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Library Seeks Volunteer Instructor for ‘Girls Who Code’

The Newton Free Library will again offer its hugely popular Girls Who Code after-school program for girls in Grades 6-12 on Friday afternoons 4-6PM during the 2016-17 school year.  Can you volunteer 2 hours per week as an instructor using the Girls Who Code computer-science curriculum?  … Continue reading

Women in Innovation — Story Slam: AHA Moments, Sept. 27

Men and women in the innovation economy, young professionals, and students are invited to a free story slam focusing on Women in Innovation:  AHA Moments, September 27, 4:30-6:30PM at Microsoft NERD Center (1 Memorial Drive in Cambridge).  Female leaders in … Continue reading

Call for Presenters, Demos, Workshops for Girl Scouts “Geek is Glam” Event at WPI, Oct. 15

Can you — or your company or your organization — contribute to the success of the Girl Scouts’ STEM Geek is Glam event at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, October 15?  Registration for girls in Grades 4-8 opens August 19, and … Continue reading

STEAMy Saturday at Newton Free Library

Yesterday there was a great turnout for the Newton Free Library’s second annual STEAM Expo, with 20 interactive exhibits.  Thanks to all who organized, exhibited, and participated!

Newton Free Library: Upcoming STEM Events in July

Upcoming STEM-oriented events in the Newton Free Library’s calendar: Einstein’s Gift to Us:  Gravitational Wave Astronomy (July 18, 7-9PM):  Talk by MIT Physics Professor Emeritus Dr. Rainer Weiss. Finch Robots (July 20 & 27 7-8:30PM):  Second and third of a three-part series … Continue reading

Summer STEM Fun: Khan Academy + Pixar

Khan Academy and Pixar Studios have teamed up to create Pixar in a Box, a series of free online tutorials that demonstrate how STEM and the arts are used in film animation. Each tutorial focuses on the use of a concept … Continue reading

Newton Free Library: STEAM Expo, July 16

The Newton Free Library will host its third annual STEAM Expo on Saturday, July 16, 1-4PM.  It’s an interactive gathering of  tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, and students.  There will be 20 exhibitors in the … Continue reading

Mass. Bay iCREATE Summer High-School Robotics Program Presents Results, July 21

The Massachusetts Bay Community College offers its iCREATE summer program for high-school students — a month-long exploration of engineering design, electronics, and coding.  This summer’s participants will showcase their work on July 21, noon to 1PM, on the MassBay Wellesley Hills campus (50 … Continue reading

Mass. Audubon Offers “Virtual Internship” Simulation for Land-Science Education

The Massachusetts Audubon Society invites both formal and informal educators to apply to join the Land Science Educator Network LSEN and gain free access to Land Science, its online simulation of an urban planning firm during the coming school year. … Continue reading

Science Club for Girls is Hiring for the Fall

Science Club for Girls is hiring for positions in the Fall: Cambridge: Materials Logistics Coordinator, Manager of Volunteer Programs, Accountant Lawrence:  Program Manager and Program Coordinator Boston:  Program Coordinator. The Cambridge headquarters is also seeking an Events and Special Projects Intern (unpaid):  Write to with subject line: … Continue reading