COVID Answers Could STEM from Lynn

Lynn, MA – October 20th, 2020

KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate was featured in the Lynn Item this week to showcase Mass STEM Week. 90 KALC students are joining the over 35,000 students who are taking part in the Mass STEM Week Challenge. The challenge? Slow the Spread. Students begin by thinking through issues surrounding COVID-19, imagine an app that can solve the issue, design paper plans, and experiment with app-design software. Students must submit their final project by Friday 10/23/2020.

The theme for this years challenge is “See Yourself in STEM,” which encourages groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields to consider a career in STEM.

KALC Science Department Chair Allen Wang explains the importance of Mass STEM Week Challenge, “You can’t be what you can’t see. Representation is so crucial now because COVID has a disproportionate impact on communities of color. This challenge allows them to be the innovators in their community instead of someone from the outside.” Mr. Wang is pictured below running his virtual classroom with students who are participating in the challenge.

For more information on Mass STEM week visit: https://mass-stemhub.org/stem-week-2020/

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