Category Archives: Summer

Register Now for “e” Inc. Summer Science Discovery Program

Registration is now open for ages 6-12 for “e” Inc.’s Summer Science Discovery Program running 9AM-3PM at their Discovery and Action Center (114 16th Street, Charlestown) for these weeks:

  • Dinosaur Week, August 20-24
  • Earth: The Final Frontier, August 27-31

‘Coding Through Music’ Summer Program for Ages 13-16

Boston Tech Mom tells us about a summer program coming to Lesley University in Cambridge (July 23-27 and August 13-17) and Newbury College in Brookline (July 2-6 except July 4):  Coding Through Music, presented by Kids 4 Coding. It’s for ages 13-16 and uses EarSketch, created by Georgia Tech, to use music to teach beginners and advanced students to code in languages such as Python and JavaScript.

‘Edge on Science’ Summer Programs: Early-Bird Registration Ends Feb. 28

Edge on Science offers one-week summer programs for budding scientists and engineers at Regis College in Weston, with door-to-door transportation available from Newton, Brookline, Weston, and Wellesley. Register by February 28 for early-bird savings in these programs:  Galileo’s Astronomy, Bridge Building, Catapult Engineering, Drone & Code, Let’s Experiment!, Amazing Bugs, Whales ‘n Things, Summer Rocket Blast Off, Hydraulics Makerspace. Each program has no more than 7 students per instructor and offers a project-based introduction to engineering using drawings, tools, hardware, measuring instruments, computer applications, and modeling.

Registration Open for BU’s Artemis Project: Summer Computer Science for Rising 9th-Grade Girls

Registration is open for Boston University’s Artemis Project, a five-week computer-science summer program for girls entering 9th grade next fall.  No prior computer experience is required.  Participants learn computer languages (Scratch, AppInventor, HTML, CSS, Python, etc.) and are introduced to robotics, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and circuits.  Guest speakers and field trips provide insight into how computer science is applied in the real world.  The Artemis Project is led by BU undergraduate women studying Computer Science and Engineering, guided by Cynthia Brossman, Director of BU’s Learning Resource Network.  It runs July 9-August 10.  Lunch is provided.  There is no tuition, but there is a nonrefundable registration fee of $100.  Applications, including an essay and two recommendations, are due May 1.  For more information, email

Girls Entering Grades 11-12: BU’s Summer Pathways in Science & Engineering, July 13-20

Summer Pathways is a 7-day residential program for girls in the greater Boston area entering Grades 11-12 who show promise and/or interest in STEM.  During July 13-20, participants live on the BU campus; explore opportunities in STEM fields; meet with students and faculty in all disciplines; visit laboratories, companies, and museums; listen to career panels; and spend one night on Boston Harbor’s Thompson Island.  See the brochure (PDF).  The fee of $675 includes all costs, and financial assistance up to $575 is available for demonstrated need.  Applications, including two recommendations from teachers, are due May 1.  For more information, contact Cynthia Brossman at or 617-353-7021.

Studio of Engaging Math: Summer STEAM Programs

The Studio of Engaging Math, an after-school program for Grades K-8 in Brighton, offers its STEAM summer program in July and August for children ages 7 – 13 to gain exposure to STEM+Art=STEAM with fun, hands-on activities. Sessions include Interactive Toys (July 16-20) and Model House (July 23-27), and both include math puzzle hunts. Register here.

Einstein’s Workshop Offers Summer Programs at Zervas

Einstein’s Workshop will offer the following summer-camp programs at Zervas Elementary School, in half-day, full-day, and/or extended-day sessions:

Grades K-1

  • Intro to Electronics: Fun with Circuits:  July 16, August 13
  • Treasure Hunters!:  July 30
  • Young Inventors Squad:  July 9, August 6

Grades 1-3

  • Being Newton: Fun with Physics:  July 23
  • Intro to Robotics with LEGO WeDO:  July 16, July 23
  • Coding for Kids:  July 9, August 6
  • Minecraft Math Adventure:  August 13
  • Scratch Programming:  July 30

Grades 2-4

  • Computer Art for Young Artists:  July 16, August 13
  • Jr First Lego League:  July 23
  • Minecraft Architecture July 30
  • Robotics and Programming, LEGO WeDo 2.0:  July 9, August 6

Grades 4-6

  • Advanced Scratch and App Inventor:  July 23
  • Code Kingdoms: My First Minecraft Mod:  July 30
  • Coding with Computercraft:  July 23
  • Minecraft Architecture:  July 9, August 6
  • Redstone Engineering with Minecraft:  July 16, August 13
  • Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms:  July 9, August 6
  • Scratch Programming for MBOT Robots:  July 30
  • Stop Motion Animation:  July 16, August 13

Register Now for Tufts CEEO Summer Programs, Grades K-8

Registration is open for summer Design and Engineering workshops at Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).  Register ASAP, using the links below, as space is limited and will be assigned as paid registrations are received. Grade levels are as of Fall 2018.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program: Info Session Feb. 12

The Newton Free Library will host an information session about the Girls Who Code free, 7-week Summer Immersion Program for girls currently in Grades 10-11 to learn computer science and get exposure to technology jobs. The session will be held in the Library’s Druker Auditorium on February 12, 7-8PM. No prior experience is necessary to apply for the summer program. Stipends are available based on need. The program will be held in 14 cities, including Boston (July 9 – August 24). The application has one question and does not require grades or recommendations. Apply by February 16 for early acceptance or by March 16 for the regular deadline.

Boston Leadership Institute: One-Week Summer Programs

Boston Leadership Institute offers one-week summer STEM programs: at Dana Hall in Wellesley, Gann Academy in Waltham, and Longwood Medical Center:  Intro to Biotech, Anatomy, Chemistry Edge, Forensics, Sport Statistics, Contagion, Clinical Psychology, Physics of Space, Intro to Surgery.  No application is necessary.  Make a deposit to reserve a spot. For more information, email