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Another Successful MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute

MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) is a free, four-week, rigorous STEM program for talented students entering senior year of high-school. In its third summer, it has grown to 8 projects with about 200 students from 105 schools across the U.S. … Continue reading

Become a MassBay STEM Mentor

MassBay Community College in Wellesley runs a STEM Mentor Program in which STEM professionals meet with its students at least once a month during the school year. Activities during the year include periodic STEM Forums, a Robo-Sports competition, hands-on STEM … Continue reading

Start a Design Squad Global Club for Ages 10-13; Register by Aug. 15

PBSKids facilitates the creation of Design Squad Global clubs for ages 10-13 to explore engineering and design — and then matches each club with a partner club in another country for collaboration. DSG clubs run in 6- or 12-week seasons … Continue reading

Edge on Science: Drone and Code for Grades 6-12, Aug. 27-31

Edge on Science will offer a one-week program, Drone and Code, August 27-31, for Grades 6-12 at the Spellman Museum of Stamps at Regis College in Weston. Learn the basics of drone flight and how drones have been used. Learn … Continue reading

MetroWest STEM Education Network Meeting, Sept. 12

All are welcome to attend the next quarterly meeting of the MetroWest STEM Education Network will be held on September 12, 8:15-10:30AM at Framingham State University. Topics include MSEN’s recent joining of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, the forming … Continue reading

Register Now for Destination Imagination 2018-19

Registration is now open for Newton’s Destination Imagination program for the 2018-19 school year.  It’s a volunteer-run STEAM program for Grades K-12 (see video). Teams of 2-7 students form in September (by Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 9-12) to address various design challenges … Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Robots Leaving the MIT Museum, Aug. 10

The MIT Museum will host a free, family-friendly farewell party for robots leaving the Museum for three months due to a change in exhibits. This event will be held on August 10, 7-9PM at the MIT Museum (265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge) with … Continue reading

2018 Congressional App Challenge is Now Open

Five Massachusetts members of Congress have joined their colleagues in other states to host the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. Middle- and high-school students who live and/or go to school in the districts of Representatives Clark, Keating, Kennedy, McGovern, or Moulton … Continue reading

Empow Studios: Back-to-School Open Houses, Aug. 11 & 18

Empow Studios will host back-to-school open houses, 3:30-5:30PM, on August 11 in Lexington (1776 Massachusetts Avenue) and on August 18 in Newton (180 Needham Street). Families with children in Grades 2-8 are invited to sign up online at either of those pages … Continue reading

Library Seeks Facilitator/Instructors for ‘Girls Who Code’ Club

The Newton Free Library, preparing for its fifth year hosting the Newton Girls Who Code Club, seeks volunteer facilitator/instructors for this very popular, free, after-school program for Grades 6-12. The Library provides meeting space, and the global Girls Who Code … Continue reading