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Register by Nov. 13 for Boston BioBlitz Initiative for Girls

Boston BioBlitz Initiative for Girls (BBIG) is a STEM program for girls (ages 12-15) held on 13 Saturdays, 10:30AM-2PM between November 17 and May 4 at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo. It’s full of biodiversity and citizen-science activities in classroom and outdoors, as well as … Continue reading

Museum of Science Symposium: Our (Super)human Brains, Nov. 14

Boston’s Museum of Science hosts the annual Lee and Nile Albright Symposium, which this year is on Our (Super)human Brains, November 14, 7PM-9PM, in the museum’s Cahners Theatre. It’s recommended for ages 18+ and features two author/speakers: Rachel Herz (neuroscientist … Continue reading

Register by Nov. 17 for ‘Science & Us’ Workshop at MIT, Dec. 8

Science & Us is a one-day event for high-school students of all interests to create their own STEM communications projects to explain a STEM topic of their choosing in an exciting and understandable way. A team of expert mentors will … Continue reading

LigerBots Host FIRST LEGO League Qualifier, Nov. 17

Our high-school robotics team, the LigerBots, hosts the annual Newton Qualifier FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition, this year on November 17, 9AM-3PM, at Newton North HS.  It’s free and open to the public and a blast to see.  About 25 … Continue reading

Local High-School Students Organize MAHacks Hackathon, Dec. 1-2

MAHacks is a hackathon produced by high schoolers for high schoolers. Following three earlier events, MAHacks IV will be held on December 1-2 at Wordstream in Prudential Center, Boston. High-school students may apply, and middle-school students may be accepted on … Continue reading

Public Telescope Nights at New England Sci-Tech, Nov. 6, 9, 11, 13

New England Sci-Tech, a non-profit STEM educational organization, hosts public telescope nights on Tuesdays (November 6 & 13, 7-9PM) and Fridays (November 9 & 16, 6:30-9PM). Use Starblast telescopes to hunt sky objects, and (if staff is available) touch a rock … Continue reading

CEEO Workshop: Making Musical Wind Instruments, Grades 6-8, Nov. 10

Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) will hold a workshop for Grades 6-8 on Making Musical Wind Instruments on November 10, 9AM-12PM. No musical experience is required. Registration costs $50.

Studio of Engaging Math: Math Festival & Open House, Nov. 11

The Studio of Engaging Math will host a Math Festival and Open House on November 11, 11AM-2PM at 320 Washington St, Ste 301, in Brighton. Kids 4 to 14 years old and their parents are invited to play games of logic and strategy, solve challenging puzzles, … Continue reading

Ocean Literacy Summit, Nov. 15-16

The Ocean Literacy Summit will be held November 15-16 at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center and the University of Massachusetts/Boston. The schedule includes two days of workshops, field trips, presentations, and networking. Registration covering both days costs $75 for students and $175 … Continue reading

FSU Planetarium Films: Undiscovered Worlds, Nov. 16; Holiday Skies, Dec. 14

The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University opens its planetarium for free public presentations on the third Friday of each month (except April), and will offer new topics each month within one of three series:  Family Night, Late Nite Skies, and Stellar Nursery. Space is limited, … Continue reading