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Ligerbots Pancake Breakfast at Whole Foods, Jan. 31

The Ligerbots high-school robotics team will celebrate the end of its month-long fundraiser at Whole Foods (Beacon and Walnut Streets) with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, January 31, 9-11AM.  Cost is $10, and all proceeds go to the Ligerbots … Continue reading

NPS Seeks Volunteer Math Tutors for Grades 2-5

Newton Public Schools seeks adults to join its School Volunteers program to tutor students in Grades 2-5 in basic mathematics concepts for 30-45 minutes each week.  This includes playing special math games that reinforce skills and help students gain confidence … Continue reading

Newton Community Ed: STEM Programs for February Break

Newton Community Education will offer these STEM programs during the upcoming February school break: Engineering & Electricity Workshop, February 17-20 at Newton North HS, for Grades 1-4, morning or full day Domino Physics, February 17-18, at Newton North HS, for … Continue reading

Wheelock College Summer STEM Day Camp for Rising 8-9 Graders

Wheelock College will host a one-week summer day camp, STEM in the City, for rising 8th and 9th graders, with presentations, field trips, and hands-on activities, July 6-10, 9AM-4PM, at Wheelock College.  Register online.  For more information, contact Cara Dembkoski … Continue reading

Public Transportation Youth Summit for Rising High-School Juniors & Seniors

The American Public Transportation Association will host its fourth annual Youth Summit in Washington, DC during June 28-July 2.  This free, expenses-paid event brings 50 rising high-school juniors and seniors together to explore careers in public transportation.  This year’s program … Continue reading

PROMYS for Teachers: Summer Math Immersion at BU/EDC

PROMYS for Teachers is an intensive, collaborative program for middle- and high-school teachers to explore mathematics and problem solving.  It consists of two six-week summer sessions at Boston University with three to five academic workshops at the Education Development Center … Continue reading

Two WGBH Online Discussions for Science Teachers, Jan. 28 & 29

WGBH will host two online presentations/discussions for science teachers this week, highlighting free online resources from PBS Learning Media: January 28:  A Google Hangout at 7PM EST for science educators to learn about updates and resources for solar-system sciences curricula, … Continue reading

Apply Now for ‘Girls Who Code’ Summer Immersion Program

Current sophomore and junior girls are invited to apply now for the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program — seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development, coupled with presentations, field trips, and career-focused mentorship by female entrepreneurs and engineers … Continue reading

Newton Library: Scratch Programming for Grades 3-6, Feb. 5

Registration is now open for the February 5 session of the Newton Free Library’s Scratch Club for Grades 3-6.  From 6:30PM to 7:30PM, kids work with the Scratch programming language to create games, animations, and stories.  Online registration is required, … Continue reading

Register Now: MIT Lincoln Lab’s Science on Saturday, Jan. 31

Registration is now open for the next monthly Saturday-morning session Science on Saturday, on January 31 at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (244 Wood Street in Lexington).   Robotics will be the topic, presented by members of Robotics Outreach at Lincoln Laboratory (ROLL).  … Continue reading