Category Archives: Summer

Summer Programs at NuVu in Cambridge

For the fourth year,NuVu Studios in Cambridge offers summer programs in three sessions (July 6-17, July 20-31, August 3-14). Registration is now open,  with an early-bird discount until December 31.

Students may choose among 24 two-week studios, including Soft Robotics, Animated Storytelling, Social Robots, Devices for Disruption, Virtual Reality Worlds, Nutopian Cars, 3D Printed Food, and Fantasy Comics.

Kids 4 Coding: Summer Programs in Waltham and Cambridge

Kids 4 Coding, based in Atlanta, still has a few spaces available in summer programs in two Boston locations:

Bentley University in Waltham:

  • Star Wars Droids + AR Design (ages 7-9), August 5-9, August 12-16
  • Minecraft + Circuitry + Drones (ages 7-9), August 5-9, August 12-16

Lesley University in Cambridge:

  • Star Wars Droids + AR Design (ages 7-9), August 5-9
  • Roblox Game Programming: Robux Tycoon (ages 9-10), August 5-9
  • Scratch Game Design & Circuitry (ages 9-10), August 5-9
  • Minecraft Mods with Java + Python (ages 10-12), August 12-16
  • Mobile App Development (ages 13-16), August 12-16

Two End-of-August STEM Programs at “e” Inc.

“e” inc. — Boston’s environment science learning and action center — offers two one-week summer programs for ages 6-12 in late August, after many camps and summer programs have concluded:

  • Unexplored Frontiers: The Deep Ocean (August 19-23)
  • The Solar System & Beyond (August 26-30)

To register, scroll down their program page to find the forms to print out and return (by USPS mail or email) and then pay online or by USPS mail.

CEEO Game Design Workshop This Week, Grades 5-8

Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) has a few spaces still available in its Game Design Engineering workshop for Grades 5-8 this week, July 15-19 — and is now including Grade 5.

KTBYTE Summer Classes and Robotics Clubs in Newton and Lexington

KTBYTE offers week-long, camp-styled summer classes and robotics clubs in Newton and Lexington with curricula that are “progressive, rigorous, and fun”:

  • Introduction to Coding, ages 9-12
  • Game Design with JavaBlocks, ages 9-12
  • Game Design with Processing, ages 9-12
  • Robotics Club (beginner), ages 9-14
  • Smart Things Program, ages 10+
  • Computer Science (intermediate), ages 13+
  • Project Creation with Arduino, ages 13+

New Programs at New England Sci-Tech in Natick

New England Sci-Tech — a non-profit STEM education center and maker space on the Natick/Wellesley line (16 Tech Circle in Natick) — has new summer workshops, clubs, and events:

Empow Studios: AI and Ethics, June 24-28

Empow Studios, with graduate students from MIT’s Media Lab, is offering students entering Grades 5-9 a one-week summer workshop exploring Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, June 24-28. Students will learn about AI and its strengths and weaknesses while participating in problem-solving and design-thinking activities.

Coding Butterfly: $50 Discount for Summer Programs

Coding Butterfly (132 Charles Street, Auburndale) is offering summer programs in professional tools and languages, June through August. Use promo code SAVE50 for a $50 discount. For more information, call 617-420-2828.

Register by June 26 for MIT’s HSSP — Sundays in Summer for Grades 7-12+

MIT’s Summer HSSP is a weekend academic program (July 7-August 18) for students entering Grades 7-12 (plus those who just graduated high school). Courses are run on the MIT campus by volunteers on Sundays at various times between 10:30AM and 3PM.  Registration is now open until June 26 on a lottery basis, with equal consideration given to all applicants registering by that deadline.  The cost is $40 regardless of the number of courses taken, and generous financial aid is available.  For more information, email  The course catalog contains these 36 STEM courses:

  • Python By Example
  • Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
  • Hack all teh things
  • Introduction To Machine Learning
  • Trends in Software Engineering
  • Random topic(s) in Engineering
  • Inferential Statistics: How We Learn to Make Decisions
  • Probability
  • Elliptic Curves
  • How to factor sin x?
  • Linear Algebra
  • The Computational Complexity of Games and Puzzles
  • Advanced Topics in Combinatorics
  • Mycology: Biology, Behavior, and an Introduction to Fungi
  • Intro to Thermodynamics!
  • The Chemistry of Food
  • The Transition (Metals) of Life
  • A Deep Dive into Drugs, Diseases and Development (and more!)
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Intro to Synthetic Biology!
  • Photobiochemistry
  • The chemistry of colors and nuclear energy
  • From Earth to Mars: An Introduction to Rocketry
  • The Physics of Life
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Climate change, climate action
  • The Biological Basis of Neurological Disorders
  • Epidemiology: The Science of Disease
  • Pandemics, Epidemics and Genomics
  • Intro to Organic Chemistry
  • A Mirror Into the Mind: An Introduction to Neuroscience
  • The Wonderful Science of Baking
  • Sensational Neuroscience: How Your Brain Understands the World
  • Blast Off: Intro to Airplanes and Rocketry!
  • Rationality: How to model our world, seek truth, and strive for good decisions
  • Lithographic Patterning: Photons, Electrons and Ions

Edge on Science: Build a Catapult, July 22-26

Edge on Science will offer a one-week team engineering workshop in Catapult Engineering for ages 10-14, July 22-26 at Regis College in Waltham. Register with promo code CATAPULT50 by June 10 to save $50. (Note: The registration page shows the June 24-28 session is full with a wait list, so scroll down that page for the July 22-26 session.)