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LigerBots Excel at FIRST Robotics Greater Boston, Qualifying for New England District Championship Event, Apr. 13-14

The Newton LigerBots excelled today at the FIRST Robotics Greater Boston Event at Revere High School, where the team advanced to the finals as part of the second alliance before being eliminated in the final match. The LigerBots ranked sixth out of 42 … Continue reading

5th Annual Let’s Build Engineering Extravaganza, Apr. 28

Let’s Build is a family volunteering initiative bringing engineering into Needham’s elementary schools by training family and community volunteers to support classroom design challenges.  Its major fundraiser, the Let’s Build Engineering Extravaganza, will be held April 28, 10AM-2PM at Broadmeadow Elementary School (120 … Continue reading

Mass. STEM Summit, Nov. 14: Submit Proposals by May 4

The Massachusetts STEM Summit invites proposals for exhibits, presentations, and workshop for this year’s summit, to be held on November 14 at DCU Center in Worcester.  Proposals may address any of these topics:  Early Education, K-12, Higher Education, and Workforce and Business.  See the site for … Continue reading

High-School Girls: Apply by May 31 to be EngineerGirl Ambassadors

Female students 14+ years old who will be in Grades 9-12 next year are invited to apply to be EngineerGirl Ambassadors promoting engineering experiences for younger students over the next year. Apply by May 31 with your proposal. Each Ambassador … Continue reading

The STEM Behind ‘OK Go’ Videos

This isn’t Newton-specific (except maybe Isaac…gravity), but the band OK Go has created OK Go Sandbox, a website offering entertaining explanations, challenges, and experiments related to the STEM principles underlying their incredibly intricate, wildly popular videos.

Boston Area City Nature Challenge, Apr. 27-30

Zoo New England is one of the sponsors of the Boston Area City Nature Challenge, which is part of a worldwide competition among 65 cities to document the highest number of species. Download the iNaturalist app, sign up to join … Continue reading

STEM Pathways Spring Dinner & Dialogue, Apr. 26

STEM Pathways will host its annual Spring Dinner and Dialogue at Boston University on April 26, 6-8:30PM, for teachers and administrators to confer and network with STEM outreach programs, universities, industries, and related resources in the greater Boston area. Admission is … Continue reading

MetroWest Employers’ Engagement in STEM Education, Apr. 4

Sanofi Genzyme will host a panel discussion on MetroWest employers’ engagement in STEM education on April 4, 8:15-10:30AM, at their Framingham Science Center (49 New York Ave., Framingham). Panelists include Kevin Flynn of Boston Heart Diagnostics, David Aldous of Sanofi Genzyme, … Continue reading

Women in STEM: Volunteer at STEM Pathway’s SET in the City, Apr. 7

Women in STEM fields are invited to participate on April 7 in the 10th annual SET in the City, a program for girls in Grades 9-12 to explore academic paths and careers in STEM.  Volunteers in STEM careers are needed for the program’s … Continue reading

MIT Edgerton’s ‘Science on Saturday’ for Grades K-12, Apr. 7: Optics

MIT’s Edgerton Center holds free Science on Saturday programs approximately monthly during the school year for elementary, middle, and high school students — as well as their parents and teachers.  Each is a fun, one-hour, interactive presentation beginning at 10AM in MIT’s Kresge … Continue reading