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Boston University: U-Design Virtual STEM Workshop, Grades 7-10, July 13-17

Boston University’s School of Engineering will offer a one-week, virtual U-Design summer engineering workshop for students entering Grades 7-10 to design and build gliders and also discuss topics in aerospace and astrophysics. This will be an online version of the … Continue reading

Artisan’s Asylum 2-Week Virtual Program for Grades 6-10: Build a Martian Colony

This summer Artisan’s Asylum, a 10-year-old makerspace in Somerville, is offering a two-week, immersive virtual program, Mission Control: Build a Martian Colony, for students entering Grades 6-10. The program will run in two sections, July 20-31 and August 10-21, with … Continue reading

Boston Tech Mom’s List of At-Home STEM Activities for Kids

Boston Tech Mom has curated a fine list of free, at-home STEM activities for kids to undertake this summer.

MAST Awards: Nominate a Science Teacher by Oct. 1

Nominations are open until October 1 for several awards for science teachers from the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST): 14 county-level science educator awards 1 award for an exemplary new teacher 1 award for a distinguished “friend of science” working with educators 1 award for a … Continue reading

LigerBots: Two Free Programs for Elementary Students

The Newton LigerBots high-school robotics team has room in two free programs it’s offering for elementary students: Awesome Mentorship Program:  Students in Grades K-6 are paired up with enthusiastic and vetted high schoolers to have Zoom calls once a week … Continue reading

Museum of Science Online Town Hall: Urban Ecology — Bringing New Lenses on the Sea, June 22

Boston’s Museum of Science will host a free, online town hall, Urban Ecology — Bringing New Lenses on the Sea, on June 22, 7PM-8:30PM. Registration required.

FSU Planetarium AstroNight: Live Virtual Event, June 26

The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University has moved its free planetarium events for families from onsite to online in its Dome to Home: AstroNights program. Their next live virtual event, the Colorful Stars of Summer, will be June 26 at 7PM. You … Continue reading

NNHS STEMentors Club Offers Online Speaker Series for Kids

The Newton North HS STEMentors club, formed to bring STEM lessons to Newton students in Grades PreK-8, is offering a free online speaker series with six sessions this summer, each featuring an adult explaining his/her field of STEM along with … Continue reading

Support Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls fosters excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls and young women from underrepresented communities. SCFG offers free, experiential activities in STEM for K-8 girls; junior mentoring and leadership experiences for high school girls; and adult … Continue reading

Innovation Institute: New Online Summer Program in Scientific Reasoning, July 20-31, for Ages 11-3 and 14-16

The Innovation Institute is offering an additional online summer program, Making Sense of Information: The How-To’s of Scientific Reasoning, July 20-31 (Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays). Ages 11-3 will meet 9AM-10:30AM, and ages 14-16 will meet 11AM-12:30PM. The program will be collaborative, building confidence … Continue reading