The Mind and Hand Alliance is a project of the MIT Edgerton Center, with the aim of inspiring student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our group creates hands-on curriculum and provides training, support, and materials for teachers, alumni, and other volunteers involved in K-12 STEM education.
If you are interested in volunteering in a local school or wish to have MIT alumni volunteer in your school, please join the MIT K-12 STEM Interest email list maintained by the Alumni Association. Also visit the MIT Alumni Association's K-12 STEM Education toolkit page.
News and Updates
Chinese students set their sights on an MIT futureMiddle and high school students from Beijing engaged in project-based hands-on science and engineering lessons at the Edgerton Center. Read the story on MIT News.
Inspiring the next generationTelling Your Story workshop connects scientist and engineers with teachers and in the process helps to demystify STEM and excite the next generation of learners. Read the story on MIT News.
Understanding LightSixth-graders in Cambridge attend workshops at the Edgerton Center and the MIT Museum. Read the story on MIT News.
A summer of hands-on learning in science and engineering: Learn more about summer programs at the Edgerton CenterDownload our K-12 summer programs PDF.
Edgerton Center-run workshop gives high school students a hands-on tutorial in engineeringWatch the video: Learning by Design
An Edgerton Center supported program in Gloucester takes flight!O'Maley science students get a boost from wind car program
First "GE Girls at MIT" program inspires 25 girls from Lynn, MAListen to the WBUR Story. Read the MIT News Story.