After a week of hard work in Artificial Reality and Virtual Reality Projects, teams at MIT Reality Hack will show off their work at the MIT Reality Hack Public Expo, January 20, 2-4:30PM, at MIT’s Ray and Maria Stata Center (32 Vassar Street, Cambridge). Register for free here.
iCode (73 Central Street in Wellesley) will offer one-day Minecraft camp on January 20, 8:30AM-3:30PM. It will include gaming, coding, modding, and an introduction to the Augmented Reality version of Minecraft. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, call 781-291-3131 or email email@example.com.
CSRecititations (45 Michigan Drive in Natick) will host the Math Kangaroo International Math Competition in March and will hold a one-day practice workshop for it on February 22, with separate sessions for Grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6 to help build confidence and success. Limited to 10 students in each session. Sign up here for the practice workshops. Students may participate in the competition without signing up for workshops or classes.
Genes in Space invites students in Grades 7-12 to a contest to design DNA experiments for space, working alone or in teams up to four students. Five finalist teams will receive mentoring by Harvard/MIT scientists and present at the International Space Station R&D Conference for a chance at the national award. Winners will attend Space Biology Camp and send their experiment into space. Applications are due April 17. The contest is free and does not require equipment. Proposals will be judged solely on their creative and scientific merit.
The MIT K12 MakerLab has launched a newsletter to help K-12 educators in all fields develop fun and effective Maker experiences for their students. Sign up here.
Boston Tech Mom has compiled a great list of summer STEM programs offered by colleges and universities in Massachusetts.
Science Club for Girls will hold its annual Catalyst Awards celebration on April 1 at the Broad Institute in Cambridge to honor outstanding leadership in its mission to spark excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls and young women from underrepresented communities. The event will also celebrate SCFG’s 25th anniversary. Register and/or purchase sponsorships for the event here.
Empow Studios will offer free workshops at its Newton location to invite kids and their parents to get a sense of Empow’s STEM clubs and classes. Register with these links:
- Animatronics with LEGO EV3 Robotics: January 21, 5:30-6:30PM, Grades 2-8
- Arduino Circuit Design: January 22, 5:30-6:30PM, Grades 2-5
- 3D Arts (Modeling, Sculpting, Printing): January 23, 5:30-6:30PM, Grades 3-8
- Coding Expeditions: January 24, 4:30-5:30PM, Grades 4-8
- Minecraft AAA: January 24, 5:30-6:30PM, Grades 2-8
“e” inc. — Boston’s environment science learning and action center — hosts Activity Nights for ages 5-7 on the third Thursday of each month, 6PM-7:30PM. On January 16, the theme will be Catapults. Cost of $5 includes activities, art projects, and a snack.