Category Archives: Opportunities

NuVu Studio: Saturday Sessions in Cambridge for Ages 4-6

NuVu Studio in Cambridge will offer a series of design sessions for kids 4-6 years old on eight Saturdays this fall, 1-3PM, starting September 17.  Based on a theme of storytelling, sessions focus on coding, motion, mapping, experiments with flight, light, and color.  Enrollment is limited to 20.  Register ASAP but no later than September 9. Email kids@nuvustudio.org to say how many kids and how many sessions (minimum of 6 per kid) you’re signing up for, and NuVu will reply with enrollment and payment details

BostonTechMom: Tech Events for Kids in September

Just in time for school, the BostonTechMom blog offers its September list of technology-oriented events for kids in the Boston area.

STC Biologics Seeks BS-Level Interns in Cambridge

STC Biologics, a biotechnology company in Cambridge, has internship positions available for BS-level scientists. Candidates should have a B.S. in a science discipline (e.g., biology, biochemistry, bioengineering) and may have experience in any of the following:  Cell culture, Microbiology, ELISA, HPLC, Mass Spec, Bio-engineering, SDS-PAGE, Molecular biology, or Analytical approaches.  Please send resume to shiva.bolourchi@stcbiologics.com.

Science Club for Girls: Applications Now Open for 2016-17

Registration is now open for the following Science Club for Girls programs, which are located at Pine Manor College in Newton (among other locations in greater Boston):

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the September 15 deadline.  All are welcome to apply, and priority will be given to girls of color or demonstrating economic need, per the mission of Science Club for Girls.  For more information, email newton@scienceclubforgirls.org.

Want to help?  Professionals and graduate/undergraduate students are invited to apply to be volunteer mentor-scientists for these programs.  Email volunteer@scienceclubforgirls.org.

WGBH/PBS Engineering Webinar for Grade 4-12 Teachers, Aug. 24

WGBH and PBS Learning Media will host a webinar for Grade 4-12 teachers on August 24 at 7PM about Engineering and the Design Process.  It will feature these free resources:  PBS Learning Media’s Aerospace Engineering Collection and a Teaching Channel module on Polymers for the Planet.  Register online to get a link to the webinar.

Destination Imagination: New Videos for This Year’s Challenges

Destination Imagination has released several new videos to introduce the DI challenges for this year.  The ones most focused on STEM are:

Teams are being formed now for this year’s program.  Learn more and register at the Newton Destination Imagination site or contact Matthew Miller at matthew@newtondi.net.

Last-Minute 70% Discount for ‘Go For Launch’ in Leominster, Aug. 15-17

Higher Orbits is offering a last-minute discount for its three-day program, Go For Launch, for middle-school and high-school students in Leominster, August 15-17.  Register online and use the coupon code STEAM to reduce the program fee from $250 to $75 (includes supplies, snacks, and meals).   For more information, contact Michelle Lucas at michelle@higherorbits.org or  707-893-STAR.

CodeCampKidz Introduction to Coding, for Grades 6-7 at Newton Library

CodeCampKidz will run a two-session Introduction to Coding class for students in Grades 6-7 on Wednesdays, September 7 and 14, 7-8PM, at the Newton Free Library.  No prior coding experience is necessary.  Bring earbuds/headphones for the online part of the training.  Online registration begins August 17 via the Newton Free Library events calendar.

Science Club for Girls #TeenSTEM Campaign: 5 Days and $1710 Remaining

Science Club for Girls is two-thirds of the way toward its $5000 goal for this summer’s #TeenSTEM Campaign to support its Young Leaders in STEM (YLS) summer program in Boston and Cambridge. There are five days left to make a donation.

Highland Street Foundation: Free Fun Fridays

We’re just catching up with this summer’s Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays, during which selected museums and cultural venues are open to everyone for free. The remaining STEM-oriented Free Fun Fridays this summer are:

  • August 12:  MIT Museum, Waterworks Museum
  • August 19:  Discovery Museums of Acton, EcoTarium, Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
  • August 26:  Cape Cod Museum of Natural History