Category Archives: Events

MetroWest STEM Education Network Meeting, Sept. 12

All are welcome to attend the next quarterly meeting of the MetroWest STEM Education Network will be held on September 12, 8:15-10:30AM at Framingham State University. Topics include MSEN’s recent joining of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, the forming of the MSEN Advisory Committee, and community updates about local STEM activities. Register here.

Say Goodbye to Robots Leaving the MIT Museum, Aug. 10

The MIT Museum will host a free, family-friendly farewell party for robots leaving the Museum for three months due to a change in exhibits. This event will be held on August 10, 7-9PM at the MIT Museum (265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge) with demonstrations, presentations, hands-on activities, tours through the Museum’s robot gallery, and cake and ice cream. Register for free.

Empow Studios: Back-to-School Open Houses, Aug. 11 & 18

Empow Studios will host back-to-school open houses, 3:30-5:30PM, on August 11 in Lexington (1776 Massachusetts Avenue) and on August 18 in Newton (180 Needham Street). Families with children in Grades 2-8 are invited to sign up online at either of those pages to attend.

High-School Discount to Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference, Aug. 12-17

Goldschmidt, the premier international academic conference on geochemistry, will take place in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, August 12-17.  At NewtonSTEM’s request, the conference is offering high-school students a one-day pass for $95 to access all sessions for the day, the exhibition hall, and an evening poster session.  (Student admission is usually $560 for the week or $170 for one day.)  Any high-school students interested in exploring the intersection of chemistry, earth science, and environmental science should review the program, choose a day to attend, and then bring his/her valid high-school ID and mention the “NewtonSTEM high-school rate” to register on-site for $95.  This rate is not available online.

Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in August

Boston Tech Mom (“a parent’s guide to raising a future techie”) is a great resource for all things STEM around Boston — including her monthly posts about free or low-cost STEM Events for Kids in Boston. Here’s her August list of STEM events.

Newton Free Library: STEM Events in August

The Newton Free Library will host the following STEM event(s) in August (not including Finch Robots and Engineering Club, for which registration has ended).

  • August 9:  Scratch Club, 7-8PM, Grades 3-5 (no registration; pick up tickets 15 minutes beforehand at the Children’s Desk)
  • August 10:  LEGO WeDo, 4:30-5:30PM, Grades 4-5 (registration required; waiting list)
  • August 11:  STEAM and a STORY: Fairy Houses!, 2-3PM, Grades K-2 (no registration required; pick up tickets 15 minutes beforehand at the Children’s Desk)

RSVP for MIT PlayLabs Demo Day (in person or online), Aug. 14

The MIT Play Labs accelerator will host its Demo Day on August 14 at MIT’s Wong Auditorium (2 Amherst Street, Cambridge). Register to attend either in person (6-9PM) or online (6:15-8PM). Ten Play Labs startups will demonstrate on stage and offer opportunities to try what they have been working on.  Technologies (and related startups) include educational games and tools (BlocksCAD 3D, Realism), virtual/augmented reality (LUI, PlaySpark), blockchain (BitMovio, Button Wallet), eSports (InTheGame, SitNPlay Games), artificial intelligence & machine vision (InTheGame, Toucan AI), and voice (Toucan AI, Whetstone Technologies).

Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in July

Boston Tech Mom (“a parent’s guide to raising a future techie”) is a great resource for all things STEM around Boston — including her monthly posts about free or low-cost STEM Events for Kids in Boston. Here’s her July list of STEM events.

Newton Free Library: STEM Events in July

The Newton Free Library will host the following STEM event(s) in July (not including Finch Robots, LEGO WeDo, and Engineering Club, for which registration has ended).

World Robot Olympiad – Still Time to Register for the MA/CT Qualifying Competition, Aug. 11

Next month, Semia USA will host the Massachusetts/Connecticut qualifying competition for the national level of the World Robot Olympiad in September. The MA/CT qualifier will take place at the Woburn Boys & Girls Club (1 Charles Gardner Ln, Woburn) on August 11, 8AM-6PM. Competition will take place in these categories: Regular (both Jr. High and Elementary) and WeDo (for ages up to 10). While the Introductory Info session was held back in May, it’s still possible to register a team (at at cost of $150 per team, plus materials). And the event is open to spectators without registration. For more information, contact Jeannette Passanisi at jpassanisi@semia.com or 617-959-4305.