and teams are encouraged.

Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18, 10 am – 4 pm, Commons area

Together We Grow

Documentary Screening & Planting Activity

A documentary about sustainable food, urban farming, social action and circularity. Join us for popcorn and this 38 min. short film or stop by and take home your own indoor herb garden.

Thursday, October 19, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Murphy Room

Cannabis – The STEM Connection

Learn more about the science and technology involved with cannabis cultivation and product development. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about one of Massachusetts fastest growing industries!

Wednesday, October 18, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Murphy Room