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Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in February

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 February list of STEM … Continue reading

LLRISE: MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Radar Program for Rising High-School Seniors

MIT Lincoln Laboratory offers the Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE), a two-week summer workshop for 18 rising high-school seniors to build small radar systems. It’s free and includes room and board. It will be held at Lincoln Laboratories in Lexington, … Continue reading

New Exhibits at Boston’s Museum of Science

This month, the Museum of Science will debut two new exhibits, just in time for February school vacation. Both are free with Exhibit Halls admission or museum membership. Wild Kratts Ocean Adventure immerses kids and adults in whole-body explorations of … Continue reading

Science Club for Girls: New Executive Director

Science Club for Girls has announced that Dr. Bonnie Bertolaet is the club’s new Executive Director. She has been on SCFG’s board for two years, most recently as chair, and has been the major force behind the organization’s current strategic plan, … Continue reading

Northeastern Summer STEM Programs for Middle- and High-School Students

Northeastern University’s Center for STEM Education offers summer STEM programs for middle- and high-school students. NUSSP is a three-week academic program (July 8-19) for students currently in Grades 5-7 who have an interest in STEM, live within 30 miles of Northeastern, and … Continue reading

Grades 10-11: Apply Now for ‘Girls Who Code’ Summer Immersion Program

Girls Who Code offers its free, 7-week Summer Immersion Program for girls currently in Grades 10-11 to learn computer science and get exposure to technology jobs. No previous experience is required — just an interest in technology and willingness to learn. It will … Continue reading

Girls Who Code: Success at Oak Hill MS

Oak Hill Middle School teachers Maureen Stewart and Jessie Cadigan sent this about the school’s Girls Who Code program: The Girls Who Code group at Oak Hill has been meeting weekly since October. We are very fortunate to have a parent … Continue reading

STEM Programs at Summer Teen Expo, Jan. 28

This year’s Summer Teen Expo, free and open to all, will be held tomorrow, January 28, 5:30-8PM at Newton South HS and will feature 25 STEM programs. Register here or just drop by to meet with directors of a wide … Continue reading

DiscoverE Resources for Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23) and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Feb. 21)

DiscoverE.org offers a substantial catalog of over 450 free activities for Engineers Week (February 17-23) and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (February 21), as well as free kits (poster, classroom activities, and other resources) to support teachers for Engineers … Continue reading

MetroHacks Hackathon for Girls in Grades 8-12 at Microsoft NERD, Feb. 23

MetroHacks, run by high-school students to host high-school hackathons in the Boston area, will host MetroHacks Women II on February 23 (8:30AM-6PM) at the Microsoft NERD Center (1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge). Young women (ages 13-18), regardless of level of experience, … Continue reading