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Newton was Well Represented at the 10th Mass. STEM Summit

Newton was well represented at last week’s Massachusetts STEM Summit in Worcester. Michelle Mischke (NSHS parent and MassBioEd‘s Director of Biotechnology Education Programs) facilitated a roundtable discussion in a seminar about challenges and strategies of engaging students through authentic research.  … Continue reading

Full House at the First of Mayor’s STEM Nights

Last week, Representative Joseph Kennedy III, Mayor Setti Warren, Superintendent David Fleishman, and representatives from PTC’s Engineers of the Future program spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of students and parents at the first of a series of Mayor’s STEM Nights.  … Continue reading

Newton Library Seeks Adult Volunteer Instructor for ‘Girls Who Code’

As announced last week, the Newton Free Library will offer the Girls Who Code after-school program, 4-6PM on Fridays this year, November through May, to girls in Grades 6-12.  The Library seeks a volunteer instructor to commit 8 hours per … Continue reading

Ligerbots Open Meeting for Interested Parents, Potential Mentors, and New Students, Oct. 29

Newton’s all-city high-school FIRST Robotics Team, the Ligerbots, will hold a meeting on Wednesday, October 29, 7-9PM in the Newton North HS Lecture Hall (to the left of the main lobby on Tiger Drive).  Ligerbots team members and coaches will … Continue reading

High-School Volunteers Sought for Scratch Programming Club for Grades 3-6

In November, the Newton Free Library will launch a monthly club for kids in Grades 3-6 to learn Scratch programming.   The Library seeks a few high-school student volunteers to help out.  They should know Scratch and be willing to commit an … Continue reading

Workshop: Simulation and Modeling for Middle-School STEM Teachers, Nov. 10

MassCAN (the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network) is offering a free workshop for middle-school teachers on November 10, 8:30AM-2:30PM on Project GUTS — Growing Up Thinking Scientifically.  GUTS is a STEM program for middle-school students that is working with Code.org to … Continue reading

‘The STEM of Optics’ — Web Magazine by Mass. Regional STEM Networks

The Northeast and MetroWest Regional STEM Networks have created a web-based magazine — The STEM of Optics — with engaging resources for students, families, and teachers.

Professional Development STEM Workshops at WPI, Starting Oct. 29

The first in a series of STEM workshops for teachers will take place on Wednesday, October 29, 3:30-6:30PM at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Using NGSS standards and CC math concepts of scaling, participants will design a simple biomedical device to extract … Continue reading

Reminders: STEM Events in the Next 7 Days

For more events, see the NewtonSTEM Calendar of STEM Events.

Women in Tech: An Inspirational Story Slam, Oct. 27

Women in Tech: A Story Slam will be held on October 27, 7-9PM at the Microsoft NERD Center (1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge).  In this live story slam “shining the spotlight on positive role models,” several prominent women in STEM careers … Continue reading