The 15th annual Massachusetts STEM Summit will be held at DCU Center (40 Foster Street in Worcester) on Tuesday, November 14, 8AM-4PM, focusing on the theme, Pipelines to Prosperity. Proposals are sought for breakout sessions and resource exhibits for any of these strands: Early Education, K-12 Education, Higher Education, and Workforce/Business. Proposal forms and guidelines, for both sessions and exhibits, are available on this page. Proposals are due May 4.
Supported by Microsoft Philanthropies, 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. Several schools in the local area participate: Boston Latin, Boston Community Leadership, Boston International, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Excel Academy East Boston, KIPP Academy Lynn, Revere, Waltham, Watertown, Woburn. Applications are now open for new volunteers for the 2018-19 school year. For more information, read the Volunteer Guide and the FAQ, and view a video of an introductory info session.
Applications are open until March 18 for rising sophomore students at Newton South HS to be considered for daVinci, the school’s interdisciplinary STEAM program, in the 2018-19 school year. Here’s a NSHS Denebola article about the program.
Clark University’s Spring Splash — a one-day program offering 28 classes for students in Grades 5-12 — will be held April 8, 10AM-5PM on the Clark campus (950 Main St., Worcester). Students should register by March 30 but as soon as possible because classes fill up. The day is free, with lunch included. For more information, email email@example.com. The classes are taught by Clark students and include these STEM topics:
- STEM Majors 101
- Intermittent Fasting: The Ultimate Fat-Burning Lifestyle!
- It’s a Liquid… it’s a Solid… It’s Oobleck!
- All About Tigers
- Astronomy – The Stars Above
- Cool Chemistry Stuff
Empow Studios will offer its After-School Club next year in its new STEM Enrichment Studio in Newton (180 Needham Street) and has opened registration for the 2018-19 school year, with discounts for registrations completed by March 31.
The Newton Free Library, in partnership with the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club and NewtonSTEM, will host Think Big at the Library on March 3, 2PM-4PM. It’s a free event for students in Grades 6-12 to meet and talk in small groups with 10-20 professionals in a variety of STEM careers such as software engineering, medical research and practice, nano-structural manufacturing, life-sciences venture capital, architecture, and chemistry. Find out what they do, how they got there, and what STEM opportunities might be a good fit for you. Cabot’s Ice Cream will provide refreshments, and the LigerBots will assist and be available for students to learn about their robotics club. Space is limited, and registration is required.
The Library, Boys & Girls Club, and NewtonSTEM hosted a similar event for girls two years ago. This year’s event is open to all genders. To maximize capacity for students, adults will not be admitted.
MIT’s Spring HSSP is a six-week academic program for Grades 7-12, held at MIT on Saturdays, February 24 to April 7 (except March 17), noon to 3PM. All online registrations completed by February 13 will be considered equally in the course-assignment lottery, and registrations after that will be taken first-come/first-served until February 20. The cost is $40 per student (regardless of the number of courses taken) and generous, need-based financial aid is available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Spring HSSP course catalog covers many academic and non-academic topics, including these STEM offerings:
- Creating Mobile Apps with MIT App Inventor
- Inference and Optimization: An Introduction to Modern Machine Learning
- Learning about the Cloud through MIT App Inventor
- Learning To Code through Battlecode
- Science Journalism
- A Tour of Set Theory
- Three Dimensional Geometry
- Relational Databases Before There Were Such Things
- A Tour of Cool Mathematics
- Math and Science Lecture Series
- Secrets of the Immune System
- How Do You Generate Electricity from Water?
- Memory and Mind Control: An Introduction to Neuroscience
- Grammar as Science
- Science Through Experiments: Hands-on Fun
- Special Relativity
- The Science of Nutrition: A Microscopic to Macroscopic Exploration
Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, the latest temporary exhibit Boston’s Museum of Science, opened today and will run through June 30.
Genes in Space invites students in Grades 7-12 to a contest to design DNA experiments for space. Five finalist teams will receive mentoring by Harvard/MIT scientists and present at the International Space Station R&D Conference for a chance at the national award. Winners will attend Space Biology Camp and send their experiment into space. Applications are due April 20. The contest is free and does not require equipment. Proposals will be judged solely on their creative and scientific merit.
The MIT Museum is seeking middle- or high-school STEM educators as Teachers-in-Residence to teach established science and technology workshops in an informal education environment, in collaboration with the Museum’s work Education & Public Programs team. Teachers will also develop and implement an independent project that augments current workshops at the MIT Museum. They will also gain a behind-the-scene perspective of the Museum, explore current science and technology research at MIT, share their classroom expertise with Museum staff, and serve as a liaison between the Museum and their schools. These positions are temporary, full-time, July 2-August 10 (plus 1-2 days prior for orientation and training). To apply, send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.