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HUBweek Offers Many STEM Events This Week

HUBweek is a week-long celebration of art, science, and techology sponsored by The Boston Globe, MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard University.  Here are the events we found related to STEM.  Pre-registration is required for some.  Some are filled, and … Continue reading

High-School Students: Register for Northeastern Splash, Nov. 7 & 14

NEPTUN (a Northeastern University student group) will again host Splash, a free program for high-school students in the Boston area to take mini-classes led by Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students, 10AM-3PM on November 7 and 14.  Registration opens — and … Continue reading

MIT Museum Seminars on Synthetic Biology — On-site or Online, Wednesdays in October, for High-School and Older

The MIT Museum is hosting Re: Making Life, a series of free seminars on synthetic biology, open to the public (high school and older).  Events are on Wednesdays, 6PM-7:30PM, at the MIT Museum (MIT’s Building N51, at 265 Massachusetts Ave. … Continue reading

Register for Northeastern’s Building Bridges Program for High-School Students, Dec. 4

Northeastern University’s Building Bridges program, for high-school students interested in engineering, will take place December 4, 8:30AM-3PM, in the university’s Curry Center Ballroom.  It’s an opportunity to explore Northeastern’s engineering program, participate in engineering challenges, and learn about education and … Continue reading

Bright Schools Sleep Competition for Middle-School Students

The National Science Teachers Association and National Sleep Foundation are sponsoring the Bright Schools Competition for teams of two to four students in Grades 6-8.  The goal is to explore the correlation between light and sleep using scientific inquiry or … Continue reading

‘Science on the Street’ Seeks Outreach Volunteers

The Cambridge Science Festival‘s outreach program, Science on the Street, brings STEM educational activities to local schools and events via the help of a team of volunteers.  You can register as a scientist, educator, or organization with your own outreach … Continue reading

‘Project Lead the Way’ STEM Conference, Oct. 21

This year’s Massachusetts conference on Project Lead the Way‘s K-12 STEM curriculum will be on October 21, 8AM-2:30PM at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  This professional-development conference is open to teachers, administrators, business/workforce development professionals, and other interested parties.  Over 70 schools … Continue reading

Waitlist for MIT’s Code It! Program for Middle-School Girls, Saturdays

Code It! is a free series of programming classes run by MIT students to encourage middle-school girls with no prior coding experience to explore and pursue computer science.  It will run on Saturdays, 12-3PM, October 3 – November 21, at … Continue reading

Sign Up for Newton Library Scratch Club Sessions, Grades 3-6

The Newton Free Library holds monthly club sessions for kids in Grades 3-6 to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Each session is on a Thursday, 6:30-7:30PM in … Continue reading

MIT Edgerton’s ‘Science on Saturday’ for Grades K-12, Oct. 17: Pluto and Beyond

MIT’s Edgerton Center holds free Science on Saturday programs five times a year for elementary, middle, and high school students — as well as their parents and teachers.  On October 17, the program will be focused on Planets:  Pluto and … Continue reading