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Last Day for MIT’s Summer HSSP Registration: June 18

Lottery registration — during which all applications are considered equally — ends today, June 18 for MIT’s Summer HSSP.  Summer HSSP is a seven-week academic program that runs on Sunday afternoons, July 6-August 17.  Classes — both academic and non-academic … Continue reading

Spaces Still Open for MIT’s Junction

Rolling admissions are still open for MIT’s Junction, a summer, non-residential series of evening courses taught at the undergraduate level.  Junction teachers design their own classes, so most Junction subjects do not conform to any standard high school or college … Continue reading

NNHS Science Team: Barnes & Noble Fundraiser to Support Their Success, June 21

The Newton North HS Science Team won second place in the State TEAMS competition and will be one of two teams representing Massachusetts at the national competition in Washington, DC.   The team is holding a booksale event to introduce rising … Continue reading

ASM Materials Camp for Teachers, July 14-18

The American Society of Materials (ASM) Materials Education Foundation is sponsoring a free, 40-hour materials-science workshop — ASM Teachers Camp — at Wentworth Institute of Technology, July 14-18.  STEM educators can access grant funding for classroom projects, learn about resources, … Continue reading

Khan Academy: Math Missions for Summer

This summer, Khan Academy‘s free, online educational resource is launching grade-specific math “missions” to help kids review the previous year’s lessons and get a jump on understanding concepts to be learned in the fall.  Categories:  Early Math, separate levels for … Continue reading

See and Drive the Ligerbots’ Robot at Whole Foods (Four Corners), June 7

The award-winning Ligerbots — Newton’s FIRST robotics team, back from the FIRST World Championships — will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, June 7 (10AM-2PM) at the Whole Foods Market at Four Corners (intersection of Walnut and Beacon Streets).  Come buy a … Continue reading

Latino STEM Alliance: Robotics Competition & Science Activities Fair, June 7

On Saturday, June 7, the Latino STEM Alliance and Collaborate Boston will hold a Robotics Competition & Science Activities Fair from 10AM to 2PM at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Dudley Street in Boston.   It will feature fun, … Continue reading

Innovation Institute: Enrolling for Fall, with Some Room in Summer Courses

The Innovation Institute in Newtonville has added new courses for this Fall: Microworlds:  Microorganisms, Cell Biology, and Molecules (Grades 3-4) Chemistry of Human Body Systems (Grades 4-5) Engineering Immersion:  Practices and Design (Grades 5-6 and 6-7) At the Biomedical Frontiers … Continue reading

Help the NNHS Science Team Attend Two Summer Competitions

The Newton North HS Science Team seeks financial support for trips to two competitions this summer: The students who competed in the Grade 9/10 division for the TEAMS competition are ranked high enough to qualify for the national competition in … Continue reading

MIT’s ‘Radix Endeavor’ Seeks Math/Biology Teachers to Pilot a Multi-Player Online STEM Game

MIT’s Scheller Teacher Education Program seeks high-school math and biology teachers to pilot The Radix Endeavor, an immersive virtual learning experience to support math and biology instruction.  The game incorporates a play-anytime web-based design, quest-based learning aligned with current standards … Continue reading