Category Archives: Events

Girls Who Code Talks: College, Internships, and Careers During COVID

Girls Who Code is sponsoring a series of four free talks about college, internships, and careers in technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

View recordings of two completed talks:

And register for these upcoming talks (7PM-8PM):

Mass. Science & Engineering Fair: Alumni Speaker Series

For students in Grades 6-12, alumni of the Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair are speaking online in a series about their academic and professional pathways, with an interactive Q&A for each. View them live on Zoom as they are presented (3:30PM – 4:15PM on the days indicated) or see recordings of completed talks.

  • May 14: Nathan Blazon-Brown, Grad Student, Biotechnology, Harvard Extension School
  • May 19: Nick Rabb, PhD Student, Computer Science & Cognitive Science, Tufts University
  • May 20: Cecilia Hinojosa, PhD Candidate, Experimental Psychology, Tufts University
  • May 21: Richard Parent, MustangBio
  • May 26: Maurice (Mo) Steinman, Lightelligence
  • May 27: Lei Poo, Analog Devices
  • May 28: Sean Cotton, Synlogic
  • June 2: Joyce Wu, Analog Devices
  • June 3: Rajni Aneja, Sanofi Genzyme
  • June 4: Rachael Bonoan, Post-doctoral Researcher, Tufts University
  • June 9: Jim Doscher, Analog Devices

The Story of Robotics in Mass., 4 Webinars Starting May 20

MassRobotics and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative are co-producing a four-part webinar on the story of robotics in Massachusetts, featuring four leaders in the industry interviewed by four rising-senior high-school students. Register at the links below for the sessions, on four Wednesdays at 3PM:

The Knowledge Society Online: Talks with Tesla and SpaceX, May 23

The Knowledge Society will host an online talk for teens, Tesla & SpaceX: The Future of Travel, on May 23, 1PM-2:30PM, with Rey Mastrapa, the lead engineer of SpaceX’s Starship, and Mark Wai, former product lead at Tesla and co-founder of Orbiter. It’s free, but limited spots are available and by invitation. Apply for an invitation. According to TKS, priority will go to “students that demonstrate a strong level of curiosity and interest in emerging technology and science … The more effort you put into your application, the higher chance you’ll be invited.”

LabCentral: Innovation & BioTech in the World of COVID-19, May 5

LabCentral will host a free webinar, Innovation & BioTech in the World of COVID-19, on May 5, 1:30PM-2:15PM. Register here.

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center: Online Programs

The Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center offers multiple online programs each week.  They are password-protected, so email dmccasland@bluehill.org (mentioning the titles of the programs you want to attend) for details about how to log on. This week’s programs are:

  • The Variety and History of Precipitation Measuring at Blue Hill Observatory: May 4, 1-2PM
  • Solar Eclipse Basics and How to View and Photograph Them Safely: May 6, 1-2PM
  • Significant Nor’easters in New England: May 8, 1-2PM

Subscribe to the observatory’s Sky Mail newsletter for all information about all programs, including how to log on.

Museum of Science: Online Town Hall — Citizen Science, Apr. 27

Boston’s Museum of Science will hold a free online session, Town Hall: Citizen Science on April 27, 2-2:45PM, to provide information and training about how families, teachers, and STEM professionals can be involved and make a difference even from home or in their neighborhoods. Register here to receive the online link. It’s part of Citizen Science Month (April 2020). This program is one of many #MOSatHome live online events.

Yale Society of Women Engineers: Ask a Scientist, via Zoom, Apr. 28

Researchers from Yale’s Society of Women Engineers will hold a Zoom conference on April 28, 5-6PM, for ages 10-18 as well as parents and educators. They’ll explore how cells glow green, what’s the matter with antimatter, and how we see color. They’ll offer demonstrations related to their research, discuss a new STEM educational kit, and answer questions. Register here to get the link and the required parental permission form.

Boston Tech Mom: At-Home STEM Activities in May

Boston Tech Mom — a great resource for all things STEM around Boston — continues her monthly catalog of At-Home STEM Activities for Kids with her May roundup of free resources for kids and their caregivers.

Celebrate Earth Day with Mass. Audubon, April 22

April 22 is Earth Day — the 50th anniversary of the original Earth Day. This year’s theme is Climate Action. The Massachusetts Audubon Society invites all to celebrate Earth Day — and Earth Month — with a variety of activities and to explore nature at home.