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Rookie LigerBots in Winning Alliance at ‘Bay State Brawl’

Yesterday the Newton high-school robotics team, the LigerBots, competed in an off-season event, the Bay State Brawl, at Whitinsville Christian School. The team assigned all rookie students to drive the robot, and after the qualifying rounds this team was selected into … Continue reading

Apply by Oct. 23 for STEM Pathways: One-Day Training in Synthetic Biology for Grades 10-12, Nov. 3

This Tuesday is the deadline to apply for a one-day Training Session in Synthetic Biology in a real, synthetic biology environment. It’s offered to students entering Grades 10-12 (ages 16 and older) by STEM Pathways — the synthetic biology outreach program of the Living Computing Project — and … Continue reading

Register for Northeastern’s Building Bridges Program, Nov. 30

Every other year, Northeastern University’s Center for STEM Education offers its one-day Building Bridges program to enable high-school students to explore Northeastern’s College of Engineering. Faculty and students from all the school’s departments explain various engineering disciplines, career paths, high-education … Continue reading

High-School Students: Register by Oct. 26 for MIT Splash, Nov. 17-18

MIT’s Splash program runs each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving — this year, on November 17-18 (10AM-9PM on Saturday, and 9AM-6PM on Sunday).  Splash gives students in Grades 9-12 the opportunity to take a wide range of mini-courses and participate in walk-in activities.  BostonTechMom has … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Club Seeks Volunteer to Run LEGO We Do ‘Mighty Mechanix’ Program for Elementary Students

The Boys and Girls Club of Newton seeks a volunteer who is passionate about fostering skills with youth, to help implement the Mighty Mechanix program this winter and spring. It will require one hour per week on a day of … Continue reading

High-School Students: Register Now for Boston College Splash, Nov. 4

Boston College will hold BC Splash on Sunday, November 4, 10AM-4PM.  Splash is a one-day, student-run program in which undergraduates and graduate students teach mini-courses for students in Grades 7-12. There’s also an optional one-hour session for groups of Splash students to talk with … Continue reading

Weston Observatory Colloquium: Teaching Inquiry-Based STEM Through Seismology, Oct. 24

The Weston Observatory, Boston College’s center of geophysical research, offers periodic colloquiua open to the public. The next one will be on October 24, 7-9PM, on AS1s, EQ1s, Raspberry Shakes, and More: Teaching Inquiry-Based STEM Through Seismology, presented by the director … Continue reading

Think Big: Grades 6-12 Meet STEM Mentors, Oct. 27

Middle- and high-school students are invited to Think Big! at the the Newton Free Library on Saturday, October 27, 2PM-4:30PM, to meet local STEM professionals and talk informally (over ice cream from Cabots!) about challenges, satisfactions, and career paths in the wide range … Continue reading

Magic Math Fest for Grades 4-5, Oct. 27

Bryan Chiang, an eighth-grader at Dexter Southfield School, has created a free Magic Math Fest for students in Grades 4-5.  It will be held on October 27, 12PM-1:30PM, at the Brookline Public Library (361 Washington Street, Brookline Village). It will … Continue reading

Local Events for National Chemistry Week, Oct. 21-27

The theme for this year’s National Chemistry Week, October 21-27, is “Chemistry is Out of This World.” Celebrate it at the following local events (for which museum admission is required): October 21 at the Museum of Science: Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri … Continue reading