Boston’s Museum of Science offers free live online sessions with museum educators the week of June 1-5, with similar events scheduled at the same times in future weeks. Register via the link above for these:
- Coolest Science Stories: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12PM.
- Science in Action: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1PM, including Water is Weird, and Playing with Polymers.
- Virtual Planetarium: Tuesday at 1PM, Friday at 2PM, including Exploring Space and The Sky Tonight.
- STEM Beyond School: Monday through Thursday at 2PM: At-home engineering activities, including Exploring Computers and a Weekly STEM Challenge, using the Museum’s EiE curriculum.
- Ask a Scientist: Monday through Friday at 3PM and Tuesday at 12PM: Q&A panels on topics such as marvelous mammals, human evolution, lightning, and space exploration.
- Live Animals: Thursday at 1PM, What’s That Smell?
Mad Science will host a free worldwide online event, Blast Off with Mad Science, on June 5, 3PM-4PM, featuring four space-themed experiments you can do at home during the webinar, plus a Q&A session with former NASA astronaut Barbara Morgan. Space is limited, and registration is first-come, first-served. For more info, call 781-806-0472 or email info@MadScienceNorthBoston.com.
Black Girls Code will host a free online session, Game Design: An Epidemiology Simulation, on June 10, 4PM-5:30PM, for students 11 years or older. Register here.
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):
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
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 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.”
The Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center offers multiple online programs each week. They are password-protected, so email firstname.lastname@example.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.