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Seen in Boston Yesterday: Science is Real

These were among the many signs carried by some of the 175,000 or so participants in yesterday’s demonstration in Boston.  It is strange and alarming to find that, in this century, so many feel the need to make statements such as … Continue reading

Girls Who Code: Apply Now for Free Summer Internships

Girls who are currently in Grades 10-11 — and interested in technology and willing to learn — are invited to apply now for the 5th annual Summer Immersion Program offered by the non-profit Girls Who Code.  It’s a free, 7-week summer program hosted by various … Continue reading

Summer STEM Programs at Northeastern University

Northeastern University offers three summer STEM programs for middle-school and high-school students (free, but with a commitment fee to ensure attendance)– and two paid summer research opportunities for college students: Young Scholar’s Program (YSP) for Boston-area students entering Grade 12, to provide hands-on … Continue reading

Application Open for PROMYS: BU’s Summer Math Program for Young (Motivated) Scientists

Applications are now available for PROMYS, a six-week (July 2-August 12) residential summer program at Boston University for strongly motivated high-school students (ages 15-19) to explore in-depth the creative world of mathematics.  About 80 students are selected from a nationwide/worldwide … Continue reading

LLRISE: MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Radar Program for Rising High-School Seniors

MIT Lincoln Laboratory offers the Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE), a free, two-week summer workshop for 18 rising high-school seniors to build small radar systems.  It will be held at Lincoln Laboratories in Lexington, MA, July 9-22.  Applications must be … Continue reading

1 Application for 3 Free MIT Summer Programs for Rising High-School Seniors

MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs offers three free summer programs for rising high-school seniors with strong academic records. A student completes one combined application (due February 1) for all three programs, with recommendations due February 15.  Exact dates for summer … Continue reading

RSM Foundation Offers International Math Contest, Grades 3-8

The RSM Foundation, a non-profit promoting K-12 STEM activities and affiliated with the Russian School of Math, is sponsoring its second International Math Contest for students in Grades 3-8.  The first round, which opens on February 6, is a 30-minute … Continue reading

BostonTechMom Recommends The Discovery Museums in Acton

BostonTechMom continues to offer great advice and reviews, this time with a strong recommendation to visit (or join!) The Discovery Museums in Acton.  The museums are the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Science Discovery Museum, and the new Discovery Woods, suitable … Continue reading

WGBH Seeks Earth-Science Teachers as Digital-Media Advisors

WGBH seeks fifty K-12 earth-science teachers as advisors next year for its collaboration with NASA to create free digital media tools in its Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms initiative.  Apply by February 8.  For more information contact

Educators: Register for Project WILD Workshop, Feb. 11

Educators of  K-12 students — both in and out of school — are invited to a free professional development workshop about Project WILD, an award-winning, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program sponsored by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.  The … Continue reading