BostonTechMom continues to offer great advice and reviews, this time with a strong recommendation to visit (or join!) The Discovery Museums in Acton. The museums are the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Science Discovery Museum, and the new Discovery Woods, suitable for ages 3-10.
Hidden Figures tells the inspiring, true, and highly acclaimed story of three brilliant African American women working at NASA –Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — who helped develop our space program and served as the brains behind the launch of the first American into orbit. It opened this weekend nationwide, including at these local theatres. Here’s an excerpt of the book on which it’s based and the Boston Globe’s review of the movie.
Science Club for Girls is a finalist for receiving between $2,000 and $5,000 from the Yelp Foundation. You can vote once each day through December 9 to help SCFG win the top prize — enough to fund one SCFG club for one year.
Just in time for the holidays, Boston Tech Mom has compiled a list of recommended STEM-oriented gifts in the areas of Toys & Kits, STEM Reading, Maker Movement (DIY), Robotics Team, and Coding Club.
On Monday, August 1, Science Club for Girls launches its 12-day #TeenSTEM Campaign to support its Young Leaders in STEM (YLS) summer program in Boston and Cambridge. See the campaign video and consider making a donation for items such as:
- Programmable circuit boards for girls to design and make their own wearable technology
- Materials for hands-on STEM outreach activities designed by teens
- Career-exploration field trips and job shadowings at leading STEM companies
- Gel transfer stacks for working with proteins during “neuroscience week”
The public is also invited to the YLS Summer Showcase on August 11, 5:30-7:30PM, at Simmons College’s Paresky Conference Center (Main College Building, 300 Fenway in Boston), where YLS students will present their summer projects. Register (free) and donate (optional) for a terrific program. Check out Science Club for Girls on Facebook and Twitter.
NewtonSTEM aims to write about STEM events as early as possible, and in general, we refrain from repeated posts about the same event. This means that events can be lost in the shuffle if they were posted with a lot of lead time. The NewtonSTEM weekly newsletter includes all new posts written in the previous week, but it does not include all posts relevant to the upcoming week. In order to keep current on upcoming events, newsletter readers may want to:
- Review the “Earlier Announcements” list at the end of each newsletter.
- Review the NewtonSTEM calendar for upcoming events. (The description of each event includes a link to the NewtonSTEM post about it.)
- Use the Search box in the right-hand column of the NewtonSTEM site.
- Click on Categories of interest in the list in the right-hand column of the site.
The Newton North HS Science Team will rake your leaves to raise funds to pay for its competition fees and supplies for building and studying. Contact team vice president Nick Zhang at email@example.com to help the team and get a clean lawn!
Boston Tech Mom recommends the Museum of Science‘s exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar, as a “must-see family activity” before it leaves the museum for a road trip on January 10. Read her review for details.
Boston Tech Mom (“a parent’s guide to raising a future techie”) is a great resource for all things STEM around Boston — including her recent post about Tech Events for Kids in Boston – September 2015 Roundup.
Please take a few minutes to help the Newton Free Library by completing their short Technology Survey on STEM interest and awareness. You may respond for yourself and/or for your children. (Please take the survey before you read about all the Library’s STEAM programs, which might skew the results by increasing your awareness and interest!)