Category Archives: Opportunities

Become a MassBay STEM Mentor for 2019-2020 School Year

MassBay Community College in Wellesley runs a STEM Mentor Program in which STEM professionals meet with its students at least once a month during the school year. Activities during the year include periodic STEM Forums, a Robo-Sports competition, hands-on STEM activities, and tours of four-year colleges and local STEM companies. Learn more in this STEM Mentor Program brochure. For more information, contact Valerie Kapilow, STEM Starter Academy Project Director, at vkapilow@massbay.edu or 781-239-3157.

Free Microsoft Summer Camps in Natick Mall

The Microsoft store in the Natick Mall hosts a series of free summer camps, available in various schedules (two-hour, two hours daily over four days, etc.) and for various age groups (ages 6+, 8+, 13+, young professionals, etc.).

Apply to Join TiE’s Young Entrepreneur’s Program, 2019-2020

The TiE Young Entrepreneurs is an extracurricular program for students in Grades 9-12 to foster skills in building a startup. Along the way, it helps them identify and develop pathways to reach personal and professional goals. Participants meet in Kendall Square, Cambridge on alternate Saturdays, October through April, to learn from startup founders and tech industry experts, using a time-tested, rigorous curriculum. Student teams compete for up to $5000 in seed funding for ventures they create. About 90% of TYE’s 400+ participants say that the program influenced their decision to pursue studies and a career in STEM. The cost is $1650, and need-based scholarships are available. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now open, and decisions are made on a rolling basis and will be announced August 30. For more information, contact TYE Program Director Katie Quigley Mellor at katie@boston.tie.org.

Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in July

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 July list of STEM events.

LigerBots: FIRST Lego League Info Night, June 17

FIRST Lego League (FLL) is a robotics competition for Grades 4-8 in which teams build and program LEGO robots and complete a project by creating and presenting a solution to a real-life problem related to the year’s FLL themed challenge. The Newton high-school robotics team, the LigerBots, supports local FLL teams through mentoring, promotion, and hosting two regional tournaments each year. On June 17, 7PM-9PM, the LigerBots will hold an information session in the Newton North HS Film Lecture Hall for parents to learn about FLL while interested students participate in fun STEM activities. For more information, email fll@ligerbots.com.

Y STEM Summer Camp in Natick Seeks Volunteer Presenters

The MetroWest YMCA runs Y STEM summer camp in Natick in one-week sessions, June 24-August 23, to spark interest in STEM for students entering Grades 1-5. The camp seeks STEM students, educators, and professionals as volunteer presenters to come and share their passion with campers through a talk an activity. For more information, contact Patrick Rosendale at prosendale@metrowestymca.org.

Apply to Join TiE’s Young Entrepreneur’s Program, 2019-2020

The TiE Young Entrepreneurs is an extra curricular program for students in Grades 9-12 to foster skills in building a startup. Along the way, it helps them identify and develop pathways to reach personal and professional goals. Participants meet in Kendall Square, Cambridge on alternate Saturdays, October through April, to learn from startup founders and tech industry experts, using a time-tested, rigorous curriculum. Student teams compete for up to $5000 in seed funding for ventures they create. About 90% of TYE’s 400+ participants say that the program influenced their decision to pursue studies and a career in STEM. The cost is $1650, and need-based scholarships are available. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now open, and decisions are made on a rolling basis and will be announced June 30 and August 30. For more information, contact TYE Program Director Katie Quigley Mellor at katie@boston.tie.org.

WPI STEM Education Center Seeks to Hire VISTA

The STEM Education Center of Worcester Polytechnic Institute seeks to hire an AmeriCorps VISTA for a year starting June 2019 to support PreK-12 students,
educators, and families in the greater Worcester County area. See the job description and apply by May 1 by sending your resume and cover letter to vista@wpi.edu. Cover letters should answer the questions “Why do you want to serve with AmeriCorps VISTA and why are you best suited for WPI’s VISTA position(s)?”  For more information, email vista@wpi.edu.

MassBay STEM Expo, May 1

MassBay Community College will host its bi-annual STEM Expo, 1PM-2PM on May 1 at its Wellesley Hills campus cafeteria (50 Oakland Street) to highlight accomplishments of students and faculty in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Life Sciences, and Biotechnology. It’s free and open to the public, and business and industry professionals, community organizations, high school students, teachers and administrators are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Marina Bograd at mbograd@massbay.edu.

Mass. Robotics Week – Open Houses, Apr. 8-12

Eight local robotics companies are offering free open houses to celebrate National Robotics week. You must be 18 years or older and preregister here.

  • April 8: iRobot, FLIR (formerly Endeavor Robotics)
  • April 9: Artaic, MassRobotics
  • April 10: DunkWorks
  • April 11:  6 River Systems
  • April 12: Symbotic, Piaggio Fast Forward