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LHS STEM Team Lauded

May 12, 2019

WORCESTER -- More than 100 high-school seniors participated in Mass STEM Hub’s recent STEM Signing Day, committing to studying STEM disciplines after graduating.

Also, teams from several high schools, including Leominster High School, were selected as winners for their engineering, computer-science and biomedical-science projects.

STEM Signing Day and the High School Student Showcase were organized by Mass STEM Hub, a program of the One8 Foundation, for Project Lead The Way students and held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Mass STEM Hub’s High School Student Showcase featured projects by more than 300 high-school students in PLTW’s courses across Massachusetts. In the courses, students engage in applied learning, helping to develop 21st-century skills, including critical thinking, complex problem-solving, communication and collaboration.

All of the students received authentic feedback from STEM industry volunteer judges on their projects and presentations, connecting the work they did in the classroom to the work these experts do daily.

Students from Leominster High won the Innovation Award for their remotely operated underwater submarine. The award was given to the team that demonstrates an innovative approach to tackling a problem.