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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

Registration is Open for Boston College Splash — Grades 9-12, Nov. 16

Boston College will hold BC Splash on Sunday, November 16 from 9AM to 4PM.  Splash is a student-run program in which undergraduates and graduate students teach free mini-courses for high-school students.  Running in parallel is the Parent Program for parents … Continue reading

Registration is Open for MIT Splash — Grades 9-12, Nov. 22-23

MIT’s Splash program runs each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving — this year, on November 22-23 (1oAM-9PM on Saturday, and 9AM-6PM on Sunday).  It gives students in Grades 9-12 the opportunity to take a wide range of over mini-courses … Continue reading

New Computer Science Clubs at Newton Free Library in November

Register for new, free computer-science clubs for kids and teens at the Newton Free Library in its second-floor computer center: Scratch Club:  A new monthly club for Grades 3-6 will start meeting on Thursday, November 6, 6:30-7:30PM in the second … Continue reading

STEM Fun for Kids at Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library will offer these free STEM programs in November: Magnet Fun:  Kids ages 3-5, accompanied by adults, are invited to drop in on Thursday, November 13, 2:30-3:30PM in Druker Auditorium to experiment and play with magnets. Making … Continue reading

Mass. State Parks’ Nature Training for Early Childhood Educators, Nov. 8

Massachusetts State Parks will host a workshop for Early Childhood Educators on Saturday, November 8, 9AM-noon at Quabbin Reservoir Training Center.  It will focus on curriculum to engage youngsters ages 3-6 in the natural world with hands-on experiences that build … Continue reading

WGBH’s STEM Video Challenge for Mass. Teachers

WGBH is conducting a STEM Teacher Video Challenge for Massachusetts teachers seeking creative solutions for teaching STEM.  It’s “an online film school just for STEM teachers,” with training videos on YouTube and live, hosted hangouts on Google and culminating in … Continue reading

“AMP It Up” Challenge Engages Students in Advanced Manufacturing

The AMP it up! Challenge invites students to research an advanced manufacturing innovation in Massachusetts and then present it in a 3-minute video to explain how it’s made, why it matters, and what it means to the student.  One middle … Continue reading

Reminders: STEM Events in the Next 7 Days

NSHS Math Team Placed #1 in New England Championships

This news is a little late but still important:  Newton South HS’s Math Team came in first place among large high schools competing in the New England Association of Mathematics League competition last May.  Congratulations to Zhe Wu, David Cao, … Continue reading