Category Archives: Opportunities

So Many STEM Activities at Newton Boys & Girls Club: Open House Sept. 24

Open House:  The Newton Boys & Girls Club invites all current, former, and prospective families to an Open House at the Club (675 Watertown Street) on Monday, September 24 from 5PM to 7PM. All are invited to see what fun, educational, and developmental opportunities are offered at the Club — including several STEM offerings.

Club Seeks to Hire Part-time 3D Printing Instructor:  The Boys & Girls Club has joined the latest DIY craze — 3D printing! The Club is looking for a paid ($20 per hour) facilitator/instructor to teach kids the basics of using the TinkerCAD program with its brand new MakerBot 3D printer. The Club seeks someone who is passionate about fostering skills with youth in our community, using the Club’s printer and space and the instructor’s own programming. The course will be one hour per week on Fridays, 4PM-5PM, from now through May. Men and women are encouraged to apply. To apply or get more information, email the Club’s new Education Director, Cassie Soller, at csoller@newtonbgc.com.

Russian School of Math at Boys and Girls Club:  The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is again offering a full-year math program at the Boys and Girls Club for Club members in Grades 2-4. This program is free for Club members and is designed help students develop the skills and confidence they need to become strong in mathematics. The class will run on Thursdays, 4PM-5PM, for the school year, starting September 27.  It will be based on the RSM curriculum aiming to build up skills, develop critical and logical thinking, and involve alternative approaches such as hands-on activities, puzzles, and projects to engage students. Students must be Club members and must register for the entire school year. (Club membership is $125 per family per year.)

Science Adventures:  The Club is offering the Science Adventures program to members in Grades 2-6.  It will run on Mondays, 4-5PM, starting September 24. Register here.

Mighty Mechanix:  Stay tuned for this upcoming program for middle-school students using LEGO WeDO and Mindstorm EV3 robots.

Girls Who Code: Register by Sept. 30 …and How to Start (or Join) a Club

The Newton Free Library hosts a couple of sections of the Newton Girls Who Code Clubs, for which registration is open until September 30. Also see Boston Tech Mom‘s recent post about how to join (or start) a Girls Who Code Club.

Code Ninjas in Wellesley Seeks Teen Mentors

Code Ninjas’ center in Wellesley helps kids ages 7-14 learn to code in a fun environment. They are looking for several teen Coding Senseis to help make it happen.  For more information, see their Facebook page or email Annie Duong at annie.duong@codeninjas.com.

Newton North HS PTSO Seeks Parent Volunteers in BioTech

The Newton North HS PTSO’s winter fundraising campaign for Educational Excellence aims to support the school’s biology curriculum. It seeks NNHS parents who are principal investigators or managers in local biotech companies to help get the campaign off the ground. Please email nnhsedex@northptso.org for more information.

Empow Studios is Hiring

Empow Studios on Needham Street is hiring instructors for coding and/or video game design (one for weekday afternoons and two for Sundays) and also a tech-savvy person who knows how to lead birthday parties on weekends.

Worcester’s EcoTarium: Half-Price in September

All admission fees and planetarium shows at Worcester’s EcoTarium are half-price in September. Exhibits include The Arctic Next Door:  Mount WashingtonNature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit, City Science: The Science You Live, and others. Planetarium shows change daily.

Register Now for Newton Community Ed’s STEM Classes

Registration is open — and classes are starting soon — for Newton Community Education‘s fall STEM courses for kids of all ages. Click on the links below for more information or to register, or call 617-559-6999.

Bay State Learning Center Seeks Volunteers

Bay State Learning Center (45 Bullard Street in Dedham) is seeking several volunteers — and may be able to pay an hourly fee for the right candidates in some positions. For more information about the following opportunities, or to apply fill out this form or  email information@baystatelearning.org.

For BLSC’s Makerspace: A volunteer or contractor to help run the Makerspace, working 10-20 hours a week with teens.

Sciences:  A volunteer for at least one eight-week term to help a small group of teens learn middle- and high-school sciences, especially Biology, Environmental science, Physics/Astronomy and Geology.

Game Design Development:  A volunteer to work once or twice a week for at least an eight-week term with a small group of teens on game design and development.

Psychology:  A volunteer who can work for at least one eight-week term with a small group of teens to learn introductory Psychology.

Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium, Oct. 5-6

The Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium will be held October 5-6 at Babson College to serve as a source of inspiration and support for encouraging and keeping girls in STEM and supporting women in STEM at the beginning, middle, and late career stages. The cost is $335, and limited scholarships may be available. Registrations are appreciated by September 20.

Girls Who Code Information Session at Newton Library, Sept. 20

Girls in Grades 6-12 and their parents are invited to an information session about the Newton’s Girls Who Code club on September 20, 7-8PM in the Newton Free Library’s Druker Auditorium. Girls Who Code (GWC) is a national nonprofit organization to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. At the info session, you can learn about GWC, what to expect for the year, how to register, what the schedule looks like, and more. Registration is required for the information session. Registration for GWC will open later, as explained at the info session.