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3 Middle-School Ambassadors Set to Attend ‘Envision the Future’

Three middle-school girls representing Newton are set to join 45 of their peers from 17 Massachusetts communities at Envision the Future, a residential STEM program at Bridgewater State University, July 20-24, under the auspices of the Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network.  … Continue reading

Want to Start a FIRST Lego League Team? The LigerBots Can Help

Last Wednesday evening, coaches and student leaders of the LigerBots high-school robotics team held an information session for a standing-room-only crowd of Newton parents (and kids) who want to start (or join) a FIRST Lego League (FLL) robotics team.  FLL … Continue reading

Chuck Hurwitz Retires from LigerBots, the FIRST Team He Founded

The Newton TAB reports that Chuck Hurwitz has retired from the his position as head coach of Newton’s award-winning Ligerbots, the FIRST FRC team he created in 2009, spanning both Newton high schools.  He continued to lead the team after … Continue reading

Summer Computer Camps for Children and Teens

Besides NewtonSTEM’s list of summer STEM activities, parents may want to look at this list of summer computer camps for children and teens published by the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) at UMass Amherst.  Thanks to School Committee … Continue reading

BU’s U-Design Summer STEM for Middle Schoolers, July 13-17

Boston University’s U-Design summer STEM program has openings for students in Grades 7-9 in two of its workshops — Robo-Alley and Flight School 101 — running July 13-27, 8:30AM-4PM, at BU’s College of Engineering.  Workshops of up to 20 students … Continue reading

Newton Library: Super-Cold Science, July 6

The Newton Free Library will host a Museum of Science educator presenting Super-Cold Science on July 6, 3-3:30PM in the Druker Auditorium to enable everyone from Grade K and up to explore what happens to everyday objects when they are … Continue reading

Mass. DESE Survey on Sci/Tech/Engineering Assessments, due July 10

The Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education invites educators and members of the public to complete a 10-15-minute survey about upcoming revisions to the MCAS assessments for Science and Technology/Engineering.  Responses are due by July 10.  If you have … Continue reading

Newton Library: STEAM Expo, July 18

The Newton Free Library will hold its second annual STEAM Expo on July 18, 1-4PM.  Seventeen exhibits and workshops, both inside and outside the library, will be available for “tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers and … Continue reading

Southeastern Mass. STEM Resource Fair at Bridgewater, July 24

The Southeastern Mass. STEM Network will hold its third annual STEM Resource Fair on July 24 at Bridgewater State University (Rondileau Campus Center, 19 Park Avenue, Bridgewater).  Parents, educators, and representatives of business, government, and community organizations are invited.  The … Continue reading

LEtGO Your Mind: Robotics Day Camps at Lasell College, July 20-24

LEtGO Your Mind, which offers LEGO-based robotics programs throughout New England, will hold two summer day camps at Lasell College in Newton the week of July 20-24, 9AM-3PM.  Register online by July 12 for: Amusement Park Thrill Rides and Stop-Motion … Continue reading