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Innovation Institute Expands Facility and Courses for Summer and School Year

Entering its fifth year, The Innovation Institute (TI2) in Newtonville announces expanded facilities, new equipment, and new courses. Here’s what sets it apart: Enlarged and enhanced facility: A year-long renovation has resulted in the doubling of lab space, all redesigned discussion rooms, and … Continue reading

K-8 Students and Parents: Learn About FIRST LEGO League Robotics, June 20

Students in Grades K-8 — and their parents — are invited to learn about FIRST Lego League (FLL) and Junior FLL at FLL Info Night, hosted by the Newton LigerBots on June 20, 7-9PM in Newton North HS’s Film Lecture Hall (on the left of the … Continue reading

Ivy Seed Summer Camp for iOS App Development at Harvard/MIT

Ivy Seed Academy will offer a summer course, iOS Mobile App Development Camp, for students 8-17 years old with any level of programming ability. One-week sessions will be held as follows: At Harvard:  July 9-13 for ages 10-13; July 16-20 … Continue reading

Breakthrough Junior Challenge: Videos Due July 1

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for high school science and math students to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the natural sciences and mathematics. Students 13-18 years old are invited to create an original video … Continue reading

MetroWest STEM Education Network Meeting, June 13

The MetroWest STEM Education Network (MSEN) will hold its quarterly meeting June 13, 8:15-10:30AM at Regis College (235 Wellesley Street, Weston) for MSEN members from K-12, higher education, and community partners to their discuss participation in MSEN and ways it can benefit … Continue reading

Edge on Science: Summer Discounts through June 5

Edge on Science currently has a few more discounted registrations available through June 5 for two summer programs.  See these links for the promo codes: Let’s Experiment:  July 9-13, Regis College in Weston, entering Grades 4-6 Whales n’ Things:  July 31-August … Continue reading

‘Science and Us’ Conference for Grades 9-12 at BU, June 9

Science and Us is a free, one-day conference for high-school students to learn about STEM and explore how complex concepts can be explained in exciting, understandable ways. It will be held on June 9, 9:30AM-4:30PM, at Boston University’s Metcalf Science Center (590 … Continue reading

Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in June

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 June list of STEM … Continue reading

Coding Butterfly Opens in Newton, Offers Free 3D Class in June

Coding Butterfly is an after-school and weekend educational program in coding and robotics for Grades 2-8, with locations in Brighton and now Newton (132 Charles Street, Suite 200, Auburndale). It offers personalized instruction and hands-on learning in Scratch for beginners … Continue reading

MIT EurekaFest Celebrates InvenTeams, June 20-21

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 20, 2:30-4:30PM: InvenTeam presentations at the MIT Stata Center. June 21, 3-5PM: InvenTeams and … Continue reading