The Edgerton Center’s hands-on Science, Engineering, and Maker opportunities educate and inspire kindergarten through twelfth grade students, as well as their teachers, aiming to increase curiosity, develop skills, and encourage life-long learning in these fields.
The spirit of learning by doing is in everything that we do. Focused on the Greater Boston area, with selected out-of-state and foreign endeavors, the Edgerton Center’s multifaceted approach supports over 150 on-campus classroom field trips annually, plus intensive summer programs, innovative curriculum, and teacher professional development.
Thanks to the support of the Edgerton Family Foundation the GE Foundation, the Highland Street Foundation as well as the generous support of MIT alumni, students and friends the Edgerton Center is able to provide many of these opportunities at no or minimal cost.
We would also like to thank our collaborative relationships with other groups at and outside of MIT. These partners include, but are not limited to, the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, the MIT Museum, Greater Lawrence Technical School, Cambridge Public Schools, Boston Public Schools and AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America).
The Edgerton Center approach to educating the K-12 community is best summarized in the following video, "Don't Let Them Know They're Learning."