Category Archives: Opportunities

Jane Street ‘Women in STEM’ NYC Recruiting Event, July 30-Aug. 1

Jane Street Capital — a quantitative trading firm — will host its fifth annual Women in STEM event  July 30-August 1, inviting selected women between senior year of high-school and freshman year of college to learn about the firm and how it uses math, computer science, and probability in its business.  Travel, hotel, and meals will be paid by the company.  Apply by July 5 , including your resume and a statement (up to 250 words) about yourself and why you’d like to attend.  Email womeninstem@janestreet.com if you have questions.

BoSTEM Seeks Two College Graduates as AmeriCorps Volunteers

The BoSTEM collaborative, led by Boston After School & Beyond (BASB) and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMB), aims to increase STEM interest and achievement by Boston middle-school students.  It’s currently seeking two college graduates as AmeriCorps volunteers for a year of service starting in August: Coordinator and Fundraising & Partnerships Coordinator. Living allowance, health coverage, and a stipend or education award are provided.

Volunteers Needed for SHPE STEM Awareness Event, June 1

Adult volunteers are needed for an evening of STEM awareness/promotion on June 1, 4-6:30PM at the Menino Community Center (125 Brookway Road in Roslindale). The Boston chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will hold its second annual STARS (Students Trained And Ready in STEM) event for students in Grades 6-12. Adult volunteers with STEM backgrounds are needed to make the event a success. They will be expected to attend one pre-event conference call for planning and then fully participate in STEM promotion activities and discussions during the event. Dinner is included. Read about last year’s event and then sign up here. For more information or to connect with SHPE, email saul.garcia@shpeboston.comjeremy.ridore@shpeboston.com, or axel.vigo@shpeboston.com.

“e” Inc.’s Family Science Saturdays to Explore Weather & Climate

“e” Inc. is hosting Family Science Saturdays (10AM-4PM) at its Environment Science Discovery & Action Museum (114 16th Street, Room 1030, in the Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown) for families to enjoy Boston’s new weather and climate museum. The museum is designed for ages 7-12, but all are welcome. Admission is $3 per child and $10 per adult. See the museum’s site for more information and reservations.

Student Space Station Experiments: Inquire by June 15

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education will hold another competition for student-designed microgravity experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). This program has been featured in Scientific American. Students in Grades 5-16 are eligible to design and propose experiments, but communities sponsoring entries from Grades 5-12 should plan to engage as many as 300 students in the competition. Participating communities with approved entries will be provided a microgravity mini-laboratory to host one experiment, plus all launch services to reach the ISS in Spring 2018 and return for analysis. Communities must express interest by the (recently extended) deadline of June 15 and commit to a 9-week design/proposal phase, September 5 through November 3.  Winning experiments will be selected by December 14 for launch in the Spring.

Workshops in Space Exploration (WiSE), in Rockport in July

Science educators, students, and other enthusiasts are invited to attend one or both of these four-day Workshops in Space Exploration (WiSE) on the campus of Rockport (MA) Public Schools:

  • July 17, 18, 20, 21: Exploring the Solar System
  • July 24, 25, 27, 28: Exploring the Milky Way and Greater Cosmos

The cost is $300 per four-day workshop, with scholarships available to Massachusetts educators.  The workshop presenter, Bill Waller is a professional astronomer and educator dedicated to sharing the wonders of the cosmos with people of all ages and abilities. Contact Gini Nangle at the Rockport Community Schools (gnangle@rpk12.org) or Dr. William H. Waller (williamhwaller@gmail.com).

Teachers: Learn about Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams

The Lemelson-MIT Program within MIT’s School of Engineering administers the InvenTeams program for students in Grades 7-10 to learn about STEM through invention-based design. Newton has a successful history with InvenTeams. Lemelson-MIT now offers 8 free activity guides for teachers on its Resources page and will host a professional-development workshop for middle- and high-school teachers to learn more about the InvenTeams approach, July 24-26 at MIT. For more information, contact Gayle Golding at ggolding@mit.edu or 617-253-3410.

Info Session on TEALS Computer Science Volunteers, May 16

Technology Education And Literacy in Schools (TEALS) recruits, trains, and places volunteer teaching assistants in high-school classrooms to support partner schools and teachers in offering computer-science courses on a sustainable basis. Applications are now open for new volunteers. To learn more, register here for a TEALS information session on May 16, 6:30-8:30PM at the Central Square branch of the Cambridge Public Library (45 Pearl Street in Cambridge). For more information, read the Volunteer Guide and the FAQ, then contact Michael Shia at michael@tealsk12.org or 857-222-3644.

C# Tutor Sought for Motivated 9th Grader

Perhaps someone in the NewtonSTEM community would like to tutor a 9th grader in the C# programming language. This student is highly motivated and largely self-taught, working in Visual Studio and Unity. To learn more about this paid position, contact the student’s father, Avi, at akbernstein@gmail.com.

Empow Studios Adds Another ‘Coding Club’ Session

To respond to demand, Empow Studios in Lexington has added an earlier session for its weekend Coding Club for Grades 2-8 and expanded capacity in other weekend classes.  The Coding Clubs meet Sundays at either 11:30AM-1PM or 1:30-3PM in Lexington.