Monthly Archives: November 2011

NNHS Will Host FIRST Robotics Tournament, Nov. 19

Come see the FIRST Lego League regional qualifying tournament for the 2011 Food Factor Challenge at Newton North HS this Saturday, November 19, sponsored by the Newton Ligerbots. Thirty-four teams will compete, including 16 from Newton! The robot matches will … Continue reading

Date Set for MA High School Science Olympiad: March 17

The Massachusetts Level C (grades 9-12) Science Olympiad will be held March 17, 2012 at Framingham State University.  See the U.S. Science Olympiad site for advice for teachers, students, and parents about starting a team. Check the MA state-specific site … Continue reading

Summer Internships and Study in BioTech

We’ve recently updated the Family Resources page of to include many more summer internships and summer study programs for middle and high school students interested in STEM. Applications for many are available now (or soon) and due in the … Continue reading

Follow-up on MA STEM Summit

Here are video clips of Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray speaking at the annual MA STEM Summit held at the Newton Marriott.  The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council released this WOW poster (PDF) highlighting the careers of 15 exciting … Continue reading

PTC Reaches Out to Schools to Help with STEM

Needham-based engineering-software firm PTC recently hosted the MetroWest STEM Education Network at its headquarters.  PTC supports STEM education in Massachusetts by donating its engineering software, providing accompanying education resources, and participating in partnerships among government, industry and education. Educators are … Continue reading

MetroWest STEM Education Network Releases 5-Year Plan

MetroWest STEM Education Network is one of several regional Massachusetts networks set up under the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, and its region includes Newton.  It recently released a five-year plan (PDF) of activities to increase interest and achievement in STEM … Continue reading