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STEAM Expo at Newton Free Library, Saturday, July 15

The Newton Free Library will hold its 4th annual STEAM Expo for all ages on Saturday, July 15, 12-3PM.  Last year, over 1,500 attended, and this year’s Expo is expected to be even bigger. This STEM + Arts Expo is a … Continue reading

Newton Free Library’s Design Squad: 6 Summer Tuesday Evenings for Grades 5-7

The Newton Free Library is recruiting tweens entering Grades 5-7 for Design Squad Global, to be held on six summer Tuesdays evenings (July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15) at 7PM in second floor Teen Area.  Each week, the … Continue reading

Highland Street Foundation: Free Fun Fridays at Museums This Summer

The Highland Street Foundation is bringing back Free Fun Fridays, during which it provides support for 85 selected museums and cultural venues open to everyone for free on specified Fridays. Here are the STEM-oriented Free Fun Fridays on the schedule this … Continue reading

New ‘Wicked Smart’ Exhibit at Museum of Science Highlights Local Innovation

Last week, Boston’s Museum of Science unveiled a new permanent exhibit, Wicked Smart, to showcase innovations developed in Massachusetts.  It’s in the Blue Wing and is included in regular admission to the museum.  On display are:  Particle Mirror interactive special … Continue reading

Babson College Seeks Part-Time Physics Teacher

Babson College in Wellesley seeks a part-time faculty member with a master’s or doctoral degree to teach two sections of a Physics course focused on semiconductor physics as applied to consumer electronics and managing electricity-delivery grids. The courses will meet Mondays … Continue reading

WPI STEM Center Seeks Post-Doctoral Fellow for Research in Pre-K STEM Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s STEM Education Center seeks a post-doctoral fellow in STEM education to participate its Seeds of STEM program to develop and promote an innovative STEM curriculum for pre-kindergartners. For more information, contact Dr. Mia Dubosarsky at

LigerBots Intro Night for Students & Their Parents, June 12

The LigerBots — Newton’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team spanning both high schools — will host Intro Night on June 12, 6:30-8:30PM at Newton South HS (in the Wood Shop, Room 9170, to the right of the auditorium) for prospective team … Continue reading

Thomas Edison Invention Challenge, Due June 19

The Edison Innovation Foundation is sponsoring an Invention Challenge, with entries due June 19. Use any or all of the following to create something new and unique:  a fork, 10 inches of string, a small bar of soap, a corkscrew, a plastic drinking … Continue reading

Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day at Dexter Southfield, June 24-25

The Clay Center Amateur Radio Club — a public outreach STEM program of the Dexter Southfield school — will host the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), Field Day on June 24 (3-6PM) and June 25 (9AM-Noon) at the Clay Center Observatory, on the … Continue reading

Register for Destination Imagination 2017-18

Registration is now open for Newton’s Destination Imagination program for the 2017-18 school year.  It’s a volunteer-run STEAM program for Grades K-12. Teams of 2-7 students form in September and address various design challenges (see preview) throughout the year in … Continue reading