Massachusetts Teacher STEM Fair 

Empower. Inspire. Transform. Unleashing the Power of STEM Education.

Unleash your STEM potential at the Massachusetts Teacher STEM Fair! All educators from all content areas and their families are invited to  a STEM Fair event where you can dive into hands-on STEM lessons, explore state-wide STEM organizations, and ignite excitement to revolutionize your classroom. Empower yourself as an educator and inspire your students for a future filled with innovation and discovery. Join us to transform education through the power of STEM!

Register for the event here. Kindly be aware that upon entering Gillette Stadium, it might be necessary to undergo a security screening.


Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 (rain or shine)

Location: Patriot Place Conference Center 

    200 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA

Directly across from the Patriots Hall of Fame presented by RTX

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost: FREE


9:00 am: Registration Begins

Location: Outside of the Patriot Place Conference Center

9:30 am - 9:50 am: Visit the Gillette Stadium Field.   ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (new to the schedule)

All attendees will have the unique opportunity to visit the Gillette Stadium field. Please ensure you arrive on time as late arrivals will not be permitted on the field tour. Late arrivals will be given a wrist band to enter the Patriots Hall of Fame Theatre for the keynote presentation. 

10:00 am - 10:30 am: Keynote in the Patriots Hall of Fame Theatre

Location: Patriot Hall of Fame Theatre

Join us for an inspiring keynote presentation delivered by a prominent figure in STEM education. This presentation promises to be both captivating and informative. 

10:30 am - 1:00 pm: STEM Tables Exhibit

Location: Patriot Place Conference Center

During this time, participants can engage in hands-on activities at the STEM Tables, located in the Patriot Place Conference Center. These interactive exhibits will provide valuable insights into various STEM concepts. Simultaneously, you will be given a wrist band at the registration table and are encouraged to explore the Patriots Hall of Fame, where you can not only learn about the rich history of the New England Patriots but also engage with interactive exhibits that are related to STEM concepts. Please note these exhibits will not be open until after the keynote presentation in the Patriots Hall of Fame Theatre. 


All participants should park at 3B on the attached map, with entrance through P6. The map indicates charging stations with an 'X' for your convenience.

Keynote Speaker: 

Thomas Hendrix

Thomas Hendrix is the Managing Partner of Decisive Point Group. Prior to founding Decisive Point, he began his career in the private sector at Blackstone, the world's largest alternative asset management firm. Tommy is a former Green Beret with multiple combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terror and served in the U.S. Army for nearly 10 years as an Infantry and Special Forces Officer. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MSL in Government Procurement Law from George Washington University Law School, and a BS in American Legal Systems from the United States Military Academy at West Point.


Paws and Programming: Unveiling Code & Circuit with Spot the Robotic Dog

Discover new possibilities for STEAM education through Code & Circuit, a nonprofit K-12 computer science organization offering school-based programs in technology, coding, and robotics. A highlight of our exhibit is the captivating presence of Spot, the Boston Dynamics Robotic Dog. Witness firsthand the power of inspiration as we showcase Spot's advanced capabilities designed to ignite the imaginations of young minds through our Spot In Residence school program. Step into the future with us, and let's shape the educational landscape together!

Registration and Lather Print Activity

Unleash your creativity and personalize your nametag with the Lather Print activity at our upcoming STEM fair. Visit the Welcome Table to register for the event and discover an exciting activity to bring back to your students of all ages. Showcase your unique style, connect with fellow educators, and don't forget to grab a lanyard for nametag attachment, available while supplies last. Join us at the fair and let your imagination soar!

iRobot - Coding and beyond!

Come see Root, the coding robot that makes it easy to bring coding to your class. From early learning to higher education, Root and the companion app are a hands on experience making learning fun. Come visit Roomba and see how we integrate it into STEM learning.

Parker River Blanding's Turtle Conservation Project

Join us for an engaging discussion centered around the remarkable Blanding's turtle head start initiative. This program offers a unique and enriching opportunity for schools to play an active role in conserving this endangered species. Delve into the fascinating world of Blanding's turtles, their natural habitat, and the challenges they face. Learn how schools can actively participate in nurturing and protecting these magnificent creatures through the head start program. Our knowledgeable experts will share valuable insights on implementing the head start program within educational settings, fostering environmental awareness, and promoting conservation efforts among students. Don't miss this chance to become part of a conservation movement while providing your students with an unforgettable and educational experience. Join us in discussing the Blanding's Turtle Head Start Program and discover how your school can contribute to the preservation of these amazing turtles!

mRNA Exploration 

mRNA has already changed how we fight viruses, it has created medicines at unprecendented speed, it could even individualize how we fight cancer. You will take a closer look into how mRNA strands are built, as they are a building block of our future.

Swinging for Education: Red Sox's Fenway Field of STEM Dreams!

The Red Sox are honored to support our beloved educators and share some exciting information regarding our Spring STEM Days at Fenway, as well as showcase the Summer Slugger program

Pick it Up by the Museum of Science

Put your creativity and engineering skills to the test with this hands-on design challenge from Museum of Science, Boston. Purna and Ved are attending a neighborhood party when the wind blows party materials into a gully. Can you design a technology that helps them get the items out of the gully? This activity supports NGSS science and engineering practices and is free to download from the MOS website.

Avalanche by the Museum of Science

A blizzard is coming! Engineer a solution to save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche. This hands-on activity  gives participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs against the forces of nature. 

Grab Bag Inventing with the Lemelson-MIT Program

The Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) is a national leader in advancing invention education. LMIT has helped thousands of students and educators learn to invent and has recognized hundreds of collegiate and mid-career inventors for 25 years. There are extensive, free resources for teachers on our website. We will introduce invention to STEM teachers with an activity, Grab Bag Inventing. This is an engaging activity that has been used with all ages of inventors from 6-60. Stop by our table and have fun inventing with us!

Soar to New Heights: Paper Airplane Launcher

Get ready to elevate the fun as we bring you an exciting paper airplane launcher experience! Join us at this interactive table where you'll have the chance to test your paper airplane creations and see how far you can send them soaring. Challenge your skills and creativity by making adjustments to your paper airplanes and observing the impact on their flight distances. Explore the fascinating world of aerodynamics as you fine-tune your designs for optimal performance. Compete with friends and fellow aviation enthusiasts to see whose paper airplane can reach the farthest. This hands-on activity guarantees exhilarating moments and valuable insights into the principles of flight. Dare to take flight and unlock the secrets of successful paper airplane engineering. Join us at the Paper Airplane Launcher table and let your imagination soar to new heights!

Discover the Magic of "Sticky Water" – A Journey into Hydrogen Bonding!

Are you curious to explore the fascinating world of water's hidden wonders? Look no further! Join us at our STEM fair table for an enthralling experience with "Sticky Water." In this captivating activity, you'll witness the captivating power of hydrogen bonding as we test how many drops the heads side of a penny can hold. Discover the magic of surface tension as water defies gravity right before your eyes! Immerse yourself in hands-on exploration and engage in intriguing discussions about water's extraordinary behavior. Predict the secrets of the tails side of the penny and unravel new questions that will pique your curiosity. An unforgettable journey awaits as you embark on this interactive adventure, asking questions, making observations, and drawing insightful conclusions. Don't miss out on this captivating opportunity to explore the captivating world of "Sticky Water." Prepare to be inspired and amazed - we're excited to share this exhilarating experience with you!

Exploring the Versatility of Raspberry Pi

Discover the boundless opportunities that Raspberry Pi offers for educators and learners alike. This interactive exhibit showcases a classroom network built with Raspberry Pi, demonstrating how this inexpensive device can facilitate learning across various computing concepts, robotics, electronics, and more. As a contributor to the curriculum modules for, I am excited to share valuable insights on how attendees can access their extensive range of free resources and professional development opportunities. Whether you're an experienced educator or a passionate learner, this presentation provides a live demonstration of how to build your own affordable network using Raspberry Pi. Join us to unleash your creativity, explore new dimensions of teaching and learning, and be inspired to integrate this remarkable tool into your educational journey. 

Northeastern University - Center for STEM Education 

Our table aims to highlight the Center's commitment to advancing K-16 STEM education across Boston and Massachusetts. Through a range of innovative outreach programs, we strive to have a significant impact on the STEM pipeline, GK-12 STEM outreach, and STEM Education Research. Stop by our table to learn about the exciting opportunities for educators, researchers, and students to collaborate and strengthen the K-20 STEM educational ecosystem. Grab a flyer to discover more about Northeastern's Center for STEM Education. Engage in a fun “Battlebot”-type design challenge using Hexbug toys to explore the fascinating world of robotics and machine learning. Additionally, participate in our hands-on activity, where you'll have the chance to build air-powered paper rockets using bicycle pumps and then launch them outside. Join us in fostering curiosity and passion for STEM, inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and leaders in the field!

Creating Standards-based STEM Webpages

Join us at our captivating STEM fair exhibit! Participants visiting our interactive table will have the opportunity to experience a standards-based STEM learning activity focused on creating captivating Weebly webpages. At our station, you'll get the chance to explore pre-service teacher candidates' webpages, extracting valuable insights that you can then apply in a hands-on manner to customize and design your own webpage. Craft it to cater specifically to the diverse needs of your student learners. Our dynamic and imaginative setup ensures that you'll leave our exhibit with a profound appreciation for how mathematics intricately intertwines with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Social Studies. Our primary objective is for you to depart with the essential understanding and skills to confidently utilize webpage design as a powerful educational tool within your classroom. Get ready for an enriching experience that will empower you to transform your teaching approach and inspire your students through innovative STEM-oriented web design!

Unleash Creativity with Robotics and LEGOs and More by New England First

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey through the world of robotics, suitable for all ages from Pre-K to High School and beyond. Our hands-on activities offer a fantastic opportunity to explore the wonders of LEGO building and robot programming/driving. Unleash your creativity with LEGO building, constructing amazing structures and letting your imaginations soar. Delve into the world of robot programming and driving, discovering the thrill of controlling robots and making them perform various tasks. At our table, you'll witness live demonstrations of impressive robots and gain insights into how robotics can be integrated into educational curriculums to promote STEM learning. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to experience the joy of robotics and LEGO building, all while fostering essential skills like problem-solving, creativity, and teamwork. 

PAEMST: Unleashing Excellence in Teaching - Discover the Prestigious Award!

Step into the realm of distinguished educators and experience the brilliance of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) at our engaging STEM fair table. Immerse yourself in the world of exceptional teaching as we uncover the essence of this prestigious national award. Learn about the rigorous selection process, the inspiring stories of PAEMST awardees, and the transformative impact they have on students and education. Engage with passionate educators who have been honored for their outstanding contributions to STEM education.

Will You Be the Next PAEMST Awardee? Embrace the possibility of becoming a celebrated educator as we encourage you to explore the path to PAEMST recognition. Discover the resources, support, and professional growth opportunities that come with this prestigious award. Let the success stories of previous awardees inspire you to aim for excellence in teaching, leaving a lasting impact on your students and shaping the future of STEM education.

Discover the Path to Applied Learning in Your School with One8 Grant Programs

Are you interested in enriching your students' educational experience with hands-on Applied Learning? Look no further! At our STEM table, we are dedicated to providing valuable information about funding opportunities available to schools and districts. Join us to explore various funding options that can bring the Applied Learning curriculum directly to your students. Our knowledgeable team will guide you through the process and offer insights into how you can implement these innovative programs in your educational institution. Don't miss this chance to take your students' learning to new heights through exciting and practical Applied Learning experiences. Visit our table and learn how you can make a difference in your school or district!

Moon Juice: Igniting Intention and Ice-Melting Wonders!

Step into a world of wonder at the Moon Juice table, where dreams come alive, and the moon holds secrets waiting to be unveiled! Join us for a mesmerizing journey through the pages of "Moon Juice," an enchanting tale of a mama guiding her children into the realm of intention and the extraordinary magic of the moon. But that's not all - brace yourself for a thrilling scientific quest! Unearth your inner explorer as you take on the challenge of excavating hidden figurines trapped within ice. Don't miss the chance to own this captivating book! Meet the ingenious minds behind "Moon Juice" and seize the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of this tale that masterfully weaves magic and science into one enthralling narrative. Immerse yourself in this immersive experience, where literacy meets scientific marvels, and journey through a fusion of enchantment and knowledge.

Binary Bracelets, Makey Makey, and Robotic Adventures: Where Creativity Meets Computer Science

Immerse yourself in a world where creativity meets Computer Science. Discover the magic of binary code as you craft your own one-of-a-kind binary bracelet, encoding secret messages in every bead. But that's just the beginning! Unleash your inner inventor with Makey Makey, turning everyday objects into touchpads and creating music with a tap of your finger or even a playful step. And if you're ready for more Computer Science adventures, say hello to our charming robotic companions, ready to dance, navigate mazes, and delight you with their interactive features. Join us at the crossroads of imagination and innovation – where binary bracelets, Makey Makey, and captivating robots await your touch!"

Coding the Mitten by MassCue

Coding and Literature go together like Macaroni and Cheese. They are just fine when they are on their own, but together…a masterpiece! Using the book, The Mitten by Jan Brett, first graders hone their skills with coding by creating their own version of the story in Scratch Jr. Attendees will learn how to break down the skills needed for success including how to create a custom character (sprite), understanding coding blocks and planning next steps when students are ready for more.

Packing and scheduling in 2d and 3d

Get ready to put your problem-solving skills to the test with an exhilarating brain teaser in both 2D and 3D! Introducing "The Pallet Packing Challenge," where your mission is to fit as many as 12 uniquely shaped boxes onto a pallet. Can you crack the code and find the optimal arrangement to accommodate all 12 boxes? Solve, strategize, and schedule wisely as the clock ticks away! Seek inspiration from fellow enthusiasts, share your insights, and learn from one another in the exhilarating race to maximize boxes on the pallet. Will you emerge as the packing prodigy, achieving the seemingly impossible feat of fitting all 12 boxes? Unleash your inner puzzle-solving genius, challenge your peers, and embark on a journey that blends fun with intellect. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned puzzle enthusiast, "The Pallet Packing Challenge" guarantees an exciting experience that will leave you craving for more. Are you up for the brain-teasing adventure? Dive in and let the packing frenzy begin!

Hands-On Minds-On STEM Activities 

Science from Scientists’ mission is to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy. Through hands-on, minds-on lessons, they seek to improve both the aptitude and the attitude of the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. Visit their booth to learn more about their signature In-School Module-Based program and to see examples of their classroom activities and lessons.

Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Member program

Our mission is to ignite a passion for aviation, space, and cyber leadership through free STEM resources and activities. Become a CAP member for just $35, a one-time fee for yearly renewals, and gain access to an extensive list of captivating STEM Kits, including Bridge Building, Flight Simulator, Quadcopters, Snaptricity, Rocketry, Robotics, and more. Explore hands-on learning with K-12 curriculum materials and immerse yourself in the thrill of Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) flights, where you take the controls and fly over your school with students watching below. You can sign up for the flight right at our table.  Elevate your teaching and inspire the next generation of STEM innovators with an aviation-themed adventure!

Astronaut Space Gloves

Discover the fascinating world of spacesuits and their crucial role in space exploration at this interactive table! Learn how spacesuits influence astronauts' abilities to perform tasks in the challenging environment of space. Engage in hands-on activities using specially designed "astronaut space suits" to understand the intricacies of their construction and function. Explore the principles behind spacesuit design, including mobility, life support, and protection from extreme conditions. Join us to dive into the exciting realm of spacesuit technology and gain insights into how these remarkable garments enable astronauts to venture into the cosmos and push the boundaries of human exploration!

Alka-Fuji Rockets: Unleashing Newton's Laws of Motion!

Unleash the power of Newton's Laws as you construct and launch rockets using Fuji film canisters and Alka-Seltzer tablets. Witness the magic of physics in action as you discover the principles of motion, from inertia to action and reaction. This hands-on experience promises to engage and educate all ages, sparking curiosity and excitement in the world of rocketry. Join us for an unforgettable adventure as we take flight with Alka-Fuji rockets and propel our understanding of the laws that govern motion!

Up, Up, and Away: Exploring Buoyancy with Hot-Air Balloons!

Discover the captivating world of buoyancy as we delve into the principles behind hot-air balloons. Engage in hands-on demonstrations where you'll learn how the concept of buoyancy allows these majestic aircraft to float effortlessly in the air. Build and launch your very own hot-air balloons, witnessing firsthand how heat transforms the air's density and propels your creation upward. This interactive experience promises fun for all ages as we unravel the science behind these marvelous flying machines. Join us for an adventure in buoyancy and see your hot-air balloon reach for the skies in a thrilling demonstration of scientific principles!

Explore the Skies of STEM: Civil Air Patrol's Flight Simulator Program

Immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of aviation and STEM education where the Civil Air Patrol presents its cutting-edge Flight Simulator STEM Kit. This innovative kit includes a yoke, rudder pedals, and powerful software, providing a hands-on approach that is sure to spark curiosity and ignite a passion for aviation among students. The flight simulators offer a realistic piloting experience, giving youth a taste of what it's like to take flight and inspiring them to explore further in their own flight training or aviation-related programs. At this table, educators will learn how to incorporate these flight simulators into their classrooms. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will empower educators to elevate their teaching and students to soar towards new horizons in STEM and beyond.

Bee Bots Buzzing with STEM: Teaching Computer Skills to Young Minds!

Discover how these adorable, bee-shaped robots captivate young minds as they learn the basics of computer programming through hands-on activities. Witness the thrill as children use simple commands to guide the Bee Bots on exciting journeys, igniting a passion for technology and problem-solving. This interactive experience promises a fun and educational time for both children and educators alike as we pave the way for the tech-savvy innovators of tomorrow. Don't miss the chance to see young minds buzzing with excitement as they master computer skills with the help of our friendly Bee Bots!

Bridgewater State University College of Graduate Studies

We are proud to offer a wide range of advanced degree programs designed to empower and elevate your career. Whether you're seeking a Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, or other specialized fields like Accountancy, Education, Public Administration, or Social Work, we have the perfect program to match your aspirations. Additionally, we are committed to preparing educators for postbaccalaureate and postmaster's licensure, providing you with the tools and knowledge to excel in the ever-evolving field of education. Join us at our table to explore the diverse opportunities for academic growth and discover how Bridgewater State University can be your gateway to a brighter and more fulfilling future.

Science You Can See by the EcoTarium 

Nudge floating magnets into mysterious patterns, model light with a wave ladder, feel the heat of a burning tornado, or simply build a bridge that seems to defy gravity. No matter your interests, join educators from the EcoTarium and explore the unseen!

Inspiring Elementary & Middle School Students to Pursue STEAM Careers Early on, Building Excitement and Confidence with LEGO®️ Education!

Let's get hands-on and experience LEGO®️ Education Learning System's approach to hands-on, minds-on learning through play. Explore how STEAM Heroes in industries like bee rescue and ocean advocacy are working the Rebuild the World. Learn about classroom resources designed to spark joy and curiosity in the classroom and inspire students to see themselves in STEAM careers. Discover classroom resources on the LEGO®️ Education website that are designed and developed to support instruction and career exploration. 

Dive into Ocean Chemistry with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Delve into the captivating world of the ocean and its complex interplay with Earth's systems. Join us as we showcase the interactive 'Ocean Acidification in a Cup' activity, where you'll witness firsthand how carbon dioxide shapes the ocean's chemistry. Our exhibit is a testament to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's commitment to advancing knowledge, fostering scientific excellence, and nurturing future leaders in ocean science. Discover the vital connection between carbon dioxide, ocean health, and our planet's well-being.

Empowering Educators and Students: Shaping a Brighter Future through Maker Education

Join edm8ker to empower young minds through hands-on learning! Our Makercart blends curiosity and problem-solving across STEM, computational thinking, and climate education. Discover and experience inclusive, low-barrier activities that not only spark innovation but also empower your students to tackle real-world issues. With our Educator's Guide and Activity Posters, we make learning accessible and transformative. Let's ignite curiosity and shape the future of education together.

Please tag us on social media #MATeacherSTEMFair

Have Questions? Reach out to one of the Massachusetts Teacher STEM Fair organizers below:

Jennifer Sauriol

MA PAEMST State Coordinator 

Jennifer Donais

K-8 STEM Coach Amesbury Public Schools

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