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LigerBots to Host FLL Regional Qualifying Tournament at NNHS, Nov. 23

The LigerBots will again host the Newton Qualifier, a FIRST LEGO League robotics competition for 400 Massachusetts students in Grades 4-8 on Saturday, November 23, 8AM-4PM, at Newton North HS. It’s free and open to the public. The theme of this year’s competition is City Shaper (see video). … Continue reading

“e” Inc. Activity Night: The Power of Flight, Nov. 21

“e” inc. — Boston’s environment science learning and action center — hosts Activity Nights for ages 5-7 on the third Thursday of each month, 6PM-7:30PM. On November 21, the theme will be The Power of Flight. It’s located 114 16th Street, Room 1030 … Continue reading

Coding Butterfly’s Free Micro:Bit Coding Workshops, Saturdays

Coding Butterfly (132 Charles Street) will host free workshops on Saturdays (November 23, December 7 and December 14), 11:45AM-12:45PM, for students ages 8-12 to learn how to tinker with Micro:Bit computers, which can be programmed using coding blocks to program … Continue reading

Empow Labs to Host Open Houses, Nov. 20 & Dec. 7

Empow Studios will host free open houses for the new Empow Labs XR Digital Makerspace (180 Needham Street) for ages 15+, including students, educators, and professionals in the field. Sign up for one of four half-hour time slots on either … Continue reading

Mass. Science & Engineering Fair: Open for Registration

Each year, the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair showcases more than 300 of the “best of the best” high-school science fair research and design projects from across the state, awarding $500,000 in scholarships and prizes. The public showcase will be … Continue reading

Fenway HS Seeks Volunteer Judges for Senior Science Fair, Dec. 6

Fenway High School‘s annual Senior Science Fair will be held on Friday, December 6, 8:30-11:30AM at Boston’s Museum of Science. The school seeks adult volunteers to be judges. You do not need to be a scientist to be a judge; … Continue reading

Boston Tech Mom’s 2020 Guide to STEM Programs

As postlogue to her Boston STEM Fair, Boston Tech Mom has published her 2020 Guide to STEM Programs in Massachusetts.

Transit of Mercury, Nov. 11

A transit of Mercury — when the planet passes directly in front of the Sun from the viewpoint of the Earth — occurs about 13 times a century. The next one will be Monday, November 11, 7:36AM-1:04PM Eastern time on … Continue reading

N. E. Aquarium: Deep Sea Corals and Their Climate Secrets, Nov. 14

The New England Aquarium’s free public lecture series will host Deep Sea Corals and Their Climate Secrets on November 14, 7PM-8PM in the aquarium’s IMAX theater. Laura F. Robinson, Professor of Geochemistry at the University of Bristol, will discuss chemical analysis of coral … Continue reading

FSU Planetarium Film: Supernova: A Matter of Life and Death, Nov. 15

The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University opens its planetarium for free public presentations on the third Friday of each month (except April), with topics each month within one of three series:  Family Night, Late Nite Skies, and Stellar Nursery. On November 15, 7-8:30PM, … Continue reading