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A FIRST: LigerBots Reach Quarter-Finals at FRC World Championship

For the first time in their history, the LigerBots made it to the quarter-final rounds of the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship.  At the event this week in St. Louis, the team finished 8th in its division and led an … Continue reading

‘Girls Who Code’ in Newton: Successful First Year and Future Expansion

The Newton Girls Who Code club is winding up a very successful first year in Newton and planning to expand next year.  Laurie Finkielsztein, a Newton resident and junior at Gann Academy, started the club, inspired by her experience at … Continue reading

Horace Mann Teacher, Lisa Mikus, Wins State Math Teaching Award

At Math Educators’ Night at Fenway Park two weeks ago, Lisa Mikus, Grade 4 teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School, received the Rev. Stanley J. Bezuszka, S.J. Achievement Award for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, which honors excellence in teaching mathematics.  … Continue reading

Mass. State Science & Engineering Fair at MIT, May 2

On May 2, 12:30-3PM, the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair will showcase more than more than 300 of the “best of the best” high-school science fair research and design projects from across the state, at the Johnson Athletics Center … Continue reading

Register for Clay Center ‘Family Night Under the Stars,’ May 9

The Clay Center and the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston will host Family Night Under the Stars at Dexter Southfield School in Brookline on May 9, starting at 4:30PM.  The Observatory will be open 5-9PM.  Galileo will speak.  Amateur telescopes … Continue reading

Mass. STEM Summit — Call for Sessions and Exhibits

The 2015 Massachusetts STEM Summit will be held on November 10 at DCU Center in Worcester.  Proposals for sessions or exhibits may be submitted until May 1 for any of these themes:  Career Awareness & Workforce Development, Digital Education, Early … Continue reading

Ingenious LigerBots Solve #FIRSTWorld[championship]Problem

Having qualified for the FIRST Robotics Competition’s World Championship in St. Louis just ten days before the event (April 22-25), the LigerBots confronted another problem:  How to get 47 award-winning teammates, coaches, and mentors — plus 1 robot and assorted … Continue reading

Bring Your Kid to MassBio Day, April 23

Employees of organizations that are members of MassBio may register online to bring their children (8-12 years old) to Bring Your Kid to MassBio Day, an event coordinated with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 23.  This … Continue reading

EcoTarium: Vacation Week Activities & Earth Day Celebration, Apr. 24

The EcoTarium (222 Harrington Way, Worcester) offers vacation-week activities, April 21-24, 10AM-5PM.  The museum shop features snap circuit kits, brainteasers, logic games, and Steve Spangler science kits.  For its Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 24, 10AM-4PM, the EcoTarium offers … Continue reading

Einstein’s Workshop: Sci-Chess on Sundays for Grades 4-8

Einstein’s Workshop in Burlington is offering Sci-Chess — a six-week, interactive, high-energy program combining chess with STEM.  Players of all abilities in Grades 4-8 are welcome.  Classes are led by 1995 United States Women’s Chess Champion, Sharon Ellen Burtman, and … Continue reading