BOSTON CELTICS, GE FOUNDATION HOST
BRILLIANT CAREER PLAY LAUNCH ASSEMBLY
The Boston Celtics and GE Foundation visited the Keverian School on Wednesday, March 27 to promote the “Brilliant Career Play” mobile STEM lab. Celtics center Aron Baynes, Celtics legend Dana Barros, and Celtics Mascot “Lucky” the Leprechaun joined GE Foundation staff member Jennifer Edwards, educators from GE’s Fab Foundation, and students for the opportunity to explore the lab and participate in STEM-related activities, before transitioning into the school’s gymnasium for a celebratory assembly.
The guests discussed the importance of students developing a knowledge of STEM-related resources, which can lead to careers through specific interactions with technology such as 3-D printers, robotics, 3-D motion detectors, Virtual Reality technology, laser cutters and programming tools.
Baynes discussed the important roles science, medicine, and nutrition play in the life of an athlete and in pro sports. He pointed out that, during practice, he and his teammates wear sensors that trainers use to monitor the health and activity levels of the players. During games, Baynes said, he can review plays on a mobile device the instant he comes off the court. He also discussed the variety of STEM-related fields in athletics that don’t involve being an athlete, from operating the video board during games to compiling and distributing stats and information through social media and other technology.
Keverian School seventh and eighth graders are approaching the end of two weeks of instruction with Aidan Mullaney of the Fab Foundation, which is a part of GE’s Brilliant Career Play. Mullaney has been leading the students in customized, Celtics-themed learning. The curriculum focuses on sports-related STEM careers providing innovative learning with technology. Students learn the connection between STEM and sports and learn essential skills that will both inspire and prepare them for the future of work.
During Brilliant Career Play at the Keverian, seventh graders made cardboard virtual reality headsets and name tags with the Celtics logo made from a wood cutter. Eighth graders are making paper circuits. They are also making t-shirts featuring their own designs that will be created with the use of a vinyl cutter and a heat transfer process.
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