Category Archives: Events

BostonTechMom: Tech Events for Kids in September

Just in time for school, the BostonTechMom blog offers its September list of technology-oriented events for kids in the Boston area.

WGBH/PBS Engineering Webinar for Grade 4-12 Teachers, Aug. 24

WGBH and PBS Learning Media will host a webinar for Grade 4-12 teachers on August 24 at 7PM about Engineering and the Design Process.  It will feature these free resources:  PBS Learning Media’s Aerospace Engineering Collection and a Teaching Channel module on Polymers for the Planet.  Register online to get a link to the webinar.

Youth CITIES: Monthly Mini-Hacks at Cambridge Innovation Center

Youth CITIES hosts Mini-Hack collaborative problem-solving sessions on the second Thursday of each month, 4:30-6PM, at the Cambridge Innovation Center (1 Broadway in Cambridge).  They are open to middle-school, high-school, and college students as well as entrepreneurs, educators, public officials, and other working professionals.  Each month, the group focuses on one topic.  Registration is requested but not required.

4 Free HUBweek Medical Seminars, Hosted by STAT, Sept. 27

STAT — a health/medicine news service of Boston Globe Media — will host four free seminars for the public for HUBweek on September 27 at the Ragon Institute (400 Technology Square in Cambridge).  Register for each event via these links:

HUBweek’s Girl Hackathon at MassChallenge, Oct. 1

Girls in upper elementary and middle-school grades are invited to form two-person teams for HUBweek’s Girl Hackathon, a two-hour learn-to-code event at MassChallenge (23 Dry Dock Avenue in Boston) on October 1, 10AM-noon.  It’s free and sponsored by The Girl Hackathon, Boston Public Schools, Becker College, Hopscotch, MassChallenge, and Nantucket Conference and New Dimensions in Technology (NDT).  There will be 20 teams, each consisting of two girls and a mentor, selected from those who register.  A parent/guardian of a team member should register the two girls for a team, and mentors will be provided by the event organizers.

Last-Minute 70% Discount for ‘Go For Launch’ in Leominster, Aug. 15-17

Higher Orbits is offering a last-minute discount for its three-day program, Go For Launch, for middle-school and high-school students in Leominster, August 15-17.  Register online and use the coupon code STEAM to reduce the program fee from $250 to $75 (includes supplies, snacks, and meals).   For more information, contact Michelle Lucas at or  707-893-STAR.

Highland Street Foundation: Free Fun Fridays

We’re just catching up with this summer’s Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays, during which selected museums and cultural venues are open to everyone for free. The remaining STEM-oriented Free Fun Fridays this summer are:

  • August 12:  MIT Museum, Waterworks Museum
  • August 19:  Discovery Museums of Acton, EcoTarium, Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
  • August 26:  Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Register Now for HubWeek: Harnessing Evolution to Solve Problems in Biotech and Therapeutics, Sept. 27

As part of HUBweek, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is sponsoring a lecture, Harnessing Evolution to Solve Problems in Biotech and Therapeutics, on September 27, 6-7:30PM, at 415 Main Street in Cambridge.  It’s free and open to “life-long Learners, curiosity seekers, science lovers.”  Register now.

Discovery Museums in Acton: Free on Fridays in Summer, 4:30-8:30

The Discovery Museums (177 Main Street, Acton) offers free admission each Friday in summer, 4:30PM-8:30PM, for both its Children’s Discovery Museum and Science Discovery Museum, courtesy of MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.  Donations for local food pantries gratefully accepted.  See other programs for August.

Join Gique’s ‘Science Can Dance’ Event, to be Filmed by WGBH, Aug. 6

Gique invites girls ages 10-14 as it brings its Science Can DANCE! program to the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester (35 Deer Street, Boston) on Saturday, August 6 from 10:30AM to 2:30PM.  The event is free and will be filmed by WGBH PBS for broadcast in the fall. Snacks/lunch will be provided.  Register online.  Gique’s Science Can DANCE! offers workshops like this one to help youth explore STEM through creative movement and dance choreography. Each workshop is led by local dancers who are also scientists/engineers (or local scientists/engineers who are also dancers!), which provides a mentorship for students interested in both STEM + Arts.  The event ends with a final dance performance in which participants show off science concepts they learned throughout the day and their new dance moves.