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High-School Interns at Unbound Commerce Build Mobile App for NSHS Athletics

This summer, as part of the Mayor’s Summer Internship Program, six high-school students worked at local e-commerce software company Unbound Commerce to build a mobile app for the Newton South HS Athletics Booster Club.  Their app presents sports schedules and … Continue reading

Two Newton Community Ed Classes: Programming Scratch — for Parents, for Kids

Newton Community Education is offering two courses on programming in Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT): For Parents:  Programming:  Start from Scratch, on six Wednesdays, 7-8:30PM, September 28-November 9, at Newton North HS.  No experience required.  Computers provided … Continue reading

MassBay Kickoff Reception for STEM Mentor Program, Sept. 28

MassBay Community College in Wellesley will hold its annual STEM Mentor Program Kick-off Reception on Wednesday, September 28, 5-7PM on the Wellesley campus (50 Oakland Street).  In its third year, the STEM Mentor Program facilitates one:one relationships between 63 students and STEM … Continue reading

Kronos: Panel Discussion for Manufacturing Day, Oct. 5

To celebrate Manufacturing Day, Kronos will hold a free panel discussion, Solving the Growing Talent Gap in Manufacturing, on October 5, noon-2PM, at CIC Boston (50 Milk St. 20th floor, Boston).  It’s open to the public, especially those from high schools, … Continue reading

Two Free Computer Science Workshops for Teachers

Two free, one-day workshops for teachers interested in computer science: Computer Science for Elementary School:  Hosted by and EDC for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science, at EDC (43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham) on October 15, 8:30AM-4PM.  Register. Robotics + … Continue reading

Register for Science on Saturday (Chimpanzees) at MIT Lincoln Labs, Oct. 29

Registration is now open for two Saturday-morning sessions of Science on Saturday, on October 29 at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (244 Wood Street in Lexington).   The topic will be Chimpanzees, presented by Dr. Zarin Machanda of Tufts University.  All children (5-17 years) must … Continue reading

Register for FIRST Women in Science & Tech Forum for High School Students, Nov. 18

FIRST will host the 2016 Women in Science and Technology Forum for high-school students on November 18, 8:15AM-2PM, at FIRST Place and UNH Manchester (200 Bedford St, Manchester, NH).  The cost is $20 per adult and $10 per student, with breakfast and … Continue reading

Newton Boys & Girls Club Visits Elmwood Aquaponics Farm

Last week, several students from the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club visited Elmwood Farm in Hopkinton to learn about its aquaponics and energy sustainability.  The students learned how aquaponics combines aquaculture (raising fish in tanks) with hydroponics (growing plants in water) … Continue reading

Register Now for UMass Amherst Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day, Oct. 24

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its annual Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day on October 24, 8:30AM-1:10PM.  It’s designd for female high-school students, but other students are welcome.  The cost of $20 per student includes breakfast and lunch, and some … Continue reading

Free Evolution Workshop for Teachers at WGBH, Sept. 20

NOVA and the Leakey Foundation are hosting a free Evolution Workshop for teachers at WGBH (10 Guest Street in Boston) on September 20, 4-6PM.  Dinner is provided, and registration is required.