Kaitlyn Cahill and Aidan Flaherty, both of Braintree and students at Blue Hills Regional Technical School, recently participated in the Massachusetts STEM Week during the week of Oct. 22-26 at the school in Canton.

Cahill participated in the gutter boat project. The project was selected on the basis of a group decision to exemplify science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Other members of the project included Emily Faherty, of Holbrook; Qalah Hendricks, of Randolph; Brianna Lynch, of Dedham; and Kaylie Silva, of Canton.

McFadden participated in an electrical project with Matthew Bonner, of Norwood; and Tim Walsh, of Canton.

“I would say they learned how voltage can safely be transformed from 120 volts to 16 volts in order to make electricity safe to handle,” said electrical instructor Richard Mascarenhas. “I would also say the students learned how a complete circuit, also known as a closed circuit, will activate a bell, buzzer or chime once a full path for electrical current is made. They did this in the form of a game to help them understand the circuitry.”

The students’ projects at Blue Hills and at schools across the commonwealth highlighted the importance and value of science, technology engineering and math for all grade levels in education and in the dynamic professions of the 21st century.

“STEM Week is so important for Blue Hills Regional Technical School to participate in because that’s a part of what we do,” said Principal Jill Rossetti. “At Blue Hills, our robust academics and Career Technical Education programs are engaging, relevant and encompass real-world learning. STEM education seamlessly integrates with our academic classes and many of the hands-on CTE programs at Blue Hills.”

By participating in the STEM Week activities, the school shows students what is valued in the education system, said Michelle Sylvia, director of vocational programs.

“We prepare our students to work in an economy that challenges its workforce to be forward, critical thinkers. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics is infused in all areas of our academic and vocational programs. It’s really special when students can articulate their projects to their peers in a way that is meaningful, and dare I say, fun!”