On Thursday, January 17, 2019 the whole seventh grade from Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS) went on field trips to meet their NetPals at local companies in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. NetPals is a six-month program planned collaboratively by the science teacher at the school, Ms. Erika Riddington at CSUS; Cambridge School Volunteers’ NetPals Director Meg Ramsdell; and our corporate partners.
At CSUS, the corporate partners providing volunteers are the Broad Institute, Neon Therapeutics, Philips Research, IBM, and Novartis. The program includes emails, company field trips, and school visits. Students got to see where their NetPals work in this first visit. In the photos, you can see some of what we saw at Philips, where the NetPals design health care diagnostics, systems, and robotics.The pictures show CSUS students running an ultrasound machine, modeling laparoscopic surgery, and testing robotic control of the CT-scan. We also got to tour the “NICU of the future.” We look forward to more visits and emails with our NetPals to get a taste of what it’s like to work in STEM. Ask your seventh grader about their NetPal.