Baker, along with members of the advisory council, also visited schools around the state to speak with students and participate in learning programs. Different departments under Baker’s administration have also been working to promote the week’s events and message.
The MBTA announced Thursday that it would partner with researchers to develop a science and engineering curriculum for Boston Public Schools students. Education Secretary James Peyser hosted students at different spots throughout the state, including the Museum of Science, for educational programs.
On Oct. 22, Polito, Kennedy and Leiden published an editorial in The Boston Globe, calling for diversity in the STEM fields nationwide.
“We need more businesses to offer internships and apprenticeships in STEM fields, particularly for young women and minority students. Our quasi-public entities, such as the Mass Life Sciences Center and Mass Clean Energy Center, can help by increasing diversity within internship programs in the life sciences and clean energy sectors,” they wrote.