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Support Newton Ligerbots at FRC Worldwide Championships!

The Newton Ligerbots have just learned that they have qualified for, and received a coveted invitation to, the top high-school robotics competition worldwide — the FRC World Championships in St. Louis, April 23-26.  This culminates their award-winning season of engaging, … Continue reading

Cambridge Science Festival, April 18-28

The Cambridge Science Festival is the national leader in its field, with over 100 activities and events spanning 10 days, April 18-28.  You can filter this year’s online schedule of events by age (family/teens/adults) and type (activities, workshops, performances, talks, other) … Continue reading

MIT AeroAstro Open House, April 23

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astrophysics is hosting its AeroAstro Open House on April 23, 10AM-2PM.  It’s free and open to all ages.  Visit the Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel (it’s named for them; it’s not … Continue reading

Register for Elementary STEM(2) Summit, June 4

The Northeast Regional Readiness Center and Gordon College will host the Elementary STEM2 Summit on June 4, 9AM-2:30PM, at Gordon College in Wenham (map).  This free event will bring together innovators, teachers, administrators, policy makers, and STEM enthusiasts to explore … Continue reading

Ligerbots at BU Tomorrow for FIRST New England Championships

Newton’s FIRST robotics team, the Ligerbots, is competing in the premier New England high-school robotics competition — the FIRST New England Championships — going on now, April 10-12, at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.  See the Ligerbots’ competions live at the … Continue reading

STE(A)M Events at Newton Free Library in April

The Newton Free Library has these upcoming STEAM events (“A” is for Art): Making Things in 3D: Design to Print (for Adults):  Wednesday, April 16, 6:30PM.  Learn how to design three-dimensional objects using free computer-aided design software and then print … Continue reading

BU School of Medicine: CityLab Biotechnology Summer Program

Boston University’s School of Medicine CityLab runs its SummerLab Biotechnology Program to provide hands-on experience in laboratory, research, and presentation.  It’s open to students entering 7th grade through first year of college.  There are five one-week sessions, each of which … Continue reading

MIT’s Education Design Shop, May 3-4

MIT’s Education Design Shop is a two-day workshop to learn about “design thinking” and use it to design for a systemic change in education.  The Spring 2014 workshop will be held May 3-4 at the Cambridge Innovation Center to “re-envision … Continue reading

MIT Science on Saturday, May 10: Materials with Magical Properties

MIT’s Edgerton Center presents Science on Saturday, a free, fun, 60-minute session for elementary, middle-, and high-school students.  On May 10, the focus will be on Materials with Magical Properties.  Students from MIT’s Department of Materials Science will conduct on-stage … Continue reading

1st Annual Congressional STEM Competition: ‘House App Contest’

Congressman Joe Kennedy III has announced that his office is hosting a House App Contest, open to all high school students in Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District (map).  Students will create software applications and have opportunities to engage with STEM educational … Continue reading