STEM Challenge: A Student's Perspective



Veronica Graves, a high school sophomore, is one of 30 Bartlett High School students who participated in the BVEF STEM Challenge Series in January and February.


Learn about her experience below.


Wait...what BVEF STEM Challenge Series?

Thanks to the collaborative efforts between Dell Technologies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and BVEF, students were able to learn and apply knowledge and skills as they worked in teams to devise solutions to more effectively utilize an AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot).

As a capstone, students participated in a session with WPI and BVEF. The Assistant VP for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid from WPI spoke with students about how engaging in these experiences can enhance their college application. Current engineering ambassador students and alumni shared how skills such as critical thinking, communication, and role dynamics acquired through project based learning opportunities have positively impacted both their personal and professional lives.


Here is Veronica's experience in her own words:

 
"Attending the STEM/ soft skills seminar provided me with new ideas and information that will help me during College application processes as well as future careers.