Category Archives: Events

Newton South HS Science Open House, May 24

The Newton South HS Science Department will hold its annual Open House on May 24, 4-7PM, featuring:

  • Open classrooms, with displays of student work, including:
    – Family Chemical Poster projects
    – AP Biology biotechnology projects
    – Biotechnology cancer projects and presentations
    – Honors and ACP Biology photosynthesis projects
    – Physics projects
  • Presentations by the NSHS Science Team and the LigerBots Robotics Team
  • Fun with Chemistry demonstrations for kids by our AP Chemistry students
  • Technology and Engineering display
  • Sustainability/Garden display
  • Tours of the Green Trail through the marsh (weather permitting)
  • Science Trivia Bowl
  • Speakers, including:
    – Our Conservation & Environmental Science class
    – Our Modern Global class, highlighting their recent trip to the Galapagos

Informational Meeting on Joining the LigerBots, June 2

Students interested in STEM — or business, or graphic design, or public speaking, or grant writing, or joining a cool student team —  are invited to an introductory, informational meeting for prospective members of the LigerBots, Newton’s award-winning robotics team spanning both NNHS and NSHS.  It will be held Thursday, June 2, 6:30–8:30PM, in the Newton South Wood Shop (Room 9170, by the Auditorium).  All grades, including rising freshmen, are invited, with a special invitation to those interested in outreach/marketing/business.  In this hands-on session, you can drive a robot, use power tools, do engineering challenge games, be part of a new social media campaign, and help students see what makes a top robotics team. Dessert will be served. For more information, email

Register for Science on Saturday (Science Around Latin America) at MIT Lincoln Labs, June 11

Registration is now open for two Saturday-morning sessions of Science on Saturday, on June 11 at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (244 Wood Street in Lexington).   The topic will be Exploring Science Around Latin America, presented by the Lincoln Laboratory Hispanic-Latino Network (LLHLN).  All children (5-17 years) must be escorted by an adult, and every adult must be escorted by a child or children.  Children under 5 are not admitted.  Admission is free but each person attending must be registered.  Space is limited, so register online soon for either Session 1 (9AM to 10:30AM) or Session 2: 10:45AM to 12:15PM).  Adults must bring government photo identification.  See other rules on the registration pages.

‘Benjamin Franklin’ to Speak in Lexington, May 26

Empow Studios invites children and their parents to a one-hour simulation of a 1774 meeting of the Lexington League for Scientific Discovery, featuring Dr. Benjamin Franklin and his presentation of electrical experiments.  It will take place Thursday, May 26 [2016], 6:30-7:30PM at Empow Studios (1776 Massachusetts Ave. in Lexington).  Parents may either drop-off kids or attend with them.  The cost of $20 per person includes pizza, snacks, and refreshments.

Green Schools Summit at Waterworks Museum, May 26

The 9th annual Green Schools Summit will be held at the Waterworks Museum in Boston on May 26, 9:45AM-1:50PM, for everyone interested in the Green Schools movement, including students (especially Grade 6 and above), K-16 faculty and staff, municipal/state government officials and staff, businesses, non-profits, etc.  See program for featured speakers.  K-12 students may compete in a Water Innovation Challenge.  A light lunch is included.  Register online.  Admission is free, but donations ($35 suggested) are requested.

Call for Presenters: Mass. Association of Science Teachers Conference, Nov. 3-4

The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) seeks presenters for its MAST Annual Conference, November 3-4 in Boxborough.  Potential presenters are invited to apply by May 31.  The themes of the conference will be Science in the World Around Us:

  • Teacher Leaders
  • Made in MA: Local Connections
  • Student Misconceptions
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Innovative Assessments

Challenger Center’s Annual STEM Education Conference, Aug. 11

On August 11, the Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center will host a STEM education conference for educators, community leaders, and the public:  Inspiring the Future: STEM Education through the Lens of Space Exploration.  It will be held 8:30AM-4:30PM at the McCarthy Forum at Framingham State University (100 State Street in Framingham), followed by an open house at the McAuliffe Center on the same campus.  The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $53.74 before July 1 or $64.29 thereafter.  The program includes:

  • A Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approach to Space Exploration
  • Sports on the Moon
  • The Future of Space Exploration and its Impact on STEM Education
  • Open House at McAuliffe Center

Science Club for Girls: Research Interns’ Presentations, May 17

The Science Club for Girls STEM research interns will celebrate the end of their internship year with a free presentation and party, Tuesday, May 17, 5:30-7:30PM at the MIT Museum (265 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge), and the public is invited.   The event will include their professional-grade posters, presentations, mingling with interns and their research mentors, an interactive panel discussion, a party, and lots of inspiration.  RSVP here.  Donations are welcome, but not required.  A gift of $110 supports a full stipend for one intern for one semester.  Come to the event to see the return on that investment!

Introductory Webinars for Destination Imagination, May 18 & June 16

Destination Imagination will hold two introductory webinars for families to learn about the program, 6:30-7:30PM on May 18 and June 16.  Register here.

BostonTechMom: Tech Events for Kids in May

BostonTechMom once again provides a comprehensive list of technology-oriented events for kids in the Boston area for the upcoming month.  This issue again includes a list of Girls Who Code clubs in the greater Boston area.