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Grades 9-12: Register for Northeastern Splash, Nov. 4-5

NEPTUN (a Northeastern University student group) has announced the courses for this fall’s Splash! (Waterfall), a free program for high-school students in the Boston area to take mini-classes led by Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students, 10AM-3:20PM on November 4-5.  Registration requires setting up a … Continue reading

LigerBots Seeks Demos, Hands-on Activities for Maker Fairs, Nov. 18 & Dec. 16

The Newton LigerBots seeks STEM-related demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on activities to highlight in the two Maker Fairs that the team will hold in conjunction with two FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competitions it will host this fall: the Newton Qualifier on … Continue reading

Register for Tufts CEEO Workshops for Kids

Registration will open (and the links below will become active) at 10AM on October 16 for the following Design and Engineering workshops in November and December at Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).  Space is limited and will be assigned as … Continue reading

Empow Studios: 15% Discount on 2018 Vacation Camps Until Oct. 31

Empow Studios runs week-long day camps in Tech and Design during February and April vacations in Newton/Needham (at Leventhal JCC), Brookline (at Heath School), and Lexington (at Empow Studios).  It’s offering a 15% discount for those who sign up for 2018 camps before October … Continue reading

LigerBots Host ‘Girls + Tools!’ Workshop for Ages 13-18, Oct. 17

The Newton LigerBots will host a free, one-evening, two-hour workshop — Girls + Tools! — on October 17, as an opportunity for Newton Public Schools students ages 13-18 to have fun with problem solving and mechanical activities, even if they have … Continue reading

A Few Seats Remain for FSU Planetarium Family Night, Oct. 20

The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University opens its planetarium for free public presentations on the third Friday of each month (except April).  The show on October 20 will be The Night Sky: Yours to Discover and will include the film Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing … Continue reading

STEAMworks at TERC: How to be a STEM Mentor, Oct. 11

On October 11, TERC — a non-profit dedicated to improving STEM education — will host STEAMworks, a workshop to help parents and caregivers become STEM mentors for  children in Grades K-5. It will be presented by Moms as Mentors, 6:30-8PM … Continue reading

MIT Museum: Family Funstruction of Rube Goldberg Contraptions, Oct. 14

On October 14, the MIT Museum will host Family Funstruction, a participatory event for families interested in constructing Rube Goldberg machines. Each family or group will construct a contraption and link it with those built by others to form one long … Continue reading

Thoreau Scholarships for Environmental Leadership

Each year the Henry David Thoreau Foundation awards scholarships of up to $20,000 to eight to ten high-school seniors graduating from public or private high schools in Massachusetts and majoring in fields related to the environment. Past recipients have studied … Continue reading

Museum of Science Events: Football and Dream Big

Boston’s Museum of Science offers these upcoming programs: Gridiron Glory:  A temporary exhibit, opening October 8, highlighting the science and history of all things football. Dream Big – Engineering Our World:  A recently opened IMAX movie celebrating engineering marvels and … Continue reading