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Newton LigerBots Host Their FIRST-Ever Worldwide 3D-Printed-Parts Competition and Announce Winners

The LigerBots — Newton’s high-school FIRST robotics team — ran its first-ever worldwide competition, in which other FIRST teams from around the globe submitted 3D-printed parts that they had created for use in their robots in the last two years.  A panel of … Continue reading

Newton Free Library STEAM Programs in June

The Newton Free Library offers a range of STEAM events monthly.  See details about these programs (and online registration) in the Library’s Events Calendar. The following programs require online registration, which begins three weeks before each event or series: CodeCampKidz:  Grades … Continue reading

MIT’s Summer HSSP for Grades 7-12+ Registration Open Until June 19

MIT’s Summer HSSP is a weekend academic program (July 10-August 21) for students entering Grades 7-12 (plus those who just graduated high school).  Courses are run by volunteers on Sundays at various times between 11AM and 5PM.  Registration is now open … Continue reading

UMass Amherst Summer Transportation Institute for Grades 10-12

Students entering Grades 10-12 are invited to apply to attend the UMass Amherst Summer Transportation Institute, a free, four-week program (July 6-29) to introduce high-school students to transportation-related careers and related academic studies through talks, team projects, field trips, and other … Continue reading

Additional Tufts CEEO Summer Programs for Grades 3-8

Registration has opened for new programs at Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).  Register ASAP, as space is limited and will be assigned as paid registrations are received. Girls Design and Engineering Workshop, Grades 4-7:  July 18-22.  Explore electronics, human … Continue reading

Newton South HS Science Open House, May 24

The Newton South HS Science Department will hold its annual Open House on May 24, 4-7PM, featuring: Open classrooms, with displays of student work, including: – Family Chemical Poster projects – AP Biology biotechnology projects – Biotechnology cancer projects and presentations … Continue reading

Informational Meeting on Joining the LigerBots, June 2

Students interested in STEM — or business, or graphic design, or public speaking, or grant writing, or joining a cool student team —  are invited to an introductory, informational meeting for prospective members of the LigerBots, Newton’s award-winning robotics team spanning … Continue reading

LigerBots Make it to Semi-Finals in Post-Season BattleCry@WPI

The Newton LigerBots competed this weekend in the 17th BattleCry@WPI — an event outside of the formal FIRST robotics season — making it to the semi-finals after a 7-1-0 record in the qualifying rounds.  (See video of a qualifying round.)

Register for Science on Saturday (Science Around Latin America) at MIT Lincoln Labs, June 11

Registration is now open for two Saturday-morning sessions of Science on Saturday, on June 11 at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (244 Wood Street in Lexington).   The topic will be Exploring Science Around Latin America, presented by the Lincoln Laboratory Hispanic-Latino Network (LLHLN).  All children … Continue reading

Jr. Tech’s Summer STEM Camps on Cape Cod

If you’ll be on Cape Cod this summer, you may be interested in short summer STEM camps run by Jr. Tech in… Bourne: Olympic Fever:  July 11-13, entering Grades 4-6 Computer Game Developer:   July 12-14, entering Grades 6-9 Animation Creation:  … Continue reading