STEM & Health Pathways Center Highlights

In case you missed them... Don't worry! Check our homepage for other great future events through the Pathways Center. Many of these programs and events will happen again!

Tuesday, January 6th-Monday, January, 12th (not including weekend)
(Snow Day: Tuesday, January 13th)
Featuring 3 workshops (click to get more information!):
COMPUTER SCIENCE                            
In partnership with UMass Lowell, the Pathways Center brings hands-on research workshops at UML that provides the "jumpstart" necessary to successfully move Health & STEM students towards 4-year degree programs.  Only MCC students who have successfully taken at least one science class can sign up for this program. Space is extremely limited and students are only allowed to register for ONE (out of three) workshops.

STEM Starter Academy Brain Food Session #4


Monday, December 8th @2-4pm, Lowell Campus

The end is near! Let us help you. Join us and...
•gain study skills specific to tackle those nasty finals
•learn relaxation tools to help you before & during your exams
•take a break with us!
•fuel up with FREE food & drinks!
•get a "Finals Survival Kit" to help you to the finish line!

STEM Starter Academy Brain Food Session #3
**the Art of an Effective JOB HUNT**
Monday, November 17, 2014 @3-5pm
Room 115, Henderson Hall (Bedford Campus)
Your "dream job" won't find you. You must design the path towards it. And it starts before you get a job.

Wednesday, November 05 @6-8pm
Cafe East, Bedford Campus

Learn what it takes to be an Engineer and what it's like to work in this field. This is your chance to connect your engineering interests to the real-world and get your questions answered by professionals with years of experience!

Don't miss this FREE event (food & drinks will be provided)

sponsored by the STEM Starter Academy & Engineering Department

Engineering Panel Night 11/05/14


STEM Starter Academy Field Trip to the Broad Institute

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2-5pm, Cambridge, MA

Explore a cutting-edge biomedial & genomic research center
Discover diverse career options for STEM & Health students
Learn about variety of research projects in biology & medicine


Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:30-1:45PM, room 307 Derby Bldg

Nourish your belly and your brain as we help you develop the skills necessary to be successful students. Learn about the resources available to you as well as key skills to be an effective student over a free lunch!


STEM Starter Academy Field Trip to Boston Consolidated TRACON
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014; 2-5PM

Join STEM Starter Academy to visit the Boston Consolidated TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility). Tour the center, get to see the operations room, learn more about the different jobs at one of the six largest TRACONs in the U.S. Discover jobs & careers related to your academics studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics fields. 



Join MCC's Gulf of Maine Institute (GOMI) & the Pathways Center to the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) Open House

Tuesday, September 30, 2014; meet at the Pathways Center at 2PM to walk over to UMass Lowell, East Campus

The Toxics Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell provides services to help MA companies & communities reduce the use of toxic chemicals.

For more information about GOMI, please contact:


STEM Starter Academy Summer Bridge

Session I - July 28-August 8, 2014; Session II - August 11-22, 2014 from 9AM-1PM, daily

The Summer Bridge is an introduction & preparation program for new or first-year MCC students interested in majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) & Health disciplines for successful completion of certificates/degrees in these fields. This Health & STEM Pathways Center Summer Bridge is a free two-week program to explore Health and STEM lab skills, develop insight on issues surrounding a “wicked problem”, develop course success skills and also insight into successful career outcomes.



STEM Starter Academy Math Boot Camp

Monday, July 14, 2014 - Thursday, August 7th (Mondays-Thursdays) from 12-3:45pm on Lowell Campus

Get Ready for College-level Math: The STEM Starter Academy Math Boot Camp is a FREE, intensive four-week class that provides students the opportunity to develop fundamental mathematic skills necessary to be successful in STEM programs at the college level.

If you are a graduating high school senior or an incoming/current MCC student (with 0-24 MCC credits), this Math Boot Camp will help you prepare for college courses in STEM, free of charge!

Program Highlights:

  • Prepare for the Accuplacer placement test
  • Save time and money by accelerating preparation for college-level math
  • Work with a Middlesex Community College faculty
  • Get support from faculty, peer tutors, and the Health & STEM Pathways Center staff
  • Kickstart your STEM career path


Spring 2014 STEM Educator Institute

Wednesday, May 28; Monday, June 9; Wednesday; June 11 from 3:30-5:30PM at MCC Bedford Campus

High school & college STEM faculty were invited to participate in this Institute to explore alignment of STEM curriculum and expectations for student learning.



Middlesex Community College in Partnership with UMASS Lowell Presents: Hands-on "Research Experience" Workshops for Health & STEM Students

The following workshops were held at UMASS Lowell:

These workshops are an excellent way for STEM students moving towards a four year degree program to "jumpstart" their success.


Career Exploration Fair - Discover YOUR Future - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bedford Campus Center-Cafe East & Main Street.


Photos from "Discover Your Future"


Career Fair - Spring into New Opportunities - Monday, April 7, 2014 from 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center-50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA.


Check out photos from the Event!


"Resume Preparation" & "How to Work a Career Fair" - In the weeks before the Career Fair, the Pathways Center offered workshops that helped prepare students for the event. The workshops took place at both campuses on multiple dates. Look for future Career Fair Preparation Workshops and Resume Critique Sessions that suits your schedule and prepare you for future Career Fairs.


Field Trip to Body Worlds - January 17, 2014.


UMASS Lowell Winter Break Bridge Program - January 6-10, 2014. In partnership with UMass Lowell, the Pathways Center brought hands-on research workshops and provided the jumpstart necessary to successfully move Health & STEM students towards a four year degree programs. Check back for similar opportunities in the future!

Last Modified: 1/16/15