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MIT hosts discussion on scaling science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education
President Reif and Congressman Joe Kennedy III lead an afternoon of discussions on how to bring quality STEM education to all. Demonstration of the DNA and PROTEIN models was presented at this event.
For details of these demonstrations, please see “Teaching DNA” and “Teaching Molecules” from the link

Half a Day Inside the Edgerton Center with Amy Fitzgerald
The COE2C outreach coordinator Amy Fitzgerald's impact on our local community is featured in this MIT News article. One of Amy's former students from a Cambridge elementary school --now an MIT undergraduate--gives back by assisting Amy as she teaches young students at the Edgerton Center. One of Amy's classroom programs includes a CEHS lesson on environmental health.

CEHS COE2C expands to New Audiences and Communities
Several new faculty members join the CEHS and the COE2C reaches out to new organizations. 

CEHS COE2C Pilots “Understanding Air” Lesson Materials
To study the impact of the “Understanding Air” materials with the LEGO models, the COE2C utilizes an evaluation instrument called a SAMI card.

AAAS Annual Meeting Puts MIT Science and Technology on Display
The 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference, held on February 19, 2013, featured research presentations with hands-on demonstrations.

Community Service Day Draws Volunteers from Across the Institute
MIT community gathers for an afternoon of public service on February 2, 2012.

Mass. Science Teachers' Association Inducts Vandiver into Hall of Fame
The CEHS outreach and education director teaches abstract scientific concepts with LEGOs on December 8, 2011.

Science School for Judges
The MIT and the Broad Institute open their doors to the judicial community for a workshop at the intersection of science and the law on September 20, 2011.

Got Gunk on Your DNA? 
The CEHS Open House for MIT’s 150th anniversary “Under the Dome” Saturday event held on April 30, 2011.

Building Blocks
The MIT groups lending a hand by assembling LEGO biology kits for local schools on February 8, 2011.