Inside the Box Thinking

Posed photo, EHS science teacher and two students holding certificates

Everett High School physics and engineering teacher Alisa Bettale is pictured with sophomores Anderson Carbajal Medrano and Genova Medrano Ramirez. The  two received Innovation Awards for their efforts in a recent Mass STEM Hub Online Industry Challenge. The two are English Learner-2 students and members of Ms. Bettale’s Introduction to Engineering Design course. Jonathan Cano Granados (not pictured) also received an Innovation Award.

The competition, which is organized by the Mass STEM Hub and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Online Industry Challenge, asks students to create engineering design plans to manufacture a box of given specifications.

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers by creating an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empowering students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. It also provides teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning. Everett partners with PTLW on professional development, curriculum, and opportunities for students such as the Online Industry Challenge.

Project Lead The Way empowers students with these skills – relevant to any career or role they take on – and prepares teachers to engage their students in hands-on learning. Whether designing and producing prosthetics or deploying innovative water filtration devices in developing countries, PLTW students and the teachers who support them are empowered to make a difference in their classrooms, in their communities, and around the world.