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LigerBots Excel at Northeastern Competition

The LigerBots made it all the way to the finals in the FIRST District Competition at Northeastern University this weekend, placing second overall in a field of 40 teams.  Check out the photos of the event.  The team is now … Continue reading

Cabot Elementary Celebrates: Invention Invasion!

Last Friday evening, about 115 elementary-school students displayed their inventions and results of scientific inquiry at the 15th anniversary of Cabot Elementary School’s Invention Invasion — an event sponsored by the Cabot PTO and faculty. The student inventors were thrilled … Continue reading

Nominate a Teacher for a MathMovesU Math Hero Award

Each year Raytheon’s MathMovesU program recognizes up to 30 middle-school/high-school math teachers as “Math Heroes” for their effective, innovative methods to promote student enthusiasm and achievement in math.  Students, parents, school administrators, volunteers, and colleagues may nominate teachers for their … Continue reading

Vecna’s Charitable Fundraiser Robot Race in Cambridge, April 12

In celebration of National Robotics Week, the Vecna Cares Charitable Trust will host a fundraiser — the first-ever human and robot race — in Cambridge on Sunday, April 12.  At 9AM, humans will run a chip-timed 5k beginning at the … Continue reading

STEM Teachers: BU’s Summer Fellowship in Nanomanufacturing

The Boston University Photonics laboratory, supported by the the National Science Foundation, is awarding 6-week paid fellowships for secondary-school STEM teachers to learn about nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing, July 6-August 14.  Apply by April 6.

WPI’s Saturday Workshops for STEM Teachers, April 11

The Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI will host STEM Super Saturday workshops for educators on Saturday, April 11, 7:30AM-noon. Please register by April 3, but walk-ins are welcome.  Cost is $25. For more information or to register, contact Jackie Bonneau … Continue reading

Middle-School Girls: Apply by April 6 for Envision the Future, July 20-24

As announced last week, the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton is participating in the Envision the Future program with the support of NewtonSTEM, the Newton Free Library, Newton Community Education, and the Southeastern STEM Network.  The … Continue reading

Newton High Schools Excel in Mass. Science Olympiad

At the Massachusetts Science Olympiad competition yesterday, the Newton North HS Science Team placed 2nd and the Newton South HS Science Team placed 3rd in a field of 46 Massachusetts high schools.  Preliminary results for individual events (PDF) are now … Continue reading

Registration Open for Clark University’s Spring Splash, April 25

Clark University’s 2015 Spring Splash program will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10AM to 5PM on Clark’s campus (Jonas Clark Building, 950 Main St., Worcester).  Splash is a free, one-day, annual event for students in Grades 5 through … Continue reading

See the LigerBots Compete at Northeastern, Mar. 27-28

The Newton LigerBots (Team #2877) will compete in the FIRST District Competition at Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena (238-262 St. Botolph Street, Boston) March 27 (8AM-8PM) and March 28 (8AM-6:30PM).  Cheer them on!  There’s lots to see.  Results will be posted … Continue reading