Edgerton K–12 Program

The Edgerton Center’s hands-on science and engineering challenges educate and inspire kindergarten through 12th-grade students, aiming to increase their curiosity and desire to pursue these fields in their future.

  • 3-d printer

    We now have STEM curriculum modules for the classroom environment and beyond.

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  • Students in our three-hour classes learn by doing

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  • Students direct a laser beam through a wooden maze using mirrors

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  • Hard at work in Engineering Design Workshop

    Engineering Design Workshop

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  • group photo of all attending girls

    You GO GIrl! is a four-day summer program for rising ninth grade girls.

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  • Using LEGO© to understand how photosynthesis works

    This lesson allows students to concretely experience the photosynthesis reaction by building models of the reactants and products with LEGO bricks.

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J. Kim Vandiver and Candace Forbes looking on as Bert Forbes '66 holds a 3-D printed milk drop modeled after Doc Edgerton’s milk drop photo

Candace Forbes and Bert Forbes ’66 have made a gift to endow the directorship of MIT’s Edgerton... Read more

Liuni and Heisser in class

Now in its 10th year, Instructor Elizabeth Cavicchi’s seminar EC.050 (Recreate Experiments from... Read more

Kathy Vandiver, right, explains molecule sets to, (left to right) Prof. Kim Vandiver, Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, and Congressmen Joe Kennedy

The Edgerton Center had a large presence at the Scaling STEM event in at MIT in September.... Read more