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New STEM Books at Newton’s Independent Book Stores

If you’re thinking of STEM-related gifts this holiday season, take a look at the selection of new STEM books at Newton’s independent bookstores — the Newton England Mobile Book Fair and Newtonville Books.  Click on the photos below to see … Continue reading

Northeastern Engineering: ‘Building Bridges’ Day for High School Students, Dec. 5

Northeastern University’s Center for STEM Education will host its Fall 2014 Building Bridges program on Friday, December 5, 9AM-3PM, for high school students interested in engineering.  Twice a year, high school students can gather for a full day of interactive … Continue reading

Lego Engineering on Sundays in January, Grades K-2 & 2-5

Newton Parks & Recreation will offer two Lego Engineering activities on Sunday afternoons, January 4 to February 8, at the Newton South HS Recreation Complex: Grades K-2:  1:15-2:45PM Grades 2-5:  3:35-4:45PM Boys and girls will use tens of thousands of … Continue reading

Help ‘Science Club for Girls’ Win $20K Challenge Grant by Dec. 31

Science Club for Girls has raised $13,000 and needs to raise an additional $7,000 by December 31 in order to win an all-or-nothing challenge grant from The Amelia Peabody Foundation.  Read the reviews of this local non-profit and consider making … Continue reading

WPI Hosts ‘Super Saturday’ STEM Educator Workshops, Dec. 6

The Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science at WPI will host a morning of workshops on Saturday, December 6, 7:30AM-12:30PM for all teachers interested in these topics: TInspire Enhancing Feedback on Homework and Classwork with ASSISTments Science and Engineering Projects … Continue reading

Applications Open Nov. 25 for Women’s Technology Summer Program at MIT (Summer Program for After Grade 11)

The Women’s Technology Program at MIT is a rigorous summer residential program (June 27 to July 25) for female high school students who are completing Grade 11, who love and excel in math and science, who have little or no … Continue reading

Newton Schools Foundation Launches Annual Appeal, Funds STEM Projects

The Newton Schools Foundation has launched its annual appeal to fund innovation in the Newton Public Schools, and a major part of the requested funding will be for STEM.  Here’s what NSF funded last year in the world of STEM, … Continue reading

Mass. Tech Leadership Council Promotes Computer Science Education

The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council‘s Education Foundation is undertaking several initiatives to promote K-12 Computer Science education in the state: The I Love CS! video contest invites Massachusetts K-12 students to create short videos to inspire other students to explore … Continue reading

Register Now: MIT Lincoln Lab’s Science on Saturday, Dec. 6

Registration is now open for the next monthly Saturday-morning session Science on Saturday, on December 6 at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (244 Wood Street in Lexington).   Jude Kelley of Lincoln Laboratory will discuss Electricity, Ions, and Chemistry.  Students will see demonstrations … Continue reading

MIT Edgerton’s ‘Science on Saturday’ for Grades K-12, Dec. 6: Underwater Robotics

MIT’s Edgerton Center holds free Science on Saturday program about monthly for elementary, middle, and high school students — as well as their parents and teachers.  On December 6, the program will be focused on underwater robotics (PDF), presented by … Continue reading