Monthly Archives: August 2011

In case you missed… Here’s the i.am.FIRST Video

In case you missed the FIRST back-to-school video special on ABC-TV on Aug. 14, featuring will.i.am, the full video is here (42 minutes).

Robotics Symposium: Teaching STEM with Robotics, Sept. 10

For teachers interested in learning how to successfully engage students in STEM concepts by using robotics, LEGO Education and National Instruments are hosting a symposium on Saturday, September 10, 8:30AM-2:30PM (registration starts at 8AM) at the UMass Lowell Inn & … Continue reading

Mass. Endorses Six @Scale STEM Initiatives

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has endorsed six STEM initiatives for education and workforce development: Quinsigamond Community College’s Advanced Robotics Program to build a pipeline for K-12 STEM education in Worcester Public Schools and Worcester County Schools to college and … Continue reading

Mass. 2011 STEM Summit — Right Here in Newton — Oct. 18

The Massachusetts 2011 STEM Summit, Advancing the STEM Agenda Locally & Nationally, will be held at the Newton Marriott, 8AM to 5PM on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Save the date. Registration information will be available soon. The summit is hosted by … Continue reading

Update on the Mass. State STEM Plan

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council met on June 23 and approved criteria for identifying scalable STEM projects (PDF) for the regional STEM education networks (e.g., Newton belongs to the MetroWest STEM Education Network). The state’s STEM Pipeline Fund received $500K … Continue reading

will.i.am in FIRST Back-to-School TV Special, Aug. 14

Dean Kamen’s FIRST is sponsoring a one-hour back-to-school special featuring will.i.am, at 7PM on August 14 on ABC-TV. It’s a celebration of science and technology with special appearances by celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jack Black, Bono, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, … Continue reading

NNHS will Host FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, Nov. 19

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Newton North HS will host a regional qualifying event for this year’s FIRST Lego League competition, the 2011 Food Factor Challenge. This qualifying round is part of an international competition involving over 200 students aged 9-16, … Continue reading

Optical Society Offers Educational Resources

The Optical Society offers a variety of educational resources, many available free of charge. Use this online form to request them. In addition, teachers may join the Optical Society at a reduced rate of $35. Those who join by August … Continue reading

Google Science Fair Winners Announced

This spring, Google held its first science fair.  More than 10,000 students from 91 countries entered the competition.  The field was narrowed to 60 semifinalists and then down to 15 finalists across three age groups (13-14, 25-26, 17-18), with 1 … Continue reading