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Local High-School Students Organize MAHacks Hackathon at MIT

Yesterday MAHacks sponsored a Local Hack Day at MIT’s Stata Center, organized by five high-school students — Aman of Needham and Anisha of Weston (in photo) along with Midori of Newton, Izzy of Weston, and Justin from Winchester — coached … Continue reading

More Recommendations for Holiday STEM Gift Ideas

Boston Tech Mom builds on her recent list of recommended STEM-oriented gifts with a blog post about Project Lead The Way’s recommended STEM gifts focused on engineering and computer science. Eric Olson recommends that you consider the wide range of STEM educational … Continue reading

Newton Free Library STEM Events in December

The Newton Free Library offers these STEM-related events in December: December 4 & 18: Teen Coding Meetups, 2:30PM, for students in Grades 6-12 who already understand core elements of coding. No registration required.  Bring a laptop if you can. December … Continue reading

BostonTechMom: Tech Events for Kids in December

The BostonTechMom blog offers its December list of technology-oriented events for kids in the Boston area, with a rather comprehensive list of Girls Who Code clubs in the area.

Empow Studios: Holiday Coding Workshop, Dec. 6

To celebrate Hour of Code, Empow Studios in Lexington will host a Holiday Coding Workshop for Grades 2-8 on December 6, 6:30-8PM — during Lexington’s Gals & Pals Night Out for local shopping.  The cost is $25 per child.

Science Club for Girls Seeks Your Votes to Win Yelp Funding

Science Club for Girls is a finalist for receiving between $2,000 and $5,000 from the Yelp Foundation.  You can vote once each day through December 9 to help SCFG win the top prize — enough to fund one SCFG club … Continue reading

Catalyst Conversations: Music and Math, Dec. 8

Catalyst Conversations will present a discussion, Music and Math, on December 8, 7-8PM at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center (20 Ames Street in Cambridge).  Admission is free, registration is required, and a suggested donation of $25 is appreciated.

Register for Science on Saturday (Robotics) at MIT Lincoln Labs, Dec. 10

Registration is now open for two Saturday-morning sessions of Science on Saturday, on December 10 at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (244 Wood Street in Lexington).   The topic will be Robotics, presented by Members of Robotics Outreach at Lincoln Laboratory (ROLL).  All children (5-17 years) … Continue reading

MITS: 2017 STEM Professional Development Seminars

The Museum Institute for Teaching Science will hold a series of professional-development seminars — for staff, volunteers, and other museum professionals — at Clark University in Worcester on January 25, February 16, March 16 and April 12  The cost is $40 per … Continue reading

MIT Women’s Summer Technology Program for High-School Juniors

Applications are now being accepted until January 15 for the MIT Women’s Technology Program — a rigorous, four-week summer program (June 24-July 22) for female high-school students entering Senior year next fall.  The program is designed for those who love and excel … Continue reading