Cambridge STEAM Initiative

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The Cambridge STEAM Initiative is a joint venture between the City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs, Cambridge Public School Department, and the Cambridge Public Library.  STEAM is an integrated approach to learning that incorporates STEAM Habits of Mind using any combination of STEAM areas of study - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math - as access points for inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Using a racial justice lens to frame all of its efforts, the STEAM Initiative works to ensure that Cambridge residents who are most impacted by systemic inequities have access to high quality STEAM programming, resources, and skill-building opportunities. Learn more about our vision

STEAM News

  • Cambridge STEAM Initiative Launches New Website
    The website serves as a central digital hub for the Cambridge community to engage with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) resources, programs, and activities in Cambridge. The Cambridge STEAM Initiative is a joint venture between the City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs, Cambridge Public School Department, and the Cambridge Public Library.
  • Interview with the Cambridge STEAM Initiative
    Learn about the STEAM Initiative’s work and community impact in this Q&A with Sharlene Yang, Director of the Cambridge STEAM Initiative, and Sue Walsh, Assistant Director, Adult & Family Services, Dept. of Human Service Programs.

Bob Moses MathTrail

The Bob Moses MathTrail is a mile-long path in The Port neighborhood that begins at Sennott Park on Broadway and stretches along Elm, Broadway, Windsor, Main, Cherry, Eaton, and Columbia Streets. The goal of the Bob Moses MathTrail is to encourage Cambridge residents, especially children and families, to find the fun in math and explore math in the world around them.

Bob Moses MathTrail

Events

  • Jul
    05 Tue

    STEAM Academy: Innovators for Purpose Summer Studio

    Innovators for Purpose (iFp) Studio is a teen-powered design and innovation program where teens channel their energy and creative vision to imagine and build a better world. Blending art, design, science, technology and storytelling within a social justice framework, teens engage in real-world client-sponsored projects. July 5 - August 5, weekdays from 9:15am-3:30pm at the Main Library Innovators for Purpose (iFp) is a Cambridge-based nonprofit that inspires high-potential, diverse young people to discover their passions, develop innovative mindsets and cultivate marketable skills to solve problems they care most about. Summer Studio teens are funded in part through the Mayor's Summer Youth Program. The Cambridge Public Library STEAM Academy is part Cambridge STEAM Initiative's efforts to enhance and expand students’ access to quality STEAM learning experiences. Made possible by generous support from the Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund and Verizon.

  • Jul
    05 Tue

    Summer Reading: STEAM Discovery: Will It Float? (O'Connell)

    Come think like a scientist in the O'Connell Reading Garden. We'll make predictions and test our guesses about which objects sink or float in water. Some things will surprise you! For children of all ages and their grown-ups.

  • Jul
    05 Tue

    Summer Reading: Hive Safety Training and Badge Making

    Are you interested in using The Hive? In this workshop you will learn about our makerspace, how to utilize the resources we offer and how to keep safe in The Hive. You will also create your Hive badge ID using our Glowforge laser cutter and learn how this piece of equipment cuts and engraves your own creations. Find out what you need to get started as a maker in The Hive here. Completion of Hive Safety Training is the entry point to making, innovating, and collaborating in this space. Makers must also sign The Hive User Agreement and Waivers.

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Sharlene Yang (she, her, hers)
Director
Cambridge STEAM Initiative
617-349-4672
syang@cambridgema.gov

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