There will be a shortage of one million STEM workers in the next five years

Preparing students for work requires revised approach to education – Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive

Posted: 16 Mar 2018 02:10 AM PDT

P.K. Agarwal, regional dean and CEO of Northeastern University–Silicon Valley said there will be a shortage of one million STEM workers in the next five years. So the challenge, he said, is taking people with bachelor’s degrees and re-skilling them to fill those gaps. At Northeastern, the approach is to not just equip students with additional credentials but to provide six months of paid workforce experience through a co-op program to help ensure graduates are ready to hit the ground running once they’re hired. He identified three key things students should leave college having. “You need high-quality experiential learning, that’s one leg of the stool. The second part is that you need a network, … and third is that we also are very passionate about the fact that soft skills are very critical,” Agarwal said. https://www.educationdive.com/news/preparing-students-for-work-requires-revised-approach-to-education/517738/

Wednesday (3/7) Robotics Cancelled

All Wednesday robotics activities are canceled due to weather. Stay safe and warm!

Team 172 Wins its First Match!!!!

Team 172’s Blue Alliance scores big during the first official match of the 2018 season. Our bot scored well by using its ability to dominate the scale at any height. Although the bot didnt get a chance to try to levitate itself this game, the team is excited about next round!

Go, NorthernForce!

Team Travel Meeting – Feb 27th 6:00 pm 

Where: Practice Field (last store to the left of the Shaw Grocery Store in Falmouth) 

HOTEL CHANGE: we are now staying at the La Quinta in Auburn. My apologize if a parent already booked at the Comfort Inn.

 2018 WPI District Permission Form

Wednesday Build Session Cancelled (Lanco) – Sunday Build Crew Candidates Needed (FMS)

2/7/2018:   Both Gorham and Falmouth have early dismissals today in consideration of the coming storm.  In that light, we are canceling this evening’s (Wednesday) robotics events.

With that said, we are also considering meeting this Sunday afternoon at FHS.  Please let us know your interest and availability.

Stay warm and safe, Mrs Moutinho & Mr Kraljic 

1/23/2018 LANCO Session Cancelled Tonight

Meeting cancelled

Rather than take any chances we decided to cancel robotics tonight.

Hope everyone stays safe!

Mr Kraljic and Mrs Moutinho

Team 172 shares its purpose and promise in building STEM student futures!

Team 172 WLOB Radio Interview with Mr K and Amelia

Wed Jan 17th -Unfortunately we need to cancel robotics due to the weather.

Team 172,

Unfortunately, we need to cancel robotics due to the weather.

For those subteams that can work at home (design, programming), we hope that you can take advantage of this day off from school to get some robotics work done.  We are now in week 2 and still have a lot to do.

We are both working online this afternoon so if you have any questions, feel free to email.

Stay warm and safe,

Mrs Moutinho & Mr Kraljic

Upcoming Competitions

Come see us at these upcoming competitions for FIRST POWER UP 2018!

NE District Worcester Polytechnic Institute Event

in Worcester, MA 01609, USA
March 1 – March 3, 2018

No matches yet. Check back after March 1, 2018.


NE District Pine Tree Event

in Lewiston, ME 04240, USA
March 22 – March 24, 2018

No matches yet. Check back after March 22, 2018.

Galactic Bowling!

spare time yoSunday, January 14th

Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Spare Time Portland & City Sports Grille, 867 Riverside St, Portland, ME

Details: Bowling $12
Bowling & Arcade $15
Bowling & Laser Tag $17
Bowling, Laser Tag & Arcade $20

Support Team 172 and earn 1-hour fundraising per guest!