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Framingham State University: ‘Science on State Street’ Festival, Apr. 27

Framingham State University’s Christa McAuliffe Center seeks presenters and volunteers for the second annual Science on State Street festival on April 27, 11AM-3PM, on its campus (directions).  It’s free and open to all ages, with over 50 hands-on activities (in biology, chemistry, physics, food science, … Continue reading

MassBay STEM Expo, May 1

MassBay Community College will host its bi-annual STEM Expo, 1PM-2PM on May 1 at its Wellesley Hills campus cafeteria (50 Oakland Street) to highlight accomplishments of students and faculty in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Life Sciences, and Biotechnology. It’s free … Continue reading

RoboDay at You-Do-It Electronics Center

We learned too late to let you know ahead of time, but here’s a peek at yesterday’s successful RoboDay at You-Do-Electronics Center (YDI), in celebration of National Robotics Week. Robotic STEM enthusiasts attending included the all-girl Winsor Wildbots FTC team … Continue reading

Ray Kurzweil Book Launch at Newton Free Library, 4/16

Futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil, speak at the Newton Free Library on Tuesday, April 16 at 7PM at the official launch of his newest book, Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine. He’ll explore his vision of “an extraordinary future where our brains … Continue reading

Mass. Robotics Week – Open Houses, Apr. 8-12

Eight local robotics companies are offering free open houses to celebrate National Robotics week. You must be 18 years or older and preregister here. April 8: iRobot, FLIR (formerly Endeavor Robotics) April 9: Artaic, MassRobotics April 10: DunkWorks April 11:  … Continue reading

Register Now for Newton Destination Imagination Creativity Day, May 4

Newton Destination Imagination Creativity Day, on May 4, will offer parents and kids a preview of the Destination Imagination program — a volunteer-run STEAM program for Grades K-12 (see video). Participants will work in teams to solve STEAM-based challenges in … Continue reading

Wellesley STEM Expo — Free, Apr. 6

The fourth Wellesley STEM Expo — free and open to the public — will be held on April 6, 10AM-3PM, at Wellesley High School (50 Rice Street). Last time, over 3000 attended this amazing event (see the video recap of … Continue reading

STEM Volunteers are Needed for S.E.T. in the City, Apr. 6

The 11th annual SET in the City (that’s Science, Engineering, Technology) takes place next Saturday, April 6, and needs adult volunteers to help 150 high-school girls explore academic paths and careers in STEM. Volunteers are needed specifically for its Science … Continue reading

Ten Days of the Cambridge Science Festival, Apr. 12-21

The Cambridge Science Festival is the national leader in its field, with 189 activities and events spanning 10 days, April 12-21, in Cambridge, greater Boston, and beyond. #CambSciFest is too much to keep in your head. You can filter this year’s online … Continue reading

Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in April

Boston Tech Mom (“a parent’s guide to raising a future techie”) is a great resource for all things STEM around Boston — including her monthly posts about free or low-cost STEM Events for Kids in Boston. Here’s her Boston Tech Mom: Tech … Continue reading