Author Archives: newtonstem

The Ligerbots Arrive at FRC World Champships

The Newton Ligerbots, represented by 23 students and 14 coaches/mentors/parents, have arrived in St. Louis with their robot for the FRC World Championships.  Thanks to corporate sponsors and all others who donated funds to make this possible.  Sure enough, the … Continue reading

Innovation Institute: One-Week Summer Mini-Courses, Grades K-8+

This summer the Innovation Institute in Newtonville is offering a range of one-week mini-courses, 9AM-noon, between June 9 and August 15 for kindergarten through Grade 8 and beyond.  See the schedule for these courses and register online. Biology in Our … Continue reading

Two STEM Summer Programs at MassBay Community College, July 7-18

MassBay Community College in Wellesley is offering two summer STEM programs, July 7-18: STEM Summer program, for students entering Grades 7 and 8, costs $300 and includes classes and projects in math, biology, physics, and computers.  Register online or contact … Continue reading

Kapparate Summer Computer Camp in Lexington

Kapparate Computer Camps in Lexington offers computer-science summer camps for two age groups: Elementary students (age 9-11):  Creating your own website, making audio/video, and game modding.  No computer experience required. Middle/high school students (age 12+):  In the first half of … Continue reading

Engineering and Logic Summer Camp: Open House, April 26

The Studio of Engaging Math in Brighton will hold an open house on April 26, 10:30AM – 2:00PM, for its Engineering and Logic Summer Camp, which offers five one-week summer sessions for kids 6 through 12 years old.  Camp days … Continue reading

MetroWest STEM Education Network Meeting, May 2

The MetroWest STEM Education Network’s quarterly meeting will be held May 2, 8:30AM at Framingham Public Schools, 454 Water Street, Framingham.  Topics include Marlborough’s Youth Career Connect grant, Framingham’s STEAM initiative, a recap of Wellesley’s STEM Expo, and updates on … Continue reading

Save the Date: 2014 Mass. STEM Summit: Oct. 22

This year’s Massachusetts STEM Summit will be held October 22, 7:30AM-5PM, at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street in Worcester.  For more information, contact Dana Bienkowski ( To become a sponsor, contact J. Lynn Griesemer (; 413-545-0001).

Support Newton Ligerbots at FRC Worldwide Championships!

The Newton Ligerbots have just learned that they have qualified for, and received a coveted invitation to, the top high-school robotics competition worldwide — the FRC World Championships in St. Louis, April 23-26.  This culminates their award-winning season of engaging, … Continue reading

Cambridge Science Festival, April 18-28

The Cambridge Science Festival is the national leader in its field, with over 100 activities and events spanning 10 days, April 18-28.  You can filter this year’s online schedule of events by age (family/teens/adults) and type (activities, workshops, performances, talks, other) … Continue reading

MIT AeroAstro Open House, April 23

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astrophysics is hosting its AeroAstro Open House on April 23, 10AM-2PM.  It’s free and open to all ages.  Visit the Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel (it’s named for them; it’s not … Continue reading