Boston’s Museum of Science and its Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) committee will host a luncheon panel discussion, Changing the Financial Landscape: How Women are Putting the ‘M’ in STEM. It will be held November 9, 11:30AM-2PM, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge). Tickets are $150. Speakers include:
- Helen Frame Peters: Professor of Finance and former dean of Carroll School of Management, Boston College
- Yvonne Garcia: Senior Vice President and Global head of client solutions and program management at State Street Corporation; National Chairwoman of the Association of Latino Professionals for America
- Nilanjana Bhowmik: Co-founder and General Partner of Converge; President of TiE Boston
- Andrea Silbert: President of Eos Foundation; Co-founder of Center for Women & Enterprise
Each fall, NEPTUN (a Northeastern University student group) hosts Splash! (Waterfall), a free program for high-school students to take mini-classes led by Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students. This year it will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, November 3 & 10, 10AM-3:20PM, in Ryder Hall (11 Leon Street, Boston). Registration is first-come/first-served and requires setting up a free student account. Bring your own lunch. For more information, contact email@example.com. This year’s catalog includes these STEM-related classes:
- Cookie Assembly Line
- Reverse Egg Drop
- Intro to Environmental Engineering
- Create Your Own Website
- Monte Carlo Simulations
- Science Squad: Various Experiments
- Forensics: How to Get Caught Being a (totally not) Russian Spy
- This is Your Brain on Drugs
- How the Brain Smooths Movement
- Psychiatric and Neurological Disorder
- How (not) to Die in a Chemistry Lab
- The Science to Science
Clark University’s Fall Splash — a one-day, free program offering 29 classes for students in Grades 5-12 — will be held November 4, 10AM-5PM on the Clark campus (950 Main St., Worcester). Students should register as soon as possible because classes fill up. The day is free, with lunch included. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. STEM-related classes include:
- Imaging Atoms
- Forensics: Find Out What Really Happened
- It’s a Liquid…It’s a Solid…It’s Ooobleck!
- STEM Majors 101
- Clark University Rapid Response: Saving Lives and Taking Names
- The Perfect Storm
DiscoverE will present a webinar for Grades 6-8, Engineering in Unusual Places, on October 10, 4-5PM. Teachers and parents may register here to gain access for either the presentation, either live or recorded. Topics include:
- Operation #PolarEye – Working to save polar bear habitats.
- #STEM Style – Explore how “STEM empowers your knowledge, STYLE empowers your expression.”
Register here for the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) annual conference on November 2-3 at the Boxborough Regency Hotel (242 Adams Place, Boxborough). Newton teachers Laura Rossier (F.A. Day) and Michelle Fox (Brown) will present “Cause and Effect: An 8th Grade Integrated Curriculum Outline Based On The 2016 MA ST&E Frameworks” and “Building Systems from SCRATCH.” Ms. Rossier will also present “Utilizing Scaffolds To Help Students Form Testable Questions.” The agenda will focus on:
- Innovative Learning
- New Teacher Resources
- Literacy in Science
- Integrated Science Learning
- Equity & Diversity in STEM
The Newton Free Library, NewtonSTEM, and the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club will again host Think Big! at the Newton Free Library, this time on Saturday, October 27, 2PM-4:30PM. It’s an opportunity for middle- and high-school students to talk informally (over ice cream from Cabots!) about challenges, satisfactions, and career paths in the wide range of STEM fields. This will be the third iteration, after successful events in November 2015 and March 2018. It will cap Governor Baker’s first STEM week, which aims to raise student interest and awareness in STEM ideas and careers. If you’re a STEM professional — in teaching, research, or commercial/professional work — and you want to inspire and inform the next generation, please email info@newtonSTEM.org or email@example.com.
Registration for students will open on October 1 at 9AM.
The fourth Wellesley STEM Expo will be held on April 6 at Wellesley High School. The organizers invite individuals, organizations, schools, companies, and groups to sign up to host an exhibit, run a workshop, or become a sponsor. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Newton Free Library will host the following STEM event(s) in October.
- October 4: Scratch Club, 7-8PM, Grades 3-4 (no registration; pick up tickets 15 minutes beforehand at the Children’s Desk)
- October 9: Little Lab Coats, 6:30-7:30PM, ages 6-9 (no registration; pick up tickets 15 minutes beforehand at the Children’s Desk)
- October 24: Engineering Club, 7-8PM, Grades 5-7. Online registration opens at 10:41AM on October 3 for the series of all four sessions (October 24, November 28, December 19, and January 23).
- October 27: Think Big!, 2-4:30PM, Grades 6-12. Online registration opens at 9AM on October 1. Network and talk informally with local STEM professionals about what they do, how they got there, and what advice they may have.
Registration will open at 9:30AM on October 3 for Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) workshops for Grades K-8. Use the links below to register.
After-School Workshops (3:30-5:30PM for one day)
Weekend Workshops (half a Saturday)
- LEGO MINDSTORMS: Robot Helpers, Grades 3-5, October 20, 1-4PM
- Construction Junction, Grades 3-5, October 27, 9AM-12PM
- HGTV: Haunted House Edition, Grades 3-5, October 27, 1-4PM
- LEGO MINDSTORMS: Assistive Robotics, Grades 6-8, November 3, 9AM-12PM
- Fairytale Engineering, Grades K-2, November 3, 1-4PM
- Wonder Women Engineering, Grades K-2, November 10, 1-4PM
- Making Musical Wind-struments, Grades 6-8, November 10, 9AM-12PM
- Wiggle Bot Workshop, Grades 3-5, November 17, 9AM-12PM
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 October list of STEM events.