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LigerBots to Host Eastern Mass. State FLL Championship at NNHS, Dec. 16

The LigerBots will host the Eastern Massachusetts FLL State Championship, a FIRST LEGO League robotics competition for 300 Massachusetts students in Grades 4-8 on Saturday, December 16, 9AM-3PM, at Newton North HS. It’s free and open to the public. The theme of this year’s competition is Hydro Dynamics (see video).  … Continue reading

Help NSHS Marine Biology Students Supply Water Filters to Puerto Rico

Newton South HS’s Marine Biology students are responding to the current hurricane-induced public health crises in Puerto Rico by raising funds to purchase much needed water filters for affected communities there.  Donations by check (made out to “Newton South High School” … Continue reading

Women in STEM Event in Lowell, Postponed to Dec. 16

A Women in STEM event for girls in Grades 7-12, originally scheduled for December 9, has been moved to Saturday, December 16, 10AM-3PM, in the UMass Lowell Makerspace (Falmouth Bldg., Rm 102, 1 University Avenue, Lowell). It’s sponsored by FIRST Robotics Competition Team 5962. … Continue reading

Summer Research Science Institute at MIT: Applications Due Jan. 16

The Research Science Institute hosts 80 accomplished high-school students in a rigorous summer STEM research program at MIT, June 24-August 4, combining on-campus coursework in scientific theory and off-campus work in STEM research.  Students first participate in a week of intensive STEM classes, … Continue reading

Patriot Place STEM Teacher of the Year: Nominations Due Jan. 20

Each year, The Hall at Patriot Place recognizes a full-time, certified, K-12 STEM teacher in public or private school as its Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year.  Anyone may nominate a teacher by January 20, and nominated teachers will be asked to submit a separate application.  … Continue reading

Register for NuVu Spring and Summer Programs in Cambridge

Registration is now open for spring and summer programs at NuVu Studios in Cambridge. Spring PreVu for ages 5-7 Spring Term for ages 11-18 Summer 2018 Future Worlds for ages 11-13 NuVu at MIT Design Studios (and Residential Program) for ages … Continue reading

Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4-10: Hour of Code

December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week, and Khan Academy is offering tips and resources to support parents working with their children on Hour of Code projects.

MIT Women’s Technology Program for Grade 11, Apply by Jan. 15

MIT’s Women’s Technology Program is an intensive, four-week summer residential academic program for girls currently in Grade 11 to explore engineering through classes, labs, and projects.  Separate programs are available for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (40 students) and Mechanical Engineering (20 students).  Applicants must have … Continue reading

FSU Planetarium Family Night: Holiday Skies, Dec. 15

The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University opens its planetarium for free public presentations on the third Friday of each month (except April).  The shows on December 15 will be Holiday Skies, at 5:30PM and 6:30PM. Space is limited, and pre-registration for the 5:30PM show or 6:30PM show is strongly recommended. … Continue reading

Even More STEM Holiday Gift Ideas from Boston Tech Mom

Following on her recent blog post about STEM-related holiday gift ideas, Boston Tech Mom has written about STEM gift recommendations from Project Lead The Way.