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Public Invited to FIRST LEGO League Eastern Mass. Championship and Maker Fair, Dec. 15

The Newton LigerBots high-school robotics team will once again host the Eastern Massachusetts Championship event of the annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition. It will be held at Newton North HS on December 15, 9AM-3PM, and it’s free, open to the public, … Continue reading

NNHS Teams Win Honors at ‘Women of Science’ Competition

Yesterday, two teams of Newton North HS students performed well at the 16th Annual Women of Science Competition in Bedford. Of 38 teams competing, team A (Abby Lau, Eve Martin and Dominique Rinfret) placed second, each winning $500 scholarships and … Continue reading

$15K Matching for NNHS Fundraiser for BioTech Equipment

Last week, at an event to showcase the NNHS Science Department and its plans to acquire new equipment (miniPCR–the DNA Discovery System) for biology and upper-year electives, the Newton North HS PTSO announced at $15,000 match for donations toward this … Continue reading

MIT Museum Teen Science Cafe: AI & U, Dec. 15

The MIT Museum (265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) will host its next Teen Science Cafe for Grades 9-12 on December 15, 6-8:30PM, focused on the future of Artificial Intelligence and its impact.  Admission is free and dinner will be provided.  Seating is limited and registration is required.  Doors … Continue reading

Brown University Summer STEM Program for Students Entering Grades 9-10

Applications are now open for Brown University’s summer STEM program for students entering Grades 9-10 next fall. It’s a residential, two-week program running June 23 to July 5 on the Brown campus in Providence, RI.

WPI Seeks Presenters for AweSTEM! Celebration, Mar. 27

Each year, Worcester Polytechnic Institute hosts AweSTEM!, a celebration of STEM education for educators. This year it will be held on March 27, 3:30-5:30PM, with the theme Growing STEM in Our Communities. Educators are invited to apply by December 14, as … Continue reading

STEM Professionals: Sign Up to Judge the New England Future Cities Competition, Jan.

The New England Regional competition for the 2018-19 Future Cities program will be held January 26 at Watertown Middle School (68 Waverly Ave., Watertown). STEM professionals can support the competition, either as mentors throughout the fall semester or as judges before and … Continue reading

Empow Studios: Vacation Camps

Empow Studios will offer NanoCamps December 26-28 over the winter school vacation. And for a limited time, Empow is offering a 12% discount on registrations for its 2019 camps over school breaks and summer vacation.

Grades 6-8: Register for Makers’ Corner Courses (at Underwood)

Registration is now open for new courses at the Makers’ Corner for Grades 6-8, located at Underwood School. All meet 2:45-4:15 except Tuesday clubs start at 2PM. Intro to Hands-On Electronics:  Mondays, January 7-February 11 Make Your Own Comic Book (Print or … Continue reading

Holiday STEM Gift Ideas

Boston Tech Mom has posted her annual STEM Gift Ideas for 2018 and has also discussed the gifts recommended by educators from Project Lead the Way. Eric Olson recommends the monthly subscriptions of fun STEM projects from KiwiCo. They’re available in … Continue reading