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Moody’s Mega Math Challenge: Both NSHS Teams in Top 8% Nationwide

In its second year participating Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, Newton South HS fielded two teams, each team earning an Honorable Mention (and $1000) and placing in the top 90 of 1,121 teams nationwide.  Congratulations to students… Bhavik Nagda, James Rao, Erik Uhlman, Jason Crowley, Varun Mann … Continue reading

March for Science: Essay Contest Entries Due Apr. 1 (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12)

The March for Science Boston is hosting an essay contest — on the topic “Why should we stand up for science?” — with a winner in each of three grade categories:  K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.  The winning entry in each category will … Continue reading

Mass. Science Olympiad Results: NNHS #2, NSHS #3 Statewide

Congratulations to the Newton North HS Science Team and the Newton South HS Science Team for placing second and third, respectively, among 54 high schools in the Massachusetts Science Olympiad held at Framingham State University on March 18.  Each team competed in … Continue reading

10 Newton Teams Compete in Destination Imagination Regionals, 3 Progress to States

Destination Imagination is a creative problem-solving competition for K-12 students worldwide that is growing in Newton. Participants gain skills in arts, STEM, project management, risk taking, and critical thinking. Last week, ten DI teams from Newton competed against 60 other teams … Continue reading

Studio of Engaging Math: Open House and Summer STEAM, Mar. 26

The Studio of Engaging Math, an after-school program for Grades K-8 in Brighton, has two announcements: Open House for prospective students and their parents on Sunday, March 26, 11AM-2PM at 320 Washington Street, Suite 301, in Brighton.  Play games, solve puzzles, … Continue reading

Register for Northeastern’s Building Bridges Program for High-School Students, Apr. 7

Northeastern University’s Building Bridges program, for high-school students interested in engineering, will take place April 7, 8:30AM-2PM.  It’s an opportunity to explore Northeastern’s engineering program, participate in engineering challenges, and learn about education and career opportunities. There will be parallel … Continue reading

March for Science on Boston Common: Saturday, Apr. 22

In parallel with the March for Science in Washington, the March for Science Boston will be held on the Boston Common on Saturday, April 22, 2-4PM.  There will be entertainment for kids from 1PM to 2PM, followed by science activities in a … Continue reading

Sign Up to Exhibit at Newton Free Library STEAM Expo, July 15

The Newton Free Library seeks additional exhibitors for its fourth annual STEAM Expo, on July 15, Noon-3PM. (Exhibitors should arrive 9:30-11AM.) At the STEAM Expo, attendees experience the work of scientists and engineers through opportunities to explore, experiment, design and invent. … Continue reading

Kids4Coding Summer Programs for Ages 7-15

Kids 4 Coding, based in Atlanta, is expanding its summer offerings in the Boston area in Brookline (Newberry College) and Cambridge (Sherrill Library). Courses for ages 7-15 span Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Game Design, Engineering, and Architecture.

MECSP Computer Science Orientation for School Personnel, Apr. 1

On Saturday, April 1 (9:30AM-1PM), the Massachusetts Exploring Computer Science Partnership will hold a free information session for school superintendents, principals, and teachers about the Exploring Computer Science program.  ECS is a year-long course of six six-week units to make … Continue reading