Monthly Archives: May 2011

NNHS Greengineers Ribbon-Cutting & Showcase

On May 17, the ever-innovative NNHS Greengineers held a ribbon-cutting celebration of recent grants from Earth Day Network and UPS. Superintendent Fleishman and officials from EDN, UPS, and Green Decade saw student presentations of ongoing work in production of biodiesel … Continue reading

Workshop: Higher Ed’s Partnering with PreK-16 STEM Education, June 7 in Sturbridge

On June 7 in Sturbridge, the Mass. Academy of Sciences and the Dept. of Higher Education will host a workshop for higher education STEM researchers and educators to explore how best to contribute to the ongoing transformation of STEM education … Continue reading

Symposium: Advancing Girls in STEM, June 21

On June 21 at Wellesley College, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools will host a symposium, Advancing Girls in STEM, for K-12 educators. The agenda includes keynotes by Ioannis Miaoulis (President and Director of the Boston Museum of Science and … Continue reading

NewtonSTEM Informal Gathering at Apgujung, May 12

Would you like to see who else is involved in NewtonSTEM — or explore with others what NewtonSTEM can do to support STEM in Newton?  Come to NewtonSTEM’s first informal gathering — Thursday, May 12 at 7:30PM at Apgujung (1114 … Continue reading

Scientific American: ‘Bring Science Home’ in May

Scientific American has created Bring Science Home, a month-long series of activities for kids 6-12 years old to see how science is fascinating and part of everyday life.   A new activity will be posted every day in May.  Each can … Continue reading

MA STEM Operations Board: “@Scale” Endorsement of STEM Projects — Application Deadline May 17

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council’s Operations Board announced today the @Scale Initiative to endorse current STEM projects that: Address specific performance gaps in the goals of the Massachusetts Statewide STEM Plan (PDF) and Have the potential to scale up for … Continue reading

NNHS Greengineers Win Grants from Earth Day Network, UPS

The Newton North HS Greengineers — the NNHS STEM think-tank spanning Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Economics, Finance, Design, and Industrial Safety — has won a grant from Earth Day Network and UPS to purchase new biodiesel engineering and chemical equipment for … Continue reading

Newton’s Rosenstein Wins Prestigious ‘Inspire’ Award in FIRST World Championships

Newton’s Sam Rosenstein is a student at Gann Academy and a member of the school’s FIRST team, Robots and Brain Bots Inc. (R.A.B.B.I.), which competed among 127 other teams from 29 countries in the 2011 FIRST Championship in St. Louis … Continue reading

Morgan Freeman in a new FIRST promotional video

FIRST has produced a terrific 3-minute promotional video featuring Morgan Freeman. www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1QyM9WTF18 FIRST robotics promotional video featuring Morgan Freeman. Produced by Paul Lazarus. Copyright 2011. White Dwarf Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.