To celebrate National Chemistry Week, October 13-19, local museums will host these events for those with valid admission to the museums):
Marvelous Metals: Guest educators from local high schools and universities will guide visitors through hands-on activities suitable for museum visitors of all ages.
- October 13, 11AM-3PM: Museum of Science
- October 19, 11AM-4PM: Boston Children’s Museum
Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture by Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, captivating audiences with scientific demonstrations.
- October 13, 1PM & 3PM: Museum of Science
WTS-Boston’s outreach group, Transportation YOU, along with MassDOT and the MBTA, will host the 2019 Transportation YOU Boston Summit for girls ages 8-18 on October 26, 10AM-4PM (with optional early dismissal at 1PM) at the Harvard University Science Center (1 Oxford Street, Cambridge). It will feature hands-on activities workshops led by transportation professionals. It’s free, and lunch is included, and registration is required.
Boston Tech Mom will host the Boston STEM Fair — a free open house for parents and kids in Grades K-12 — at Lexington High School (251 Waltham Street, Lexington) on October 27, 1PM-4PM. Exhibitors will discuss the STEM programs they have to offer for summer, after-school, and vacations.
The MetroWest STEM Education Network and EDC’s Coalition for Elementary Science will host a free event, Elementary Science in Massachusetts: Challenges, Opportunities, and Successes, on November 12, 8:30AM-10:30AM at the McCarthy Center Forum at Framingham State University. It will focus on the importance of a strong and early start in STEM learning. Registration is required.
The Weston Observatory, Boston College’s center of geophysical research, offers periodic colloquiua open to the public. The next one will be on October 2, 7-9PM, on The Geological History of Cape Cod, presented by Dr. Ken Galli. The observatory is at 361 Concord Road in Weston. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. Three days later, the speaker will lead an all-day field trip, A Geologist’s View of Cape Cod, on October 5, 8AM-5PM, starting and ending at the Weston Observatory parking lot.
Celebrating its first 15 years, the Broad Institute in Cambridge is hosting Broad@15, a series of free, public lectures. On October 7, 6-7PM, Geneticist Benjamin Neale and neuroscientist Beth Stevens will speak on What Genetics and Biology are Teaching Us about Mental Illness. Register here. All Broad@15 talks will be live streamed. You can view the live stream and video of previous talks via links at broadinstitute.org/15.
Register here for these upcoming Day Camp programs offered by Code Ninjas in Wellesley:
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 Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in October list of STEM events.
Bedford High School (9 Mudge Way, Bedford) will host the 17th annual Women of Science Competition for up to 45 teams of junior and senior women from area high schools competing in four science and engineering events on December 7, 7:30AM-3PM. Each team of three students will compete as a group. Area high schools may register up to two teams each by October 31 and possibly a third team after that if there’s room. The event is sponsored by MilliporeSigma and ThermoFischer with support from UMass Lowell, Bedford Public Schools, and the Bedford Education Association. For more information, contact Michael Griffin or Michelle Pietrangelo at Bedford High School.
Boston’s Museum of Science will host its first Sci-K fun run along the Charles River esplanade on October 6, to benefit the museum. Check-in will be at 8AM, with start time at 9AM and at 11AM awards ceremony, food and beverages, and science activities (see Facebook page). It’s a dog-friendly, stroller-friendly, untimed run. Registration is $35 for adults, $18 for kids under 13.