Men and women in the innovation economy, young professionals, and students are invited to a free story slam focusing on Women in Innovation: AHA Moments, September 27, 4:30-6:30PM at Microsoft NERD Center (1 Memorial Drive in Cambridge). Female leaders in Boston’s innovation economy will share 10-minute stories — of career-changing realizations, discoveries, and conversations — followed by Q&A. It’s part of HubWeek and sponsored by Microsoft and LaunchSquad. Register now.
Can you — or your company or your organization — contribute to the success of the Girl Scouts’ STEM Geek is Glam event at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, October 15? Registration for girls in Grades 4-8 opens August 19, and the Girls Scouts would like to hear from potential presenters by July 31 so all may be included in the promotional materials for the event. Fill out this participation form if you can offer any of the following:
- Hands-on, interactive workshops (55 minutes; for up to 15-20 girls)
- Career workshops (55 minutes; 3-4 presenters each speak 10 minutes, followed by Q&A)
- Tables in expo hall (12:25-4:35PM; inviting, informative, and preferably hands-on)
- Donations of any relevant sort
For more information, contact Tammy Breen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-584-2602 x3608.
Yesterday there was a great turnout for the Newton Free Library’s second annual STEAM Expo, with 20 interactive exhibits. Thanks to all who organized, exhibited, and participated!
Upcoming STEM-oriented events in the Newton Free Library’s calendar:
- Einstein’s Gift to Us: Gravitational Wave Astronomy (July 18, 7-9PM): Talk by MIT Physics Professor Emeritus Dr. Rainer Weiss.
- Finch Robots (July 20 & 27 7-8:30PM): Second and third of a three-part series about programming robots, for Grades 6-12.
- Teen Tinker Club (July 21, 4-5PM): littleBits, Hexbugs, and LEGO WeDos, for Grades 6-12. Registration required.
- Hands-On Arduino (July 23, 10AM-Noon): Work with Arduino microcontroller kits to build interactive objects. Some previous coding experience required. Ages 18+. Registration required.
- Museum of Science Presents Blizzards — Outwit the Elements (July 25, 3-3:50PM): Hands-on engineering workshop. For kids entering Grades 1-6, with accompanying adult required for Grades 1-3 and encouraged for Grades 4-6. Registration required.
- 3D Printing for Teens (July 25, 7-8PM): Use the Library’s 3D printer. Register for waiting list.
The Newton Free Library will host its third annual STEAM Expo on Saturday, July 16, 1-4PM. It’s an interactive gathering of tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, and students. There will be 20 exhibitors in the auditorium, gallery, and outside plaza.
The ever-helpful 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.
Kevin Osborn will teach an Arduino Robot workshop at You-Do-It Electronics on June 29, 6-8PM. The cost of $99 includes the robot that you will build and get to take home. Register by emailing email@example.com with “Arduino Robot Workshop” in the subject, with your phone number and number of attendees. You’ll get a call within two days so you can make your payment and receive your confirmation. Kevin’s workshops receive great reviews from attendees at You-Do-It, local libraries, and other venues.
Yesterday, the LigerBots entered two robots — their competition robot and their backup robot — in the Beantown Blitz, a greater-Boston, post-season competition hosted annually by the Northeastern University Nutrons. This year it was held at Revere High School. Both Ligerbots robots ended up in competing alliances, adding an extra dimension to FIRST’s core value of coopertition as LigerBots competed against LigerBots. Both alliances made easy work of the competition through the Quarter Final and Semi-Final rounds, and ended up facing off against each other in the Final round. The alliance containing the LigerBots backup robot beat the LigerBots primary robot in the Finals, due to a mechanical problem with the primary robot, and the LigerBots ended up taking first and second places in the competition. And for the record, the LigerBots won the Sweet Caroline award.
The team continues its extensive efforts in community service by participating in today’s Tour de Newton and hosting an introduction to FIRST Lego League — open to all parents, potential coaches and students — this Wednesday, June 22, at Newton North HS.
The Newton Free Library will host its third annual STEAM Expo on Saturday, July 16, 1-4PM. It’s an interactive gathering of tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, and students. There will be 17 exhibitors in the auditorium, gallery, and outside plaza.
Jane Street Capital — a quantitative trading firm — will host its fourth annual Women in STEM event July 31-August 2, inviting selected women between senior year of high-school and freshman year of college to learn about the firm and how it uses math, computer science, and probability in its business. Travel, hotel, and meals will be paid by the company. Apply by July 1 by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org your resume and statement (up to 250 words) about yourself and why you’d like to attend. Use the same email address if you have questions.