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LigerBots Host a FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament

Yesterday at Newton North HS, the Newton LigerBots hosted a qualifying tournament for 28 FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams, including five FLL teams from Newton:  The Angiernauts, the Innovators, the Newtronics, the Snowy Owls, and the Tacocats.  The event included robot … Continue reading

MIT Edgerton’s ‘Science on Saturday’ for Grades K-12, Dec. 5: Nuclear Science and Engineering

MIT’s Edgerton Center holds free Science on Saturday programs five times a year for elementary, middle, and high school students — as well as their parents and teachers.  On December 5, the program will be focused on Nuclear Science and … Continue reading

NPS Calculus Project Receives Belmont Savings Bank Grant

The Newton Schools Foundation received a $4,000 grant from the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation to support The Calculus Project, an NPS program to narrow achievement gaps in mathematics by increasing the number of low-income African American and Hispanic American students … Continue reading

Come to LigerBots’ FIRST Lego League Tournament, Nov. 21

As part of their support of younger robotics teams, the Newton LigerBots are hosting a FIRST Lego League (FLL) qualifying tournament at Newton North HS on Saturday, November 21, 9AM-2PM.  The event is free, open to the public, and an … Continue reading

NNHS Science Team Raises Funds by Raking Your Leaves

The Newton North HS Science Team will rake your leaves to raise funds to pay for its competition fees and supplies for building and studying.  Contact team vice president Nick Zhang at to help the team and get a … Continue reading

Buy Tickets for MIT’s Friday-After-Thanksgiving Chain Reaction, Nov. 27

Each year, on the Friday After Thanksgiving, the MIT Museum hosts a hugely collaborative Chain Reaction in which simple or complex contraptions built by participating teams are joined into one massive Rube-Goldberg-esque chain reaction viewed by over 1500 attendees.  (See … Continue reading

Register for Science on Saturday (Robotics) at MIT Lincoln Labs, Dec. 12

Registration is now open for two Saturday-morning sessions of Science on Saturday, on December 12 at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (244 Wood Street in Lexington).   The topic will be Robotics, presented by members of Robotics Outreach at Lincoln Laboratory (ROLL).  All … Continue reading

Newton’s 1st ‘Envision the Future’ Program: Success!

Yesterday about 100 middle- and high-school girls gathered at the Newton Free Library for inspiring, informative conversations with 16 mentors — women scientists and engineers in a variety of STEM fields and careers — in Newton’s first Envision the Future … Continue reading

Science Club for Girls: Fundraiser for Junior Mentor Program

Science Club for Girls has a terrific program of near-peer role models:  Junior Mentors in Grades 8-12 work with younger girls, helping them to dream big and get excited about STEM — because the younger students naturally look up to … Continue reading

13 Seats Remain for ‘Big Dream’ STEM Event for Grades 6-12, Nov. 14

Middle- and high-school students are invited to attend a free STEM event on Saturday, November 14, 2PM-4:30PM, in the Newton Free Library’s Druker Auditorium.  Meet and talk with 16 women scientists and engineers. View an inspiring documentary, Big Dream, which … Continue reading