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Boston College’s iDESIGNS Summer Program for High School Students

Boston College’s iDESIGNS Institute will host a two-week summer program in which 20 U.S. students entering Grades 10-12 will learn and collaborate with students from the JinLing High School (Nanjing, China) in designing and developing hydroponics systems. The program will be held … Continue reading

Clay Center Observatory: Public Telescope Nights Through June 6

The Clay Center Observatory, on the campus of Dexter Southfield School (20 Newton Street in Brookline; 5th floor), holds Public Telescope Nights on most Tuesdays in the spring and fall, from 8PM to 9PM.  They’ll be open from through June 6. Register in advance. … Continue reading

Ten Days of the Cambridge Science Festival, Apr. 14-23

The Cambridge Science Festival is the national leader in its field, with over 160 activities and events spanning 10 days, April 14-23.  You can filter this year’s online schedule of events by date or by age (family/teens/adults) — and browse the list … Continue reading

STEM Events at Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library, Apr. 18-19

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library will host several free STEM-related events during April school break, to accompany the Center’s exhibition, Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate Through History: Calling All Weather Experts!:  April 18, 11AM-2PM, … Continue reading

More Info on the March for Science – Boston, Apr. 22

The March for Science Boston will held on Boston Common on April 22, 1-4PM. Speakers have been announced for both the kids’ event (1-2PM, followed by interactive science activities 2-4PM) and the main event (2-4PM). Register for free to help the managers plan for the event … Continue reading

Newton Community Ed: Marine Biology Summer Program, Grades 9-12

A stand-out among the summer STEM programs offered by Newton Community Education is a for-credit course in Marine Biology for students entering Grades 9-12. It includes classroom and lab work and four full-day field trips:  Massachusetts Bay aboard a UMass research vessel, inter-tidal ecosystem … Continue reading

BU Seeks Rocketry Teacher for U-Design Summer Workshop, July 17-21

Registration is full for Boston University College of Engineering’s U-Design summer workshops for students in Grades 6-9.  The program is looking for an instructor for one of its workshops:  Flight School 101, July 17-21 (8:30AM-4PM), to run a hands-on workshop for 20 students, with undergraduate assistants, … Continue reading

Einstein’s Workshop: Saturday Classes in Newton Centre Start Apr. 29

Einstein’s Workshop in Lexington will again offer weekly classes on Saturdays in Newton Centre (Davis Hall, Andover Newton Theological Seminary, 210 Herrick Road). The first round of classes will run April 29-June 10 (except May 20 & 27).  The Workshop is also continuing a … Continue reading

Partners HealthCare: Free Career Forum for High-School Students, May 3

On May 3, 7AM-12:30PM, high-school students may attend for free the final day of the World Medical Innovation Forum hosted by Partners HealthCare at the Westin Copley hotel in Boston, May 1-3.  Students can attend seven panel discussions and fireside cats to explore learn about diagnosing, treating, … Continue reading

A Very Successful Bowen Elementary Science Day!

At Bowen Elementary School today, 200 students in Grades K-5, on 125 teams, presented amazing projects at their Science Day.  The PTO provided posterboard, online resources, encouragement in the weeks beforehand, and a low-stress, cooperative environment for exploration, inquiry, and … Continue reading