Monthly Archives: April 2011

MIT Open House, Apr. 30 starts Cambridge Science Festival

Under the Dome: Come Explore MIT is a day-long (11AM-4PM), campus-wide open house on Saturday, April 30 that kicks off the Cambridge Science Festival, which runs from April 30–May 8. Families, students, groups, and curious folks of all ages are … Continue reading

Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair, May 7

The Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair will be held Saturday, May 7, 12:30 to 3PM at the MIT Johnson Athletics Center, Rockwell Cage, in Cambridge (see map). It’s open to the public, as it has been since 1949. See … Continue reading

Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls (SCFG) is a nonprofit organization focusing on girls-specific programming in underserved communities. It provides free, hands-on science and engineering programs to over 1,000 girls in five cities in eastern Massachusetts (Cambridge, Lawrence, Boston, Newton and Fitchburg), … Continue reading

[Ligerbots] Meet the Robots! May 15

MEET THE ROBOTS! Join the Newton High School LigerBots for an afternoon of fun science and technology activities on Sunday May 15 from 2PM to 5PM in the Hyde Community Center at 90 Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands. See science … Continue reading

National Robotics Week: Robot Block Party at MOS

On Saturday, April 16, the Museum of Science capped National Robotics Week with a Robot Block Party and panel discussion.  Pictured below are Dr. Cynthia Breazel (MIT Media Lab),  Colin Angle (CEO, iRobot), John Dudas (President of FIRST), and Newton’s … Continue reading

Cambridge Science Festival, Apr 30-May 8

The Cambridge Science Festival is nine days of making science accessible, interactive, and fun — in lectures, debates, exhibitions, concerts, plays, workshops, etc. — in a variety of locations in and around Cambridge.  Check out the full calendar of events.  … Continue reading

iCreate & SAM: Learning STEM by doing stop-motion animation

iCreate to Educate is a startup dedicated to helping teachers use low-cost tools and SAM Animation software from the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach to enable students to make their own stop-motion animations.  Tufts developed SAM Animation to … Continue reading

Lego Engineering Symposium at Tufts, May 24-26

The LEGO Engineering Symposium at Tufts University is an annual gathering of educators, researchers, curriculum developers, and other educational stakeholders aiming to advance the state of K-16 STEM education using hands-on tools. It combines presentations by educational researchers, practicing teachers, … Continue reading

Newton Ligerbots 2011 Update

The Newton Ligerbots had a great 2011 FIRST Robotics season. In March they competed at the WPI Regional and won the Website award for excellence in student-designed, -built, and -managed FIRST team websites. Newton North Junior and Ligerbots CEO, Paige … Continue reading

Cabot’s After-School Math Puzzle Club

Will Brockman is a software engineer at Google Cambridge, a math Ph.D., and a parent of two boys at Cabot Elementary School in Newtonville. With three other parents, he leads an after-school “math puzzle club” for 4th and 5th graders, … Continue reading