Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gov. Patrick and Lt. Gov. Murray speak at MA STEM Summit

Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray spoke at the annual MA STEM Summit last week, held at the Newton Marriott.

Raytheon’s Announces Another $1M for Teacher Scholarships

In his keynote at the MA STEM Summit last week, Raytheon CEO William Swanson announced that his company will increase its earlier pledge of support to the Boston Museum of Science’s Education is Elementary (EiE) program by an additional $1 … Continue reading

Engaging 6th Graders in STEM at Oak Hill

Norma Sullivan, 6th grade math/science teacher at Oak Hill MS, believes kids need to get the STEM bug by the end of middle school — ideally by the end of 6th grade. She’s doing her part. Besides her LIFT2 professional … Continue reading

MIT BLOSSOMS: Free STEM Videos & STEM Education Links

MIT’s BLOSSOMS program offers over 50 free math and science videos online, as well as a library of links to resources for STEM teachers in biology, engineering, math, physics, and science. The videos, all freely available for online viewing or … Continue reading

Free Math Enrichment for Grades 5-8

Gentle Knowledge, a local math education organization, is offering a free weekly math circle for students in grades 5-8. These weekly one-hour sessions are based on the same principles as Eastern European math circles, where collaborative learning around a set … Continue reading

Space Night for Girls!, Thurs., Oct. 27 at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Boston section is partnering with the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMOB) and MIT Lincoln Laboratory for a Space Night! Girls in Grades 2 – 8 will be exposed to various hands-on workshops bringing … Continue reading

Wait List for MA STEM Summit, Oct. 18 in Newton

Registration is now closed for the Massachusetts 2011 STEM Summit, Advancing the STEM Agenda Locally & Nationally, to be held at the Newton Marriott, 7:30AM to 4PM on Tuesday, Oct. 18.  If you would like to join a waiting list, … Continue reading

Parent/Student Perceptions of STEM Preparedness, Inspiration

Microsoft has released STEM Perceptions:  Student and Parent Survey (PDF), reporting the results of two Harris Interactive surveys — one of college students pursuing STEM degrees, and one of parents of K-12 students  The goal was to gain insight into … Continue reading