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MIT: The Last ‘Friday After Thanksgiving’ Chain Reaction, Nov. 29

For more than 20 years, on the Friday After Thanksgiving, the MIT Museum has hosted 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 … Continue reading

Moms As Mentors: STEM Workshop for Girls, Ages 4-7, Dec. 8

Moms As Mentors offers programs to support mothers as they mentor their daughters through community building, developing relationships, and experiential learning.  The organization will offer its Build Bridges! workshop at Dedham Country Day School (90 Sandy Valley Road in Dedham) on December 8, 2PM-3:30PM. … Continue reading

Summer Programs at NuVu in Cambridge

For the fourth year,NuVu Studios in Cambridge offers summer programs in three sessions (July 6-17, July 20-31, August 3-14). Registration is now open,  with an early-bird discount until December 31. Summer 2020 “NuTopia” (Ages 11-13, Grades 6-8) NuVu at MIT Design Studios … Continue reading

New England Sci-Tech Breakfast: Mercury Transits the Sun, Nov. 11

Celebrating a rare astronomical event — Mercury transiting the Sun on November 11 from 7:36AM to 1:04PM — New England Sci-Tech (16 Tech Circle, Natick) will open at 7AM and host a breakfast talk and viewing, appropriate for all ages.  … Continue reading

Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in November

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

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Free Public Lectures, Live and Recorded

The Harvard Museum of Natural History frequently presents free, public lectures in the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge.  They are live-streamed, and recordings of them are available here approximately three weeks later. Here are two upcoming STEM-related lectures: … Continue reading

Newton Celebrates Mass. STEM Week with 4th Think Big! STEM Mentoring

Closing out Massachusetts STEM Week, middle- and high-school students gathered at the Newton Free Library yesterday for Think Big! — an opportunity to meet and learn from 18 STEM mentors with ice cream donated by Cabots! This was the fourth … Continue reading

Harvard Museum of Natural History: The Peril and Promise of Solar Geoengineering, Oct. 30

The Harvard Museum of Natural History will host a free public lecture, The Peril and Promise of Solar Geoengineering, on October 30, 6PM at its Geological Lecture Hall (24 Oxford Street, Cambridge).

Grades 9-12: Register by Oct. 31 for MIT Splash!, Nov. 23-24

Students in Grades 9-12 are invited to participate in MIT’s Splash program of mini-courses taught by MIT undergraduates on November 23-24 (10AM-9PM on Saturday and 9AM-6PM on Sunday). The cost is $40 regardless of the number of courses taken, and … Continue reading

Girls Day at the MIT Museum: Exploring Our Watery World, Nov. 2

Twice a year, the MIT Museum hosts Girls Day, and the one on November 2, Exploring Our Watery World, will focus on nautical science and engineering. This family-friendly event is designed for ages 10 and up, but all are welcome. … Continue reading