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Clay Center Observatory: Public Telescope Nights This Summer

The Clay Center Observatory, on the campus of Dexter Southfield School (20 Newton Street in Brookline; 5th floor), will hold Public Telescope Nights 8PM to 9PM on these Tuesdays:  July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 and 8.  Register in advance. … Continue reading

Jr. Tech STEM Programs on Cape Cod This Summer

Jr.Tech will offer these STEM co-ed camps on Cape Code this summer: Graphic Arts Explorations & Technology!:  July 17, 18, 19, 20. Grades 6-9. Cape Cod Regional Technical School Introduction to Computer Game Programming and Development – Level 1: July … Continue reading

LigerBots Announce Winners of Their 3D Printing Contest

The LigerBots — Newton’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team spanning both high schools — hosted a 3D printing contest for other FRC teams worldwide.  It was open to anyone using 3D-printed parts for a robotics project but was aimed primarily at … Continue reading

Register by June 19 for MIT’s HSSP — Sundays in Summer for Grades 7-12+

MIT’s Summer HSSP is a weekend academic program (July 9-August 13) for students entering Grades 7-12 (plus those who just graduated high school).  Courses are run by volunteers on Sundays at various times between 12PM and 4PM.  Registration is now open … Continue reading

‘Touch Tomorrow’ STEM Festival at WPI, June 10

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and WGBH will present Touch Tomorrow — a festival of science, technology, and robots — on Saturday, June 10, 10AM-4PM at WPI (directions).  It’s family-friendly, fun, free, and open to all ages — with a particular focus on what’s interesting … Continue reading

MIT EurekaFest Celebrates InvenTeams, June 16-17

EurekaFest is a two-day celebration of invention and engineering sponsored by the Lemelson-MIT Program and highlighting the results of selected high-school InvenTeams from across the country.  (Newton North HS participated in 2013.) June 16 at MIT Stata Center (32 Vassar Street, Cambridge).  Register … Continue reading

Edutopia’s 12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls, by Grades K-12

Edutopia has selected 12 books to encourage girls to explore STEM.  They’re grouped by grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12.

Jane Street ‘Women in STEM’ NYC Recruiting Event, July 30-Aug. 1

Jane Street Capital — a quantitative trading firm — will host its fifth annual Women in STEM event  July 30-August 1, inviting selected women between senior year of high-school and freshman year of college to learn about the firm and … Continue reading

BoSTEM Seeks Two College Graduates as AmeriCorps Volunteers

The BoSTEM collaborative, led by Boston After School & Beyond (BASB) and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMB), aims to increase STEM interest and achievement by Boston middle-school students.  It’s currently seeking two college graduates as AmeriCorps … Continue reading

Reminder: LigerBots to Host Introduction to FIRST Robotics for Grade K-8 Parents and Students, May 30

Students in Grades K-8 — and their parents — are invited to learn about FIRST Lego League (FLL) at FLL Info Night, hosted by the Newton LigerBots on May 30, 7-9PM in Newton North HS’s Film Lecture Hall (by the school’s … Continue reading