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Register Now: MIT Lincoln Lab’s Science on Saturday, Oct. 18

Registration is now open for the next monthly Saturday-morning session Science on Saturday, on October 18 at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (244 Wood Street in Lexington).   Dr. William Streinlein of Lincoln Laboratory will discuss Authenticating on the Internet:  How Your Computer … Continue reading

Professional Development in Computer Science, Grades K-5

Code.org is working with four Massachusetts teachers to offer free, one-day professional development workshops in computer science for K-5 teachers, librarians, and tech-ed specialists.  Register using these links: September 27:  Phillips Academy Andover October 4:  Natick High School October 12:  Worcester … Continue reading

Registration is Open for 1st MIT Science Olympiad, Jan. 24

The first MIT Science Olympiad will be held on the MIT campus on Saturday, January 24.   It will include all 23 national events for Level C (high-school) teams.  The competition is organized by Science Olympiad at MIT, an MIT student … Continue reading

Underwater Robotics Workshop for Teachers, Nov. 6-7

SeaPerch is a nationwide underwater robotics educational program focused on engineering and science involved in building and operating remotely operated vehicles.   The Museum Institute for Teaching Science will conduct a professional-development workshop in using SeaPerch in underwater robotics.  The workshop … Continue reading

A Guide for Developing STEM Clubs

The Arizona STEM Network is in its third year of promoting and funding STEM Clubs with supplies, teacher stipends, and professional development.  After starting with pilots in 11 schools, it aims to have 200 clubs in Arizona schools by the … Continue reading

Register Sept. 15 to Exhibit at MIT Mini Maker Faire, Oct. 4

MIT will host its first ever Mini Maker Faire on October 4, 9AM-6PM at North Court on the MIT Campus (map).  Artists, crafters, engineers, and inventors who wish to exhibit their work must apply by 11:59PM on September 15.  It’s … Continue reading

RE-SEED: Retired Scientists and Engineers Assisting in the Classroom

Northeastern University’s Center for STEM Education runs RE-SEED (Retirees Enhancing Science Education through Experiments and Demonstrations) to train retired scientists and engineers (and those who are not retired but have time available) to assist K-12 science teachers in the classroom, … Continue reading

Annual Report of DIGITS Program for 6th Grade STEM

The DIGITS program for STEM education/awareness has released its 2013-14 annual report (PDF).  Among Newton middle schools, Oak Hill participated again last year, for the fourth year in a row.  For this year, sixth-grade Math/Science teachers may register online to … Continue reading

Science Club for Girls Seeks Next Executive Director

Dr. Connie Chow is stepping down in December, after eight years as Executive Director of Science Club for Girls, which has served Eastern Massachusetts for 20 years.  The organization now seeks an Executive Director skilled in fundraising, communication, and management … Continue reading

Code.org Releases Open-Source Learning Platform, Code Studio

Code.org — the non-profit promoting the Hour of Code to expand participation in computer science — has released Code Studio, an open-source platform for learning the basics of computer science.  Students and parents are encouraged to sign up to be … Continue reading